Old Methane Gas Cloud
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Huntington Beach, California
AWFS maybe not so OT
The AWFS "Fair" runs bi-annually. Comparing this version with 2007 results in about a 50% reduction in vendors/exhibitors. The LVCC went to great lengths to disguise the fact that there was a lot of empty space. Perhaps 50% is a harsh estimate, 2/3 the size of 2007 is a generous estimate.
In 2007 it took two days to see all the vendor displays. This fair I arrived late and left early.
While roaming the floor, the average space between attendees seemed to be about ten meters. I got the impression that there were more vendor personnel than potential prospects / customers.
I did purchase a router motor and router lift. I probably could have got the router lift for less through the net but the vendor is a friend. The router motor is about $20 less than available from any source.
Regarding other activities...
The hotel gave me $25 in free slot play. I won enough so that I took $22+ out of the machine. LOML had a lot of fun with that money. I think that we spent $40 and returned with $38 over two evenings.
We had a GREAT dinner at Dos Camino in the Plazzo. WOW!!!
We also saw The Blue Man Group (third time over the years) and had a really great time. There were times that I was laughing so hard that I was crying.
All in all, the AWFS was disappointing. Very little in the way of new products, too few attendees and just a real downer. It's the stupid economy. We came home a day early.
Use the right tool for the job.
Rich (Tilting right)
Huntington Beach, California
Remember that when we have the "BIG ONE" everything east of the Rockies falls into the ocean.