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Should there be some kind of Fluther Convention?

Asked by ezraglenn (3487points) September 17th, 2008

Perhaps it could be an annual or biannual event in some large city, where all the flutherers willing to shell out a few bucks (to cover the cost of some kind of space where it could be held, and maybe make a little cash for the site), and pay for their own travel/lodgings could get together in one room, perhaps hear the latest upcoming fluther features (alla Steve Jobs’ keynote), and meet eachother for the first time! T-shirts and other paraphernalia could be sold, we could perhaps vote on things, maybe give out fluther awards? Something like that. It could be amazing. Nu?

[inspired by a discussion in AstroChuck’s most recent question.

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marinelife's avatar

Yes, Fluther Mobiles and Fluther wind chimes would make great merchandise. What continent would it be held on?

I think it would be a huge undertaking, but I love the idea.

stratman37's avatar

Aw, man! If I had the time off work, and the spare cash, I’d SO be there!

stratman37's avatar

‘course, it would HAVE to held in the middle of an ocean somewhere.

AstroChuck's avatar

I love it too. This was asked once before but and I wanted to link to it but I am having difficulty finding it using the search feature.

stratman37's avatar

Great in theory, difficult in practice.

willbrawn's avatar

i was just thinking that, i am totally down.

shrubbery's avatar

HELL. YES. YOU SO STOLE MY IDEA :P

augustlan's avatar

I think it would be great to meet all you wonderful people. I can see that we would get NO sleep!

joeysefika's avatar

But there may well be some vicious crotch punching going on….

stratman37's avatar

joey? Ya lost me.

joeysefika's avatar

Nevermind, JP’s catch phrase.

stratman37's avatar

Whew! I was getting worried for a minute.

artificialard's avatar

It would be totally appropriate to do it in an aquarium.

augustlan's avatar

I nominate the Baltimore Aquarium! It’s only 45 minutes away from meeee.

AstroChuck's avatar

That works for me. I love the inner harbor. Could all eat at the ESPN Zone. Only 3000 miles for me.

augustlan's avatar

Ok, now we just need to convince everyone else!

Randy's avatar

It would be so radical if it could happen but considering how widspread we all are, I think it would be tough to pull off.

Hmmm… Maybe Ohio. Don’t we have like, 50 people from there? Haha.

augustlan's avatar

Speaking of Ohio, where has Lefteh been?

AstroChuck's avatar

What about a hub city like Chicago. Or even better, Sacramento!

artificialard's avatar

Chicago is an awesome city. I’d totally visit again. Or the magical land of Canada!

PredatorGanazX's avatar

How bout while the real time convention is happening you guys hook in a few webcams so the rest of the members from other hemisphere can virtually join as well

bluemukaki's avatar

FluthCon 2009.

I propose we all meet in Broome, Western Australia. I believe that everyone in the world will have to travel a minimum of 3 hours to get there even if they live in the nearest town as it is one of the most isolated places on the planet (plus they have a beach and a mall). Which means everyone loses in terms of getting there.

If we can’t do that then I propose a virtual FluthCon in Google Lively, with free virtual cake.~

Allie's avatar

If it happens, it’s happening in California. Bay Area. Ok? Ok.
Or… it should.

Lightlyseared's avatar

I’d prefer London, England (as the Wall Street Journal puts it)

eambos's avatar

Let’s rent out the whole Javits Center in NYC!

jca's avatar

I’m all for NYC, since i’m there in an hour. this was a great question, had been thinking of it myself.

it would be a great way for the people who own fluther to get fluther promo’d.

tWrex's avatar

I’m down with the Chicago idea. But that’s cause I live here. It is a central hub in the US, though, so I’ll just go with that reasoning.

I’m sure I’m not the only one who’s thought it, but anyone think there’d be a fight there? Someone who doesn’t like someone else’s opinion or get’s rude pms and stuff like that. I thought that happened at the youtuber conference

charliecompany34's avatar

that settles it then. chicago it is! onward my fluther bretheren!

gooch's avatar

www.poseidonresorts.com/poseidon_main.html

This is the only location to have a fluther convention!!!

EmpressPixie's avatar

Chicago, woo!

ezraglenn's avatar

@gooch:
You have changed my life. It is now devoted to saving $30,000 so that I can go to that place for a week.
Thank you.

Judi's avatar

Maybe we should go on a “Fluther Cruise” The Caribbean anyone?

richardhenry's avatar

Definitely needs to be at an aquarium. I’ve told Andrew he should do something with the community. There should be cake.

Bri_L's avatar

@ richardhenry: poetic. “there should be cake”. I cried a little.

There should also be cheese. Nacho cheese.

MarcIsMyHero's avatar

The American Museum of Natural History in NYC rents out their Ocean Life Hall for parties and functions…it is such an amazing space.

http://www.amnh.org/exhibitions/permanent/ocean/?gclid=CMzU7OjY5ZUCFRfAQAodiF56fA

marinelife's avatar

Under the spreading blue whale, the Fluther community stands.

richardhenry's avatar

Under the whale? HELP!

smush

marinelife's avatar

@richardhenry It is a must see if you make it to NYC. It was my favorite museum in the world when I was a child. The blue whale is 94 feet long.

flameboi's avatar

Let’s meet @ seaworld in Orlando :)

marinelife's avatar

If it’s in Otown, I will be happy to host. I have a guest room, and could intrepid Flutherers in sleeping bags dorm style in the Florida room. Must love dogs. Mine are big and lick a lot!

augustlan's avatar

I was just thinking that I’ll never be able to afford this trip, wherever it may be. On that note, I extend an automatic welcome to any Flutherite who is travelling in the tri-state area of Maryland/Virginia/West Virginia (and even some of PA). If you’re going to be in my neck of the woods, shoot me a PM.

flameboi's avatar

Oh Marina thank you for the offer :)

EmpressPixie's avatar

You know, we could re-vitalize New Orleans some and have it in the Aquarium of the Americas (which is freaking awesome and has a tunnel through one of the tanks so you are surrounded on all sides by fishies).

marinelife's avatar

Wonderful idea EmpressPixie. There is no better party town in all the world than Nawlins.

gooch's avatar

@EmpressPixie they also have a cool jellyfish exibit there.

I am still a fan of having it here.

www.poseidonresorts.com/poseidon_main.html

tWrex's avatar

Yeah that resort looks wicked! I too am now set out to visit that place… After my next Disney vacation which is a looooong ways away =(

Skyrail's avatar

Haha, yomp yomp. (That, strangely, was the first thing to come into my head).

Sounds like a pretty neat idea, even if it would be near impossible for me to come due to my age and location. Maybe in the future if I still use Fluther as my online home.

Lightlyseared's avatar

Everyone could wear a T-shirt with their Avatar printed on it.

augustlan's avatar

@light: That is a great idea…we could do away with those “Hello, my name is…” stickers altogether!

AstroChuck's avatar

But you just know that Zack will crash the party wearing someone else’s avatar on his shirt.

augustlan's avatar

I think that would bring on the fisticuffs.

Randy's avatar

I would hope that Zack showed up. It’s almost a proven fact that if someone gets beat up by a mob, then they quit doing what got them beat up in the first place. =)

Nimis's avatar

I think if I were to actually meet fellow Flutherers in person,
I might regret having asked (and answered) questions about poop.

deaddolly's avatar

I’m ready—I’ll be there! I’ll be the one holding a dead dolly…

tWrex's avatar

What about regretting answering questions about whackin’ it at work? I think that might be a bit more traumatizing.

Seriously though, lets do this like Brutus!

deaddolly's avatar

Anyone that feels the need to whack it at work, deserves what they get. lol

btw, I once had a female friend who could masturbate by crossing her legs.

Makes you think, eh?

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