The 2007 summit has come and gone, and now it is time for reflection....
The 2007 East Coast summit went on as planned on June 30th, 2007. Participants
arrived from all over the East Coast to eat food, trade toys, and engage in
First on the agenda was Botcon! We had a good time there, but we left early
because we knew all the great times were waiting back at Sanjeev's house.
We started off the day with the raffle. CollectionDX sponsors had chipped
in and donated prizes to raffle off to attendees. The response was so great
that we had enough items so that everyone who attended won something! Special
thanks to all the sponsors who donated items for the raffle and gift bags:
Max Toy Company
- HobbyLink Japan
- Beantown Toys
From there we gave out a ton of shirts as well as the goodie bags. Inside
the bags were LEGO Bionicle toys, copies of the latest Super7 Magazine, trading
figures and a full set of Series 2 Beantown Beans, as well as posters, stickers
and other goodies.
We had two unexpected guests at the summit this year. First off was 9-time
Hugo Award winning artist Bob Eggleton! Bob
brought a bunch of cool prints to offer (which Sanjeev and others greedily snapped up).
Next, Jason brought his special
guest - his 6 foot Gundam! No summit is complete without him!
Mason brought his special gourmet burgers, Roger brought Sabrett's hot dogs, and Doc brought his marinaded wings. Grilling commenced, and things were good.
We decided to dump all of our toys out on the lawn and begin wheeling and
dealing. Everyone made out like a bandit, with lots of goods exchanging hands.
As the evening went on, we moved inside for the requisite viewing of the stupid
videos. From there, we brought out the bag of mystery porn, and Roger's
eyes lit up. Keith then broke out one last DX Clover Irongear from his personal
stash and raffled it off. Hey, everybody's a winner!
I'd like to thank Sanjeev for hosting this year's summit, Mason, Roger, and Doc
for the food, Jason for the drinks, and everyone else for attending and having
a great time. Thanks to Matt and Jesse of Onell Design for the great TEH JERK shirts! Thanks
to all the sponsors who participated, and thanks to mother nature for the great
See you next year!