Stage 32 Meetups : Meetup in Vancouver, BC by Marty Wolff

Marty Wolff

Meetup in Vancouver, BC

Hey Stage 32 folks! i'm moving to Vancouver at the beginning of September and would love to get a good Start there by meeting some of you guys. anyone interested in meeting up in this lovely City? :) ***UPDATE - CONFIRMED DATE/TIME/PLACE: Date: Friday, September 19, 2014 Time: 5pm (everyone who can't make it at that early just comes in later!) Place: Waves Coffee Shop on Howe & Smythe Vancouver Downtown - Howe & Smithe 100 - 900 Howe St. Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 2M4 Canada

Daniela Anania

Sure! Sent me A message when you officially arrive and We can set up something!

Rene Claveau

I'm interested for sure. About time to meet some fellow Stage 32 members!

Linda McIntyre

Great idea

E. Douglas Brown

let me know when and where.

Lillian Lim

Count me in! Please let me know when and where. Thanks!

Michael Shandrick

Long overdue. Count me in.

Chris Hind

I'm in - let me know when and where.

Charlene Heather Robson

I would be interested depending on date.

Julie Merrick

Sounds like fun - I'm in.

Graham Giddy

If it is Oct, love too, visiting Vancouver from 10 to 26th.

Salvatore Vetro

WOW. You beat me to the punch line. Put me down as a definite yes.

Marty Wolff

Great! As I mentioned before, I'm totally new to Vancouver, so maybe somebody could suggest a central venue? As a date, I'd suggest a Friday evening, how about Sept. 12?

Marie E. LeBlanc

Contact Paul Armstrong. He's the Producer of the CSC.

Salvatore Vetro

Let's shoot for the end of September and see how many will attend and then hold our first Stage 32 gathering. Thanks for doing this?

Lillian Lim

Friday, September 12th, or the end of September is fine with me. I just can't do it on weekends as I am shooting movies. Maybe we could meet at a coffee shop - there's a million Starbucks, Bean Brothers, etc. here. I live in Kerrisdale (41st Avenue and West Boulevard) but I have a car so I can go anywhere where it's most convenient for everybody. Thanks!

Marty Wolff

OK, I will make a list and send everybody who commented a message with some dates & venues for the end ob September. this way More people have the Chance to attend. Thanks everyone for the patience and interest!

Stage 32 Staff - Julie

Hi Marty - as soon as you pick the date/place/venue I can send an email to everyone in the area with the details :)

Marty Wolff

Thanks, will do!

Terry Hayman

Hey, Marty, Julie. Count me in!

Bren Lynne

Sounds good! I'll be there!

Marty Wolff

Sorry for the wait, folks! We are now about 15 people, so I think we can pick a place & date. I suggest Friday, Sept 19 at the Starbucks on Granville & W Georgia, right across from the City Centre train station, at 7pm. It's very central so I think everybody can get there. Also, there's lots of other coffee shops & bars in the area if we are too big of a group.

John Harris

OK 4 Sept 19 but earlier is better, if possible 5PM? Same place; Starbucks across fr City Centre Canada Line stn.

John Harris

Possible alternative loc - WAVES coff shp Howe & Smythe has seperate meeting room for larger groups.

Chris Hind

Thanks again for initiating Marty. I like John's idea about changing the venue as that starbucks is quite small and geared towards takeout. As far as the time 7 is fine for me and I also see the merits of 5 pm. Anyone else going to chime in?

Lillian Lim

Yes, thanks for initiating this group, Marty. Friday, September 19th, is fine with me. Whatever time and location you choose is fine with me, too.

Terry Hayman

Sept. 19 at the WAVES at 5 pm is fine for me (though traffic's a little crazy around then).

Tabatha Visutskie

Thanks Marty. I'm in.

Marty Wolff

So it seems 5pm at the Waves Coffee Shop on Howe & Smythe is more convenient for most people. I say let's meet there and everyone who can't make it at that early just comes in later. I will be there 5pm sharp! See you Sept 19!

Lillian Lim

Great! See you at 5 pm at Waves Coffee Shop on Howe & Smythe on Friday, September 19th! Thanks for making this happen, Marty!

Salvatore Vetro

Hi All. Great you took the initiative Marty. I'll do my utmost best to be there. Salvatore Vetro

Michael Cheng

Not sure if rsvp is done through commenting on this post lol but I can definitely make it out :)

Marie E. LeBlanc

WAves isn't very big. Do you know how many people are going to be there? I was just thinking there are numerous pubs on Granville and some of them have separate areas for groups. Just a thought. :)

Terry Hayman

I'll be there.

Salvatore Vetro

I've heard from Marty that there is another room we can gather in. If not, we can always go somewhere else.

Michael Stephen McGuire

I hope to make it. Always great to meet more industry people.

Christopher Clark

I'm in!

Sam Levin

I'll be there.

Sarah Roberts

Count me in. I finish work at 5.

Graham Giddy

Well have a great time, I don't arrive in Vancouver till the seventh of Oct, for three weeks then back to Aust.

Salvatore Vetro

What an idiot. I thought it was today. Having said that, when I went to Waves it was full of ESL Chinese mostly students and they said they always gather from 5-7:00pm. Marty, you may want to revisit the location. As a suggestion, White Spot on Georgia and Cardero St has a room there we can use as long as we have something to eat. You may have to reserve it though.

Marty Wolff

Salvatore, I think it's too late for that, as the invitation has already gone out. Let's just meet there, we can always change venues.

Christopher Clark

If Waves ends up being too busy, I would recommend the Bottleneck, it's about 1 or 2 blocks from Waves, a cool hidden gem of a bar. Classy and rarely that busy.

Michael Stephen McGuire

Bottleneck sounds good. Let me know. Thanks, Mike

Lillian Lim

Marty, I think it's ok if we change it now because we're all reading these suggestions on this site. I'm just worried that if we change the location on the day, the people who arrive late might not know where we are as we don't have each other's phone numbers to call them to let them know where the changed location is.

Salvatore Vetro

Hey Guys, I'm settled on Bottleneck. What's the address?

Michael Stephen McGuire

The Bottleneck is located at: 870 Granville Street.

Christopher Clark

Its right next to the Commodore Ballroom, they don't really have a meeting room or anything but I can see about reserving a big table to accommodate the first bunch of people that come in.

Salvatore Vetro

Hey Christopher. Great idea. Let's do it.

Chris Hind

I have to say I'm appalled at the lack of respect shown to Marty! You might remember him - the guy that started this meet-up! While I applaud people taking the initiative, it's not cool to disregard the person who started the meet-up and take over. As far as I'm concerned, the meet-up that Marty started is at Waves until further notice from Marty. So what if they'll be other groups there - the idea is to meet people. expand our professional networks and hopefully make a new friend of two. See you at Waves!

Terry Hayman

I agree, Chris. And if we do need to move it to the Bottleneck or wherever after we're there, we can leave a note at the counter for latecomers.

Marty Wolff

Justto clear this up: I want to stick with the venue sent out via Stage32 because there might be people who want to attend but don't follow this conversation. I appreciate everyone's input, but changing the venue several times is just too confusing. And I obviously need to change my headshot bec I'm mistaken for a guy :)

Charlene Heather Robson

Hi Everyone! Sorry I've not been in this discussion till now. I've just not known if I'll be available Friday night owing to unknowns with my onions-in-the-air work schedule. At present it looks like I won't be free that evening, but if it clears up, I'll go to Wave's. I definitely won't be available at 5:00. If free, it won't be till at least 8:00. Thank you for your initiation Marty and for everyone else's contributions. Marty, it was probably your name as much as your headshot.:) Would be fun to meet you, and the others, at any rate.

Salvatore Vetro

This is the beginning of better things to come at future gatherings. I agree and thank you Marty for taking the initiative to bring forth the inaugural Stage 32 Vancouver Meet Up to fruition. I'm in a Scene Study workshop this weekend with Jeb Beach and plan to inform my fellow creatives of the meet up happening this coming Friday. Don't know about anyone else, but I'm quite excited about it. See you all on Friday.

Graham Giddy

I wish I could make it, only in Vancouver a month every year, I will be their most of Oct hope to bump into some of you. Also how can you eat those greasy fish and chips at Granville Markets, no wonder your sea gulls are obese.

Loraine St Clair

Hi guys .... I'll be with you in spirit this time. Was last in VC '08 ... have fun, Loz

Graham Giddy

Hi Marty, When I am in VC, I will arrange to give either you or another member(32) a couple of copies of my suppressed novel, Has a lot to do with Gastown area, It is going through the process of editing and will be released at xmas with one other novel. So when I am there I will get in contact.

Mark Musto

Wish I could be there Marty, not in town on the 19th. but will be for 2 weeks in Oct., if there are any events in Oct. I would definitely be there. Have a great time all !!

Salvatore Vetro

Count me in.

Marty Wolff

See you friday everyone! Very excited this is happening.

Maryam Najafi

I'll be there too :)

Dawn Prato

Very excited! Hoping to make it in :)

Lucinda Bruce

I should be able to make it down there for a bit :)

Daniela Anania

I'll be a bit late(around 6 ish), but I'll be there for sure!!

Christopher Clark

See y'all tonight!

Michael Shandrick

I'm sure it will be a success. I followed numerous screenwriting groups over the past 25 years, but this group has legs. Now go out and break one. Can't be there. All the best.

Tabatha Visutskie

Thank you Marty for organizing the meetup tonight. It was a pleasure to meet all of you.

Michael Stephen McGuire

Marty, thank you for organizing tonight's get together. Cheers, Mike

Salvatore Vetro

WOW. Fabulous inaugural meeting Marty. Great meeting you all. Let's all stay connected.

Marty Wolff

Great meeting all of you! let's do that again soon.

Terry Hayman

Add my thanks for getting this off the ground, Marty. Wonderful meeting everyone.

Lucinda Bruce

Sorry I couldn't be there tonight - hope you guys organise another one soon, would love to meet the local Stage 32 Community :)

Chris Hind

Great event Marty and a pleasure meeting all of you talented creatives last night. Good luck on all your projects and hope to hear about your successes at the next meeting.

Sam Levin

Thanks Marty for organizing this, it was great to meet everyone. I look forward to another one soon.

Salvatore Vetro

Sure hope so. If there are any actors out there who want to practice scenes or whatever, reading scripts, breaking down scenes etc, I'm into it. My contact info is on my website: www.salvatorevetro.ca

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