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Announcing our location for our 13th Anniversary in 2014

Yelenia Hylraren

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I am pleased to announce that Tree al’Rotture and Atreyu's bid of
[size=+2]Los Angeles[/size]
has been selected as our next Anniversary Party location.​

We had 3 bids and a very difficult decision to make. We try very hard to keep events in North America moving (check our our map!) from one region to the next - and while we've used LA as a port for our 2007 Fall Ball, we haven't had an official event in California! In addition to the many airports, providing ease of travel to the event, the Los Angeles area boasts some beautiful scenery and lots of fun things to do. Currently we are exploring options at the Coptic Village in Big Bear Lake.

I'm very excited that Tar Valon will be able to host an event in Califoria, and I expect this to be an amazing event!

As tower funding allows, we're looking to lock in dates and a site quickly, so stay tuned for details!

Here's a sampling of activities to consider from the bid:

Located actually out in the San Bernardino National Forest, Big Bear is a virtual playground for the Los Angeles Basin where temperatures drop as the elevation climbs and the urban jungles give way to wooded mountain sides, lake fronts, and generally picturesque natural landscapes. The nearby city of Big Bear has a population well under 10,000 inhabitants and the area is scattered with campsites, including group campsites that hold numerous perfect opportunities for the TarValon.Net community.

Big Bear, as an area, is defined not by its city however but instead by its breathtaking natural features; namely Big Bear Lake. This is the largest recreation lake in Southern California, stretching about seven miles and growing to a full mile in width at its widest section. Recreation in the area includes skiing and snowboarding, fishing, hiking, horseback riding conoeing, and of course camping.

Activities (museums, sites, and other touristy things to do in the area):
For members wishing to spend a few extra days in the Los Angeles area there is no shortage of activities to keep them exceptionally busy.

Museums: The Getty and the Getty Villa are both world-class art museums and beyond paying for parking they are both free and either can easily take up to a full day. The Hammer museum at UCLA offers rotating exhibits feature themes from art to history and has weekly free days. Anyone interested in aquariums should check out the Long Beach Aquarium for a great chance to see aquatic seascapes and even pet jellyfish, sting rays and sharks! Additionally there are countless art museums and galleries, as well as museums featuring cultural experiences, historical information, and a variety of other topics.

Theme Parks: Disneyland may be the most famous of the region’s theme parks, but it is by far not the only option. Close by Knotts BerryFarm and down near San Deigo Lego Land offer fun family oriented entertainment. The roller coaster lovers SixFlags Magic Mountain cannot be beat! For those wanting to experience the best of theme parks and aquariums, checking out Sea World down in San Diego isn’t too far - and they just had a new baby Orca in February 2013!

Hollywood Attractions: Universal Studios offers the best of both theme parks and hollywood as the exciting tour is actually the famous ride where Jaws attacks! A drive up to the Griffith Park Observatory in the Hollywood Hills is more than just a neat (and free) observatory- its one of the absolute best places in the city to snap a picture of yourself and the Hollywood sign. Those wanting a more movie-based studio experience can check out the tours at any of the studios, including Paramount Studios where they can check out the New York Backlot and travel across the country right here in LA. Or, with a little luck and coordination tapings of sitcoms, late night shows like Conan O’Brien, or even the Price is Right are available to visitors. Night owls will also want to check out the famous Hollywood Cemetery at night. Plus anyone visiting Hollywood can check out the Hollywood Walk of Fame to find their favorite actors and stars.


We look forward to seeing folks in Los Angeles in Spring 2014!
 

Ilyana Mandorallen

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This is exciting! :D
 

Ariadne Davion

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EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!! WE GOT IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :joy :pleased-1:
 
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Awesome! Great news for Europeans, too. It's one of the easiest American cities to fly to from Europe. :pleased-1:
 

Elorenya d'Rahien

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Woohoo! West coast, best coast, etc, etc. :D
 

Nymala Ingasy

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Cool!
 

Vallah al'Dera

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I told the hubby "Guess what, Anni is going to be in LA!" he says "ok, in the same state as us, there is no way your not going is there?" :laugh:

It works out though, cause we have been meaning to visit family in that area. :D
 
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So cool!!!! I was JUST in Mojave and Boron near North Edwards Air Force base last Thanksgiving to visit my fiance family! Its a wonderful area! Big Bear lake is supposed to be AMAZING! and that Village looks STUNNING!!!!!! Lets Party!
 

Azi al'Thone

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Someone told me there's a girl out there with love in her eyes and flowers in her hair.

This is really exciting, I know the west coast has been waiting for an Anni for a long time :D And hopefully we can get it... because AAAAAH LEGO LAND!!!!!!!!!! :D ROLLER COASTERS! LAKES! FOOD! :look:

Oh and is "horseback riding canoeing" riding a horse that's on a canoe? 'Cause I'm totally effing doing that (eh?).
 

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Don't forget the beaches... March is usually a bit cold for em.. but don't forget them :)

I am sooooooo excited by this. :) Anni in my home state can not be better, and Big Bear Lake is indeed a very very beautiful location!
 

Nandi el'Shahir

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:D I am really looking forward to this
 

Alwyn da'Cara

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I am totally trying to get there!!
 

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I'm starting to save up now!

Arie I will be crashing your place if I manage to make it.
 

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I am so there, with Medieval Times, Disneyland, and all sorts of fun! :D:D:D:D

I can't wait!
 

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We can carpool Ivanor Gaidin! Or carpool to the airport anyway. ;)
 
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