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  Old  September 29th, 2010, 1:25pm     #1
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What happens at convention?
I am thinking of going to Convention this next year - what are the benefits of going (besides meeting OLS'ers Are there seminars, etc??

thanks for any info
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  Old  September 29th, 2010, 1:42pm     #2
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For the conventions that I've been to they've had speakers from USPS, judging agencies, lottery officials, speakers who talked about online entries, snail mail entries, blog entries, Twitter entries etc.

They have vendors who have all sorts of snail mail supplies, people from various sweep websites and newsletters.

Lotsa prizes are given away too!



I hope you go - they are lotsa fun and you get to meet OLS'ers and lotsa other sweepers from all over the country.






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  Old  September 29th, 2010, 2:14pm     #3
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Thanks Kiss for the info! I don't really know much either, but it's a POSITIVE that I'll be there!

I just found out where it was, and it's 8 blocks from my house!!!! I SO cannot wait!

Time stands still.....
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  Old  September 29th, 2010, 2:24pm     #4
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Thanks Kiss for the info! I don't really know much either, but it's a POSITIVE that I'll be there!

I just found out where it was, and it's 8 blocks from my house!!!! I SO cannot wait!
AWESOME!



So you'll have the PAR-TAY place for the convention?











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  Old  September 29th, 2010, 4:46pm     #5
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Thanks Kiss for the info! I don't really know much either, but it's a POSITIVE that I'll be there!

I just found out where it was, and it's 8 blocks from my house!!!! I SO cannot wait!

Wow, next year's convention in going to be here in Fort Wayne,IN where I live! I am definitely going. Will be my first.

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  Old  September 29th, 2010, 9:44pm     #6
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I live on the outskirts of St Joe County, so 90 minute drive but will def be there!
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  Old  September 30th, 2010, 11:30am     #7
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Thanks Kiss for the info! I don't really know much either, but it's a POSITIVE that I'll be there!

I just found out where it was, and it's 8 blocks from my house!!!! I SO cannot wait!
That is so cool.
In the 20+ years of these conventions, I've never heard of someone being able to walk to one from their house. They should give you some kind of prize.
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  Old  September 30th, 2010, 11:30am     #8
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AWESOME!



So you'll have the PAR-TAY place for the convention?

LoL! I don't do much in the form of parties, but I am super excited to meet you all! It will be my first time meeting ANY other sweepers! I'm hoping just to spend as much time with everyone as I can!

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  Old  September 30th, 2010, 11:31am     #9
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Wow, next year's convention in going to be here in Fort Wayne,IN where I live! I am definitely going. Will be my first.
My first as well.....didn't know you were here in Fort Wayne! It's pretty spectacular to know of other sweepers here in town!!!!!

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That is so cool.
In the 20+ years of these conventions, I've never heard of someone being able to walk to one from their house. They should give you some kind of prize.
They should!!!! LoL!!!!

Time stands still.....
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  Old  September 30th, 2010, 2:58pm     #10
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Okay...so we've never been to one of these before, but can't resist meeting Ariyana9501 in Fort Wayne, so...

I just sent in the Registration Forms for Rich (TripletA) and I to attend. I reserved our room at the Hilton and blocked off the dates on the calender.

So...just gotta find a flight and we are Convention bound in 2011!
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Okay...so we've never been to one of these before, but can't resist meeting Ariyana9501 in Fort Wayne, so...

I just sent in the Registration Forms for Rich (TripletA) and I to attend. I reserved our room at the Hilton and blocked off the dates on the calender.

So...just gotta find a flight and we are Convention bound in 2011!
Congrats!




Newbie conventioneers ROCK!








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  Old  September 30th, 2010, 3:08pm     #12
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Congrats!




Newbie conventioneers ROCK!





Awwww...THANK YOU! Hope to see you there.
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  Old  September 30th, 2010, 8:52pm     #13
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Okay...so we've never been to one of these before, but can't resist meeting Ariyana9501 in Fort Wayne, so...

I just sent in the Registration Forms for Rich (TripletA) and I to attend. I reserved our room at the Hilton and blocked off the dates on the calender.

So...just gotta find a flight and we are Convention bound in 2011!



You make me SOOOOOOOO happy!!!!!

Time stands still.....
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  Old  October 5th, 2010, 12:00am     #14
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Hi guy! I live in Ohio! I kinda want to go to the convention but not sure if I should becuase I don't know anyone real well! Anybody else in the same boat?
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  Old  October 5th, 2010, 1:17am     #15
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I'd love to go to a convention too! Do you guys suggest a hotel room? If the Convention is a few hours away? Or is it better to just go for one day and go home? I'd love to learn more too!

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