Senior Moving Specialists: Summer Time is Convention Time
inJuly 15, 2010 - 3:01pm
Along with the warm temperatures and sunshine of summer, many antique and collectible groups and clubs hold their annual conventions in the summer time. The yearly events bring together people from all over the world who may have only one thing in common, their love of a particular collectible or antique. With the widespread use of the internet some people have been chatting about their collections in online groups and clubs and will get to meet people for the first time in person face to face. For others it’s a once a year time to meet with old friends they’ve shared great moments with for years.
Basically anything that is collectible has clubs or discussion groups for that particular item, niche or manufacturing company. If there’s a group, people are bound to want to get together. Conventions can include specialty auctions, banquet dinners, speakers, book signings, artist signings, and tours of factories. Most will also have souvenir pieces made to commemorate the event. This summer I will head out to 3 conventions that are conveniently held back to back at the same location.
The Stretch Glass Society 2010 annual convention, show and sale in Marietta, OH is on July 28-30, 2010. At the Comfort Inn. The convention kicks off with a wine and cheese reception on Wednesday night for members. Displays of iridescent stretch glass will be available for viewing by members and guests as well as a large selection of iridescent stretch glass for sale all 3 days
The National Fenton Glass Society will hold their 20th Annual Convention on July 31, August 1-2, 2010 at the Comfort Inn in Marietta, Ohio. Activities will include glass displays and seminars, special glass sales for members, the annual membership meeting, and the annual banquet and whimsy auction.
The Fenton Art Glass Collectors of America also holds their annual convention at the Comfort Inn in Marietta. This year will be their 34th Convention. The dates are August 3-5.
Even if you are not a member of the clubs many of the events are open to the public. Glass sales in the banquet room, individual hotel rooms and surrounding area events are open to the public. Many of the speakers and lectures are also open to the public.
If you are thinking of joining one of these events please do! They can be tons of fun.