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post #1 of 44 (permalink) Old 09-04-2013, 05:24 PM Thread Starter
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Some really cool talks and vendor show coming to Chicago (Schaumburg). I've met and heard a couple of Oliver Knott's talks from past AGA Conventions and it's definitely worth it. I hope to be there for the convention.

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post #2 of 44 (permalink) Old 09-06-2013, 02:52 PM
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This looks really cool. I might have to check this out.

I wonder if there are any expos like this that happen at McCormick Place

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I'll definetly be going. A lot of knowledge can be gained when talking to vendors about their products. Not to mention it's not uncommom to get some freebies at the display booths.

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That is so true. Getting info straight from the source is great, plus, as you mentioned, freebies are awesome!

Let me know which day you plan on going and I might join you. I was only thinking of doing the $10 admission and going either Saturday or Sunday. Maybe we could do a group meet up and go around together to check it out

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A one day admission ($10.00) is what I was planning also. I was leaning more towards Saturday but Sunday would be Ok 2.
Like you said we could do a group meet up like we do before GCCA swap.

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This Expo is coming up in little over a month. We should try to schedule times for people to meet up and walk around together for both Saturday and Sunday.

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I am definitely still in.

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The November issue of TFH magazine has some info on this also. It can be found on page 95.

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post #9 of 44 (permalink) Old 10-08-2013, 05:28 PM
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This is relevant to my interests. Too bad my son is just too young to enjoy this. GCCA then this in November, le sigh.
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I'll be there on Friday. My initial thought is there @ noon and out prior to Friday evening rush.

Unless of course the raffles are just too good to not wait for.


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My 5yo son entered the contest, so I'll get to see the show floor during setup day Thursday. I'll let you know how it looks. I think we'll be there on Saturday morning to walk through everything.
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My 5yo son entered the contest, so I'll get to see the show floor during setup day Thursday. I'll let you know how it looks. I think we'll be there on Saturday morning to walk through everything.
Good luck to your son.

No ofence I don't want to hear a review...like Dean Richards on WGN news killing movies for me. I still enjoy the "little Kid" on Christmas morning feeling when I go to these things.

So, I'm out of this thread until after the show.
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I'll leave it a surprise for you, Dogfish! Lol. No need to leave the thread.
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Helping my sister move on Saturday and working on Sunday, so it looks like I'll be seeing you there at noon on Friday DogFish!
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Good luck to your son.

No ofence I don't want to hear a review...like Dean Richards on WGN news killing movies for me. I still enjoy the "little Kid" on Christmas morning feeling when I go to these things.

So, I'm out of this thread until after the show.
I know EXACTLY how you feel. A while back, we were going to go see the movie "Lincoln". A buddy goes ahead and tells me Lincoln gets shot in the end. Ruined the whole experience for me.
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