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Old 2018-08-12, 11:27 PM   #17
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Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: El Dorado Hills, CA
Age: 57
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Originally Posted by onebadjesus View Post
Yeah I'm in my 29th year of getting better. You should check out Orcas. I'm trying to set up some smaller group rides here. MT. Constitution is 2409....
At Unicon 11 we had a group uni ride on Bainbridge Island. I know that's not Orcas, but close. It was a really nice experience, including the ferry to get there, and nice to do some non-competitive events at any uni convention. I hope we can do more at future conventions, and will try to help with this process.
Originally Posted by napalm View Post
Soooo..... now that UNICON is over, anyone have any details as to where the next one will be held?
According to the IUF Board, at the IUF Meeting in Ansan (which was attended by maybe 25 people?), they are working with an organizing team in Brixen/Bressanone, Italy. It's not all worked out yet. There was also work on a location in Germany, but that couldn't be worked out. Hosting an event like Unicon is like putting on a mini-Olympics with a tiny budget. It can be extremely hard to line up sufficient facilities for all of the different events. Not only do large unicycle conventions require a huge amount of volunteer help, orgainzing them involves a ton of work.

I hope Brixen will work out for two reasons:
  1. I loved Italy in 2012 and would happily return anytime, even to exactly the same facilities. The town was great, has fabulous mountains all around, and the 2012 organizers did an amazing job.
  2. If it doesn't we don't have a Unicon 20
While your Unicon registration may seem a little expensive, that money is easily soaked up by all the million little things that need to be lined up and ready for such an event to take place. If you're in a position to help the IUF work on future convention locations, please do!

We await official word...
John Foss

"Who is going to argue with a mom who can ride a unicycle?" -- Forums member "HiMo"
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