IAAPA @ CP right?

Sunday, September 22, 2002 7:48 PM

When and Where will the IAAPA be meeting?

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Sunday, September 22, 2002 7:51 PM
Orlando in the winter. The summer meeting was at CP two weeks ago I believe.

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Monday, September 23, 2002 5:25 AM

The trade show will be in Orlando again. We'll be there. Trust me when I say it's boring. Trade shows suck. For this year's coverage I'm going to do as much as I can before the show so there's more time to play.

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Jeff - Webmaster/Admin - CoasterBuzz.com
"There's nowhere to run, nowhere to hide, when it's all in your mind. You gotta let go." - Ghetto, Supreme Beings of Leisure

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Monday, September 23, 2002 10:17 AM

He's referring to the IAAPA summer meeting that took place on Sept 12-15th. It was indeed at Cedar Point for the second straight year. Since I had a CP trip planned for the 19th, I didn't attend the meeting. It usually has a pretty low turnout anyways since the convention is so close to it. Also, its pretty darn expensive (over $400 for members!).

As for the IAAPA convention and expo, the convention is the 18th-23rd and the expo is the 20th-23rd. I will be there doing my usual "press the flesh" marketing. I know what you mean Jeff, its VERY difficult to get work done and enjoy yourself at the same time. I will be staying over a few days to catch in some R&R. Also, my birthday falls on the day of the MK social this year. Ya think I can get Minnie to administer my birthday spankings?? ;)

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Monday, September 23, 2002 10:29 AM

Yeh, IAAPA is great, but as they have all currently said, its very time consuming if you don't get your work done first. I have only been there a few times, but the time i actually went there on buisness, it was surely a bore. But you do get to sample alot of food and candy, and ride some new rides.

But DONT EXCPECT the companies to pay much attention to you or talk to you unless you are an ATENDEE BUYER. They will just "ignore" you per say. I have seen alot of that with the people that just come to look around. So dont get all your hopes up if you do go as a visitor.But hopefully this year there will be some new things to show off....and maybe B&M will actually have a flyer there instead of there floorless.

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Monday, September 23, 2002 10:51 AM

Working or not, it's still boring. That's the thing that enthusiasts don't really get... trade shows are rarely fun (unless of course you're talking about E3 and the associated parties, something I would love more than anything to partake in). At my old job I had to go to shows frequently and I hated it. IAAPA, while good for seeing what the industry is up to, is no different. Booth babes and food samples aside, I've had my fill after one day.

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Jeff - Webmaster/Admin - CoasterBuzz.com
"There's nowhere to run, nowhere to hide, when it's all in your mind. You gotta let go." - Ghetto, Supreme Beings of Leisure

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