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Disney Fans and Bloggers From NC Got Together For 1st 2719 Hyperion Sweatbox

On April 10, 2010 in Archdale, North Carolina the 1st 2719 Hyperion Sweatbox was held to bring together Disney Fans and Bloggers from all over North Carolina.

The event was organized by George Taylor of the Disney Blogs - 2719 Hyperion & Imaginerding , as well as, Jeff Pepper from 2719 Hyperion and George's brother Andrew Taylor from the Imaginerding site.

Although there were only 15 of us gathered for this initial meet, there was a good mix of Disney Blogs, Disney Podcasts, ex-Disney Cast Members, and Disney Fans represented.

George stated that once he realized how many Disney Blogs were being written by Disney Fans living in North Carolina he thought that it would be great if we could get together in person to interact and thus the idea for the meet, aka Sweatbox, was developed.

For those that must know - according the the folks at 2719 Hyperion:
"SWEATBOX was used as both a noun and a verb by Disney veterans. Originally, the sweatbox was a tiny room about the size of a closet. The closet became a makeshift projection room in the early thirties at the Hyperion studio site. Animators would sweat because of the closeness of the room and/or because of the anxiety of having their work analyzed and scrutinized. Even after the move to the Burbank studio and spacious projection rooms, the term sweatbox was still used. sweatbox became a verb When someone would sweatbox a work in progress or analyze it to see if it was ready to move on to the next stage of production."

From Working With Walt: Interviews with Disney Artists by Don Peri
After introductions, George and Jeff gave the initial presentation entitled: "Meet Buddy Robinson" which detailed Los Angeles in the 1920's and 1930's as we followed Walt Disney's and the Disney Studio's movements through those formative years.

Afterward, Jeff Crawford and Michael Crawford from Progress City, U.S.A. presented a humerous slideshow depicting their most recent trip to Walt Disney World.

Disney Blogs represented:

It was great to meet everyone that was at the 1st 2719 Hyperion Sweatbox and I look forward to the event growing and meeting even more Disney Fans and Bloggers.  It is fun to get together with other self professed Disney Geeks and share your experiences and knowledge.  It is amazing what you can learn about a topic that you are very familiar with.

Next 2719 Sweatbox
The next 2719 Hyperion Sweatbox has already been scheduled for Saturday June 12th at 6:00 pm at he Archdale, NC Public Library.  Visit: 2719 Hyperion Sweatbox for more information.

2 comments to "Disney Fans and Bloggers From NC Got Together For 1st 2719 Hyperion Sweatbox"

  1. Just wanted to drop in and say "hi" and thank you for coming to the Sweatbox meet.

    It was great meeting everyone.

    I hope it turns out to be the first of *many*.

  2. I'm so sorry I missed this. Next time, hopefully!

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