Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Third Southeast European Bonsai Convention

16 comments:

Mario Stefanović said...

The third is in Kastel, and the fourth convention in Croatia. Anyway, I look forward to having fun.
Mario

Matt Williams said...

That is a particularly excellent poster, your Rocky Mountain juniper looks excellent on it!

Anonymous said...

The name of the "convention" is The Third Bonsai Days, not a convention, let alone South-east European one. Not yet, anyway. Croatian maybe, and, if we're reaching, Balkan.

Sebastijan Sandev said...

I am really trying to understand the purpose or the point of comments like this previous one.
Perhaps I'm stupid but...everytime you put the poster on your Site, someone so clever appears and makes some ingenious comments regarding translation of the title that you 've done in your own words or style???!!!
I believe that people have nothing better to do than ...well,.. that.
Sorry for my reaction but, that is becoming annoying.

Walter Pall said...

So what is a convention? Well, it is an event that takes place for two or more days and has visitors from more than just the region. In the past three years subscribers (people who pay) came from Croatia, Slovenia, Serbia, Bosnia, Macedonia and Austria. Maybe I forget one or two. Is this international enough? How South-East-European do you want to get?
It has leaked through to me that some absolutely hate to see this event being successful and they want to badmouth it as much as they can.
That's a good sign. It means that it is really a threat to them. Anyway, come join us and stop playing this silly Balkan game.

WP

Anonymous said...

Hello, as you may already discovered I am newbie here.
Hope to get any assistance from you if I will have some quesitons.
Thanks in advance and good luck! :)

D McCarthy said...

The juniper is amazing. I wonder if you have any updated fotos of the rowan that you repotted last year in early spring?

Walter Pall said...

This blog is NOT for giving assistance to newbies. Several very good bonsai forums are there for this. I only want to give assistance in tricky cases which are not covered in the other media.
One cannot learn bonsai without a couple of books and some workshops.

WP

Anonymous said...

Well, Sebastian and Walter, I think it's a bit presumptuous to declare some event South-east European convention when it has, in fact, just crawled out of it's diapers and it lacks participation from a major part of south-eastern Europe (to be specific: Albania, Bulgaria, Greece, Hungary, Romania, Turkey). Convention also implies mass attendance. Can you supply some numbers (people and trees)?

Walter Pall said...

'out of diapers' - oh really! And why is it the fourth event already? Fact is that a group of fundamentalists just don't want this to be a success. It cannot be that something in this region is successful without them. Well, history will tell.


WP

Walter Pall said...

OK, the nae that we gave it originally was 'symposium'. But I bet you hate that too because you hate the whole thing because it happens without you.

WP

Anonymous said...

Oh, I don't hate the event (I don't hate the name either; I just think it's inaccurate). Quite the opposite. I like it. I'll like it even more when/if it really grows into a South-eastern Europe bonsai convention. But that, as you say, remains to be seen. I'm rooting for it.

Walter Pall said...

A name can be a program. Ever heard or the term 'inventing a tradition'? Ten years ago I held a speech at my first Late Summer Meeting: "Welcome to the first international traditional Late Summer Meeting". 18 people from two nations were present and grinned. Ten years later my garden is visited by almost 500 people and we counted the attendance of more than 15 nations. the most exotic was Canada.
You seem to not know much about event marketing.

WP

Anonymous said...

You're right about that. I refuse to know anything about marketing (in the sense of how it is understood by the vast majority of the people who peddle it). Because it is inherently manipulative endeavour. It strives to "sell" the product (an event in this case) to the people who would perhaps dismiss it as unnecessary, had they known what it really was. It's better to be truthful, in my opinion.

Walter Pall said...

Sounds like somebody who has not really arrived yet in capitalistic reality.
You should know that marketing is an honorable profession now, after 1990.

WP

Marija Hajdic said...

Only one here who has no proper name is Mr. Anonimous.