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GeocoinFest 2010 in Minnesota
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ShadowsFriend
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Joined: 21 Jul 2009

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2009 6:17 pm    Post subject: GeocoinFest 2010 in Minnesota Reply with quote

Wouldn’t it be great to have another Mega event in MN? Since the Crowing of King Boreas was so fun, we think MN should have another one.

What is GeocoinFest?
In October 2006, cacher Avroair proposed the idea of a geocoin event that would bring together many of the geocoin collectors from all four corners of the earth. The event was designed to give geocachers an introduction to geocoins with workshops about designing your own coin, vendor tables for buying coins and trading tables for allowing collectors to meet and trade coins. Last year's event had over $1,000,000 worth of coins in the room! The event not only promotes geocoins but also stands as a great geocaching event.

The first Geocoinfest event was held in 2007 in Temecula, California. There were 430 attendees from 27 states and 8 countries. In 2008, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania hosted the event which grew to 650 attendees from 41 states and 9 countries.

GeocoinFest 2009
Is being held October 9 - 11th in Salt Lake City, Utah– http://coord.info/GC1JZ1X
There is also a separate website for the event - http://www.geocoinfestslc.com/

We had the opportunity to go last year and it was a lot of fun. Especially if you like geocoins!
Here is the link to the proposal done by Pittsburgh did for 2008 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bps2tLK59nc

A group of us think that the 2010 event should be held here. MN and it’s resident cachers have so much to offer: the great geographic area, the camaraderie and the abundance of caches.

We have started working on a proposal for the GeocoinFest selection committee. The proposals are due by the end of August and the location selected by the committee will be announced at Salt Lake City during GeocoinFest. When we are selected (have to think positive Smile), we will need lots of support from the geocaching community and are hoping some cachers will be able to volunteer and help out with the event. That stuff will be discussed later in this forum. For now we just wanted to get this topic out there and hear your response to the idea.

On second thought, we could use your help now. We are gathering photos of geocache sites that are recommend to visitors. If you have any pictures or know which geocaches shouldn’t be missed, please e-mail them to photo@geocoinfest2010.com. Thanks in advance for all your help!


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NOSNOW
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Joined: 01 Jul 2009

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2009 8:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Minnesota Team has just sent off our proposal.

If you want a taste for what we offered, check out this video

If that’s not enough for you, you can check out these power points A to Z to Do or A to Z Caching

Or to see it all, check out the website.

The Ground Speak forum is at GEOCOINFEST 2010

Now we have to wait until October to see if we get it.
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Jam3s
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2009 4:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Who is all on the Minnesota Team?
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CLAMM
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2009 7:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The group who worked on the proposal was:

CLAMM
merkman
minnesotabrad
Shadow’s Friend
GPX Navigators
NOSNOW

Once we win the bid Very Happy , we welcome everyone to join us to make this a successful event.
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bflentje
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Joined: 29 May 2006

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2009 5:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

CLAMM wrote:
The group who worked on the proposal was:

CLAMM
merkman
minnesotabrad
Shadow’s Friend
GPX Navigators
NOSNOW

Once we win the bid Very Happy , we welcome everyone to join us to make this a successful event.


Nice to finally see Merkman coming out of the woodwork.
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NOSNOW
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 10, 2009 5:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BREAKING NEWS

Just announced at this year’s Geocoinfest that the Twin Cities will be the home for the 2010 Geocoinfest Mega Event!

I hope that everyone is as excited as we are. The event will bring cachers from all around the world to Minnesota.

I would like to thank the committee for their hard work so far. And for the support we have received from the MnGCA and others.

Watch here for updates.
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Red_Devil35
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 10, 2009 5:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats to the committee! Great job, all your hard work has really paid off, for geocachers and the state of Minnesota too!
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minnesotabrad
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Joined: 03 Mar 2007

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 10, 2009 7:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great news!! I heard it from Centris on a facebook post. She is at this years event also and was excited about the announcement. Looking forward to it. Awesome job you all did!
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TheGilby4
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 10, 2009 9:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Huge congrats to all of the group that won the bid!
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CallMeB
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Joined: 21 Sep 2009

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 11, 2009 12:01 am    Post subject: Great News Reply with quote

Very Happy Good job, and thank you for all the hard work you put in to the bid.
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wywrdsn
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Joined: 11 Oct 2009

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 11, 2009 2:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wanted to say congrats to the winning bid by your group. We have met Nosnow and Shadow Friend along the way and are certain that they, and the other members of the group will do a great job.
I guess mark us down for two to attend (once the event is listed), as you stated in your proposal that you would bring people from Wisconsin in, well you are correct as we are from Milwaukee.
FYI the announcement is also up in the WGA forums

Best of Luck with the event
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Jam3s
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 11, 2009 2:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

CONGRATS EVERYONE! As always, I am willing to help with anything needed...
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minnstars
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 11, 2009 8:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow you should be very proud! MEGA! ... MEGA!! ... MEGA!!! Very Happy
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speedysk1
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 11, 2009 9:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Way to go! Congrats!
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sir_zman
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 11, 2009 10:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very exciting news!!
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