I can't think of a better moment for it to do so than after what the Season of Foam Team have to announce.
The Season of Foam team...
is not going to be seeing all of you this summer, for we cannot do the Trip.
There's a flurry of both financial and personal reasons for this, I won't break it down in detail, because like I said they're personal reasons. I'll share the short version: actually about 2 months ago we realized that Pilz was unable to come... that was a good thing, lowering the traveling team to 4 made it so we could take one car instead of two and naturally reduced costs. But that also put us in a position where if we lost another member of the team it wasn't happening at all. Well the economy's hit everyone hard and California's taken it the hardest, and quickly all of us, particularly me as a freelance artist, knew we'd be cutting things close on funds. Then Falcon successfully landed an internship up in NorCal (hence why he's hosting a CAFF up that way), and for various reasons that put his ability to make this trip unlikely. I then discovered that if I want to graduate on time at UCI, I need to take summer school and the class I need is only available first session, unfortunately that would put me taking my Finals the same time we're scheduled to be in New York. With Falcon and I more than likely out of the picture, it was pretty obvious what we had to do.
But, that does not mean That THE SEASON OF FOAM is over. Far from it. I would hate to see all these events that have been planned not happen just because 4-5 people couldn't come. What the community has going on here is gonna be something Effeminate regardless. There will be a Three Week period where there's a Nerf War Almost Every Day, some in areas that haven't had a large scale event ever. That my friends, is insanely awesome. And I think its still something worth Documenting. As such, I propose Season Of Foam transform from a documentary made by 5 SoCal Nerfers, into a Documentary made by Nerfers from Across all parts of the hobby.
That's right: I want to turn this into a community-wide project in a completely different way than it was before. R2L Media (which is Mine, Pilz and Falcon's production company) still wants to spearhead the production, but we're no longer going to be bringing ourselves and equipment to you. You're going to be sharing what you experienced with us. Sometime within the next week I'll be contacting all the people who were organizing their local events and/or intent on hosting The SOF-T 5 as well as many other people within the community. What I'll be doing is asking them to document their local events, and perhaps answer some questions on video. So all of you with video cameras out there... be ready to put them to use.
I'm sorry that I won't be getting to meet so many of you. I'd been looking forward to doing so for quite some time now, but I hope that there's a chance that will change in the future. It was a hard thing for me to let the trip and that version of Season of Foam go, it was my dream project. But I'm not going to let it get my spirits down.
Let's go out and Nerf People!
-Nate “Baghead” Little
Edited by baghead, 17 June 2009 - 10:34 PM.