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02-05-2012, 11:12 AM
Hi all,
It has been awhile since the last Philly Mini, the one that started it all.

I will look into a small hall to rent, it is right of off I-95 south of Philadelphia.

If interested, post here, all I ask is we have some small donation to help cover the cost of the rental and the food/drink.

If it helps, I promise to bake cookies, that should get some of the old timers motivated.

This will be a DIY mini, so everyone can bring what they built to show it off. We can make a swap or sale area for people to pick up something they need or want to sell. or anything else people might want to do.


02-05-2012, 11:15 AM
I'm interested.

02-05-2012, 12:30 PM

I am also interested but I will have to check the timing.


02-05-2012, 04:40 PM
Count me in

02-05-2012, 09:38 PM
I will be there provided I am off from work.

02-06-2012, 12:39 PM
Hmmm cookies.......

02-06-2012, 01:04 PM
Depending on when it is I'm in.

02-06-2012, 02:43 PM
Count me in

Someone has to keep an eye on Ken, so I'm in.

02-06-2012, 02:46 PM
Hmmm cookies.......

See, I know that awake some from their slumber!!!

02-06-2012, 03:39 PM
Depending on timing, count me in.

02-06-2012, 04:06 PM
all depends on dates.
I have a lot of shows to be at.

02-06-2012, 06:04 PM
I am interested, but let me know the dates -- I think that is key for me.
Sorry I didn't respond earlier. I have not been on DIYC for a while . . .

02-06-2012, 06:21 PM
Depending on dates, sounds good

02-06-2012, 11:49 PM
I am in, although i will be more about learning then showing off.

02-07-2012, 12:07 AM
Never been to one! It would be great to meet the locals.


02-07-2012, 12:58 AM
Sounds very interesting, let me know when and where!

02-07-2012, 02:21 AM
Hi Everyone,

I have been out of the loop for some time but Xmas lights are never out of my mind ... Anyway Thanks to Jack's Email I am here.

Please send me details if you get the Mini together, I will try to be there.

BTW: If there is any interest in a Mini in Western PA or Ohio let me know. I am be able to get us a room at the university that that I work at.

Thanks for remembering me


aka Carl

02-07-2012, 09:01 AM
Keep me informed. I'm interested in learning everything I can!

Newbie Tom

02-07-2012, 10:11 AM
I will have a date within the next few days, but it is looking like Mid-July either the 15th or the 21st.

02-07-2012, 10:23 AM
That would be across the bridge for me! Let me know the date....

02-07-2012, 11:23 AM
Sounds good, like most, depends on date, like the 15th :-)

02-07-2012, 06:21 PM
i'm in

02-09-2012, 11:42 PM
Will try to attend, although may not be around.... new grandchild. Thanks for organizing though.

02-10-2012, 08:47 AM
Will try to attend, although may not be around.... new grandchild. Thanks for organizing though.

Pfff... get your priorities straight... Blinky Flashy BEFORE family! :wink:

02-18-2012, 07:07 PM
Seems like it would be a small crowd. I put a deposit on the room, but need to let them know this week. The cost is a little more than I thought because they rent in 4 hour sections, not by the day. That is not what they told me before, but that is correct. I will look into option 2, I don't have it yet, but I will try to come up with something.

Jack Stevens
02-20-2012, 11:04 AM

My wife has been after me to take more PTO so I don't lose it this year. She wants to go someplace as well, just to get away from home, and I think she likes these more than I do.

When is it? April what?

Jeff Millard
02-20-2012, 11:25 PM
Can I go too? Someone has to watch Dano! ...and everyone's windshield wipers...

02-21-2012, 08:01 AM
Lou, where are you thinking of holding it? What town and what do you mean by a room?

02-21-2012, 10:44 PM

Is this in conjunction with or instead of the NJ Epic gathering with the prelim dates? That info list listed over at HU http://holidayuniversity.com/forums/index.php?topic=1398.0

02-22-2012, 12:47 AM
I was looking at July 15th.
This is a DIYC gathering, if you DIY anything Christmas, sure you can come!!!
Jeff? Is that you? how the H - E - double hockey sticks are you? I have not heard from you in a while!!!
Dan, I don't know anything about the NJ mini, so, therefore, this is a separate animal.
Jack, it could be a fun trip, plan on staying in Philadelphia for the weekend. It is only 15 minutes from where I am planning the get together.
Ken, we will be more or less in Ridley Park, in Delaware County, PA. I was getting a hall for us. I would have at my house, but it is too small, and I have a small yard.
I am talking with a local Church where my boys go to after school. They have a Hall they rent too, with very high ceilings. I will see what I can do with them.

02-28-2012, 07:26 PM
Talked with the Church today, I should have an answer tomorrow about getting the room. We would have it from 10-4 on July 15th.

02-29-2012, 11:22 AM
Okay, They have the hall available on July 15th, it is $300 for 6 hours so It would be from 10-4 as stated above. I will pay for the hall is there is interest. I would ask for a small donation to help cover that cost, but not required to attend. We can order Pizza or hoagies and drinks when we are there.
The hall is really close to I-95 in Ridley Park, Delaware County, PA so access is easy.
If you think you may make it, post here so I can see if it is worth booking the room.

02-29-2012, 03:46 PM
I'm in, also good for a donation :)

02-29-2012, 04:14 PM
i'm insounds good

02-29-2012, 07:05 PM
Sounds like a plan lou

Thats Sunday I would be coming in saturday and staying in a hotel near buy.

02-29-2012, 09:23 PM
Sounds like a plan lou

Thats Sunday I would be coming in saturday and staying in a hotel near buy.

There are plenty to choose from close by. from red roof in to marriot. It is not far from the Philadelphia Airport, so you can search for that location for a hotel.

02-29-2012, 09:28 PM
MY thoughts are we can do the normal show what you brought, maybe a for sale / for swap area. If someone would like to take the lead on getting door prizes together, send me a PM. If anyone has any ideas, throw them out there, we'll see what sticks!

Because this is a church, no adult drinks.

If there are some people coming in on Saturday, we can plan a get together that night. I am sure I can arrange something.

02-29-2012, 09:39 PM
OK and I'll give a donation.

03-01-2012, 08:59 AM
Count me in!

03-01-2012, 09:14 AM
I'm in for sunday morning!

03-01-2012, 11:02 AM
Just as an FYI for anyone attending the Mini and anyone thinking about attending:

I am in the process of securing DIYC swag and cool Vendor items for free raffles and giveaways at the mini.

03-01-2012, 11:05 AM
looking at plane tickets now......

03-01-2012, 11:09 AM
I'm pretty sure I'll be there but I won't know for sure until we get closer to that date(so I can't absolutely commit). I'm hoping to finally get a chance to meet some of you guys.