Twin Cities Maker HTPP
Jan 23rd, 2010

Just as a reminder, Prop Party is a week from tomorrow. Speedos will be allowed, but not encouraged. :-) I thought we might get pizzas from Cheetah Pizza, but it looks like they're closed on weekends.

So again:

What is HTPP? Why, Hot Tub Prop Party, of course!

What is it? It's a time to gather all your newest or favoritest props and take them to a Prop Party with a hot tub. (Paper props and droids are especially welcome. :-0 )

Where is it? The Radisson South in Bloomington. Although some people may think of it as a "Sheraton," those of us who have been going there for a long time know it will always be The Radisson, no matter who owns it. It's at the same hotel as CONvergence, 7800 Normandale Blvd, Minneapolis (or Bloomington), MN 55439. http://www.sheratonbloomingtonhotel.com/

Why is it? Because we haven't had a Prop Party for awhile, and it's the middle of winter in Minnesota, so we need a hot tub!

When is it? Saturday, January 23, some time mid/late afternoon until the Banthas come home. The room should be available by 3:00ish or so, so that's when I'm planning on moving in. Before then, with any luck, I'll be hanging in the bar for awhile.

Right now, I've got a cabana room by the hot tub on the first floor booked. Should be number 123 unless something gets switched. The plan is to bring in some extra tables for the room are to put out props, drinks and food. I'm planning on ordering some pizzas. If they were a little closer, I'd make a Little Caesar's or White Castle run, and I might do a White Castle run anyway. Otherwise we'll just order pizza, and I'm planning on having chips and munchies, maybe those little cocktail weenies in a crock pot and whatever else people want to bring (if anything), and probably also some adult and underage beverages. So you can sit around and eat and gab about props and stay dry, or float around for awhile and still talk about props.

Right now I'm planning on inviting The RPF, and probably the Rebel Legion, 501st, Fanforce, and the TCMaker guys. (www.tcmaker.org) We make stuff, and so do they. Not generally as propish, but they should know more about us, and they now have a shop, so it might be good to have some extra contacts and skills available between the different groups. I don't know if I'm going to post this on the RPF, but if there are other local members I'm missing (I'm sure there probably are), feel free to let them know. I'm not sure about posting on the other fan forums either, but I would like them to know. It seems we don't usually get to many non-RPFers at the Prop Parties anyway, but it seems like more interaction between the other groups would also be a good thing. I know other hotels only want "registered guest, no visitors" in their pool area, so it would be nice if we can avoid making things too obvious so they have to bring in the Sheraton Special Forces. It also seems like it would be good to keep lurkers on the various forums from knowing there may be some "free" props that might be easy to acquire. Yeah..... I'm a little paranoid. So maybe emails to the other groups, or if posted on the forums, just have them PM or email for details.

If you want to RSVP, that would be spiffy. But if you don't, don't let that stop you from coming. Hope to see you there, and bring your swim trunks! And props. Or neither.

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