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    Marty Sklar - Pop Culture Talks at EMP in Seattle

    Greetings!

    Marty Sklar has been touring about the country giving a presentation on what he has coined "Mickey's Ten Commandments of Imagineering". His tour brought him to Seattle last night and our own Mellonballer insightfully called an all-area Washington Mice Chat meet for this wonderful event.

    I have pictures of the meet and of us with Marty Sklar as we were politely asked not to take any video or pictures of any kind during the presentation.

    On to the pictures!

    Mellonballer was actually first to arrive, but had wandered off by the time I got there. The first person I actually met (as I had never been to a meet of any kind myself) was Llebreknit....



    Now to be fair, Mellonballer was not far behind... nor were the absolutely fabulous and evil chocolate chip cookies (as promised and so ably demonstrated by Llebreknit above)....



    The Shirt, The Shirt!!

    We were soon joined by jurgenb52, looking very dashing



    and a perfect photo prospect for those Seattle Institute of Art students looking for a stranger to shoot (er, that is to photograph). Hey! It doesn't get any stranger that this.....



    Kidding! It's TinkerMonkey followed by SimplyMad and Ykiki.



    "So let me get this straight InspiredByWalt, you took your family to a gas station to wait for a bus???"

    "It was a Disney bus.... sigh..."



    Show me the cookies!!!

    We wandered inside, and took our seats in the theatre.

    We wait so patiently for the magic to begin, in great anticipation of some serious knowledge being dropped on us. It's an electric moment....



    ... and TinkerMonkey is on the phone to PezzLightyear. "You'll never guess where we are!" Neener!



    Hey Mellonballer, can I please have the cookie recipe????

    After the presentation, we stood in line to get a few moments with Mr. Sklar, who was gracious enough to stand for photos and sign autographs. A very generous and patient man.

    He presented for about an hour, then took questions and really seemed like he would have stood there all night answering our questions, but his voice was wearing out.

    By the time I got up to him, I thanked him for his contribution to my family's love of all things Disney....



    And then, mugged for the camera!



    as did micsgal...




    and Mellonballer...



    Group shot!



    Front row (l-r): Mellonbaler, jurgenb52
    Second row: Llebreknit; TinkerMonkey, Marty Sklar; micsgal
    Back row: InspiredByWalt, Ykiki, SimplyMad

    We then went outside and talked for at least another 30-45 minutes. I could have stood there all night, but this is Seattle and when the sun goes down, it gets COLD! (Wait.... did he say sun?)

    As I stated earlier in the post, this was my very first meet and I'll have to admit to being a bit shy at first. However, with the great love that we all share of the Mouse, it was very easy to relax and enjoy a wonderful evening with 7 of the latest additions to my 12 step program ("Hi, I'm InspiredByWalt, and I love the Mouse")
    "Fire at will, boys!"

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    Re: Marty Sklar - Pop Culture Talks at EMP in Seattle

    Great job! Yes as you can tell the cookies were very good!

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    Re: Marty Sklar - Pop Culture Talks at EMP in Seattle

    Quote Originally Posted by InspiredByWalt View Post
    By the time I got up to him, I thanked him for his contribution to my family's love of all things Disney....



    And then, mugged for the camera!

    I was on the side of InspiredByWalt and could see his face as he met Marty, it was a magical moment.

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    Re: Marty Sklar - Pop Culture Talks at EMP in Seattle

    ^ Ahhh. Gawrsh!

    I was just thinking when I got up there that here, standing with me was the one live link to Walt. Lots of people on the boards post things like "Walt would have said this" or "Walt wouldn't have liked that". Well, here's the one guy that can tell you exactly what Walt said or what he thought about certain things, because he was standing with him when it was said.

    BTW - SimplyMad, it was so fun talking with you and Steve last night!
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    Re: Marty Sklar - Pop Culture Talks at EMP in Seattle

    Drat! You made me lose my exclusivity clause from my report!! Curses!!

    Thanks for the extra report and the fun last night. I was giggling as I shared your Pirates premiere story with my hubby. And I think my feet (silly me wore sandals) are still frozen from last night!!
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    Re: Marty Sklar - Pop Culture Talks at EMP in Seattle

    Quote Originally Posted by tinkermonkey View Post
    Drat! You made me lose my exclusivity clause from my report!! Curses!!

    Thanks for the extra report and the fun last night. I was giggling as I shared your Pirates premiere story with my hubby. And I think my feet (silly me wore sandals) are still frozen from last night!!
    So sorry about your exclusivity, I was only following the "where is the love" commandment (is that number 11?).

    I told the pirates premier story to my work buddies at lunch. They just stared at me with blank faces.....
    "Fire at will, boys!"

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    Re: Marty Sklar - Pop Culture Talks at EMP in Seattle

    I love all these WA trip report threads. Before you know it we'll have more than the Nemo Sub Voyage.

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    Re: Marty Sklar - Pop Culture Talks at EMP in Seattle

    Quote Originally Posted by Melonballer View Post
    I love all these WA trip report threads. Before you know it we'll have more than the Nemo Sub Voyage.
    Dude! Cha!

    Seriously, there were only 8 of us and two are married, so how many reports can we really make in comparison to every "OMG! They changed ____ at NEMO!" (which in turn makes us up here in the NW drool that folks are there enough to notice even the little changes). I mean, at the most, we could get 9 TR's (and that is only if PEZZ becomes a totally complete Trip-report HO and does one too!)
    I love my awesome crazy wonderful friends!!

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    Re: Marty Sklar - Pop Culture Talks at EMP in Seattle

    Quote Originally Posted by tinkermonkey View Post
    I mean, at the most, we could get 9 TR's (and that is only if PEZZ becomes a totally complete Trip-report HO and does one too!)
    I'd love to see a Pezz Trip report. First there would be a picture of him answering the phone. Then a picture of him saying hello. Then of him googling Sklar.

    It could be awesome.

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    Re: Marty Sklar - Pop Culture Talks at EMP in Seattle

    You guys looked like you had such a great time. Great report!!

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    Re: Marty Sklar - Pop Culture Talks at EMP in Seattle

    Oh my northwestern friends.......I am so sad that I wasn't able to make it last night!!!! It looks so fun. I should have sent along a cardboard stand up of myself to put in the photos! Great report.

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    Re: Marty Sklar - Pop Culture Talks at EMP in Seattle

    Quote Originally Posted by Melonballer View Post
    I'd love to see a Pezz Trip report. First there would be a picture of him answering the phone. Then a picture of him saying hello. Then of him googling Sklar.

    It could be awesome.
    Shhh...don't give him any ideas! His creativity flows better when he is faced with nothing and has to make something of it.

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    Re: Marty Sklar - Pop Culture Talks at EMP in Seattle

    Quote Originally Posted by InspiredByWalt View Post
    I told the pirates premier story to my work buddies at lunch. They just stared at me with blank faces.....
    And this is the story of my life.

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    Re: Marty Sklar - Pop Culture Talks at EMP in Seattle

    Quote Originally Posted by Simply Mad View Post
    And this is the story of my life.
    Amen!!!!!! That would have been the look I'd have received too. Of course, when they need DL tips...it's open season to ask me!!!!!!!!!!

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    Re: Marty Sklar - Pop Culture Talks at EMP in Seattle

    Quote Originally Posted by I Heart Disneyland View Post
    Amen!!!!!! That would have been the look I'd have received too. Of course, when they need DL tips...it's open season to ask me!!!!!!!!!!
    Of course! "Oh, go ask Rich, he's your man for all that stuff!"
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