Spring 2005 Meeting

San Antonio, Texas
April 2-3, 2004

TexLUG Spring 2005 Meeting Notes & Photos
A State-wide gathering.

LOCATION: San Antonio
DATES: April 2 & 3, 2005
TIMES: Sat. 9-6, Sun. 9-2
THEME: Anything!
Chris' pics
Ed' pics
Jim' pics
TJ's are below:


The meeting was held in the large atrium of the building where Chris works. We had plenty of room to do our thing. Chris rented tables, and we arranged them in a long rectangle with an open center.

We all spent much of day 1 setting up our displays and, of course, visting with each other. We had over 11 people, including: Chris, Connie, Tim, Jim (and son Nick), Ed, TJ, Pat, Mark, Lee, and Kurt (Sunday only).

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Probably the most notable event of the day was the collapse of TJ's bridge. Saturday evening, we were all about to call it a day and head out for dinner when the bridge suddenly hit the floor. At the moment of failure, there was a long train on the bridge plus a monorail car (we had set up double train tracks across the bridge plus a monorail track).

We gawked at the mess for a while and took pictures. We speculated a long while about what caused the collapse. Three Harry Potter figs were found in the rubble (RIP). Plus, an unknown minifig was found head-first into the track and was squashed. We decided to go eat, and then come back and attempt to reconstruct the bridge.

Reconstruction went very well, and in about 1.5 hours, we had the bridge nearly 100% again. Many thanks to Chris, Ed, and Tim for helping TJ get it back together again!


Day 2 was open to the public (10am - 2pm), although the turnout was nearly non-existant. This was probably due to the recent events with the pope.

Despite that, we had a great time and would do it all again in a heartbeat! Well, all of it except for the bridge collapse :-)

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A newcomer to the group, Kurt Baty, brought his Texas Navy ships. So much detail! It was great to meet Kurt and see his work up close. Also new to the group was Jim and his son, Nick. Jim's castle/medieval creations can be seen in the photos above. Excellent work!

I hope to see everyone again at the next state-wide meeting! -TJ