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    13th annual South Eastern Laser Enthusiast's Meeting (SELEM 2019)
    Tuesday, August 6th through Sunday, August 11th
    at the
    Newton-Conover Auditoriumin Newton, North Carolina.


    Register via Paypal: selempayment@gmail.com
    Be sure to include a note with your shirt size! (Sizes: Small to 4X)

    Early registration – now through June 5th (Guaranteed a shirt) $119 EARLY REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED
    Standard registration - June 6th through July 19th (Guaranteed a shirt) $149 STANDARD
    REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED
    Late registration or at the door – July 20th through the end of the event (no guarantee of a shirt) $179

    Please note that registration fees are non-refundable.

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    Guests are free to attend. Generally, guests are family or friends of the people who attend and who may share some interest in lasers or laser shows. However, guests are not laserists themselves. If they are, they should register as attendees and not guests. Please do not abuse this policy.

    Teenage children are allowed to attend if they are mature enough to follow rules and be responsible. Young children (under 13) are discouraged from attending, and may only attend if they are continually supervised by a parent or guardian. Note that all minors must have a parent present at the event.

    Liability waivers (see attached) will be required for all persons (this includes registered attendees and all guests). Minors will need a parent to sign their waiver. When you arrive, go to the loading dock entrance first and sign your waiver at the sign-in table in the hallway.

    Once your waiver is signed, you will be issued a lanyard with a name badge, and if you registered in time (before July 20th) you will receive your official SELEM shirt. (Extra shirts for yourself or your guests are completely optional and may be purchased in advance for $20.)

    Also, just a reminder that
    ABSOLUTELY NO WEAPONS OF ANY KIND, ESPECIALLY FIREARMS, WILL BE PERMITTED AT SELEM. THIS INCLUDES ALL INDOOR SPACES AS WELL AS THE OUTDOOR AREAS SURROUNDING THE AUDITORIUM AND THE SCHOOL. If you have a concealed-carry permit, leave your weapon in your car and don't park it on the auditorium block. The auditorium is under the jurisdiction of the Newton City Police Department and they will be enforcing this policy.

    Event schedule:

    Tuesday, August 6th: Start at 10 AM, run until 9 PM. Load-in and set-up. We will be setting up 3 spaces this year: in the Auditorium, the former Cafeteria, and the old Gymnasium. Even if you are not bringing any equipment to SELEM, you are still welcome (and encouraged!) to come help out with the load-in.

    Wednesday, August 7th through Saturday, August 10th: Start at 10 AM, run until Midnight. Typical SELEM activities running all day in multiple areas. Note: This year we can once again extend until 2 AM Friday and Saturday night if we want.

    Sunday, August 11th: Start at 10 AM, run until 6 PM. Pack-up, load-out, clean-up, and say your goodbye’s.

    Sunday night, August 11th
    : Special event starts at 8:00 PM - Free outdoor concert and laser show on the grounds in front of the Catawba County Museum of History in downtown Newton. Music by the Western Piedmont Symphony Orchestra and lasers provided by a few select members of PhotonLexicon. (Beams and graphics) This is part of a public outreach campaign to raise awareness among the town's leaders as to the impact SELEM has on the community. The hope is to build goodwill that will keep SELEM affordable for the foreseeable future. (Note: As of right now this is still a go - details to follow.)

    General layout:

    Auditorium will be used for running pre-choreographed graphics and abstract shows, along with pre-choreographed multi-projector beam shows. At least one Z-5 analog console will be in here, along with several solid state projectors (for both beams and graphics), a dedicated Kr/Ar mixed-gas whitelight laser with two scan heads for graphics, and possibly a pair of full color ion lasers on stage for beam effects.

    Cafeteria area will be the "enthusiast display space", or as I like to call it, the show-off room! The focus will be on home-made projectors, laser modules, and other cool items (including non-laser projects). There may be a space for one or two commercial products to be displayed as well. (Note: this is not a trade show. Any commercial displays are to be low-key and in good taste, in keeping with the hobbyist/enthusiast character of this event, and will be approved on a case-by-case basis.) We will definitely have a Z-5 console in here, along with other interactive displays. Some of the interactive presentations will take place in the cafeteria, and the indoor drone racing demonstration will also be held here. General projector maintenance should be performed in this space as well.

    Gymnasium will be used for “Club-SELEM” as in the past. This space will be dedicated to live beam shows. Open consoles will be available for those who want to try their hand at running a show "live". We may have one or two presentations in this space related to live show control, and we may also have live DJs playing in this space at times.

    Stage area (behind the main curtain) will be the buy / sell / trade area. There may also be some quick projector repair going on here, but most of that should be done either in the cafeteria (for solid state) or the Men's dressing room (for ion lasers requiring 3 phase power and water).

    Men's dressing room will be the ion laser work room, as before. Exposed high voltage and high-power beams in this room! Always ask before entering if the door is closed.

    Woman’s dressing room will be used for drinks, food, and snacks storage.

    Gallery area (lobby) will be used for training and some demonstration / presentations.

    We are trying to get a group rate at the
    Holiday Inn Express & Suites in Conover as we've done in the past. I will post details here later today. EDIT: We have a block of 30 rooms set aside for our event. Rates are $105 for regular room, $125 for a suite.
    Call them at (828) 465-7070 and tell them you are with the "SELEM Laser Group" to get the special rates or book on-line using this link. Note that all rooms have been renovated now. Also, if we have at least 20 reservations they will provide us a free room to use for the "after party" each night. (This is really great, since they no longer have the conference room.)

    More information concerning the special presentation schedule and sign-up information for show display time slots will be coming soon. (As soon as I can tell Kumpula that he was "volunTOLD" to handle the scheduling again this year!

    We have not had anyone express interest in the Laser Safety Officer class yet, but that is always an option if we can get 6 people to sign up. We will have some International Visitors this year, and we've got some new equipment for Club-SELEM and some new content for the Auditorium as well.

    As always, we're open to more ideas! If you have any questions or suggestions, please post them below. And remember, registration is now open. The longer you wait to sign up, the more it costs, so sign up early!


    List of registered attendees:
    Buffo
    Telmnstr
    Swamidog
    Dkumpula
    Djeric68
    Araugh
    Icecruncher
    Chexmex
    Lasermaster1977
    Hobbybob
    10Fenny
    DrEvil
    Bradstockdale
    Rodman1369
    LazerJock
    Rns0504
    Clickamouse
    Kecked
    Mixedgas
    Whitcher88
    Draco
    Bradfo69
    Baptist Bob
    Lulighttech
    VinceTarragon
    SaltyRobot
    SaltyDog
    LaserLotus
    Illuminaut
    VJ Aiwaz
    Mr Ali
    Hitekvoop
    Lumia
    HankLloydRight
    Cellomaestro
    Afturmath
    CountFunkula
    Scnlns
    DanBarlow
    DiscoTheFunkyHippo
    StyroPyro
    Lance Zeligman
    Grant Kondourajian
    SpaceLaserist
    Firstlight_Mike
    DZ
    Flecom
    Glrock
    Stuka
    StonewolfStudios
    Xtaega
    Ekeefe
    Singlemode
    Kyle
    Allthatwhichis
    Krztov
    BradleyJay
    Neon Captain
    BlueFang
    MarioMaster
    Aberry
    Julie
    Laserman121
    Skyworks
    Starrwright
    GearManMC
    FogMan

    PS: This is already a record year for SELEM! 63 registered attendees as of the day before load-in. Way to go, people!
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    Paid medium shirt.

    Damn you Tele!
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    3rd! Medium shirt please. WOOOOHHHHOOOO!

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    Holy crap! Do you guys just keep a browser window open on constant refresh or something?

    Attendee list updated...

    Adam

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    Quote Originally Posted by buffo View Post
    Holy crap! Do you guys just keep a browser window open on constant refresh or something?

    Attendee list updated...

    Adam
    You don’t have a neural feed?
    suppose you're thinkin' about a plate o' shrimp. Suddenly someone'll say, like, plate, or shrimp, or plate o' shrimp out of the blue, no explanation. No point in lookin' for one, either. It's all part of a cosmic unconciousness.

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    Payment sent. XXL shirt.

    Looking forward to seeing everyone again at my 3rd SELEM.

    Passed LSO class last year. Is there an audience scanning class?
    Eric in New Orleans

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    Quote Originally Posted by swamidog View Post
    You don’t have a neural feed?
    Not that I'm aware of!

    Quote Originally Posted by djeric68 View Post
    Is there an audience scanning class?
    There could be one, Eric, if we get enough people to sign up for it.

    For the benefit of everyone else, I should point out that the audience-scanning class that Eric is talking about is considerably more involved than the ILDA LSO course we've had in the past. Lots more math involved, and even if you pass the course you still have a bunch of other hoops to jump through with the CDRH before you can do audience-scanning shows legally. Still, if there is enough interest, I'm sure we could get ILDA to put on the course.

    Adam

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    Damn... I was replying to the other thread and Buffo texted me that it was up. Oh well... I sent in money last year before it even was posted. Hee hee. This year though, I'll be a few names down the list as I want to get my house settlement out of the way on the 13th before spending ANY more money. Not only did I have to buy a new car during the mortgage approval process, I just tied up $600 in mom's car until she pays me back.

    Edit: I would absolutely be up for the AS class if we could get it. I've not gotten to take it at any ILDA conference because it's always the first thing scheduled like 2 days before the conference starts.
    PM Sent...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bradfo69 View Post
    Damn... I was replying to the other thread and Buffo texted me that it was up. Oh well... I sent in money last year before it even was posted. Hee hee.
    Ah ha! Brad has been getting special treatment! As punishment, I think he should be required to make yummy meals for us during SELEM! 😁

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