On December 5, 2003, Illgen Simulation Technologies held its last holiday dinner before

becoming a part of Northrop Grumman Mission Systems!

The Arts and Letters Café in Santa Barbara was the venue, and as you’ll see below,

A good time was the order of the evening.

 

   

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John Illgen and Brian Penny chat at the cocktail hour prior to dinner; There's Ed Schifferns in the bright red shirt, and Cal Cluff to the far right.

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The Arts and Letters Cafe provided a nice location, and the weather cooperated...

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John Kirk and Steve Chavin are caught by the camera. Tom Strelich in the left background. I also see Patti Jacquemain.

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Tried to get a good shot of Ed's shirt, and caught Ellen Lilley in mid-conversation also.

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An attempted overhead crowd shot gone all wrong.

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Cal and Monica enjoy the proceedings!

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Steve Chavin chats with Phil Hutson and Ann Thomas

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Dave Gledhill and Sharon Garland, long-time Illgen Simulation denizens.

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Brian tries to make a deal the bartender can't refuse -- doesn't look good -- and the bartender has reinforcements nearby, to boot!

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A Schifferns portrait, with art.

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Dinner is served (1)

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(2)

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(3)

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Ellen and Patti, with Dave, John and Kandace -- "Mr. N. and Mr. G." lurk in the background.

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A candid moment...

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Now, Tom's thinking about a "project" involving the paintings, and how to relate them to the Illgen saga. A camera trick inserted the clever nose effect -- very becoming, but not a Rudolph simulation for the Holiday season!

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Is this a picture of Bob, or of the background?

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John promised BRIEF comments, and he delivered!

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Tom presents Illgen Simulation as classical art -- a brilliant and memorable bit of extemporanea, complete with a surprise ending! Does he always carry that little flashlight-pointer?
A good time was had by all!

Bob Lilley
12/7/2003

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