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Hi All,

This was very unexpected, I just found out the AM for sure.

I am so bummed out. The history will continue, and the future will be promoted.

SIDESHOW CENTRAL IS BEING OFFERED FOR SALE!

I know this is mostly the same info. But wanted to let everyone know a little more of what's up.

Because of the uncertain future of Sideshow Central, The Web master has suggested I change the name of the Sideshow Central Yahoo Group.

In Keep with the spirit of the Sideshow, I have chosen to change the name of this group to SIDESHOW WORLD.

As more information become available, I will post it to the Sideshow World Yahoo Group.

THANKS for your support.

Check out the Sideshow Central Yahoo Group for info to make the change to the Sideshow World Yahoo Group.

This has been a very active group, the only thing that has changed is the name.

We have a wonderful membership and it will continue as the place for Showmen/women Performers and Fans to come together, sharing their experiences and be a support to all of the community.

Remember all of the information and membership remains the same on the Inside of the SIDESHOW WORLD.

If you have any question please feel free to contact me.

Wishing you the best,
John
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Hi John

The first I knew about this was when my 'Top 60 sideshow list' account seemed to stop working. When I went to SideshowCentral the place had shut down. Any word as to why?

I hope it can be taken over by someone with the vision and commitment to carry on the incredible work you guys have done. If not, what will happen to all the interviews, articles etc? If you like I can archive them on the net, I don't have the time to add to them, but at least I could help avoid them being lost forever.

Cheers

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Hi David,

We are in negotiations with a buyer. If their mission is the same as Sideshow Centrals has been I will stay on staff.

John

Update: Feb 14 2005

Hi All,

Derek contacted me yesterday AM and ask if I was still interest in starting the Sideshow World. I told him that I wanted to keep the spirit of what Sideshow Central was doing alive.

Derek told me if I was still interested he would help me to transfer info from SSC to SSW. He requested that I get permission from all my contacts and any other people that have contributed stuff to Sideshow Central to post their contribution on the Sideshow World.

It was decided not to sale Sideshow Central, but it will be closed.

Derek is very concerned that the mission of Sideshow Central lives on in the Sideshow World, so he will be working with me to transfer the information over to the Sideshow World this will help to keep it Alive on the Inside.

Sideshow World should be back on line within the next week or so.

Sideshow World and all the staff will remain a volunteer effort.

I have enjoyed working with all of the staff at Sideshow Central for the past two years and would like to thank them for all their hard work.

The Sideshow World will continue with the mission of Preserving the Past and Promoting the Future of the Sideshow.

Just like Sideshow Central, Sideshow World will be successful because of the support we are given from all the wonderful folks in the industry. So please keep your stories, experiences, bios, gig dates and history coming.

I will post more as we work out all the details.

Thanks to everyone for all of your support I'm looking forward to
working with all of you in the future.


See you on the Midway,


John


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So are they shutting down the company and releasing the domain? Could you acquire the domain if and when it becomes available?
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Sideshow Central will be closed and the domains will be retired.

That means we are going to keep them but never use them.

Sideshow World will have the information transferred to. I should be up and running sometime soon.

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So, should I take the link to SC and the Top 60 Sideshow Websites off my homepage and links page and if so what link (of that type of sideshow info caliber) should I use? http://www.sideshowworld.com or directly to the yahoo group?
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Hi Cadabra,

I will not be reposting the Top 60 sites when Sideshow World comes back on line.

Sideshow World will have the same mission of Preserving the Past....Promoting the Future of Sideshow. Most of the content of SC will be transferred to SW.

I'm in hopes to have it back up soon. If you want to link to SideshowWorld .com there is a info page. I will be keeping up to date until we're back on-line.

The Yahoo Group can be accessed from that page.

Thanks for your support,

John
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Thanks John...that Top Site stuff was pointless anyway...

Luck with your new enterprise!

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Whatever you do, don't look at that avatar of Cadabra directly in eyes. He is a many of many powers. And if he ever gets his hands on yellow lightbulb grease, he will be able to take over the world. Fortunately for the rest of us, the keys to the midway are well hidden.
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I'm still looking Todd but I swear I'll find the Key to the Midway for you if it's the last thing I do and then finally you can tell me the secret spot to go diving for Fiji mermaids.
I almost had my hands on yellow lightbulb grease though. Bobby Reynolds said Dave Friedman had a small supply of it. I asked Dave and he said he just lent it to Ward Hall at the Gibtown tradeshow last weekend but when I found Ward he said he did have it but Chris Christ needed it for an emergency so he lent it to him. I'm on the road now to find Chris and hopefully when I do, he’ll still have the yellow lightbulb grease with him.
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Your right Todd! I looked into those eyes and immediately had a bunch of Names dropped on me! Luckily I know none of those people really exist!

By the way: The Dive area was not affected by the recent influx and Mers are once again available. However, Divers other than myself, will be shot on sight.

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Quote:
On 2005-02-17 10:14, Xmosis wrote:
By the way: The Dive area was not affected by the recent influx and Mers are once again available. However, Divers other than myself, will be shot on sight.



For their own safety. Sanity is a tenuous thing when faced with such a sight.
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Doug is always up to something divers(e). A respectible Mer-chant so to speak, or sing, as the case may be.

Which is good for the rest of us, eh?
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Any idea as to when Sideshow World will be fully up and running?

-Matt (TK)
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Hi Matt,

All going right I hope to have it on line but Tuesday or Wed. of this coming week.

If Murphy's Law keeps getting in my way, well I'll keep you up-dated.

Thanks for your support.

John
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Thanks for the update John. And by the way, good lucky with it!

-Matt (TK)
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