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Wednesday, February 25, 2004

  Asteroid Appreciation Day Party - FEB 28th-29th

Dear Readers:

I'm having a party I hold once every four years. It starts at 11:59 AM, Saturday, Febuary 28th, and extends until 11:59AM, Monday, March 1st.

I call it Asteroid Appreciation Day.

My place down in Lompico Valley, near Santa Cruz, Ca - has room for about 250 at a time, if the weather clears up, and 80, if it doesn't. That's not big enough for all the people I'd like to invite physically, but the Blogosphere is big enough for all the people I'd like to have attend.

It is shaping up to be a wacking good party! Members of five known bands, hosted by CamEngine (with additional instrumentalists welcomed) will be jamming in the basement all day and all night.

Whatever coherent emerges from the jam will be performed upstairs (or outside, given weather conditions) - and broadcast to the Internet.

The lovely Rebecca June Parks and her talented hubby will be performing some songs from their next record. Martin Krieg, author of "Awake Again" will be talking about the upcoming National Bicycle Greenway Mayors Ride, and Gnome Girl and her jacket will be here if someone can give her a lift from Alameda...

and I might spend a few minutes ranting about space policy. Apologies in advance for that.

There are probably quite a few surprise musical appearances in store, and there will be some interesting new technologies passed around in addition to food and drink.

If you are interested in attending, there are still 22 slots available for the indoor version of the party. I'll give preference to my dedicated readers and bloggers, and free software developers and EFF members -

Please rsvp@picketwyre.com to indicate if you are interested in attending this Feb 28th and/or 29th, 2004. A small donation (for the bands and various worthy causes) is requested.

I look forward to having y'all over. - and if the weather improves I'll grow the thing to it's full scope.

If you maintain a blog, and read mine, I would love a backblog entry for this. I would really, really like to know if flash-crowds really work.

Sincerely,


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Mike Taht
CEO, PicketWyre Labs
 
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