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  Old  June 12th, 2007, 2:46pm     #1
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2009 Convention Location
The 2009 convention will be held in Manchester, NH. The NH girlies have already secured a convention center and are completing contracts with area hotels. No information will be released until the 2008 convention in order for 2008 to get the full attention it needs

Past/Present/Future Convention Hosts:

1990 - Lansing, MI
1991 - Clemson, SC
1992 - Arlington, TX
1993 - Annapolis, MD
1994 - Indianapolis, IN
1995 - San Diego, CA
1996 - Nashville, TN
1997 - Naperville, IL
1998 - New Orleans, LA
1999 - Arlington, TX
2000 - Bahama Cruise Convention
2001 - Orlando, FL
2002 - Louisville, KY
2003 - Baltimore, MD
2004 - San Diego, CA
2005 - Moline, IL
2006 - Scottsdale, AZ
2007 - Dearborn, MI
2008 - San Antonio, TX
2009 - Manchester, NH
2010 - Bloomington, MN
2011 - Ft Wayne, IN

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  Old  July 6th, 2008, 2:46pm     #2
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We were planning on waiting until the 2008 Convention Committee could get this on their site before announcing this, but since its already making the rounds I have "permission" to go ahead and post

The 2009 convention in Manchester, NH will be July 1-5. Information available on their website Star Spangled Celebration.

Once the 2008 convention is over I will make a new subforum for 2009 discussions so please keep to this thread for now
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  Old  July 6th, 2008, 3:35pm     #3
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I've already been to the website and it's VERY user friendly.

Was very impressed with all the information they have presented.

Please use the link below, help me earn extras swagbucks when naming me as the referral and then search so your "Swag Bucks" will begin adding up too. http://www.swagbucks.com/refer/meuclafan
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  Old  July 9th, 2008, 11:02am     #4
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Can't make SA But NH looks like it is going to be a very cool convention! I'll start saving now... See you there!


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  Old  July 23rd, 2008, 9:32pm     #5
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They REALLY, REALLY, REALLY need to have another Cruise Convention!.

REALLY!

(does anyone know who hosted it so I can talk them into doing it again?)

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  Old  July 26th, 2008, 9:28am     #6
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I believe Mark in FL is proposing a Florida convention in Texas to be held in the near future, 1-5 years after NH. These conventions are SOOOOOOO much work it's amazing anyone volunteers to put them on and I am so grateful that they do.
I love cruises and was not on the cruise convention. Several people I talked to thought that they missed the extra camaraderie, vendors and other limitations of the ship as a location for a convention.
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  Old  July 27th, 2008, 2:28pm     #7
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too bad it's over the 4th of july weekend.....we have too much going on here on the home front then. i'd love to go, but.....

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  Old  July 27th, 2008, 8:35pm     #8
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I love cruises and I love sweepstakes conventions, but I did not like having the two combined. We couldn't attend both the ship and the convention activities. There were no vendor rooms. The meeting area was so crowded everytime they had prize drawings that we were packed in like sardines. I shouldn't complain because I was able to sit (on my husband's lap) while some people had to stand for several hours. It just wasn't a good setting for a convention.

Mark Roland and Mil Puglisi who headed up the group that put that one together did a wonderful job. I just think that cruises should be enjoyed separately from conventions.

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(does anyone know who hosted it so I can talk them into doing it again?)
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  Old  August 24th, 2008, 7:39am     #9
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i lived in Manchester for 9 yrs before coming to MO.

The city puts on a beautiful fireworks show right near where the convention is.The ball park is literally walking distance from the hotels
Manchester is well known for its main street in town"ELM STREET" which is the only 2 mile dead end street in america(so ive been told) From end to end 2 miles and its the main street in manchester.You can see it in the convention center info photo.

When i first moved there i didnt have wheels and you could literally walk from west side of town to east side of town no problem. There are always areas of town to steer clear from but thats anywhere you live.

I know all of you going will absolutely love Manchester....wish i could make it!
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I hope I can go to this one. Maybe I'll find the money somewhere. I want to meet everyone and see how everyone else wins so much.

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I'm planning on going to this one, can't wait
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  Old  August 27th, 2008, 1:16pm     #12
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can we get it in ohio in 2010????? I will make arrangements.
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  Old  August 27th, 2008, 6:50pm     #13
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can we get it in ohio in 2010????? I will make arrangements.
I will help you with that one..........I think Cleveland would be perfect...The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is fantastic, House of Blues, Hard Rock, Indians, etc......what do you think??? I want to go to a convention...
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I swear, next year, i'm going! I'll start saving my money now so me and my sis can go!
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I will help you with that one..........I think Cleveland would be perfect...The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is fantastic, House of Blues, Hard Rock, Indians, etc......what do you think??? I want to go to a convention...
That sounds awesome!

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