Slopefest V plus SPY Guessing Game! (by Market Sniper)

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SlopefestV!: The time rapidly approaches for the gathering of THE Tribe, Slopers from around the country and even beyond. Now scheduled for May 18 and 19, 2013 in Las Vegas (where else?). Come and meet with old friends and make new ones! Match up avatars and handles with REAL people!! I can guarantee you one thing in this life for certain, you will have a great time! With any luck, our gracious host, Mr. Tim Knight, will also join us. For those of you who have not met him in person, you are in for a treat. Though notoriously reclusive and a home body, perhaps he can be persuaded to get out of Palo Alto and join us for a rollicking good time.

We have the following events and get togethers scheduled. For those who arrive on Friday, May 17, in the early evening, we will be gathering at the Aria at The Deuce Lounge for drinks. IF the Deuce is booked for a private party at the time, we shall meet at Bar Moderno, also at the Aria. On Saturday, May 18, we have two events scheduled. Starting in the late morning, a party at Hagar's private residence in Summerlin. Directions and particulars will be given out in Las Vegas. After that, in the evening, we will have the main event at The Foundation Room atop the Mandalay Bay.

This is a private club. Good eats and great drinks plus a spectacular view of the Vegas Strip. This event is made possible by Mr. Las Vegas Connection, Mr. K. Also known to us as Ferrari. Sunday, at this point, is an open day. Good for gambling, small group get togethers, and even a late Sunday morning visit to The Sterling Brunch at Ballys, arguably one of the best buffets in Vegas, etc. More on that in Las Vegas! Many of us have already booked rooms at Ballys and an unofficial meeting spot will be the casino bar next to the craps tables! (where else?). In between festivities Nf6, Vittorio and myself will give dice "influencing" our best efforts to help anyone with us make their trip money plus, hopefully, some walking around money at the craps tables! Make every effort to join us! You will not be disappointed!

The SPY Guessing Game.  Simple rules and great prizes. Guess the closing price of the SPY ETF on Friday, May 17, 2013. This is on the SPY, not the S and P itself. If you submit an entry with S and P numbers, I will put in the decimal point. In the event of a tie, the entry received earliest will be declared the winner. The cut off for entries is on Friday, April 1, 2013 at 8 pm EDT. First prize is a 1/10 US gold coin. Second prize will be two US Minted 1 oz silver coins. Third prize will be a handsome selection of Weimar German Not Geld in crisp, uncirculated condition. For those unfamiliar with Weimar Not Geld, here is a link. This contest is open to ALL here on The Slope, be ye contributors, posters or lurkers! IF you have a handle, please include it with your entry. Send your entry to: SlopefestV at gmail dot com!

There will be follow up posts about Slopefest but make your plans now to attend! I look forward to seeing a lot of you there! Below is a map showing main locations at this point in our planning.