Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
MadMax

"SEAMAX" in Summer of 2011?

Recommended Posts

I'd go and help too. most likely my brother as well.

 

 

 

 

 

Maybe we can set-up a carpool for us Oregon folks.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Glad you feel that way as I might need help at my booth if I do this ;)

when will we know if this is going to happen?

 

I'm not sure about that Jody.

I will email Kevin and let him know you are interested in a possilbe booth.

I'll let you what I find out by posting here or forwarding the email.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Everyone,

 

GREAT response, thank you for all your input.

We are still polling vendors to see who would participate.

 

Thus far this is what we are targeting:

(Info. is only tentative/preliminary IF we hold a PNW event this year)

 

Name: (name pending)

Date: July 2011

Location: Northern Seattle, Washington

Duration: Weekend - Friday exhibitor setup, Sat/Sun. Exhibit days

Hours: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm both Sat/Sun.

Booth Cost: ESTIMATED - $750 per 10'x10' (pipe-n-drape/tables/chairs, incl.)

Entrance Fee: ESTIMATED - $25 Adult, $15 Senior/Military, FREE for Kids 12 & under

Attendance: ESTIMATED - 1,000+

Raffle: 5:00 pm both Saturday and Sunday

Venue: 20,000-25,000 Sq. Ft. Indoor convention hall

Exhibitors: 50+ (Manufacturers, Distributors, Retailers, Hobby-sellers)

Speakers: Unknown at this time

Staff: Require 20 volunteers (10 full-time and 10 part-time)

I hope this helps

We will add more information as it is known.

Thank you to all those who are helping to make this show a reality!

 

MAX Staff

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Hi Everyone,

 

GREAT response, thank you for all your input.

We are still polling vendors to see who would participate.

 

Thus far this is what we are targeting:

(Info. is only tentative/preliminary IF we hold a PNW event this year)

 

Name: SEAMAX

Date: July 2011

Location: Northern Seattle, Washington

Duration: Weekend - Friday exhibitor setup, Sat/Sun. Exhibit days

Hours: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm both Sat/Sun.

Booth Cost: ESTIMATED - $750 per 10'x10' (pipe-n-drape/tables/chairs, incl.)

Entrance Fee: ESTIMATED - $15 Adult, $10 Senior, FREE for Kids 12 & under

Attendance: ESTIMATED - 1,000+

Raffle: 5:00 pm both Saturday and Sunday

Venue: 20,000-25,000 Sq. Ft. Indoor convention hall

Exhibitors: 50+ (Manufacturers, Distributors, Retailers, Hobby-sellers)

Speakers: Unknown at this time

Staff: Require 20 volunteers (10 full-time and 10 part-time)

I hope this helps

We will add more information as it is known.

Thank you to all those who are helping to make this show a reality!

 

MAX Staff

 

What is needed to get this thing to happen in Seattle? Anything we can do besides offering volunteers??

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ryan- I believe, right now it is about showing that there is a big 'want' to have a conference out here in the PNW. Between our club, PSAS, and the clubs around we need to get the word to our members so we can show interest. Some of the Seattle locals have said that the Puyallup Center is a good place for this. So I think (hope) someone up there is getting that info together and getting it to Kevin.

 

I also asked Kevin to email me if there is anything else we can do to help. He has not asked of anything as of yet, other then to spread the word. I have tried to contact every club I can find info. for in OR, WA, ID, MT, and UT. Directing them to the RF thread since it started there. I know of at least one club that got the info and has checked in to that thread.

 

Maybe if you know of people out there in different clubs in a different state you could contact them to make them aware of this possibility.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
What is needed to get this thing to happen in Seattle? Anything we can do besides offering volunteers??

 

YES! 3 things to be exact:

 

Exhibitors, Exhibitors, and Exhibitors

 

We have strong relationships with the manufacturers but LOCAL RETAILERS are a key ingredient and something we do not have direct access to. We would need a good dozen local retail shops to commit to exhibiting at SEAMAX before we can make any real progress.

 

 

 

Also, don't forget about our main show down here in Southern California in April

One vendor brought up a very good point that we may be canibalizing part of our SoCal show by pulling off another MAX just three months later.

I'm not sure if there is a solution to rectifying that concern.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

YES! 3 things to be exact:

 

Exhibitors, Exhibitors, and Exhibitors

 

We have strong relationships with the manufacturers but LOCAL RETAILERS are a key ingredient and something we do not have direct access to. We would need a good dozen local retail shops to commit to exhibiting at SEAMAX before we can make any real progress.

 

Also, don't forget about our main show down here in Southern California in April

One vendor brought up a very good point that we may be canibalizing part of our SoCal show by pulling off another MAX just three months later.

I'm not sure if there is a solution to rectifying that concern.

 

I would be shocked if you cannibalized more than a handful of people north of Redding, CA unless I'm in the minority about flying to LA (too long a drive) but you've got previous attendance logs that probably break down by zip code.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
YES! 3 things to be exact:

 

Exhibitors, Exhibitors, and Exhibitors

 

We have strong relationships with the manufacturers but LOCAL RETAILERS are a key ingredient and something we do not have direct access to. We would need a good dozen local retail shops to commit to exhibiting at SEAMAX before we can make any real progress.

 

 

 

Also, don't forget about our main show down here in Southern California in April

One vendor brought up a very good point that we may be canibalizing part of our SoCal show by pulling off another MAX just three months later.

I'm not sure if there is a solution to rectifying that concern.

 

How many ya needing? Lets get this going.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ok, here are the three main issues we seriously face

 

1) Number of Attendees

2) Key Retail Exhibitors

3) Affordable Venue

 

I wish to tackle number 1 very soon by starting an e-mail database somehow. That way we will have something tangible to show potential exhibitors that PNW means business!

I'll make an announcement soon about how we can collect e-mails. (for privacy reasons, we will ask for names and e-mail addresses only....and ONLY for this use)

 

 

SPECIAL NOTE:

please understand I am only communicating these issues because people have asked. The fact that we are responsible for overcoming these issues is not lost on us and we fully understand this is our burden to bear. The last thing in the world we want is to create any frustration (or worse, animosity) amongst the PNW community. If anyone wishes to express their thoughts and/or even opposition to this event, please feel free to post them here. What we do NOT want is to get 3/4 of the way into planning and organizing this event only to find out some group has been stewing and raising their eyebrows all along, and by then it is too late to recitify the issues. We honestly want this event to be a win-win situation for everyone involved, so please be honest and up front with anything on your mind. We want SEAMAX to be a reality just as much as you.

Together we can make this happen!

 

Warmest Regards,

MAX Staff

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Remember if you can think of any vendors that might be interested please contact them or give me their info. and I will reach out to them.

 

Let's keep it going!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Michael, you may want to talk to Kevin of Aloha Corals, he might, given enough time and what not to plan ahead, be interested in being a vendor, never hurts to ask lol.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

OK, WOW! I was always envious of MACNA being on the East coast all the time....COOL!

 

4 Adults 2 kids, volunteer/attendee

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

×