4D Summit 2002 Photos


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Here is a collection of photos from the 4D Summit in Vancouver, October 7 - 11, 2002.

Wednesday, October 9, 2002: HRH Queen Elizabeth II visited Vancouver during her Golden Jubilee visit to Canada. She stayed in the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel, where the 4D Summit was being held. On her final morning, we gathered to see her depart the hotel.
The lobby was already getting crowded an hour before the Queen is scheduled to leave.
Assorted security also gathered, including Canadian Mounties, local police, hotel security ...
... and the Queen's own security service.
Waiting patiently in the lobby were Ken, Mark, Braden ...
... Jeff and Paul. Paul was standing on a marble column base, which will be important later in this story.
A sizeable crowd developed in front of the hotel, too, including down the street and on the balconies of nearby buildings. I have no idea why the guy in the middle was dressed as a jester, but apparently it was his only outfit, as he was wearning it the day before as well.
The Queen's ladies-in-waiting were sharply dressed, wouldn't you agree?
Finally! Here she is! These photos were taken by Paul, as too many people had pushed in front of me for me to get a decent shot. (See above for Paul's excellent vantage point on a marble pillar.)
Paul scored a terrific shot with my camera as Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip walked by.
After they left the lobby, ...
... I managed to get this shot of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip getting into their car as the hotel staff applauded.
Back at the conference, I had lunch with Diana.
Here's the view from my hotel room in the foggy afternoon, ...
... and a few hours later in the foggy evening before I went to the OEM dinner in the hotel lobby restaurant.
My friend Gillian drove up to Seattle to visit and she arrived after the OEM dinner. We had a great time catching up.

Wednesday, October 9, 2002: It was a beautiful day in Vancouver.
I finally got around to taking a photo of the actual Summit. Here's a shot of Brendan looking quite fabulous after recently getting in shape.
But, enough about the conference. Wednesday's "Evening with 4D" outing involved a beautiful Vancouver Harbour cruise, with dinner, drinks and complimentary gambling.
Here's a very blurry view of the Vancouver skyline.
Here is Ken counting up his roulette winnings.
Brrr! It's cold and windy abovedecks! Tom (right) wished I had loaned him my Aqua Net All-Weather Extra Super Hold hairspray, while Christian wished I knew how to use the red-eye reduction feature in PaintShop Pro.
On the top deck, Alexander (second from right) shared one of his many opinions, while various 4D-Pub members listened in. Everyone gets along just fine when the beverages are real instead of virtual.
My homies Chris, Mike, Scott, Lee and Jeff strike their baddest 4D developer poses for me.
Here's a less blurry photo of Diana and me. Thanks go out to SV for introducing us!
4D passed out attractive blue earrings as souvenirs, which were modeled here by Love-And-Kisses-Man, Lo. These multi-purpose earrings (also known as carabiners), featured a clock and compass, which would have come in handy earlier in the week when it was foggy and I had no idea where north was.
John tried to look innocent even though many witnesses testified that he was the one throwing ice cubes at me.
After the cruise, in the first bar we closed down Wednesday evening, Doug and Scott listened to 4D-Pub regular Steve share his opinions in person.
Here we have proof that Mike is the best looking 4D developer. Or maybe it's just the beer goggle filter I used on my camera.

Thursday, October 10, 2002: On Thursday, we had lovely weather, ...
... so a post-lunchtime stroll around the convention center was in order. Here's a fine Canadian bird, with North Vancouver in the distance.
Here's proof that we were in Canada.
Numerous seaplanes landed and took off nearby on the north side of the convention center.
The sails of One Canada Place are gorgeous.
Here's the view looking back to shore on the south side of the complex.
Here's the view looking straight down, ...
... and the view looking straight out.
I got a photo of the view from my hotel room to match the others taken earlier in the week. Sunshine makes the scenery even prettier.
Sunshine makes for good smoking weather, too. Here, photographer Jeff caught me trying to talk Steven (left) into revealing the inspiration behind his component-naming scheme. Michael and Alex anxiously awaited the answer as well.
Just before the wrap up session, Brendan and Mike conferred on what additional tricks they had up their sleeves.
Doug and Dan were prepared to rush the microphone with their questions during the Q&A session. That evening, we walked into town a bit to grab dinner and do a little shopping.

Friday, October 11, 2002: On Friday morning, it was time to say goodbye to my new and old 4D pals. Here's one of the new ones: Pete from New Zealand.

It was a great conference!


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