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BLESSED TARNATION!!!!! All Aquarium Catfish Convention
Unread 09-10-2012, 6:33 PM   #1
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BLESSED TARNATION!!!!! All Aquarium Catfish Convention

http://catfishcon.com/

In over three years in the greater DC/VA/MD region and well beyond, hands down the best (IMO) show around. (Dem scavenger types be they some mellow golden folk). Have to just love that this happens in our collective backyard - and how cool is that? (Hint: excessively, sublimely almost incomparably wicked cool). All Hail the mighty/blessed PVAS. For cross-town dogs you guys and gals rock.

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Unread 09-10-2012, 7:46 PM   #2
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Can't wait to be at "The Show" either...but I can, in fact, wait for your next YouTubial choice!



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Unread 09-10-2012, 7:55 PM   #3
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For anyone inclined to follow in William's footsteps, every auctioneer needs rudimentary math skills:

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Unread 09-10-2012, 8:31 PM   #4
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Unread 09-10-2012, 11:22 PM   #5
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I would have thought something from the GodFather would have been more appropriate.
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I assume...
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I assume...

...that a number of CapCicAsses will be going. Anyone else even a little excited about this?
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Unread 09-12-2012, 11:37 PM   #7
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oh, yes....very excited!!!
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Unread 09-13-2012, 5:56 AM   #8
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I am really looking forward to it. I will be staying at the hotel and selling from my room.
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Unread 09-13-2012, 7:31 AM   #9
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I'm completely stoked. One of my favorite events, for sure.

Who else is going?
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Unread 09-13-2012, 12:28 PM   #10
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I'll be there... Siena too

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I am really looking forward to it. I will be staying at the hotel and selling from my room.
What are you planning on offering? I've got orange Krobia, Nannnacara aureocephalus and A. oblongums in abundance but don't think I'm going to throw down for a room since I'm local and a bit miserly, but I do like to "share the wealth".

One of the things that impressed me about the last Catfish soiree was how generous all the in-room vendors were/are. From Julie and Sara whom were basically selling stuff for cheap and/or at cost just for the sake of pleasing folks, to people who drove hundreds of miles seemingly just to share their spawns in exchange for gas money, it was the least mercenary business climate I've ever encountered at a fish show.
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Unread 09-13-2012, 3:09 PM   #12
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I'm planning to attend, at least for part of the convention. May put some of my c123 juveniles (F1) into the auction.
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Unread 09-13-2012, 5:05 PM   #13
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I'm there as well - working with Josh on the the PVAS setup crew Thursday - going on my first collecting trip on Friday (got my chest highs last week) and working wherever Sherry or Josh need help on Sat and Sunday.

Hope to see a lot of CCA and GWAPA folks at the convention - it should be a blast.

By the way PVAS is paying a bounty to any PVAS member who can beat Matt and/or Frank in the show categories.
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Unread 09-18-2012, 4:21 PM   #14
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Hot off the press from Gerry at PVAS....

For those of you on the fence about the whole registration thing, you can come on down and see Heiko Bleher speak for free on Thursday night! If Friday night works better for you, come on down and hit up their "Shopping Spree on Three" for room sales... also free!

On Friday night, CCA and ECC will be hosting the two hospitality suites, so definitely swing by. Talk about a party!

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Unread 09-18-2012, 4:52 PM   #15
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I will be there as much as I can!

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Unread 09-19-2012, 2:45 PM   #16
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Folks - if you're planning to attend, please register sooner rather than later. For the sanity and ease of the good folks hosting the event

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Unread 09-19-2012, 4:39 PM   #17
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Is anyone bringing fish to put in the show? It's local, so this should be a great opportunity to show off your stuff!
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Unread 09-19-2012, 5:30 PM   #18
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I gotta register soon. I'm thinking of bringing a couple of fish to show.
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Unread 09-26-2012, 8:56 PM   #19
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Just registered and booked a hotel room. Just a note to those who waited like I did - they don't have any rooms with 2 beds available. Just king beds with roll away beds left.

As a bonus, the family decided that they wanted to see what these fish conventions are all about, so I'll have Becca and the kids with me for the weekend.
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Unread 09-26-2012, 11:16 PM   #20
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Excellent! I enjoyed talking with Becca at the BBQ.
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