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JAX Expo 2017 - Postponed
« on: January 17, 2017, 02:18:34 PM »
Sorry for the slow response to all of the questions about JAX 2017.  For this year we were looking at a much bigger venue and signed a contract for the first weekend of March at a new location with more than 5 times as much space as our previous events.  Unfortunately, because of a variety of issues we have decided to postpone the show.  We are still looking at making it happen sometime in the future but we don’t have a timeline as of right now. 

We do want to thank everyone for their continued support and understanding and we will post updates as we know more.   
 
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Re: JAX Expo 2017 - Postponed
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2017, 02:31:27 PM »
I can't imagine all the time and work it takes to put on one of these shows and do it right.  You and Steve with help from others have done an amazing job.  Your show will be missed by many but it is certainly understandable why it is being postponed.

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Re: JAX Expo 2017 - Postponed
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2017, 07:39:53 AM »
Love this show - hopefully you will be able to bring it back sometime in 2017?

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Re: JAX Expo 2017 - Postponed
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2017, 10:42:23 AM »
Planning a show is a massive investment so best to wait a bit then rush into something that may be problematic.

I've enjoyed the shows you've done thus far and i'm sure when you do the next one it will be equally awesome.. can't wait!

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Re: JAX Expo 2017 - Postponed
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2017, 11:06:01 AM »
I'll be there whenever it happens.

Thanks for al the work you do.

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Re: JAX Expo 2017 - Postponed
« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2017, 09:05:33 PM »
Groovy, I look forward to winning the tournament at the next one :)
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Re: JAX Expo 2017 - Postponed
« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2017, 09:46:28 AM »
Any update on 2018?
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Re: JAX Expo 2017 - Postponed
« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2017, 12:51:27 PM »
We were working towards a show in early 2018 at a new venue but due to some changes in their management the rate went up significantly before we could lock it in place.  The new price was enough that we had to step back and reevaluate, so for now there isn't anything in place as we look for other options.   
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Re: JAX Expo 2017 - Postponed
« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2017, 07:15:36 PM »
DANG IT!  Find 5-10 acres open area, with water/power, with a super large tent.  We can build the rest...
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Re: JAX Expo 2017 - Postponed
« Reply #9 on: January 19, 2018, 01:39:53 PM »
Obligatory 2 month status bump

Really hoping you guys can pull this off at UNF!  That's about 2 miles away from me.  :D

I can't imagine there's much that I can help with, but if there is anything, let me know!

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Re: JAX Expo 2017 - Postponed
« Reply #10 on: January 21, 2018, 09:46:21 AM »
Some things have changed that might lean towards a show happening so Steve and I are going to get together and discuss it again.  Still, at this point there is no show but at least we're looking to see what it will take. 

Thanks for the offer of help though as a big part of any future JAX will be a bigger pool of volunteers.  I'm sure all of the other show organizers will say the same thing: its is a gigantic effort taking months of work and it puts a lot of stress on family and already busy schedules.   
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Re: JAX Expo 2017 - Postponed
« Reply #11 on: January 21, 2018, 03:55:00 PM »
I’m happy to volunteer in whatever capacity the team needs.


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