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Discussion in 'VapeCon' started by Rob Fisher, 24/8/16.
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This is the thread for all of us to post pictures of VapeCon!Share your VapeCon pics right here!
Thank you @Rob Fisher !
I am going to kick off this thread with a photo taken last week
This is going to be fun to see the BEFORE and AFTER photos
Sent from Avril the REO filled with VM Tropical Ice!
I cant wait for the pics as i cant be there in person but will surely be there in spirit.
those metal halide lighting in that place will make all clouds look more dense and bigger for sure..thats going to be 1 meet that will stay with us for a lifetime.
There is me and the wife.....
Am just going to share a few photos I managed to take at VapeCon - with my phone.
We will no doubt share some of the professional photos that the photographers took when they are ready.
First off - this was build day - the day before VapeCon - when the vendors were building their stands.
That one on the left with the wooden floor was the NCV stand which was a professionally designed and turned out beautifully. All credit to @Vapington for that. It looked superb. I'm sure we will see more photos later of it finished.
Forgot to mention
Notice the masking tape on the floors at the corner points of each stand. Those were done the day before build day - aka "measure day" - Lol.
Big thanks to the guys that helped with that. We were on our knees with multiple measuring tapes, gut lines, koki pens - you name it. Lots of debating going on that day - making sure we had measured right - thankfully it was all good.
- forgot to mention another thing in that photo above. Notice the white wire running down from the catwalk above. That was the outcome of the electrical work to get power to the middle island stands. Only problem was they dropped only one line with three plugs at the bottom - and we had fun and games connecting it up to provide power to 8 stands. We tried to get this remedied on build day, I promise - but we were told that is how it will have to be. Thanks to Doug @Blends Of Distinction for all the help and advice with the electrical on build day and the event itself...
The queue at the outside gates at about 8h30
But this photo needs some explanation for context. Firstly, we were advised early in the morning by the security team that we should not let "early arrivers" queue directly outside the arena doors since it would interfere and be a risk with the vendor trucks and trailers moving in and out to load stock - also we were not fully ready with the queue setup at the door. There were people already there at 6am when we arrived.
So we held back the people at a gate a bit further away - an "informal" queue of sorts. The plan was to let that queue come in at 8h30 when the vendors were mostly done with their loading. @Rob Fisher manned the "holding gate" while I was at the door getting that ready. This photo was taken when I walked up there to see what was going on and Rob was urging us to get a move on and let people into the main area.
The queue was very long - almost went all the way up to the main road. I was quite shocked. More butterflies...
These were the wing flag banners outside on the grass leading up to the main arena
And more wing flags
This was that special moment I referred to in the RSVP thread where Rob was announcing the official opening to VapeCon 2016. Time was exactly 9h00
And the view of the queue outside the main entrance
Then the vapers streaming in. It was quite orderly but there was lots of eagerness to get to the stands and take advantage of the specials. I think many of the initial entrants bypassed the forum name tag placement step
The whole entrance procedure was a major learning curve. It worked but there were lots of ways one could have streamlined the whole thing - looking back. We have already taken some good notes
Lol I didn't even see the table with the name tags, asked one forum member where to get one and he pointed me in the direction of @Kuhlkatz
The informal seating area located between the stage and the drinks. Seating for about 200.
It was packed from quite early. Vapers taking a break and having a drink. Glorious sight.