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Has anyone else heard about the show happening in Chicago? I just found out about it this morning and they are offering classes too! It'll be where the Bishop Show used to be for years. Right across the street from Woodfield mall and IKEA! Here's the link to read more about it http://theminiatureshow.com/index.php?main_page=index
Here we go! The NAME National Convention ends with a show this week and soon we are looking at several miniature shows throughout the US. Below is a list of shows that I will be attending as a vendor. This is very different from what I have done in the past, but things are different now. If you are going to any of these, please stop and say hello. August 15-16 Dayton, OH 3 Blind Mice Show August 22-24 Aztec Wholesale Show in Aurora, OH August 28-29 Chicago Fall Show from Tom Bishop September 5-7 Orlando Miniaturia September 11-12 Nashville, TN presented by Harville Productions September 18-19 Indianapolis presented by the Museum of Miniature Houses October 24 Louisville, KY November 5-8 Philadelphia Miniaturia Wholesale and Retail Shows November Chicago Wee "c" Miniature Show (tentative) I know there are other shows, but these are the ones I am attending. More details on each as we get closer. The Bishop show will have more vendors than in the past. Orlando is a new show and it is a holiday weekend, so it is hard telling about attendance. It is on Disney grounds, so that may help.
Just an upcoming show reminder for those of you within driving distance of Chicago. The first 2014 3 Blind Mice Show January 3rd & 4th at the Best Western in Schaumburg. A great place to spend those Christmas gift cards! There will not be a lot of vendors, but the vendors there are quality sellers. January 3rd from 4pm to 9pm January 4th from 10am to 3pm Adults -- $5.00 Children -- $2.00 As always, any forum member that comes to my tables (All About Miniatures) will get a forum special. It will be a discount or free stuff. I haven't decided yet. Hope to see you there!! http://3blindmiceshow.com/chicago/
Okay, since I am still fairly new to minis (one year) I am not familiar with all of the shows. I am thinking about running up to Chicago in a couple of weeks for the Bishop show. I know it isn't anything like the Spring show, but is it worth attending? Is anyone from the forum going? It is only a three hour drive for me and I am thinking about making a weekend out of it with the wife. All thoughts, comments and notes on attending are welcome. I think it would be great if anyone from our little GL family wanted to get together for lunch or dinner or something. I am always up for learning from others. http://www.bishopshow.com/chif.htm