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08-20-2001, 08:27 PM
Just wanted to touch base with you guys and see how many we have from the board going to see John in San Antonio. Let me know when you guys will be arriving. I will come in Friday night as it's a six hour drive for me. I will be staying Saturday night as well. We need to plan a get together. Ginger has the right idea-the riverwalk sounds like a blast.
I wonder what our odds of actually meeting John are? (without sounding like a bunch of "psychic groupies"):goofy:
Talk to you guys soon!
08-20-2001, 08:45 PM
I think we're up to seven or eight peoples already!! YYIIIPPPEEEE!!!
08-20-2001, 08:50 PM
Hey, I want to know what they did at the Indy seminar!!! Sounds like it was pretty good. Hope we can have just as much fun.:devil:
08-20-2001, 09:58 PM
All who's going to San Antonio, say "Me!" Yardbird
08-22-2001, 12:04 AM
THANK YOU!! THANK YOU!! THANK YOU!! I have been waiting for three months and checking periodically for info on th SA, TX seminar. I was so excited when I got your e-mail today, I immediately picked up the phone and ordered tickets. I might have missed this seminar had it not been for your updates & I'm only two hours away from SA. Keep up the good work!
Oh *looks around* me? You're welcome! Glad I could contribute to your excitement! :)
08-22-2001, 11:14 AM
Looks like have my previous plans changed and going to San Antonio for sure! We (my husband, Steve, and I) will be driving from Bryan Saturday morning (I think about 3 hours). I promised to keep my grandkids Thurs - Sunday over a month ago. Not sure they appreciataed that I preferred going to see John Edward but found someone else to stay there Saturday and Sunday! We live Southwest of Ft. Worth but will be in Bryan until Saturday morning. I think we will stay Saturday night because I would like to see the Riverwalk too. Is everyone staying the same place? I read about the motel on an earlier post and haven't made reservations yet. My husband is kind of a skeptic but he came away from the seminar in Amarillo much more of a believer. Actually John mentioned being in San Antonio later this summer at that seminar so I have been watching for it! Pretty cool!
08-22-2001, 12:08 PM
Thank you for everything you have done in creating this site. I'm glad to have a message board that is so well put together. I guess what I am trying to say is that if my 10 year old daughter is in the room with me, I don't have to worry about what she might see on this board. Thanks for keeping it respectful!
Hope to see all of you guys in SA!!! :jumper: :jumper: :jumper:
08-22-2001, 12:48 PM
Hi everyone! Beleive it or not, I've never been into a chat room before, but due to my whole-hearted belief in John Edward's abilities, I felt compelled to join. I live in San Antonio and already have my tickets in hand for the seminar on 9/15! I was 'introduced' to JE by a dear friend from GA. I lost my mother 17 years ago and have a lot of guilt about it. I was only 20 years old at the time and had blocked out a lot a lot of the details surrounding her death. After seeing Crossing Over, I now know that she is here, but truly hope, like all who will be attending, to get 'read' and hear from her. If anyone can give me any suggestions to prepare for the seminar, PLEASE feel free. I would truly appreciate (CAV, right??) any advice you have to offer! Thanks in advance!
08-22-2001, 05:29 PM
Hey, Whendee-Welcome to the board. You share the same birthday with my daughter. She just turned 10. We also share the same occupation! LOL I'm a hairstylist but have been staying home since my son was born.
This will be my first seminar too-but I think there will be some veterans there! LOL Hopefully they won't mind giving use a few helpful hints. The one thing that I have learned thru the message board is to get there early if you want to sit close to the front. Ginger has been to 3 seminars and she said people get in line as early as 6am. She also said that from her experience it doesn't matter where you sit. I will probably get there about 11ish. I would like to be close to the front if possible.
Angie:daisy: :jumper: :jumper: :jumper:
08-22-2001, 06:04 PM
Hey fellow SA goers. My sister and i will probably be arriving in line as early as we can be. We plan to stay that night, but don't know where yet. counting the minutes... Heidi
08-22-2001, 06:45 PM
Ginger was right about it not mattering where you sit as far as getting a reading. But it is nice to be close enough to see John when he is speaking and answering questions. We went to the one in Amarillo and sat fairly close. We went an hour in advance and there was a line a mile long already. We still got good seats up fairly close. He did move all over the place when giving readings. It was pretty awesome! Hope to see some of you there. Wonder how many tickets they are selling to it?
Lucky, lucky SA people! I am extremely jealous that you get him in TX again. You'd think he'd show up around here a little more often but I guess I'll have to learn patience in this life.
I wanted to tell you what I did before I saw JE in SF last May. First I asked a lot of questions of my grandmothers and Mom about relatives that are passed. Then I organized them on one page of notes according to "Mom's side" , "Dad's side", etc. Then every night for about a month before the seminar I spent time thinking about every person that I had known and talking to them, in my head, kind of like a meditation, for about 10 or 15 minutes. That also helped me to remember who was who and how they passed, etc. I was really afraid of having "psychic amnesia" if I got a reading and I also didn't want to spend time looking thru pages of notes. :user:
Well, I got a reading! :D
I was so excited that I got one that I wasn't as calm as I would have liked. However, I was able to validate everything he said and I felt like my homework paid off.:thumbsup:
I hope the ideas help. Oh yeah, I was sitting in the balcony, stage left, so I don't think where you sit is of any importance. At the SF seminar people were read all over the room and in the balcony. It's true that if you're meant to get a reading you will. :wave:
08-22-2001, 07:22 PM
KimK - Thanks for your advice! I've got notepad in hand and plan to run up quite a long distance bill in the next month! How many people are there usually at a seminar? And if you were in the balcony, how did he 'pick' you out? Does he actually walk thru the audience? (Sorry if these seem like 'silly' questions, but I'm a 'seminar virgin' you could say!) Are there people running around with mics like on the show? Gosh, I just can't wait! Any other info that you (or anyone else out there) wishes to offer, I'd be very interested... Thanks again!
08-22-2001, 08:49 PM
There are 3000 tickets for San Antonio and I'm sure it will sell out. If you want to stand in line all day, then that's what you should do. I got read in Austin and got there when the doors opened and was in the next to last section. His staff does run all over with mics, at Austin there were at least 5-6 people running around. I prefer aisle seats though, which I WILL secure in SA!! LOL Just personal preference, but it worked in Austin. I got read during the question/answer portion, so I really got blindsided. I'm going to book a room where Angie did. The number's posted here somewhere. I think it's probably the cheapest we're gonna find that close to the riverwalk. I know you'll enjoy the experience.
Here's a tip:
Don't think that you can, in any way, shape, or form, manipulate whether or not you get a reading, by where you sit, how you prepare, stand up to ask a question, etc. etc.
It's all up to the spirits on the Other Side, as to whether you will get a message or not. Those who need the messages the most for what's going on with them on This Side, will get the messages from the Other Side.
If you don't get a message, don't walk out of the seminar sad. Be happy that you aren't in as great of emotional need, as the ones who did get the messages. Be happy for the ones who did get the message. And be awed at what you witnessed.
Just because you don't get a message through John, doesn't mean your loved ones aren't communicating to you. Preparing for a seminar just in case you are read, connects you to your loved ones, simply by your thoughts of them, and your intent to send them your love.
Preparation is a must! It really is a help to have your notes organized and handy, but it's even better if you can familiarize yourself with the information before the seminar. Just in case you do get a reading, you don't want to be wasting too much time checking through your tablet. :rolleyes:
I have found it helpful to have my husband's family on one sheet, my family on another. For each I had listed the name, birthdate, death anniversary, how they passed, wedding anniversary, occupation, and nickname, if any.
If at all possible, try to study the information ahead of time so you'll feel more at ease if John should come to you. I'm not going to say you won't be nervous, but it would help if you felt confident that you were prepared. :teacher:
I've attended three seminars and the attendance varied from about 1500 at the first one to around 3000 at both the second and third.
Apparently, whether or not John walks around through the audience seems to depend on the venue and the way it's arranged. He was able to walk around at all three of the seminars that I've attended, and yes, staff members do run around with portable microphones.
It's true that if you're meant to get a reading it doesn't matter where you sit, but if you'd like to get a good view of John while he gives his lecture, you should get there early.
Don't know yet if I can make it to San Antonio -- just went to Austin in May. If I do make it, it'll be my 4th in 10 months! (Really, truly, I am NOT a groupie!) :eek:
Get busy, Whendee, you've got your work cut out for you! :user:
08-22-2001, 09:12 PM
Thanks Ginger...I'll take your advice and try to get an aisle seat. Have you ever known anyone to be read twice? That would be great for you! How long does he 'read' for? I know the schedule says an hour, but I've heard on the sites that he'll read as long as it takes... I'm crossing my fingers and PRAYING that he'll have something for me from my mom...just a pink rose would be enough! I'll be checking in for more advice from you PROS! Thanks for making me feel welcome!
08-22-2001, 09:22 PM
I like aisle seats so I can see up the aisle, etc. during the times that John does walk around. He walked all over in Austin, in Oklahoma City he didn't walk around very much at all. The rooms were set up totally different though. Pam is right about the fact that you can't manipulate the process. That's why everybody keeps saying that it doesn't matter where you sit. If you are meant to get a reading, you will. I would not have gotten a reading in Austin if I had not stood up to ask John a question. But it was just like my Mom to wait for an opening, she would not have been so bold as to butt in, she would have thought it rude!! LOL And she would have been just too shy to do that. But after I stood up and opened my big old mouth, she opened hers!! What a gift! So, prepare as much as you can, but just revel in the experience and embrace the "big picture" that all the readings give us. Good Luck and hope to meet you in SA.
08-22-2001, 09:34 PM
Thanks Pam and TXJUDE! I live in San Antonio and feel very lucky to be close enough to GET to a seminar...wouldn't it be great to live in NY tho. LOL! I've heard that seating isn't a concern. I just have no idea what to expect, but I DO feel that even if I DON'T get read, seeing John at work firsthand should be more than enough to give me some 'grief relief'. (I was only 20 when my mom died of cancer and I didn't handle it well - she was my best friend. Not to mention that both of my grandmothers, who lived with us (LONG story), died as well, all within the six months of each other. Anyway, I think that just being there iwill be good for me. BTW, I'm fairly new to San Antonio myself, but if I can help in anyway, let me know...
I don't know anyone who's been read twice, but I did hear John mention on Crossing Over once that it's best to let more than six months go between private readings. Apparently, he did have a person in his studio for a one-on-one who had just been read six months earlier. He said that those who have crossed have to then come up with different validations for the sitter.
While I don't know anyone who's been read twice, my sister (passed) did come through to our family twice within an eleven month period -- does that count? LOL She came through to her daughters (my nieces) at a JE seminar, then came through again to me at another JE seminar eleven months later. Her validations for me were entirely different than those for her children, but that's to be expected.
Wouldn't a second reading be amazing? I wonder what she'd come up with next... :hmm:
08-23-2001, 11:24 PM
I can't figure out how to get back into the messages and find the information on that San Antonio motel (computer illiterate). Can anyone help me?
08-24-2001, 09:23 AM
I guess I could have put this out a little earlier. But here it is again- San Antonio Alamo Riverwalk(I found it on the net) The number is 210-222-1000. It is 5 blocks from the Riverwalk. The rooms are $69 per night. Hope this helps. I guess it is a good location-I have never been to SA-so hopefully I didn't steer us wrong. I figure with it being that close to the Riverwalk, it would have to be decent
Angie:daisy: :jumper: :jumper: :jumper:
08-24-2001, 11:47 AM
Thanks a lot for the info. I will call them today. I guess if it is a dive maybe we can protect each other. I don't know San Antonio either! Got to run - watching John on the Maury show! It is great!
08-24-2001, 12:25 PM
No one needs to worry about downtown San Antonio. I've lived here only 2 1/2 years, but came from the Detroit area and there's no comparison. I've been downtown SA with my family at 11pm before and NEVER felt the least bit insecure... It's ALWAYS busy, and there are bicycle police everywhere. It's really a great city. I am not familiar with the hotel you mentioned, tho, but if it's only 5 blocks from the Riverwalk, you'll be fine. City blocks are small and the Convention Center is right across the street from the Rivercenter Mall, which is on one end of the Riverwalk, near the Marriott(s). Any other info I might be able to help with, let me know. A good website to check out is www.gosanantonio.com. You'll be able to get maps, etc. there.
08-24-2001, 12:42 PM
thanks whendee :wave:
I just booked our room! I got a good rate at the ( edited by Psy - for your safety ) from the Convention Center. I am coming out of my skin with anticipation!
*careful Heidi, safety first :tsktsk:
08-31-2001, 08:01 PM
In case anyone is interested, there are two (2) tickets to the San Antonio seminar on Ebay for $70.00. No bids as of 8-31-01. Just came across it as I was surfing Ebay.
08-31-2001, 08:41 PM
Does anyone live close to Ft. Worth? I live an hour SW of it (REALLY close to you Terry, wish you were leaving from home and coming straight back) and if I can afford to go to the seminar, I'd love to be able to cut my costs and split gas with someone. I'm still trying to talk my Mom into going. She loves his show also. Unfortunately, even though it is a 5 hour drive from me, I can't afford to be spending the night I doubt. That does limit my options of finding someone I know. Where else has he been in TX besides Austin? Drats, I missed the Austin one, and that is a lot closer to me. I am just discovering his show, and this man is amazing... What are the chances of being picked out of the crowd? Guess my loved ones will have to be shouting at him the loudest huh? :D
08-31-2001, 08:55 PM
Hope you find a way to SA, Annette. I wish we were leaving from here too - my weekend is kind of complicated but think I have it worked out. We missed getting tickets to Austin and drove all the way to Amarillo to see him the next day. It was worth it though. He was in Dallas last year but missed getting tickets to that one too. At least with this board we will know right away when something comes up.
Hope you get to go - it is awesome to just be there.
09-01-2001, 01:03 PM
I just got my tickets in the mail today!!!
My question is for anyone who has been to a seminar before:
On John's website, the time listed for the San Antonio seminar is 2-4 pm. Other seminars are posted as being 2 1/2 hours long or more. Do you think this is just a typo? If it's only 2 hrs long, then the schedule doesn't fit into the time slot. Any thoughts or comments?
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