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#2895240 - 12/11/17 05:06 PM Winter NAMM 2018 Planning
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As most of you know, the 2018 Winter NAMM Show will begin Thursday, January 25th at the Anaheim Convention Center, and run through Sunday, the 28th. This year, I've decided to create three threads: 1) an advance thread for speculation, wish lists, and early product announcements, or "NAMMticipation" as I like to call it, 2) an advance thread for planning: how to get passes, when and where to meet up with other forum members, etc., and 3) the traditional NAMM Reports thread for product announcements, videos, and reports from members on what and who they saw at the Convention Center.

This, of course, is the planning thread.

Please post any Winter NAMM 2018 plans you'd like to make or questions you have about passes or lodging here.

As for me, I'm hoping that there will be another Keyboard Corner forum gathering this year.

Best,

Geoff
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#2895245 - 12/11/17 05:18 PM Re: Winter NAMM 2018 Planning [Re: Geoff Grace]
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Originally Posted By: Geoff Grace
As for me, I'm hoping that there will be another Keyboard Corner forum gathering this year.

If you're coming, we'll make sure of it.

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#2895250 - 12/11/17 05:29 PM Re: Winter NAMM 2018 Planning [Re: Dave Bryce]
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Thanks, Dave. Count me in! thu

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#2895251 - 12/11/17 05:31 PM Re: Winter NAMM 2018 Planning [Re: Geoff Grace]
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cheers PianoBanana

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#2897982 - 12/26/17 06:58 AM Re: Winter NAMM 2018 Planning [Re: Geoff Grace]
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Originally Posted By: Geoff Grace
Thanks, Dave. Count me in! thu

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#2897985 - 12/26/17 07:14 AM Re: Winter NAMM 2018 Planning [Re: KenElevenShadows]
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Old skool SSS in da house...

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#2898062 - 12/26/17 04:19 PM Re: Winter NAMM 2018 Planning [Re: Dave Bryce]
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Are foreigners allowed?
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#2898072 - 12/26/17 05:07 PM Re: Winter NAMM 2018 Planning [Re: xKnuckles]
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many foreigners at NAMM, may or may not be difficult for you to get a badge, Anne. I have never been but would be certain foreigners are welcome at the Red Key Lounge (Friday night forum hang).
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#2898096 - 12/26/17 11:22 PM Re: Winter NAMM 2018 Planning [Re: davedoerfler]
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Thanks Dave - I'm in!
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#2898103 - 12/27/17 02:44 AM Re: Winter NAMM 2018 Planning [Re: davedoerfler]
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Originally Posted By: davedoerfler
many foreigners at NAMM, may or may not be difficult for you to get a badge, Anne. I have never been but would be certain foreigners are welcome at the Red Key Lounge (Friday night forum hang).

The more, the merrier as far as I'm concerned.

I haven't been to a forum hang since they were held at Buca di Beppo. Is the Red Key Lounge the destination again this time around?

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#2898942 - 01/01/18 11:53 AM Re: Winter NAMM 2018 Planning [Re: Geoff Grace]
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Originally Posted By: Geoff Grace
Originally Posted By: davedoerfler
many foreigners at NAMM, may or may not be difficult for you to get a badge, Anne. I have never been but would be certain foreigners are welcome at the Red Key Lounge (Friday night forum hang).

The more, the merrier as far as I'm concerned.

smile smile smile
Thanks Geoff & Dave.
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#2898970 - 01/01/18 03:31 PM Re: Winter NAMM 2018 Planning [Re: PianoManChuck]
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Originally Posted By: PianoManChuck
Thanks Dave - I'm in!

I have not seen any confirmation from Dan yet that the Red Key lounge is on. I would bet that we would hear from him soon about this.
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#2899730 - 01/05/18 02:39 AM Re: Winter NAMM 2018 Planning [Re: davedoerfler]
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I would love to hang out with everyone.

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#2899778 - 01/05/18 07:09 AM Re: Winter NAMM 2018 Planning [Re: KenElevenShadows]
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Hey!
I slept through the the opening day fiasco of hotel assignments and lost our fantastic venue. I'll be on it for next year for sure.

Here's a bad idea...
If it's a BYOB hang, we could almost certainly hang in the lounge of the Homewood Suites like the last few RedKey lounges. Just no pool or grill access.

Or, someone else take the lead this year and we'll join in.

I'll be sure to get the RedKey Lounge happening again in '19.

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#2900201 - 01/06/18 09:29 PM Re: Winter NAMM 2018 Planning [Re: RedKey]
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I'm happy with a BYOB hang or whatever. Whatever works. I just think it's cool to hang out with everyone.

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#2900205 - 01/06/18 10:03 PM Re: Winter NAMM 2018 Planning [Re: KenElevenShadows]
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Dan, oversleeping wasn't it. I logged in the morning of, right at the correct time - as if buying concert tickets - and I got shut out of the Hilton too. It never even showed up in the list of available hotels. First time in 20+ years that I've gotten shut out of the Hilton. I can only imagine that maybe they decided to hold back a huge block of rooms for exhibitors? I am on the standby list, and if I get the Lanai Deck room that I requested will gladly offer it up for a KC hang. They did offer me a suite for like $650 a night, too rich for my blood. We'll see what happens.

I plan to attend the show Thursday, Friday, and Saturday morning and then get the hell out of Dodge.

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#2900218 - 01/07/18 12:20 AM Re: Winter NAMM 2018 Planning [Re: KenElevenShadows]
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That's very kind of you, Dave!

Originally Posted By: KenElevenShadows
Whatever works.

^ ^ ^
This!

Best,

Geoff
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#2900252 - 01/07/18 09:23 AM Re: Winter NAMM 2018 Planning [Re: Geoff Grace]
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In a worse comes to worse scenario, we can always do a hang at my hotel. There's a decent bar that serves food...and at the end of the hallway, there's usually a piano that we've taken over before the year Carlo came over - that was awesome.

I do have an early Friday night dinner that I have to attend this year, but I can meet you guys later...or maybe we could do it on Thursday/Saturday evening...?

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#2900259 - 01/07/18 09:43 AM Re: Winter NAMM 2018 Planning [Re: Dave Bryce]
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Cannot do Thursday evening, but Friday is open, and Saturday if need be.

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#2900289 - 01/07/18 12:32 PM Re: Winter NAMM 2018 Planning [Re: KenElevenShadows]
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Thursday or Friday evening would be optimal for RedKey and me (we leave early Saturday). I remember the hang with Carlo at the hotel dB mentioned - that was a lot of fun. I think Mike Martin was generous with a few of us on the bar/food tab that night (among other nights), so BYOB scenarios seem to work out better to maximize efficiency smile

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#2900541 - 01/08/18 10:37 AM Re: Winter NAMM 2018 Planning [Re: eric]
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So, Friday then. thu

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#2900545 - 01/08/18 10:42 AM Re: Winter NAMM 2018 Planning [Re: Dave Bryce]
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Friday works for me! Have we decided on a place?
The name of the hotel mentioned was never revealed.... if that's in fact where the hang will be.
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#2900550 - 01/08/18 10:55 AM Re: Winter NAMM 2018 Planning [Re: PianoManChuck]
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Originally Posted By: PianoManChuck
The name of the hotel mentioned was never revealed.... if that's in fact where the hang will be.

That's because this is a public internet forum. idea

Brother Redkey has worked out a pretty decent communication network at the show that's worked pretty well the past few years. If nothing else, anyone can swing by and see me at my booths (Amphion 15322, Cloud/elysia 15422) to check and see what the deal is.

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#2900559 - 01/08/18 11:09 AM Re: Winter NAMM 2018 Planning [Re: Dave Bryce]
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I is in. I look forward to seeing you all!!!! grin
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#2900646 - 01/08/18 02:36 PM Re: Winter NAMM 2018 Planning [Re: Dave Bryce]
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Originally Posted By: PianoManChuck
The name of the hotel mentioned was never revealed.... if that's in fact where the hang will be.

That's[s][/s]

Brother Redkey has worked out a pretty decent communication network at the show that's worked pretty well the past few years.

dB

Does it involve a special handshake? grin
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#2900655 - 01/08/18 03:21 PM Re: Winter NAMM 2018 Planning [Re: xKnuckles]
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Does it involve a special handshake? grin

No! No special handshake.....no.

Okay, yes - but just a brief one.

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#2900705 - 01/08/18 07:33 PM Re: Winter NAMM 2018 Planning [Re: Dave Bryce]
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I wish I could join you guys, but unfortunately I will be in Italy.
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#2900708 - 01/08/18 07:48 PM Re: Winter NAMM 2018 Planning [Re: HammondDave]
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Originally Posted By: HammondDave
I wish I could join you guys, but unfortunately I will be in Italy.

That didn't stop Carlo. Just sayin'... poke

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#2900720 - 01/08/18 08:37 PM Re: Winter NAMM 2018 Planning [Re: HammondDave]
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Originally Posted By: HammondDave
unfortunately I will be in Italy.


this statement makes no sense. How can it be unfortunate that anyone is in Italy? idk
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#2900753 - 01/08/18 11:14 PM Re: Winter NAMM 2018 Planning [Re: davedoerfler]
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Yeah, I am doing a show there. Love Italy! But its the second year in the row I am missing NAMM...
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