As a recent PM reminded me, last Labour Day, a couple of Victory Basers crashed an Edmontooine camping trip. (We did bring food.) It was wonderful to meet fellow fans from outside our own areas, share in the in-jokes, put faces to user names, and get, er, "relaxed" together. We talked Star Wars, and a lot of other stuff too, ate really well (while I *crisped* the roast, the chocolate fondue was a big hit!), saw some incredible countryside, took [link=http://www.edmontooine.com/berx/forcefest/forcefestindex.html]pictures[/link], played hangman in person, and just generally had a very good time. Since it was so much fun last year, I think we'd like to do it again, right? SO... we need to think about when, and we need to think about where. Please use this thread to toss out your suggestions to be booted around in open discussion. This will be an open attendance event. When we have a good idea of who wants to meet up where and when, we can start the final planning thread, and we can put this forum to the use for which it was always originally intended. My suggestion as to date is the BC Day long weekend: That's the first Monday in August, so that would be the weekend preceeding it. My suggestion as to where is some (quieter) park, preferably near a lake, in the Kootenays. Anyone wanna toss their ideas into the ring? *Derisa* PS: thanks for the reminder, Berx. I figured starting the thread was as good a reply as any.