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CMPA's Moving to Third Saturday Painting - Denver CO

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I know that there was enough room for a D&D game on the same day, as my son's group is running there that afternoon. (It's a concluding session for the group he ran after school this last year.)

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Well, we are good then I expect once we fight through the crowd to get in. :D

 

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As my daughter is returning on the 13th, I'm not going to be able to join everyone.  Maybe July!

 

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I should be there!  I picked up a bunch of the Arena Rex figures at a Con last month and I could bring them if anyone wanted to check them out.

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Time for another reminder. Coming up this Saturday at 10:30 at Total Escape (see above).

 

Make sure it's on your calendar and hope to see you there.

 

I'm going to keep nagging until you (yes you hiding in the back there) come to paint with us. So that might as well be this month. ::D:

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Good to see everybody today. (We had over a dozen painters and monopolized three miniatures tables for painting today.)

 

Lots of fun and I hope to see you guys for the next session, which will be on the 15th of July.

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From Facebook:

 

"So, today I stopped by the local meetup of the Colorado Miniature Painting Alliance. I just walked by, but everyone was giving me kinda dirty looks so I quickly moved off. Has anyone been to a meetup like this? What are your experiences? (And here is my latest WiP)"

 

Kiiiiinda curious. Sounds like this guy was trying to join. ::(:

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We had more than a dozen people painting, about half of which were not regulars, so it's entirely possible that somebody walking by and not saying anything might not have been greeted. We usually do (IMHO) a pretty good job of saying hello to people who are showing any interest, but when things get really busy it's a bit harder.

 

I'm sorry he had that experience.

 

New/not regular people included: my son, Pegazus and his wife, Cyradis, Kristof, and probably at least one other that I'm forgetting. (Frankly, that's a much better job of remembering names/handles than I usually do. ::D:)

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Anything I can pass along for next time? Or I can direct him here?

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Primary recommendation would just be to say hello and mention that you're interested in painting. If we notice people who look interested, we'll typically reach out, but it can be very hard to notice that when there are 50 people in the store. I suspect that the massively increased foot traffic, especially before lunch, caused by Free RPG day didn't help yesterday.

 

We've pulled people in and offered them the use of paint and brushes if they're interested in the past (no guarantees that people will have extra stuff available, but it's happened more than once). But if you ask questions or introduce yourself, I can't recall a time when we've blown somebody off.

 

But please feel free to point people at this thread or send me a PM through this forum for more information. I'm always happy to see more people painting with us.

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I have GOT to attend one of these things... perhaps next month. If not for Free RPG Day, I'd have been all over it.

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1 hour ago, Aryanun said:

Anything I can pass along for next time? Or I can direct him here?

 

I think I saw him. At least one person walked by who looked like he had lost something on the tables, so I looked around trying to see what he maybe left. Turned back around and he was gone, and figured he didn't find what he was looking for.

 

That and I probably had my brows furrowed concentrating on not screwing up what I'd just done.

 

But, I've been in the same situation and done exactly what he did (retirement party for an older coworker; decided I didn't need a burger and beer). I'd suggest bringing in his paint kit rather than empty handed. Helps identify people wanting to paint.

 

If it helps, if he is still willing, some of us could send a picture of ourselves so they have at least a crack in any perceived wall. I'd be willing, although I'm not near regular enough. Might be doing something else at the next meet up.

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Yeah, can't say I saw him/her.  I know I talked to a least a couple new folks who were interested in joining, and they seemed enthusiastic.  Communication is a 2-way street, and we can't always see everyone all the time.  The store was busy, and so was our meetup.  It has been a long time since we have had that many folks there.  Good time.  I am sad some one was interested and didn't engage us.

20 hours ago, Aryanun said:

From Facebook:

 

"So, today I stopped by the local meetup of the Colorado Miniature Painting Alliance. I just walked by, but everyone was giving me kinda dirty looks so I quickly moved off. Has anyone been to a meetup like this? What are your experiences? (And here is my latest WiP)"

 

Kiiiiinda curious. Sounds like this guy was trying to join. ::(:

 

I find it a bit odd that two 2 table of 16 each of us was giving him dirty looks.

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On 6/8/2017 at 11:43 AM, Mckenna35 said:

I should be there!  I picked up a bunch of the Arena Rex figures at a Con last month and I could bring them if anyone wanted to check them out.

It was good to meet you and your wife. Sorry I was so distracted. Would have loved to see the Arena figures.

I think I know who this was. He wandered around the tables looking at the figures. I said hi, but was trying to pack up my stuff at the time. :(

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10 minutes ago, SirLarpsAlot said:

It was good to meet you and your wife. Sorry I was so distracted. Would have loved to see the Arena figures.

I think I know who this was. He wandered around the tables looking at the figures. I said hi, but was trying to pack up my stuff at the time. :(

 

While I was there, my wife wasn't, so I'm pretty sure you have me confused with someone else.  Since I hadn't heard anything from anyone, I left the Arena figs at home.  Maybe next month.  :)

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