I haven't see many people on Sonoma lately. Where'd everyone go? It's not summertime yet
Ya I have not heard from one person myself for a while, last I heard from them was in Feb, (ICQ), maybe yours and mine are one and the same. I hope all is well.i was excited when i heard there was some talk about holding rares fest on sonoma. but the individual who was championing the idea hasn't been around for 2 months so now i'm not so optimistic.
Elenni was the one putting together Sonoma; I'd guess that's been on hold with her busy in RL. I'd also heard that GL wasn't going to happen after all. At the moment, the only fest I think is actively being planned is blend's Sakura fest in Jan (or so) of 2017.
As for a trader's auction, I've been happy to run them at future non-Atlantic fests. If I ran one on Atlantic, though, I'd be afraid of it getting way too big, like the Hidden Valley Auctions, esp with as much stuff as I'm quietly hearing people are planning to unload in the near future. I'd think an Atlantic fest would be maybe better served by maybe a couple of live auctions instead. Plus, the baby is a big time drain at the moment - May/June and he'll be just starting to crawl.
I just hope any Atlantic fest would be a true 'festival'... the 2015 jubilee was a bit too much "sell stuff" and too little "build community" for my tastes.