As far as the West coast Carverfest? I would love to help organize one and there has been some interest in one but location is the biggest issue right now. There has been a suggestion or two posted somewhere on this forum .........but no followup. When plans get a little bit more solidified we will move forward, but until then it will be a stagnant topic. Sorry I don't have better news for you bro'.
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