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Andrew wrote: Thu Sep 01, 2022 2:31 pm Check this out:

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That's pretty cool! Nice souvenir!
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Time's running out...

Hotel Rooms must be reserved by Wednesday, Sept 14
T-Shirts must be ordered by Thursday, Sept 15 (we'll have a few extras but can't guarantee availability or price)

See you soon!
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Hello,
Jolls I'll take an XL shirt , please.

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Andrew wrote: Thu Sep 01, 2022 2:31 pm Check this out:

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I get a URL expired error on that image? Now we all want to see it! ;-)

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Jools wrote: Wed Sep 14, 2022 4:01 pm
Andrew wrote: Thu Sep 01, 2022 2:31 pm Check this out:

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I get a URL expired error on that image? Now we all want to see it! ;-)

Jools
It was a rack with a series of glasses, each marked with the logo of a CatCon year. Pretty impressive; nice accent to a man cave or a lady lair / she shed.

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TwoTankAmin wrote: Wed Aug 31, 2022 3:06 pm I am in. While PC T-shirts would be cool, I never wear T-shirts and do not own any. On the other hand my bro must have over 100 Grateful Dead and other band T-shirts.

Of all the speakers for the Convention the one I most want to meets and be able to talk with is Leandro. All my plecos are Big bend fish and he sure knows that stretch of river. Next most is Eric.

The last two CatCons I sponsored several speaakers. But the ones I wanted to do this time have been taken.

Unfortunately, for me this event is most work. So I do get to do much more than set-up the room for sales, sell, sleep, pack up to leave and, with luck, attend at least one presentation. This is my farewell tour as well as it is for the event.
Hello Chris,
I really did not want to tell you his, but when people meet Eric they act polite and say nice things, reality is other wise. He is a great guy and full of insights, wink wink. It will be his pleasure to meet you as it will be mine.
It will be a great event!
Double Cheers,
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Mexnotex wrote: Sat Sep 17, 2022 1:11 amHello Chris,
I really did not want to tell you his, but when people meet Eric they act polite and say nice things, reality is other wise. He is a great guy and full of insights, wink wink. It will be his pleasure to meet you as it will be mine.
It will be a great event!
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So, I could not wait until Friday the 7th to arrive, so I rebooked to come on Thursday.

I have a lot of L173 offspring from my breeding group which originated from TR parents. I sold that breeding group and 15 of their kids with them. I have a whole lot of children left. (Sizes TL) In a 33L are about the 50 smallest. Most <1.25 in. maybe a few hit 1.25 -1.5. In a 125 are about 60 from 2.5 to a few around 4 inch. Finally, there are 40 from 1.5 to 2.5 in a 40b on the terrace. I could bring about 100 and have a sale? Go home with none....

Also, the person who bought the F1 L173s here will pick them up at the event Friday. So I should be able to send Jools home with donation in the form of green and white pictures of dead presidents.
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TwoTankAmin wrote: Sat Sep 17, 2022 8:12 amSo I should be able to send Jools home with donation in the form of green and white pictures of dead presidents.
Awesome, thanks! Good to see the fishes getting spread around the US too.

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T-Shirts order put in! I got a few extra. Sorry Andi, sizes only went up to XXL, but I am sure we can find you something!

Cheers,

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Jools wrote: Wed Sep 28, 2022 10:28 am T-Shirts order put in! I got a few extra. Sorry Andi, sizes only went up to XXL, but I am sure we can find you something!

Cheers,

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:(( :(( :(( :(( :(( :(( :(( :(( :((
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Everyone attending the Saturday Banquet, make sure to wear your favorite Hawaiian shirt!
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Andrew wrote: Fri Sep 30, 2022 2:29 pm Everyone attending the Saturday Banquet, make sure to wear your favorite Hawaiian shirt!
we are going shopping today, that I'll well dressed :)

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I have never nor do I plant ever to own a Hawaiian shirt. :)) Plus, after years of attending events I have learned that hotel food for these things is usually awful and inevitably cold when served. My practice in the past was when, as a vendor/sponsor, I got meal tickets which came with that, I told the sponsoring org. either to use that portion of my fee as a donation to the org. or to give the meal tickets away to somebody who might use them. Usually they go to one of the volunteers workers who make the event possible or to the spouse of one of the speakers which is fine with me.

At every CatCon I have attended in the past I spent Saturday evening packing up most of the stuff I drag along with me to be a room seller. I am usually up until 3 a.m. to get it done. I need to have it all packed and back in my car to make the Sunday noon check-out time.

Unfortunately, CatCon is more like work than fun for me, for the most part. And I am going smallish this year- 2 x 20L and 2 x 10 tanks. But I will also use a smaller Rubbermaid or two as well.

I normally try to attend one or even two of the presentations, but my experience has been the 3rd floor can be active for selling as long as one is in their room and the door is open. :)
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TwoTankAmin wrote: Fri Sep 30, 2022 5:29 pm I have never nor do I plant ever to own a Hawaiian shirt. :)) Plus, after years of attending events I have learned that hotel food for these things is usually awful and inevitably cold when served. My practice in the past was when, as a vendor/sponsor, I got meal tickets which came with that, I told the sponsoring org. either to use that portion of my fee as a donation to the org. or to give the meal tickets away to somebody who might use them. Usually they go to one of the volunteers workers who make the event possible or to the spouse of one of the speakers which is fine with me.

At every CatCon I have attended in the past I spent Saturday evening packing up most of the stuff I drag along with me to be a room seller. I am usually up until 3 a.m. to get it done. I need to have it all packed and back in my car to make the Sunday noon check-out time.

Unfortunately, CatCon is more like work than fun for me, for the most part. And I am going smallish this year- 2 x 20L and 2 x 10 tanks. But I will also use a smaller Rubbermaid or two as well.

I normally try to attend one or even two of the presentations, but my experience has been the 3rd floor can be active for selling as long as one is in their room and the door is open. :)
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Andrew wrote: Fri Sep 30, 2022 2:29 pm Everyone attending the Saturday Banquet, make sure to wear your favorite Hawaiian shirt!
Or kilt?

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Jools wrote: Sun Oct 02, 2022 4:24 pm
Andrew wrote: Fri Sep 30, 2022 2:29 pm Everyone attending the Saturday Banquet, make sure to wear your favorite Hawaiian shirt!
Or kilt?

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I think just pink kilts will be accepted ;)
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Jools wrote: Sun Oct 02, 2022 4:24 pm
Andrew wrote: Fri Sep 30, 2022 2:29 pmEveryone attending the Saturday Banquet, make sure to wear your favorite Hawaiian shirt!
Or kilt?

Jools
Kilts are okay as long as they're purchased at Hilo Hattie's! :))

See you soon!
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P.S., if kilts were an Irish phenomenon, I would have said buy them at "Hil O'Hatties!" =))
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Perhaps this would do: https://mauiceltic.com/hawaii-tartan.htm - see you all soon, Rob and I meet in Dublin then head out.

T-Shirts and mugs are packed!

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Maybe a Hawaiian shirt with a kilt?
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