Ohio Cichlid Association EXTRAVAGANZA 2013

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Ohio Cichlid Association EXTRAVAGANZA 2013

Post by madbigfoot » Wed Aug 28, 2013 2:34 pm


The Ohio Cichlid Association's Extravaganza is the largest celebration of cichlid's and catfish on the planet. This three day event happens om November 22nd thru 24th at the Strongsville Holiday Inn Select. (the weekend before Thanksgiving every year).

Each year cichlid enthusiast of all ages and experience make the trip to Strongsville, Ohio (10 Miles Southwest of Cleveland), to enjoy a weekend of all things cichlid and catfish.

Registered Attendees can expect to see world class speakers, manufacturer booths, vendor booths, a large fish show with 150+ entries, and fish being sold throughout the hotel. Saturday features a huge swap meet, a pizza party/awards presentation, and an auction featuring brand new goods donated by prominent manufacturers within the aquarium hobby. The family-friendly weekend culminates in an awesome fish auction on Sunday when 800-1,000 bags of cichlids and catfish are sold.

The Extravaganza is held at:
Holiday Inn Select
15471 Royalton Road, Strongsville, Ohio 44136
Phone: 440-238-8800

The hotel is conveniently located at I-71 and Route 82
just 10 minutes south of Cleveland Hopkins International Airport.

Room rate (registered attendees): $69.00 per night (up to four people per room).
Book by calling the hotel directly at 1-440-238-8800. (Ask for the OCA room rate)

Speakers for 2013:

Willem Heijns will be visiting from the Netherlands. He has spoken at past Extravaganzas, most recently 2009. He gives fascinating, in depth talks on Central American cichlids, and is very active on the Cichlid Room Companion.

Thomas Andersen, from Denmark, will be making his first Extravaganza appearance. He is a Tanganyikan specialist, has many articles on the CRC, and is very active on this forum.

Shane Linder has spoken at OCA meetings, but this will be his first Extravaganza presentation. He is the Shane of "Shane's World", part of Planet Catfish.

Ad Konings And, of course, our old friend Ad Konings will be making his annual pilgrimage to the North Coast.

Swap Meet: Tables are available in the main show room area on Saturday afternoon, November 23rd. Table fees are $20 per table for registered attendees or $30 per table for non-registered attendees. Tables are first come first serve. Swap Meet tables can be reserved by emailing Ohiocichlidassoc@aol.com

Vendor Tables are available in the main convention room which is open from Friday at 3 PM until midnight and Saturday from 9 AM until 4 PM (room closes for judging and awards party) then reopens after the Manufacturer Dry Goods auction and stays open until midnight. The room is open to the general public and is the best way to sell your livestock and dry goods. Each vendor will receive a business card ad (which you must provide electronically) in the show program as well as an ad in our Monthly Newsletter until November 2014. The rates are: $150 for two six-foot skirted tables with four chairs. Additional tables available for $50 per six foot table. Contact Marc DeWerth at madbigfoot@aol.com to reserve your space.

Fish Show Class Sponsorship: We have 28 classes and each has a sponsor. We invite you to help support our 2013 show by sponsoring a class or several! Contact Marc DeWerth for details: madbigfoot@aol.com

Marc A. DeWerth
Ohio Cichlid Association


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