You ride out as fast as the wind can carry you. You tell the other clans to come.
Issue 4
April 29th, 2014

Meet Up Fund

We need your support: To help with the group costs of running the event, as in the past, the planning team will be requesting that everyone chip in to pay for AvatarMeet 2014. Unlike for-profit conventions, AvatarMeet is all about us fans getting together, there's no money in this for anyone; but the activities do cost us a little to arrange. This year the meetup fee goes towards a number of items, including but not limited to, the following:
  • Meet-up Survival Guide
  • Name badges
  • Hotel meeting room rental
  • Equipment hire for Na'vi Classes
  • And of course exclusive T-shirts!
As with AvatarMeet 2012 in Seattle, the required donation to attend the meetup will be $40, which will allow us to cover the operating costs. Historically some have chosen to donate more, and that is always welcome to help with things that inevitably pop up beyond our budget.

We will be using PayPal to collect the funds through to prevent the planning team having to float the cost of the meetup on our personal credit cards. Payment is due by May 29, to give the planning team time to budget resources. Once payment has been received, we'll note it in your profile. If you have any questions, please contact Mikko who is acting as treasurer.

Click here to donate now!

T-Shirt Competition

Your Chance to contribute to AvatarMeet history: This year we are bringing back the AvatarMeet T-Shirt competition! This is your opportunity to exercise your creative skills and come up with a design for the Meet Up T-Shirts. The simple guidelines for designs are as follows:
  • Theme: Links the tag line with the location and studio visit.
  • Less colors is better for T-shirt printing.
  • The base color of the shirt is up to the designer, it doesn't have to be black!
  • Either vector graphics, or at least 300dpi resolution for printing.
  • The back of the shirt will sport the AvatarMeet 2014 logo, however feel free to do something creative with it if you like!
Closing date for entries is Monday May 19th 2014. After which they will be posted for the community to vote for their favorite. Voting will be open for 1 week only. After that the winner will be announced.

If you have an idea for a design, but could use some help realizing it; post what you've got and team up with one of the many artists in the community to flesh it out.

To enter, simply respond to one of the contest threads on or with your design before May 19th.

You must be registered to attend AvatarMeet 2014 by the May 29th deadline to receive one of these exclusive T-shirts.

AvaterMeet 2014 is coming together, are you ready?

Only 1 month to go until the closing date for registering your attendance at AvatarMeet 2014 and get your hotel room booked! Yeah, time is ticking by and so if you still need to register or book a hotel room now is the time to do it.

In this newsletter you will find loads of information about AvatarMeet 2014 and some of the activities we are planning. We also need your help to arrange ground transport for the group.

You will also read Na'vi classes that are being planned with Karyu Pawl, how we are going to help Eywa, and an opportunity for you to be part of AvatarMeet history. So delve in!

Registration deadline!

Register now, or you will not be able to visit Lightstorm: In order to ensure that we have an accurate number on who will be attending AvatarMeet 2014, and therefore the studio visit, the planning team cannot stress how important it is that everyone is registered on and keeps their profile up to date. So if you have booked your hotel but not registered, or you are bringing a partner of friend along, everyone coming must be registered by May 29th 2014.

While you're at it, check that your T-shirt size is right, and that you've indicated your ground transport status. We prefer to spend our time planning fun activites instead of guessing who's coming!

Also, if you aren't going to be joining us at the studio (for example you will be unable/unwilling to sign the Non-Disclosure Agreement), please indicate so in the "notes" field in your profile as the numbers for that visit are very important for Lightstorm Entertainment to plan our visit.


Na'vi 103

Time to increase your Na'vi skills: The Planning team would like to, once again, extend an "irayo nìtxan" to Karyu Pawl, who has very kindly offered to continue the Na'vi lessons at AvatarMeet with a 'Na'vi 103 class' that will build upon material covered at AvatarMeets 2012 and 2013. To help people catch up, he will also give another refresher class for everyone interested, in a similar informal format as at last year's meet up in Shenandoah.

If you would like to brush up on your Na'vi, Karyu Pawl has his own blog called On there you will find video tutorials taken from Na'vi Class 101 from Seattle and Class 102 given in Shenandoah.

If you would like to see the informal refresher class that was held in Shenandoah you will find it in this video from  AvatarMeet 2013.

Ground Transport

The Clan has got to travel: A number of the event venues in LA will be some distance from the hotel. And unless you have an Ikran handy (please see us about Ikran Parking) that's going to mean wheels to places the public transit can't reach..

Arranging ground transport for the group of this size on a budget is a 2 step process:

Step 1 is finding out who already has a vehicle or a ride, and maximizing the resources we have. To that end, please
update your profile to indicate if you have a ride with someone else or of your own, and if you have any space for passengers between the hotel and event venues, or if you are looking for a ride. The sooner we have this information, the sooner we can progress to step 2.

If you have space in your vehicle, help out a fellow clan member and offer them a spot.

If we're lucky, we won't need step 2, which involves renting a passenger van or two for the event. If we don't have enough vehicles for everyone, then we'll be asking for a volunteer or two to drive a van. If you're interested, please contact a member of the planning team.

Helping Eywa

Time for us to give back: We all know that we have a responsibility to look after our beautiful planet.  It is a message that is at the heart of Avatar.  So for this meet up we are looking to do just that. One of the events is if for us to attend a nature conservation area and contribute to habitat restoration.

The details are being finalized, but this will be an opportunity for us all to contribution to helping a volunteer organization preserve an protect our surroundings. The intent is that it will suit all levels of involvement and also make an enjoyable time with nature that we came all come away from knowing that we have contributed.

More details will be posted soon, stay tuned!

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