The 2nd annual instant film fans gathering.
For those of you who missed it last year, a few of us are getting together at Katzs Deli for the 2nd annual Polaroid Breakfast. Last year I wasn’t able to make it do to an airport security snafu but this year, unless the weather or security have it out for me again, I plan to be there.
We’ll be talking about all things Polaroid, from the recently announced The Impossible Project to what filters you might be using or where you’ve still been able to find some film. It should be a good times had by all, but mostly it’s just a chance to get together and meet up with other instant film fans.
You don’t need a camera, just an interest and a working alarm clock to get there by 9:00 a.m.
I don’t have any reservations as it’s meant to just be a small gathering, but there’s been a lot more interest over the past year, so if you could just RSVP in the comments below in case I end up needing to give them a heads up.
Bummed I’m going to miss it this year. Can’t wait to see the out put, though! (:
Hey Tom, this sounds like a lot of fun. Are there any tips on traveling with Polaroid film? I remember traveling with medium format and 35mm film in the past and there were special bags for it and/or you weren’t supposed to send it through the X-ray machines.
Any idea if unexposed Polaroid film has similar “gotchas” or anything like that?
I should be able to join you, as long as I can function at 9AM on a Saturday. Maybe I’ll pack my SX-70 for Austin, but I suppose it depends on how much other crap I need to bring.
@Jason Garber You know, I haven’t had trouble, but Mark Bixby mentioned something about it. I believe he just checks his bag with the film to avoid problems. I’ll see if I can find out more.
I’ll be there again! Last year was pretty fun, despite your conspicuous absence.
I have TSA hand check my film. I did have 4 packs that were ruined after going through the X-ray machine.
Also: I’ll be there! :D
Wow! Serendipitous… My girlfriend, who is always watching my back w/r/t these Internets, forwarded me this link.
A site I designed is up for an award at SXSW Interactive (Trevor Exter, CSS category) and I’ve been offered two free passes to attend the award ceremony.
AND I’m a week or two away from officially becoming the head of PolaPremium/Impossible Project in the USA. My partner and I are in the final stages of forming the company and signing contracts with Austria. We’ve been working with Doc in an unofficial capacity since early November 08 - just prior to the launch of PolaPremium…
It’s a case of all my various gigs coming together in a moment.
Sadly, I have no idea right now if I will be able to be in Austin for either this Polaroid Breakfast or SXSWi. In fact, I’m so unsure that I’ve put the word out to find a proxy to attend the award ceremony in my place so there’s at least someone to accept the award if (by very slim chance) I were to win…
Any of you folks want to attend SXSWi?
Regardless, I’d like to forward a small box of goodies for the breakfast attendees. Tom - can you email me please?
@Dave Bias Congrats! I’ll ask around and see if anyone still needs a ticket to SXSWi. I sent you an email too. It’d be great to get a few goodies for the breakfast. Thanks for the offer!
@Mark Bixby - Thanks for the tip. I’ll carry on a pack or two and maybe see about raiding a CVS in the Austin area for a stash.
Damnit Tom, I don’t get to Austin until Saturday late-afternoon! :( I propose a move to Sunday morning, sort of a “Worship at the Church of Polaroid” meet-up ;)
I’ll have my SX-70 with me on the trip, so if ya’ll have more free time, maybe we can do a Polaroid walk on Sunday or Monday?
Can wait to go
@Dan Rubin Shoot! Ha, and yeah we’ll definitely have to do a little photo walking at some point during SXSW.
I’ll be there. Anyone mind being interviewed for a documentary about Polaroid?
@Grant Hamilton Sweet! I’d be happy to be interviewed.
@Grant: I’d love to as well, if you’re willing to wait half a day until I arrive ;)
Bummed I will be missing it this year … although if Sara finds some cheap tickets maybe that will change.
Am definitely interested in attending as Polaroid is my medium of choice.
Hi! I’ve got the badge Dave Bias mentioned above, and I’d love to come! Love to see you all again and do some photo dorking out.
I love Katz’s, can’t wait for SXSW and this sounds like a blast! Still space available?
@Cynthia Lux I believe so! It’s nothing official at this point, but I did let the GM of Kat’s know that there might be a few more people then I was thinking. I doubt too many people will be packing the place at 9:00 a.m.
Change of plans: I changed my flight to Friday, so I’ll be at the breakfast :) Thank goodness Southwest doesn’t have change-fees…
@Dan Rubin Sweet!
I think I’ll try to make this, even though I don’t have a Polaroid. I am interested and Katz’s has some AWESOME beef bacon! :)
RSVP’ing, just in case!
Yes I’d like to come thanks (2 of us)
I’d like to come! Damiano
Thanks for RSVPing! I’m not sure how much space we’re going to have, but I let Katz’s Deli know we’re coming!
I’ll be there! With a friend :)
Cool. I’ll definitely be coming, and bringing a couple of friends too.