October 3, 2023


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Diary of a WPPI Beginner: Day 5, Leaving Las Vegas

Thursday is a wonderful day to depart Las Vegas. The airport is quiet and fast to navigate, and I’m wanting ahead to catching some z’s on the aircraft. 

Proper earlier than boarding, I obtained a textual content from a good friend that she had simply gained a cool $2,000 within the Mirage On line casino slot machines. What a fortunate flip! In considering her huge win, I can’t assist however keep in mind the outdated adage—you may’t win, for those who don’t play.

The Totally Rad 80s party at WPPI in Las Vegas.
80s Celebration Insanity (L to R): Marty McFly, Joan Jett, Hulk Hogan, Present MC, 80s Woman 1, Run DMC, 80s Woman 2, Rubik’s Dice. Images © Abbey Pleviak
Las Vegas.
Attendees actually obtained into dressing the half for the Completely Rad 80s Costume Celebration.

WPPI‘s Completely Rad 80s Celebration final evening was yet one more WPPI social gathering that I supposed to place in an look at and ended up closing out. The band, DJ, and dancing had been scorching, and everybody was in nice spirits.

We arrived simply in time for the costume contest. The group determined the winners with their applause from amongst a surprising show of 80s archetypes, celebrities, and characters. Marty McFly, Joan Jett, Run DMC, a Rubik’s Dice, two 80s Teenyboppers, and Hulk Hogan made it to the highest six with Hulk Hogan being the clear winner by an extended shot. What a flex!

As my aircraft takes off, and I absorb one final view of the Strip, I do know down beneath the seminars proceed, the present ground bustles with exercise, lots of of pictures are being taken and bounced as much as the cloud, and the halls are crammed with a particular form of camaraderie discovered the place folks of widespread imaginative and prescient come collectively to develop and be taught and assist one another succeed.

Thus, concludes my first journey to WPPI in Las Vegas and my last entry into my “Diary of a WPPI Beginner.” I wish to thank everybody who took the time to talk with me, share pictures, and assist me write these articles, together with my editor who has been constructing them out, correcting my phrases for readability, and supporting my course of all day each day of this journey.

I additionally wish to thank the WPPI manufacturing crew, together with our workers and safety, who pulled off one hell of an superior convention and nonetheless discovered time to snort, social gathering, and join.

And I’m so grateful to all the instructors, distributors, and attendees who got here from close to and much—from completely different international locations and continents—whose dedication to their craft make this worldwide neighborhood and business nice.

And naturally, an enormous thanks is as a result of Mirage Resort, who supplied a cushty, secure, enjoyable, and hospitable palace of a resort for us to be taught, revel, hustle, play, and loosen up. Las Vegas is thought for it’s hospitality, and the Mirage is a shining instance of that. Each workers member I interacted with was form and useful, and I hope I get to return once more for the following WPPI, or sooner!

Lastly, due to everybody who learn alongside on my journey. I hope I get to see you at WPPI someday!

Abbey Pleviak portrait.