[December 31, 2003, TGN, Arlington Heights, IL] 30 people showed up – which is very good. Charissa came from Indianapolis and Chloe came from Madison. A whole bunch of people from the local scifi cons came. Also, Merobel (previous work) and two of her friends came, so that was great. This is Jessica’s (aka Crow’s) last party for a while, she is joining the USAF. I can go on and on but I don’t want to bore you, so go check out the pics! Party went to 4:00am… The official eZine-TGN Party Rating is in: 8 out of 10.
22nd Annual New Year’s Eve Party – 2003
[December 31, 2002, TGN, Arlington Heights, IL] 39 people showed up – which is a record for the “house” parties. Of course, the record holder is still 80+ people at Don Moy’s restaurant a long time ago… The party lasted until 4:45am -although I pulled the plug on the web cams at 3:45am. We had three cams again, but Cam3 (KitchenCam) fritzed out during the night. Oh well. Bunch of people came, including new faces I invited from the local scifi convention scene (courtesy of Bondo, but that’s another long story). The official eZine-TGN Party Rating is in: 9.5 out of 10.
21st Annual New Year’s Eve Party
[December 31, 2001, TGN, Arlington Heights, IL] Two dozen people showed up. Party was hopping till 3:00am. Jeff Moy even showed up this time! Hector and Renata dropped in. And, I finally got a picture of Matt and Pia, so they can now officially quit griping that their pics are not on the net! Now the technical stuff… It was a three web-cam event. Cam1 and Cam3 were 3Com low-lux USB cams. They were great. Cam2 was one of those widely advertised X10 wireless cams – they are junk: focus is hideous, no field depth and absolutely horrible quality. Oh well. Also tried out my new ice-cooled chemical fog machine. The fog actually rolls on the floor, until the “fog” reaches room temperature, then it disperses into the whole room. Dry ice is much better (of course dry ice costs a heck of a lot more). The official eZine-TGN Party Rating is in: 6 out of 10.
20th Annual New Year’s Eve Party
[December 31, 2000], 2000: TGN, Arlington Heights, IL] The party was 30 people strong with about a dozen more coming and going throughout the night. The party lasted the longest ever. The mess created was almost record breaking too. We had midnight dry ice fog as usual (captured by Steve Kraus). The official eZine-TGN Party Rating is in: 8.0 out of 10.
New Year’s Eve Party – 2000
[December 31, 1999: TGN, Arlington Heights, IL] Well, due to the 1999 computer “hoax”, most of my friends and acquaintances were stuck at work at midnight on December 31, 1999, so only a handful (like 8 people) showed up. But, the party did go on for a while. The live webcam feed was up until 3:30 pm. (Next year’s party, the real turn of the century on December 31, 2000 should be a lot more fun, especially in my new condo I will be getting…) And, the official eZine-TGN Party Rating is in: 4.0 out of 10
18th Annual New Year’s Eve Party 1999