Are you a convention-goer?

How frequently do you attend bonsai conventions?

  • Never been to one.

    Votes: 13 32.5%
  • Have been to one or two in my life.

    Votes: 8 20.0%
  • Have been to a few, but sometimes years go by between them.

    Votes: 4 10.0%
  • Try to get to a least one per year.

    Votes: 9 22.5%
  • Attend several per year.

    Votes: 6 15.0%

  • Total voters
    40

Bonsai Nut

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After attending the 30th annual GSBF Convention a couple of weeks ago, I am curious how many other people attend bonsai conventions.
 

bonsai barry

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Without getting too personal, can anyone estimate how much money one might spend attending a convention, excluding paid sessions and purchases? I need to make a budget if I'm ever to go.
 

darrellw

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I voted "never", as that was the closest reply. I've actually been to the site of two bonsai conventions, but only visited the vendor areas and public display, never as a paid attendee.
 

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I did not do any workshops. I just attended the convention, and did buy the extra Pirate bash ticket at 60.00.

The extra motel night was 65.00.

The three nights at the convention hotel at the convention rate was 89.00 a night which was very reasonable for the hotel.

Figureing gas, eats not included in the registration, hotel costs, about 850.00 for me. Thats not includeing what I spent on the extra motel night and the goodies I bought. That was about 600.00 more. Bringing me to about 1450.00 for the weekend.

Now.... I get to do this all again in February! Wahooo!

If you are into bonsai...I mean into bonsai, the experience is unforgettable.
 
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Dale Cochoy

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Al ,
$89 a night is a very reasonable rate for a hotel with good convention facilities. I wish they were all that well priced.
Dale
 

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Does "Bates Annual Bonsai Beer Bash and Bikini Contest" count?
LOL Will....that is a convention I'd love to attend
 

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So Tom, how much is it worth for me not to post the pictures?
Ahhhhh, errrrrrrrrrrrrr, Ian, lets talk about that nice discount on the pot you've been eyeing ;)
 

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Ive never been to a convention. But Im going to try and save money and go to the MABA 08, in Indianapolis next june. Indianapolis is just an hour and a half from me. andy
 
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