Several folks have also asked me to repeat the meet-up here at my place, which I'm happy to do in 2018. Last year we did the Monterey Bay Aquarium, and this year we could do a tour of the STIV sites up in San Francisco itself.
However, I'd like to put a bit more distance between the two events this year, perhaps doing the meet-up at my place in the early spring (or late fall), leaving the Vegas thing for the late summer. I like the idea of doing something that doesn't require people to pay the costs of staying in Vegas or buying convention tickets. We could also make the "prop summit" here at my place a bit more relaxed and substantive, with presentations and such, but leave the shorter Vegas party for just socializing rather than having formal presentation(s).
Just some thoughts. Let me know what you guys think!