Old  July 5th, 2005, 10:11pm     #1
azblondie is offline
Senior Sweeper
azblondie's Avatar
Joined: Sep 2004
Posts: 614
Location: Sunny AZ
I live 20 minutes away from the Princess in
Scottsdale- So what do you actually do at a sweepers convention? Are there different seminars to listen to? It sounds like fun--I'd love to go- I don't think I can get my husband to go though- He thinks I'm nuts- He will change his mind when I get a big win!!!!
So, what goes on for 3 days?????
Reply With Quote
  Old  July 6th, 2005, 3:29pm     #2
risavjl is offline
Master Sweeper
risavjl's Avatar
Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 3,976
Location: Wisconsin
Hi azblondie. In a nutshell, and this is how the last one went, I don't know what types of programming they plan to have in the desert there next year,

Day 1 Register and visit vendors 1-5pm. 7pm speakers etc., with lots of prizes at the end.
Day 2 Get up early, morning speakers and prizes again. Box lunch. Afternoon speakers and prizes til around 4 or 5. Free time in evening.
Day 3 Get up early, more speakers and prizes. Free time 12-6pm. 7pm Banquet more prizes.
Day 4 Get up early, speakers and more prizes til noon.
Hopefully the OLS people will get to have a party again.
Lots of good info and LOTS of prizes/raffles. Other stuff goes on but I wouldn't know about that.

A dewdrop can exalt us like the music of the sun
Reply With Quote
  Old  July 6th, 2005, 7:14pm     #3
sweeps aku is offline
sweeps aku
Master Sweeper
sweeps aku's Avatar
Joined: Jun 2003
Posts: 2,329
Location: Lost out west
So are you renting out a spare room???

I already have my reservations, so do not worry about me showing up on your doorstep.

Reply With Quote
  Old  July 7th, 2005, 2:07pm     #4
CARAN52 is offline
Master Sweeper
CARAN52's Avatar
Joined: Jul 2004
Posts: 2,677
Location: Bucks County, PA
Coming alone
There are tons of us that go to the convention alone. There are soooo many nice people there that you easily get caught up in groups of friends. And one thing they did which I believe that they will carry forward was to identify us first-timers so everyone went out of their way to make us feel welcome. I was a firstimer without spouse and had a fantastic time!! And the boyfriend thinks I'm nuts in this hobby too so you are not alone!! With all of my excitment when I came home and showed off what I had won, my son signed up (24) to go with me next year. Kinda got the hook in him now and now have to reel the rest of him into this hobby!!
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 4:35pm.