The organizers of the HP3000 Reunion have set a date for buying tickets to the Saturday night party. The $49 rate for tickets is only good for two more weeks. That's a midnight Sept. 16, Pacific Time deadline. After that, the Ticket is $60, payable online until Sept. 21. Then it's "cash at the door," as entertainers say. This week the Reunion opened up its Ticketing webpage (click to head there), the only place that anyone needs to pay anything for the weekend's gathering. The rest of it is free.
That $49 -- payable via PayPal account or credit cards on the webpage -- gets every attendee a private-party admission to the Computer History Museum, dinner, plus a few toasts of sparkling wine. Your purchase of Reunion Tickets is paying for that party, on top of the sponsor funding that's making this Reunion a reality.
It's important to pay now, sooner than later, so the planning and headcounts can go to party chefs and the Museum officials and all can be in readiness. If you haven't registered yet, the Reunion folks have made it simple. Go to the (pre) registration site and sign up, then head to the Ticketing webpage. Go ahead, go do it. We'll wait. (Use your email address and your password to sign on to the registration page.)
There, that was nice, wasn't it? Now everybody who's coming knows that you'll be there. If you're already (pre)-registered, be sure to update your registration to tell the organizers which events you will attend. It's a two-step dance, as we like to say in Texas. You register, then you buy your Ticket.
If you're coming from out of town, need accommodation for the events, the Reunion has negotiated a special rate at the Cupertino Inn for the weekday events, and an extra special rate of $99 for the Friday, Saturday and Sunday Nights. The booking code is "HP3000 Reunion," and the rate is available by calling the Inn at 800.222.4828 (408.996.7700 from overseas) to reserve.
The schedule has been beefed up with the addition of a 2-hour demonstration and presentation by Stromasys on the Zelus HP 3000 Emulator on Saturday morning, 10-12 at the Cupertino Inn. Ringleader Alan Yeo reports:
The CAMUS User Group Meeting and the ASK/MANMAN gathering have been split into two separate events. At the moment if you pre-registered for the CAMUS event you will be registered for both events — so please update your entry on the registration site to indicate which of the events you actually wish to attend so that CAMUS can plan for the correct numbers.
We have the final costs worked out, and if you pay on-line by the 16th you can get the early bird rate of $49.
This gets you entry to the Computer History Museum (a $15 ticket value), which is opening up its exhibit space outside of normal hours specially for this event — plus dinner and a couple of glasses of Sparkling Wine with an HP3000 connection for the odd toast or two. There is also a bar, but you are going to have to buy your own drinks. However the prices are very reasonable.
If you pay after the 16th, or at the door, the price is $60.
To pay on-line just go to the Reunion Tickets link — you can pay by PayPal or credit card.