Extravaganza 2015 Schedule

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Extravaganza 2015 Schedule

Post by LewC » Fri Oct 16, 2015 10:54 am

OCA Extravaganza 2015 Schedule

Friday, November 20
2:00 PM Registration, Show Room (including Manufacturer/Vendor
area) open.
6:00 PM Julian Dignall: “Introduction to L-Number Plecos” *
7:00 PM Ted Judy: “Peru Pipeline-From the River to Your Aquarium” *
8:30 PM Heiko Bleher: “Discus and Angelfish in Nature” *
10:00 PM Registration Closes, Hospitality Room Opens*
11:00 PM Show Room closes

Saturday, November 21
8:00 AM Morning Mixer*
9:00 AM Show Room Opens
9:00 AM Julian Dignall: “Collecting Catfishes in India” *
10:00 AM Registration Opens
10:30 AM Heiko Bleher: “The Cichlidae of India and the Middle East” *
12:00 PM Ad Konings: “News and Views from Lake Tanganyika” *
2:00-3:00 Swap Meet (Main Room)
2:00-2:30 Speaker Meet and Greet (Main Room)
2:00 PM Registration Closes
3:30-4:30 Kids’ Tank Decorating Exhibition (One tank per family*)
4:00 PM Show Room Closes for Judging
6:00 PM Pizza Party*
7:00 PM Awards, followed by Manufacturers Dry Goods Auction
10:00 PM Show Room, Hospitality Room Open*
11:00 PM Show Room Closes

Sunday, November 24
8:00 AM Morning Mixer*
9:00 AM Auction Registration Opens
10:00 AM Auction Begins, Show Room Opens for Tear-Down
12:00 PM Auction Registration Closes

*Registered attendees only. All other activities are open to the public.

Any changes would be made only if necessary, and are unlikely.

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Re: Extravaganza 2015 Schedule

Post by eric_from_richwood » Sat Oct 17, 2015 6:34 pm

Just ONE hour for the Swap Meet?
Tell me that's a typo please...

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Re: Extravaganza 2015 Schedule

Post by LewC » Sun Oct 18, 2015 9:04 pm

According to board members that were on hand last year, after the first hour, the buyers were pretty much gone. I don't think we'd shut it down precisely at 3:00 if there are buyers still active.

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Re: Extravaganza 2015 Schedule

Post by sparnyu » Mon Oct 19, 2015 1:49 pm

It's an hour less but the amount of the table is still $20? Isn't that a bit of a dis-service to those who buy swap tables? Seems to me if I were to buy a table, I'd want as much time as possible. Having been part of more than one swap meet, it takes me a good half hour or so just to get stuff ready. There's no way I'd even consider it if all I got was an hour to sell my stuff.

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Re: Extravaganza 2015 Schedule

Post by Kyle May » Mon Oct 19, 2015 6:09 pm

There will be time before the swap meet starts to set up.
Don't worry about having to do it during the hour of the swap.
In our experience the swap dies after one hour and that's why the SELLING time is an hour.

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Re: Extravaganza 2015 Schedule

Post by eric_from_richwood » Wed Oct 21, 2015 12:29 pm

I'm going to pay for a table - again this year. I've had a table to myself, or split a table in each and every swap meet that you've had at the Extravaganza.

My experience as a seller is different from this:
"In our experience the swap dies after one hour and that's why the SELLING time is an hour."

In my experience, your swap meet is at it's busiest in the first hour, and slows down after that. Slow is not dead however. Last year I had my two biggest sales just before the swap ended, two hours after it started.

You're not going to change your minds based on anything on this forum, I'm sure. I'll see you (at least one more time) at Extravaganza 2015.

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Re: Extravaganza 2015 Schedule

Post by jwalker2 » Sun Oct 25, 2015 10:31 pm

who do we contact for the tables?

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Re: Extravaganza 2015 Schedule

Post by LewC » Mon Oct 26, 2015 6:10 am

Please contact Steve Heinbaugh at

steveh28@gmail.com

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Re: Extravaganza 2015 Schedule

Post by LewC » Mon Oct 26, 2015 3:45 pm

Last year's swap, for the record lasted an hour and a half. Those that like to come in at the end will just come earlier.

Again, we promise that we won't chase away active buyers at the posted closing time.

Sparnyu, thanks for reminding me that the tables only cost $20 for registered attendees. Going by the $ I see changing hands during that swap, that's a heck of a deal, even at 1 hour.

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Re: Extravaganza 2015 Schedule

Post by jwalker2 » Mon Nov 09, 2015 11:32 am

I saw on facebook for the flea market.... are the times correct for it or the swap info on the schedule?

"This is an open to the public event that takes place on Saturday, November 21st, 2015 from 10 AM to 3 PM. It's FREE to attend and family friendly. The holiday Inn Strongsville is located at 15471 Royalton Rd, Strongsville, OH 44136"

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Re: Extravaganza 2015 Schedule

Post by LewC » Mon Nov 09, 2015 12:06 pm

The schedule posted above is correct. The actual swap meet is from 2-3. Vendors and manufacturer reps will be around during the same times that the show room will be open.

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