It's Saturday! Today is MegaMouseMeet day!
The day began with an early morning breakfast at Fresh (in the Dolphin) with the folks who have been on the AllEars team since, well just about the beginning.
Front Row: Debbie Koma, Deb Wills
Back Row: Jack Marshall, Dotti Saroufim, Gloria Konsler, Linda(Lou) Eckwerth
Missing from the photo is Andrea McKenna
After a great breakfast, it's off to the Dolphin's convention area to get ready for the MegaMouseMeet.
I let the folks on the AllEars team do all the set up. It's much better for everyone that way LOL.
Before the doors opened, I had a few minutes to wander around and say hello to the other webmasters, authors, podcasters, etc.
This is Trent Schwartz who has begun a new Disney social community. I have known Trent for, hmm, maybe 10 years? He started out as a Cast Member in Canada and we've kept in touch off and on through the years.
Here is 3/4 of the great WDW Today Podcast Team: Matt, Len and Mike Newell. No telling where Mr. Scopa is.
The MegaMouseMeet is very special for me. It's so so wonderful to meet all our readers and fans. Plus, I want everyone to meet the folks "Behind the Ears" who work so hard every day to bring you the best independent Disney website and newsletter available!
Also, I'd like to take this opportunity to thank all those who brought me special gifts.... from Pink Christmas Stockings, to donations to the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade, to those who made an extra effort to come by and say hello!
I wish I could include all of your photos here, but the blog would go on for days and days. Just know I so enjoyed seeing all of you - whether it was the first time or the 100th time.
In case you are wondering why these ladies have grins the size of the room, they won a special Dream and spent Saturday Night in Cinderella's Castle!!!!!!!! Way to go Kim!
One of the fun things having the website has enabled me to do is occasionally sprinkle some pixie dust on folks. Friday, I ran into Mark and Janice and invited them to be my guests at Sunday night's special IllumiNations Dessert Party!
Here is another friend I've known for many years, Crazy Hakim!!!!
And there was still more Pixie Dust in the air! Linda and James Dezern also became special guests of AllEars at the Sunday Night IllumiNations Dessert Party. Debbie Koma also got to sprinkle pixie dust on 3 other folks to attend the party as well (Photos of those folks are in Linda Mac's blog - link below).
Matt Pez is someone I met at the Celebration 25 events in Epcot on October 1st. He's wearing one of the VERY limited edition T-shirts that were available for purchase that day!
Here we are with some folks we've know for over 10 years, from the place where all this started - RADP (rec arts disney parks newsgroup). RADP was the first online Disney community...long before message boards and all the other websites really came of age. It's my roots, so to speak.
Again, my heartfelt thanks to the entire AllEars Team for all their hard work, day in and day out! (Missing from the photo is Andrea McKenna, Scott Thomas, Jack Spence, Amy Stoll, Cathy Bock, Lisa Berton, and Laura Gilbreath)
Many more photos of the Mega Mouse Meet are available:
Mike Scopa's blog
Linda Mac's blog
Barrie Brewer's blog
While LindaLou and I had lots of plans for Saturday evening, we decided to head back to the Boardwalk, order room service and make it an early evening. Sunday would begin bright and early!!!