Well... here's my thing... while I'd love
to have an ARGfest in TO, I can understand the concern about pricing, for a number of reasons.
But with that in mind, I can't help but constantly think about how a TO argfest, official or not, could come to fruition. What I've been thinking of therefore is how to go about making it a feasible event, even if it's considered somehow a sister-event, like an Argfest Canada or something.
I mean, regardless of opinions on the matter, there's the Passport thing, the cost of travel to TO, the time if taking ground transport across the border, exchange rates, acceptance and sponsorship, etc etc. There a number of hurdles just with location, whether large or tiny.
Nonetheless, the dream is still alive
. For my part at least, I'd like to get in touch with some local ppl (Stitch? Phantom Compass? I don't live in TO remember, so more local than me would be good =) and hopefully see if we can brainstorm some ideas and whatnot, see if it's even feasible to try to plan one. Having never done an RFP before, let alone for argfest, I'd love to see the Atlanta one, to at least have an idea of where to start, where to go, etc. IF there's enough support, I'd love to run with it... (I'm already contemplating themes and logos and whatnot, heh)
That said, I wouldn't be devastated if TO isn't the next
location. Personally, I'd vouch for San Fran again - that's an awesome location!
Posted: Tue Jul 20, 2010 1:55 pm