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  1. Eric Schrader

    Pacific Bonsai Expo, Oakland CA, November 12-13, 2022

    I believe 8am. The security and parking staff will be there at that point. However, if you're there earlier, you'd likely just queue on Burma road at the entrance to the John Sutter trailhead parking lot. There are 267 official visitor parking spots, plus a couple areas that are used for...
  2. Eric Schrader

    Pacific Bonsai Expo, Oakland CA, November 12-13, 2022

    I think that we'll probably have informal groups running out to get food. There are a few parking spots reserved for vendors. However, we are STRONGLY encouraging people to carpool or use ride-share apps. If you carpool, bring 3+ people. If everyone does that there will be no problems with...
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    Pacific Bonsai Expo, Oakland CA, November 12-13, 2022

    We had about twice as many vendors request space as we had available tables. We are already planning for a larger venue for 2024.
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    Pacific Bonsai Expo, Oakland CA, November 12-13, 2022

    Uhh. Well in Nao's case I imagine that would cause some kind of brawl. I'm hands off what the vendors decide to do with their wares.
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    Pacific Bonsai Expo, Oakland CA, November 12-13, 2022

    I know Brandon B who runs the Austin club is coming but not sure if he's driving. You might check with him about others.
  6. Eric Schrader

    Pacific Bonsai Expo, Oakland CA, November 12-13, 2022

    Hi All - just an update from Jonas and I: And I want to add here the following: 1. I am extremely grateful for the support that we are receiving from the community for this event. We have been working many hours to make it run smoothly. AMA if you want more info. 2. We've had some real...
  7. Eric Schrader

    Pacific Bonsai Expo, Oakland CA, November 12-13, 2022

    Mary - just hang tight. Jonas and I will be reaching out via email.
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    Pacific Bonsai Expo, Oakland CA, November 12-13, 2022

    Just a heads up - At present we are nearing capacity for Saturday. We've sold more weekend passes than we expected and would like to encourage those who do not yet have tickets to come on Sunday rather than Saturday. We plan to have two programs on Sunday for those interested, still TBA.
  9. Eric Schrader

    Pacific Bonsai Expo, Oakland CA, November 12-13, 2022

    Programming slate and schedule announcement I believe is coming this Friday.
  10. Eric Schrader

    Pacific Bonsai Expo, Oakland CA, November 12-13, 2022

    As an accepted exhibitor you would be receiving this information from the organizers. However, it is each person's responsibility to adhere to agricultural regulations. Among the list of No-no's is - No citrus or persimmon of any kind can come in. That includes Kinzu and princess persimmon...
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    Pacific Bonsai Expo, Oakland CA, November 12-13, 2022

    Brian - thanks, I've updated the plan your visit page, and noticed also that the actual tickets and the ticket description didn't match for Sunday opening time - which is 9am, not 10am. Everything else is correct. We are working on planning programming to occur during the middle of the day...
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    Pacific Bonsai Expo, Oakland CA, November 12-13, 2022

    Yes. The octagon is right behind that giant tree that someone put in the room. Actually, I took that photo and shared it on IG perhaps, but it's funny for sure. A hawthorn that belongs to Jay McDonald. It wont be in the show, but a nice tree.
  13. Eric Schrader

    Pacific Bonsai Expo, Oakland CA, November 12-13, 2022

    Yes! For those of you who have an interest - Ryan graciously invited us to participate and we had a great conversation. Just wish the audio from my end was better. :rolleyes:
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    Pacific Bonsai Expo, Oakland CA, November 12-13, 2022

    Yes! The printed program will contain artists' statements about the trees as well as other information about the exhibit and will be a good souvenir. I'll put on my :") Fun :") 😋 thinking hat and try to get beyond the seriousness part for programming. We also now have three styles of t-shirts...
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    Pacific Bonsai Expo, Oakland CA, November 12-13, 2022

    OMG, don't get me going on Iron Bonsai challenges. Two-headed and Three-headed demos are a feature of nearly every event in Europe. I don't think it changes the core problem. Admittedly, I do take things too seriously some times. Unless it's one of my own jokes, they're always worth a laugh...
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