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Re: Welcome Party and The Vangroovy Banquet
« Reply #15 on: October 09, 2015, 01:31:39 PM »
Question, The seating at the Banquet is not assigned is it?
 

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Re: Welcome Party and The Vangroovy Banquet
« Reply #16 on: October 09, 2015, 01:49:23 PM »
Question, The seating at the Banquet is not assigned is it?

In 2008 it wasn't because there was a limited number of seats. I sat with friends.
 

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Re: Welcome Party and The Vangroovy Banquet
« Reply #17 on: October 09, 2015, 10:07:45 PM »
Question, The seating at the Banquet is not assigned is it?

There are usually a couple of 'Reserved' tables for certain folks, but beyond that, I *think* it's usually open seating. 

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Re: Welcome Party and The Vangroovy Banquet
« Reply #18 on: October 09, 2015, 11:07:51 PM »
You will find that it will be a topic of discussion when we get there. At the 1st one I attended, I was worried that all the tables would be full and I couldn't sit with people that I had made friends with. It worked out well because we were all in the same boat. 😊
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Re: Welcome Party and The Vangroovy Banquet
« Reply #19 on: October 10, 2015, 02:09:53 PM »
You will find that it will be a topic of discussion when we get there. At the 1st one I attended, I was worried that all the tables would be full and I couldn't sit with people that I had made friends with. It worked out well because we were all in the same boat. 😊

That helps me out then.. cause I wasn't sure what the crack was...
hopefully we can sit with other lovely peoples that we meet :D
 

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Re: Welcome Party and The Vangroovy Banquet
« Reply #20 on: October 10, 2015, 09:34:42 PM »
Also, the reserved tables were off limits to us, but some of the guests that attended came around and said hello. 😀 we had a great conversation with Colin Cunningham. 😊
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Re: Welcome Party and The Vangroovy Banquet
« Reply #21 on: October 11, 2015, 04:37:01 AM »
Also, the reserved tables were off limits to us, but some of the guests that attended came around and said hello. 😀 we had a great conversation with Colin Cunningham. 😊

I can deal with that... :)!
Hopefully some of them do come and say hello!
Although I'll probably stay silent and stare haha  ;D ;D
 
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Re: Welcome Party and The Vangroovy Banquet
« Reply #22 on: October 11, 2015, 08:22:10 AM »
Yup we are still discussing the banquet layout. At first it was going to be assigned seating but we are leaning towards a couple of "reserved tables" and then leave it so you can all choose your own places after that.

I think that should make for a more pleasant atmosphere than being told where to sit, plus less hassle both in the planning stage now and on the night with people all trying to check a seating plan and match it up with the tables in the room. It also means any alterations between now and then won't affect pre-assigned seats!

I'm sold on the non-assigned scenario!!
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Re: Welcome Party and The Vangroovy Banquet
« Reply #23 on: October 11, 2015, 12:42:38 PM »
Yup we are still discussing the banquet layout. At first it was going to be assigned seating but we are leaning towards a couple of "reserved tables" and then leave it so you can all choose your own places after that.

I think that should make for a more pleasant atmosphere than being told where to sit, plus less hassle both in the planning stage now and on the night with people all trying to check a seating plan and match it up with the tables in the room. It also means any alterations between now and then won't affect pre-assigned seats!

I'm sold on the non-assigned scenario!!

Anything that makes it easier for you guys is a good thing :D!
 

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Re: Welcome Party and The Vangroovy Banquet
« Reply #24 on: October 11, 2015, 01:36:43 PM »

I'm sold on the non-assigned scenario!!

Amen!
 
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Re: Welcome Party and The Vangroovy Banquet
« Reply #25 on: October 11, 2015, 01:52:37 PM »
Yup we are still discussing the banquet layout. At first it was going to be assigned seating but we are leaning towards a couple of "reserved tables" and then leave it so you can all choose your own places after that.

I think that should make for a more pleasant atmosphere than being told where to sit, plus less hassle both in the planning stage now and on the night with people all trying to check a seating plan and match it up with the tables in the room. It also means any alterations between now and then won't affect pre-assigned seats!

I'm sold on the non-assigned scenario!!

One of the things we did in 2010 was set up reserved tables for the guests and some other key folks, then auctioned off a couple of seats at those tables for attendees to sit at the 'guest' tables during the banquet.  Which is about as close to 'assigned' seats as we got that year. =)
 
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Re: Welcome Party and The Vangroovy Banquet
« Reply #26 on: October 17, 2015, 05:43:52 AM »
Yup we are still discussing the banquet layout. At first it was going to be assigned seating but we are leaning towards a couple of "reserved tables" and then leave it so you can all choose your own places after that.

I think that should make for a more pleasant atmosphere than being told where to sit, plus less hassle both in the planning stage now and on the night with people all trying to check a seating plan and match it up with the tables in the room. It also means any alterations between now and then won't affect pre-assigned seats!

I'm sold on the non-assigned scenario!!

Yes I vote no pre-assigned seating :)
 

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Re: Welcome Party and The Vangroovy Banquet
« Reply #27 on: October 17, 2015, 02:08:07 PM »
Seating position has been assigned to you when you bought the ticket...
 

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Re: Welcome Party and The Vangroovy Banquet
« Reply #28 on: October 17, 2015, 02:24:15 PM »
Seating position has been assigned to you when you bought the ticket...

For the banquet?? Confused!
 

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Re: Welcome Party and The Vangroovy Banquet
« Reply #29 on: October 18, 2015, 04:00:15 AM »
Seating position has been assigned to you when you bought the ticket...

For the banquet?? Confused!

I thought they were using it for the banquet as well, maybe I'm the one who got confused