March 13 to 15: AUGUSTA, GEORGIA: Annual show; Augusta Gem and Mineral Society; Aiken Gem, Mineral and Fossil Society; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5
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 Post subject: newbe question. do I need to register?
PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 5:38 pm 
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This is my first time to the tucon show. I do have a Texas Jewlery business and finally got a tax id.

I am looking at the web page and there is Registration, but it looks like it is for one particular set of exibits.

Do I need to Register?

If I want to attend the facetor frolic, do I need to reserve space? (I have not found that on the site yet)

Again, sorry about first timer questios, but this group is always understanding and supporting.


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It depends on the show. There are dozens of different ones. Some are wholesale only, some are open to everyone.
I find some of the big wholesale shows, like agta or gjx, are fun and interesting, but many are a waste of time. I definitely spend more at the open shows, which are generally less polished and curated, while something like agta is mostly fun networking and eye candy. The AGTA badge will get you in to a lot.of other shows, so if you register for one that's the one.

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Pre-register for AGTA
https://agta.org/trade-shows/agta-gem-f ... on/attend/

Their badge will get you into GJX which is my favorite show. :D
And a bunch of trade only silly shows.


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You don't have to register for the various seminars that the USFG will have or for the Hob Nob. Only for the classes.

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AGTA and GJX like the previous posters mentioned. Pueblo and Inn Suites are cool too.
If you want to see mindblowing mineral specimens, you should go to the Westward Look.


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To be honest, I think the clientele at Westward Look are almost more interesting than the specimens. You'll see plenty of specimens of equal or greater quality at other shows, but you won't see such a singular concentration of rich clients, or overhear nearly so many conversations about third houses and large inheritances.

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Thanks,

I will register for the one you recommended and go from there.

I look forward to seeing some of you face to face.


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I look forward to seeing some of you face to face.

Not all of us?
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Looking forward to meeting you too.


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