After some discussion of the various options, I've booked the "Masquerade Suite" for Saturday night in the Rio hotel exclusively for a TFW prop party. Let's fête the 50th in style!
Saturday 6 August 2016 at 7:30pm (time tentative, depending on when the dealer's room closes).
For TFW members who attend, I am humbly requesting a voluntary contribution of $50 per person to cover costs of the room ($660) and catering. (If you can't afford to pitch in, however, please don't let that stop you from coming, of course, or feel free to give less. The contribution is entirely optional.) My Paypal is email@example.com.
Please bring any props you'd like to show off or talk about; since it's a private room, it should be a pretty secure space. For those who like to drink, please feel free to bring booze.
Here is the tentative guest list. Thanks to those who have contributed towards the event costs. Unless you ask to remain anonymous, I'll thank and acknowledge those who have contributed here.
I'll also invite Sternbach, Drexler, and the Okudas if I can track them all down. Any help with the latter two would be appreciated. Anyone else whom we should invite?