Registered: August 14, 2003 Location: Belle Plaine, Kansas Posts: 877
Sun, Aug 08, 2004 @ 1:10 PM
Sorry...there is an yahoo group that forms during regular convention for those not able to go. This is the 'goodie' box that we could receive. The group forms up 2-3 months prior to convention and has swaps, classes, rooms in the VC hotel with roomies and all kinds of carrying on. It is lots of fun! There will be no Rocks Boxes available until 2005 so make a note and come join us next year for a Virtual Convention.
I'm actually one of the organizers/moderators for the VC group so I can answer your questions.
VC started five years ago as part of another yahoogroups list for Stampin'Up! demos. We originally called ourselves the 'NCGers' (Non-Convention-Goers) and would send posts commiserating about what we were 'missing' at the convention. Over time, we created our own list, the VC_Rocks list (the list is closed right now as we prepare for VC 2005).
We haven't decided yet when registration for VC2005 will begin, but once we announce it, word will get out.
You don't have to be a Stampin'Up! demonstrator to join, but there are certain swaps that are only open to demos (catalog pre-order swaps, for example).
As for the 'Rocks Box', the contents vary from year to year, so this photograph does not represent what will be in the box for next year. One should *not* expect to receive only SU things in the box, though. The VC Coordinators aren't independently wealthy, and since VC is open to non-SU demos, we don't feel it necessary to include SU goodies exclusively (some people whine and complain about this, but we stand firm in our policy to include all kinds of goodies).
Hope this helps some?
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