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Hi y'all
I know I haven't made it to any of the CAPE meetings but was hoping to some time. I see at least a few of you are thinking about attending the NEC. I won't be going the entire weekend but will plan to be there for the AGA meeting Friday afternoon, and of course browse the vendor room. I know Bailin (TexEx) is planning on it too. Bailin has LOADS of stuff to sell and/or trade. I should have mucho plant material myself.

Why don't we see if we can meet up after the AGA meeting and do some chatting & trading?
penny
and on behalf of bailin.
 

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Hi Penny,
I'm planning to head up there for the Sunday auction (always the best part of fish shows/cons IMO). Dunno about anyone else for sure, but I think it's easiest for most of us to go up there on Sat &/or Sun - I, for instance, have a 5 hour studio art class of doom followed by a shift at my part time library job every Friday. I imagine others may have similar work or school commitments. I'd love to have a swap meet at the NEC con, don't get me wrong, I'm just not sure many people can be there on Friday :(

On the other hand, you could always drop off all the stuff you have for trade at the auction and make some cash instead ;)
 

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hello- Bailin may be there Sat/Sun, I don't know...For me it's easy on Friday as I go after work & I'm halfway there. You all really should catch Karen Randall's presentations some time. She is great.

Anyhoo have fun! I'll catch up with you all one of these days!
 

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PS the auction is awesome, but HUGE and it takes all day. Recommend bumping your stuff up, if they still do that.
 

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Karen Randall gave a presentation at House of Fins (Greenwich) back in October. It was pretty cool - all about nano tanks and stuff.

As for the auction, the all day ones are the best kind - means that if you wait 'til the end, everyone else is broke and you can practically steal stuff. :) Once I waited 'til the end of an auction and got a bag of 5 adult panda koi angelfish for $5 o_O Good times.
 

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Thanks for the idea....I may just put some stuff in the auction. I could use some dough.
 

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LOL I think we all could. This hobby isn't cheap!

Maybe you should put some stuff up for bid at the NAS auction earlier in the month to raise funds for the NEC. I'm going to try something similar (except we all know I'll still end up spending more than I earn :p)
 

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Just to double check, the NEC convention is March 25-27 weekend? I need to send out an email soon to the club with the dates.

I'd love to carpool. People coming from the south could park by my house and we can carpool from here.

Amanda - do you have any assassin snails for sale? I think I'd like to buy 2-4 of them since I think the 3 you gave me last time are all the same sex.
 

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I'm in on the carpooling. As for the assassin snails, I can def. cough up 2, don't know if I have enough to offer 4 atm. I do have some itty bitty babies, though, so I should have more juvie snails available soon.

As for the NAS, I'm going to go start another thread with all the info - but in brief, it's March 6th and located in Westport, CT. NAS is one of the NEC's constituent clubs.
 

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thanks- but I won't be drivin' to Westport. I did that once.
We yokels don't like to stray far from the boondocks. ;)
 

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Yeah, Kristina & I are going on Saturday, too. Then I'll be back there on Sunday for the auction.

I'ma buy me some new scrimps even if it kills me. So there. :p
 

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I'll be there Friday for the AGA meeting & vendor room only....don't want to shell out the big bucks for registration.
have fun folks!
 

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I'll be there Friday for the AGA meeting & vendor room only....don't want to shell out the big bucks for registration.
have fun folks!
LOL, me neither - gotta save cash for the shopping - so I'm hoping they have a vendor-room-only registration option (other cons I've been to do) - don't much care to go to the lectures or dinner events when I could be emptying my wallet of its sparse contents. I do recall reading that you don't need to register for the convention to attend the auction. I think a bidder card costs like $2, not exactly going to break the bank :mrgreen: On the other hand, the things I buy at the auction...

Checked the registered lot list for the auction. Someone's bringing yellow shrimp! And there are red claw macro shrimp, too. Also a few crayfish species I already own... Hopefully someone who didn't pre-reg will bring some white Procambarus clarkii or Cambarellus shufeldtii...
 

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The March CAPE meeting will meet from 10:30am to noon on Sunday March 27th.

This meeting features a huge auction of plants, fish, tanks, etc... You can bring things to sell (and get 50-50 profit the rest shared with the NEC) and meet members from other local clubs.

This is a once a year convention and Sunday is the best part of it!

Lot registrations and submittals will be accepted until noon
(Salon ABC)

Schedule
9:30-10:45am Viewing of Auction Lots (Jersey Room)

10:00am-12:00noon
Jim White Equipment Sale-tanks, stands, lights, all supplies. (Jersey Room)

11:00am
Giant Auction Starts (Ballroom)

12:00 noon
Conservation Silent Auction Bidding Ends (Vendor Room)
All Auction Lots must be registered and delivered to Salon ABC.
Hotel Check-out Time

Location
Crowne Plaza Hotel Cromwell
100 Berlin Rd.
Cromwell, CT 06416

Site
http://www.northeastcouncil.org/con...:schedule&catid=42:2011-convention&Itemid=119

Note
There are some presentations and speakers on friday and saturday, however, the NEC will charge you a membership fee if you want to listen to them it is pretty expensive as well (around $40). The vendor room will be ope Friday-Sunday though (free entry).
 
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