I spent part of the afternoon at the Grapevine Stamp Show (aka Heirloom Pro Stamp Show). I was very disappointed at how few vendors they had. I am wondering if the market is just over-saturated with conventions, or maybe they just charge too much for their booths for such a small show. I know that Shelley and I considered getting a booth to do make-n-takes and promote our craft cruises, but the rates were WAY too high for a booth that would have no monetary returns.
Whatever the cause, this convention is definitely in decline, so I hope it is not a sign of the times for the rest of this industry. We are looking forward to seeing how healthy the CKC Houston show is next month! I hear that it is going to be bigger than last year!
Until then, go do something crafty!