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Ihateplastic


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The rumors are true... Largo and Bullwinkle are coming to your town!

Climbing legends Bullwinkle (Dean Fidelman) and Largo (John Long) are going on the road to showcase Dean's outrageous photos from the Stonemasters era. And to make it even better, John will be reading his yarns of the people, events and mishaps that made up one of the truly great time periods in the Valley.

For those of you who have seen some of Dean's work or heard John tell his tales you know what this event will be like... for those who have wanted to to see the pics and hear the stories ... now is the time!

Dean's will be signing copies of his new book, "The Stonemasters" as well as posters.

You do NOT want to miss this!

We will also have artifacts from the Stonemasters on display.

Tickets are $12

There will be a gear raffle as well as a book and poster signing.

Tickets are available NOW for the following cities:
Portland, OR
Bozeman, MT
Durango, CO
Los Angeles, CA
Los Altos Hills, CA (Bay Area)
Salt Lake City, UT
Yosemite Valley, CA
Eugene, OR
San Diego, CA
Golden, CO

Other dates to be announced soon in the following cities:
Seattle, WA
Sacramento, CA
Spokane, WA
Bend, OR
Boise, ID
Missoula, MT
Flagstaff, AZ
Santa Fe, NM
Jackson, WY
Santa Barbara, CA
San Luis Obispo, CA
Fresno, CA
Las Vegas, NV
Phoenix, AZ

And perhaps a few more west of the Rockies.

Later this year Eastern States dates will be announced as well as overseas dates.

ADVANCE TICKETS!!! http://www.shop.vershke.com




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Tour won't include any dates down under will it????


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Short answer... YES! But we need to finish the US first. What are the top five places we should go?


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Austin, TX


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Sydney, Melbourne,Brisbane,Perth,Adelaide.

Wicked!


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Just so there is no confusion... the top places in Australia. I have Austin, TX on the list and it will be anounced once we finalize all west coast dates.


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Righteous.

Confidential to my favorite RC.com elitists: There's room at my doublewide for you, your booze and your dogs!


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Don't forget about Pittsburgh


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Now who could forget Pittsburgh? I am putting together all the cities west of the Rockies and they will be announced in July.


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Ihateplastic wrote:
Now who could forget Pittsburgh? I am putting together all the cities west of the Rockies and they will be announced in July.

East of the Rockies amigo.

Make sure you hit DC.


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I must get more sleep... of course I mean EAST of the Rockies!


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getsomeethics wrote:
Sydney, Melbourne,Brisbane,Perth,Adelaide.

Wicked!

Don't forget the countries capital Canberra. A lot of climbers around here.


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Word!


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Add Olympia, WA to your tour list.
We've got the independent theater right in the middle of downtown.
Capitol Theater, Olympia WA


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Bridges Rock Gym has plenty of bike parking, and it's close to the El Cerrito Plaza BART station (take the Richmond Train.)






http://bridgesrockgym.com/?q=StonemastersTour

See you there!


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getsomeethics wrote:
Sydney, Melbourne,Brisbane,Perth,Adelaide.

Wicked!

Auckland, Christchurch, New Zealand Smile

If you do come to NZ, get in contact with the NZ Apline Club, they can organise everything from there.

www.aplineclub.org.nz


asiaclimber


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if you are heading to Oz, please swing threw Japan as well. You would def get a good showing in Tokyo at any of the pump gyms or Stone Magic.


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A regrettable but necessary decision regarding slideshows

This is an official post from The Vershke Group. Whack+Dangle and Simon King

After months of planning and the completion of several recent slideshows in Portland and Colorado it has become painfully obvious that I must cancel ALL future shows that I am producing. This decision is based solely on financial concerns.

I want to be CRYSTAL CLEAR that this decision is made by my business and myself personally. In NO WAY were ANY of the speakers responsible for this decision. Let me be clear that Glen Denny, John Bachar, Dean Fidelman, Mike Graham, John Long, Royal Robbins, Jim Donini and Dean Caldwell have been 100% supportive and helpful at every step of the way. They have all been a wonderful crew of people to be associated with both professionally and as fellow climbers. This decision is mine alone and should not reflect negatively on any of these fine people or their companies.

It was my intention all along that these shows would be first class; from the selection of speakers to the presentation venues, I wanted a show that the climbing community could be proud of. I may have set my aspirations too high. I spent many thousands of dollars pre-booking venues, marketing, travel, etc. in hopes of presenting the community with top-notch shows. This was never intended to be a huge money-making machine; but it did need to cover costs. Sadly, costs were not covered, attendance was minimal and a massive correction had to be made.

Let there be no confusion on two matters:

1. All individuals who purchased tickets and raffle tickets for all future shows will be fully reimbursed. The process of notifying every customer individually by e-mail (or post if we do not have an e-mail address) has begun and will be complete by July 6. Refunds will be completed no later than August 1.

2. The speakers I worked with have been stellar and my decision is not something that they had anticipated. Needless to say, I feel I have let these individuals down with this decision and for that I offer my public apology.

I want to extend my sincere happiness and satisfaction with the climbing community that has supported my efforts through purchased event tickets, show attendance and written word. Thanks! I triedÖ

Finally, why did this happen? Perhaps it was just a set of eyes that were too big. In my 30+ years as a businessman I have tasted great success and abject failure. In each case I was able to identify what worked and what didnít. I just didnít see this one coming. While some might argue it would be wrong to hide behind the state of the current economy, I believe it would be ignorant to ignore the effect a shrinking paycheck has on peopleís ability to spend money on slideshows. However, I should have foreseen that and planned accordingly.

If anyone has any question at all please contact me directly at simon(at)Vershke(dot)com.


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I don't get it! I mean how can a slide/lecture tour about the Stonemasters not draw crowds? Freakin' Lisa Rands (no disrespect to her, but she's no Bachar or Largo, in climbing lore, perspective, and personality) has a slideshow/lecture series that is drawing enough people to pay the bills.

Hire me on full time with a decent wage and I will sell the hell out of this show and make our heroes stories known to the masses, and more importantly the new generation of climbers oblivious to our sport's history.


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To paraphrase a younger climber I talked to a while ago "why do I care what a bunch of drug abusing deadbeats did back in the 70's?"


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