King Kon 2020

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GNTLGNT

The idiot is IN
Jun 15, 2007
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Cambridge, Ohio
.....Given the lay of the land over the next couple of years, we know all good things are coming to an end, as far as the SKMB in it's current iteration is concerned.....that said, I have truly agonized over what will be the final Kon....Yes, final.....I will not have the heart to plan another.....this is what Tracy and I will be working on.....instead of trying to pick another King associated locale-we are going to concentrate on a completely neutral site, in the Midwest-so that it will be more or less accessible to members on both coasts-instead of a burden financially, travel-time wise or both....Kansas is the state we have chosen......obviously events and lodging will come as time goes by, but there it is.....I will pour my soul into this, so that all of us who can, will be together one last time as members and friends under the SKMB "umbrella".....
 

HollyGolightly

Well-Known Member
Sep 6, 2013
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Heart of the South
.....Given the lay of the land over the next couple of years, we know all good things are coming to an end, as far as the SKMB in it's current iteration is concerned.....that said, I have truly agonized over what will be the final Kon....Yes, final.....I will not have the heart to plan another.....this is what Tracy and I will be working on.....instead of trying to pick another King associated locale-we are going to concentrate on a completely neutral site, in the Midwest-so that it will be more or less accessible to members on both coasts-instead of a burden financially, travel-time wise or both....Kansas is the state we have chosen......obviously events and lodging will come as time goes by, but there it is.....I will pour my soul into this, so that all of us who can, will be together one last time as members and friends under the SKMB "umbrella".....
Oh Sai - I like this idea! I had a vision of all of us migrating toward the light - seeking out Mother Abigail and each other.
 

Doc Creed

Well-Known Member
Nov 18, 2015
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United States
.....Given the lay of the land over the next couple of years, we know all good things are coming to an end, as far as the SKMB in it's current iteration is concerned.....that said, I have truly agonized over what will be the final Kon....Yes, final.....I will not have the heart to plan another.....this is what Tracy and I will be working on.....instead of trying to pick another King associated locale-we are going to concentrate on a completely neutral site, in the Midwest-so that it will be more or less accessible to members on both coasts-instead of a burden financially, travel-time wise or both....Kansas is the state we have chosen......obviously events and lodging will come as time goes by, but there it is.....I will pour my soul into this, so that all of us who can, will be together one last time as members and friends under the SKMB "umbrella".....
I sure hope to make it this time; I know you and Tracy will make it an event for the ages. It would be my third trip to Kansas. Maybe Cat and Skimom and Grandpa will be able to swing it this time. Excellent choice.
 

Neesy

#1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side
May 24, 2012
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227,374
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
.....Given the lay of the land over the next couple of years, we know all good things are coming to an end, as far as the SKMB in it's current iteration is concerned.....that said, I have truly agonized over what will be the final Kon....Yes, final.....I will not have the heart to plan another.....this is what Tracy and I will be working on.....instead of trying to pick another King associated locale-we are going to concentrate on a completely neutral site, in the Midwest-so that it will be more or less accessible to members on both coasts-instead of a burden financially, travel-time wise or both....Kansas is the state we have chosen......obviously events and lodging will come as time goes by, but there it is.....I will pour my soul into this, so that all of us who can, will be together one last time as members and friends under the SKMB "umbrella".....
Kansas is doable for sure - I looked up the distance from Winnipeg to Kansas City and it's 12 hours. I realize you have not picked a city yet but I just wanted to sort of 'ballpark' the distance :love:
 

GNTLGNT

The idiot is IN
Jun 15, 2007
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Cambridge, Ohio
....BBQ fer sure!.....as I scan the Threads these days, the writing has been on the wall-I just didn't want to see it......new members join, but most only post once or twice and then fade away....the regulars here, have dropped to a consistent crowd of less than 30......we have reached End World for out beloved Board, and that's why I NEED one more gathering of the stalwart few....in my more maudlin times, I try to figure out how I will make it without this family.....I've never met better folks....OK, that's enough of that-just started tearing up......carry on!.......
 

Moderator

Ms. Mod
Administrator
Jul 10, 2006
49,505
136,976
Maine
....BBQ fer sure!.....as I scan the Threads these days, the writing has been on the wall-I just didn't want to see it......new members join, but most only post once or twice and then fade away....the regulars here, have dropped to a consistent crowd of less than 30......we have reached End World for out beloved Board,
This was a big factor in the decision to wind things down.
 

Spideyman

Uber Member
Jul 10, 2006
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Just north of Duma Key
....BBQ fer sure!.....as I scan the Threads these days, the writing has been on the wall-I just didn't want to see it......new members join, but most only post once or twice and then fade away....the regulars here, have dropped to a consistent crowd of less than 30......we have reached End World for out beloved Board, and that's why I NEED one more gathering of the stalwart few....in my more maudlin times, I try to figure out how I will make it without this family.....I've never met better folks....OK, that's enough of that-just started tearing up......carry on!.......
GNTLGNT , 'tis not the end yet. We are still on the path, following the beam. A year is coming still. Mayhap fewer hours to travel, but still t we shall travel. Think of the adventures (posts, announcements, books to discuss, being there still for our Tet- Mates in good and bad times). True, the journey slows- but it is still a journey.

The 2020 SKMB King Kon will be the culmination of the SKMB journey. For now, embrace each mile to go on the path. We are Ka-Tet- the SKMB is our beam-- we shall follow it still.
 

GNTLGNT

The idiot is IN
Jun 15, 2007
85,106
339,821
57
Cambridge, Ohio
GNTLGNT , 'tis not the end yet. We are still on the path, following the beam. A year is coming still. Mayhap fewer hours to travel, but still t we shall travel. Think of the adventures (posts, announcements, books to discuss, being there still for our Tet- Mates in good and bad times). True, the journey slows- but it is still a journey.

The 2020 SKMB King Kon will be the culmination of the SKMB journey. For now, embrace each mile to go on the path. We are Ka-Tet- the SKMB is our beam-- we shall follow it still.
....thank you sweetie.....given what has transpired in my personal life over the last couple of months, combined with this announcement-I'm just struggling a bit....your words as always are a gentle reminder of my blessings.....I hope that somehow, you'll be able to join us for this event.....
 
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