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    Quote Originally Posted by Attila Soos View Post
    That's great news. I wish all bonsai conventions were this hot.
    Bonsai in America would be a popular pastime, convention tickets would be dealt by scalpers at double price, and we could make a nice living from it. Unfortunately, most of the bonsai events are struggling to attract visitors.
    Only outside of California

    Riverside was one of the best in five years as far as profitablity. We will be going back for 2011.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smoke View Post
    Only outside of California

    Riverside was one of the best in five years as far as profitablity.
    Nice to hear.
    Could it be because the organizers kept the costs down?... which is the smart thing to do. I suspect that it was profitable not because the revenues were much higher, but because the Convention Center gave a heck of a deal, and in addition, the headliners did not charge an arm and a leg. Controlling costs is the best thing that can be done, in order to be financially successful in this convention business.

    These are just my guesses, since I have not seen any books or records.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Attila Soos View Post
    Nice to hear.
    Could it be because the organizers kept the costs down?... which is the smart thing to do. I suspect that it was profitable not because the revenues were much higher, but because the Convention Center gave a heck of a deal, and in addition, the headliners did not charge an arm and a leg. Controlling costs is the best thing that can be done, in order to be financially successful in this convention business.

    These are just my guesses, since I have not seen any books or records.
    Yea...almost seems a lesson for our Government could be learned here.....Look for a good deal, trim the fat, and don't spend what you don't have = profit!

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    Tokonoma for Shohin Seminar.

    Just thought I would put some trees in it for a pic.
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    Great tidbit to whet our appetite, Al. Thanks for sharing.
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    My favorite trees of the exhibit.
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    This little mountain maple was just startin to pop.

    The tree exhibit was very dark so I just took individual pictures of the trees. The shots of the whole box stand were very dark and not very good at details.

    Hope you enjoyed, Al
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    Nice trees! Thanks for sharing them!

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    I can never recall the exact size classifications. But the junipers look pretty small, do they qualify as mame?
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    Like the Namm convention,Sci-Fi events and Nascar there should be at least one Miss Tittie Bottles to bring in the mildly curious.

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