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Offline GadzookaBoy

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Sorry if this is the wrong place to ask this but ...

As the subject title says : In 2002 Char-Boy had a Wacky Get-Together in Philly.

Who (if anyone) is still active and on the board here that was at that party ?

I had a great picture of almost everyone at the party, but since then I had a few hard drive meltdowns and that picture is long gone.

The pic was circulated over and over, one version even had everyone's board names on it.

The party coincided with the Fall Philly Show that year. I remember some of us trading in the lobby guest area of the hotel some of us stayed at.

I was wondering who was still around that was there then.
Also if that picture is around too.
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Re: Question - In 2002 Char-Boy had a Wacky Get-Together in Philly.
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2017, 08:05:31 PM »
Are you referring to October 2005?

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Re: Question - In 2002 Char-Boy had a Wacky Get-Together in Philly.
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2017, 08:20:28 PM »
Are you referring to October 2005?
No sir .. the 2002 one.
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Re: Question - In 2002 Char-Boy had a Wacky Get-Together in Philly.
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2017, 08:52:40 PM »
I wasn't at the 2005 Party I was well into my Funko obsession by then ..  ;D

the 2K2 Philly Gathering smaller I believe then 2005.
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Re: Question - In 2002 Char-Boy had a Wacky Get-Together in Philly.
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2017, 11:01:29 PM »
I believe this is a photo of the 2002 gathering. 



And this one from 1999




You can use the Wayback Machine to view and use Greg's archived website from the past. 

Go here   https://archive.org/web/   and then enter his website address   http://www.wackypackages.org/

Select a year and then click on a highlighted date, to go to Greg's archived webpages. Tons of great information. 

I found these photos on a link called "Photo Scrap Book" in the "Miscellaneous" section from September 24th, 2005


 

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Re: Question - In 2002 Char-Boy had a Wacky Get-Together in Philly.
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2017, 11:13:24 PM »
I was there for both 2002 shows.  The show would have still been in Pennsauken, and the hotel in Mt. Laurel.

In the 2002 photo, I'm the one in the lower right-hand corner.  In the 1999 pic, I'm standing directly behind the Shoe.

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Re: Question - In 2002 Char-Boy had a Wacky Get-Together in Philly.
« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2017, 07:33:58 AM »
yes !! The top one is from 2K2 .. Plastered with a glassful of JD in the back ..  ;D

There was a better picture with everyone facing towards the camera though. I did look on the old forum last night, and all the posts have expired. The better picture someone had tagged with everyone's forums names way back when.
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Re: Question - In 2002 Char-Boy had a Wacky Get-Together in Philly.
« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2017, 11:11:18 AM »
yes !! The top one is from 2K2 .. Plastered with a glassful of JD in the back ..  ;D

There was a better picture with everyone facing towards the camera though. I did look on the old forum last night, and all the posts have expired. The better picture someone had tagged with everyone's forums names way back when.








In the "02" photo, The guy at the top with the glasses and long hair I believe is Bob Conway who was an advertiser in many of the Wrapper issues for many yrs.

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Re: Question - In 2002 Char-Boy had a Wacky Get-Together in Philly.
« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2017, 11:23:06 AM »
No sir .. the 2002 one.







I believe you can find a pic. of the "05" gathering in one of the old wrapper issues, In it I'm standing next to Brian L (Brute 88).

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Re: Question - In 2002 Char-Boy had a Wacky Get-Together in Philly.
« Reply #9 on: April 06, 2017, 11:59:28 AM »

In the "02" photo, The guy at the top with the glasses and long hair I believe is Bob Conway who was an advertiser in many of the Wrapper issues for many yrs.

Yep, that's correct. He pops in on the forum occasionally.


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Re: Question - In 2002 Char-Boy had a Wacky Get-Together in Philly.
« Reply #10 on: April 06, 2017, 12:19:51 PM »
I was there for both and including the 1999 gala at Jeff Weiss's house (as well as a few others).  I am in both of the pics that you posted (one, in the back row, and the other holding the artwork Swiss Fright).  Still here, and trying to make arrangements for the Philly Show, but being shut out of the Wacky Dinner due to no tickets available, I am not sure if it would be worth my while to come up from Florida.  Anyone have an extra ticket for sale???  It solidify me attending...
« Last Edit: April 06, 2017, 01:08:28 PM by BRUTE_88 »

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Re: Question - In 2002 Char-Boy had a Wacky Get-Together in Philly.
« Reply #11 on: April 06, 2017, 02:35:26 PM »
I believe this is a photo of the 2002 gathering. 

(Image removed from quote.)

And this one from 1999

(Image removed from quote.)


You can use the Wayback Machine to view and use Greg's archived website from the past. 

Go here   https://archive.org/web/   and then enter his website address   http://www.wackypackages.org/

Select a year and then click on a highlighted date, to go to Greg's archived webpages. Tons of great information. 

I found these photos on a link called "Photo Scrap Book" in the "Miscellaneous" section from September 24th, 2005

In the 1999 one, people wearing name tags?  Isn't this at someone's house?

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Re: Question - In 2002 Char-Boy had a Wacky Get-Together in Philly.
« Reply #12 on: April 06, 2017, 03:09:36 PM »
Yep, the '99 photo was taken in Jeff's house (strict "no shoes" rule... because his house was awesome!) I can't remember Jeff's last name off the top of my head, but his forum name was "Knuckles". He's the guy in shorts sitting on the floor. The amount of Wacky history that was in his house that weekend was mind boggling. His finished basement walls were lined with framed uncut sheets from every series from the '67 die-cut proof sheet, up to the 16th series. I have fond memories of that gathering. A group of us were chatting and trading Wacky Packages until 5:00 am... in my opinion, time we'll spent!

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Re: Question - In 2002 Char-Boy had a Wacky Get-Together in Philly.
« Reply #13 on: April 06, 2017, 03:15:18 PM »
This is a pretty awesome thread.  Always enjoy hearing about the pioneers of the modern Wacky hobby. 
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Re: Question - In 2002 Char-Boy had a Wacky Get-Together in Philly.
« Reply #14 on: April 06, 2017, 05:25:21 PM »
Heh, I wore the same shirt in both pictures, I guess I never left.  How weird that I didn't wear a bandache shirt.  Geeze,  I see Nelson there who remembers him?  I'm pretty sure I can name everybody in both pictures.
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Re: Question - In 2002 Char-Boy had a Wacky Get-Together in Philly.
« Reply #15 on: April 06, 2017, 05:47:25 PM »
I wasn't at either get-together ('99 or '02), but I was in the hobby in '02. Here's an '02 pic with everyone named:



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Re: Question - In 2002 Char-Boy had a Wacky Get-Together in Philly.
« Reply #16 on: April 06, 2017, 05:53:45 PM »
.. Plastered with a glassful of JD ..
That wouldn't narrow things down.  :P

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Re: Question - In 2002 Char-Boy had a Wacky Get-Together in Philly.
« Reply #17 on: April 06, 2017, 06:17:30 PM »
I wasn't at either get-together ('99 or '02), but I was in the hobby in '02. Here's an '02 pic with everyone named:



YES !! Thank you .. that was the good pic .. but I'm still not facing forward ..  :]
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Re: Question - In 2002 Char-Boy had a Wacky Get-Together in Philly.
« Reply #18 on: April 06, 2017, 07:21:28 PM »
Yep, that's correct. He pops in on the forum occasionally.







Does he log in with a Wacky name or just as a guest?

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Re: Question - In 2002 Char-Boy had a Wacky Get-Together in Philly.
« Reply #19 on: April 06, 2017, 07:37:52 PM »
Is Willie active on the forum anymore ?

I think I remember his eBay name, and saw he was selling some stuff from the Chrome series I was looking for.
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Re: Question - In 2002 Char-Boy had a Wacky Get-Together in Philly.
« Reply #20 on: April 06, 2017, 07:47:28 PM »
Is Willie active on the forum anymore ?

I think I remember his eBay name, and saw he was selling some stuff from the Chrome series I was looking for.




I'm pretty sure I attended the non-sport show in "02", But can't understand why I wasn't in this group photo.

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Re: Question - In 2002 Char-Boy had a Wacky Get-Together in Philly.
« Reply #21 on: April 07, 2017, 04:17:09 AM »
Are most people in those photos still on this forum?

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Re: Question - In 2002 Char-Boy had a Wacky Get-Together in Philly.
« Reply #22 on: April 07, 2017, 04:48:15 AM »
Are most people in those photos still on this forum?
No
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Re: Question - In 2002 Char-Boy had a Wacky Get-Together in Philly.
« Reply #23 on: April 07, 2017, 05:16:19 AM »
Argyropolous looks like a mental patient!

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Re: Question - In 2002 Char-Boy had a Wacky Get-Together in Philly.
« Reply #24 on: April 07, 2017, 05:17:06 AM »
I miss Jeff Weiss.

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« Reply #25 on: April 07, 2017, 05:28:52 AM »
In the 1999 picture who is that pictureed behind Fritos looking down whose face is buried
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Re: Question - In 2002 Char-Boy had a Wacky Get-Together in Philly.
« Reply #27 on: April 07, 2017, 07:37:33 AM »



I'm pretty sure I attended the non-sport show in "02", But can't understand why I wasn't in this group photo.

I remember you were there when we went out to eat once during the weekend.
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Re: Question - In 2002 Char-Boy had a Wacky Get-Together in Philly.
« Reply #28 on: April 07, 2017, 03:01:38 PM »
Does he [Bob Conway] log in with a Wacky name or just as a guest?
Isn't he Mashbox? or am I thinking of someone else?

Is/was Willie Shabas "Liptorn"? or, again, am I confused?
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Re: Question - In 2002 Char-Boy had a Wacky Get-Together in Philly.
« Reply #29 on: April 07, 2017, 03:04:52 PM »
Argyropolous looks like a mental patient!
LOL! We're all [close to] middle aged people collecting stickers. Aren't we all, to some extent?

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Re: Question - In 2002 Char-Boy had a Wacky Get-Together in Philly.
« Reply #30 on: April 07, 2017, 04:24:12 PM »
Bob Conway was Ghoul-Aid.

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Re: Question - In 2002 Char-Boy had a Wacky Get-Together in Philly.
« Reply #31 on: April 07, 2017, 08:21:43 PM »
LOL! We're all [close to] middle aged people collecting stickers. Aren't we all, to some extent?

Preach.
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Re: Question - In 2002 Char-Boy had a Wacky Get-Together in Philly.
« Reply #32 on: April 08, 2017, 03:53:48 AM »
Isn't he Mashbox? or am I thinking of someone else?

Is/was Willie Shabas "Liptorn"? or, again, am I confused?

Yes, Willie is Liptorn.

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Re: Question - In 2002 Char-Boy had a Wacky Get-Together in Philly.
« Reply #33 on: April 08, 2017, 11:12:01 AM »
I miss Jeff Weiss.
Same here, the blood that spilled from the dull Art Auction probably caused him to exit the hobby.  That event was a true education for him
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Re: Question - In 2002 Char-Boy had a Wacky Get-Together in Philly.
« Reply #34 on: April 08, 2017, 01:00:52 PM »
Same here, the blood that spilled from the dull Art Auction probably caused him to exit the hobby.  That event was a true education for him


Strange how the original art has so much lower a profile now than it did in those days.

 

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