Monday, December 31, 2012
My 2013 Exhibition Calandar
The results can be seen on my exhibition calender. Very scary they are too.
Nine shows, yes 9 of them! Nine opportunities to pack up the car, drive a long distance and talk to people.
To be fair, only 5 shows involve stopping away and 2 of them are within 15 minutes drive of where I live. This is a good thing. It's not that I don't like being at exhibitions, it's just that once you've done a few, the novelty wears off and turning out can sometimes seem like a bit of a chore.
That's probably shocked you. Surely everyone who exhibits loves every moment of the experience?
No we don't. Once you are set up and working then it's fine. Give me a friendly group of visitors, pleasant venue, decent hotel and a good breakfast and I'm a very happy man. I still stress about travelling and whether the model will perform properly. I'm always relieved once the layout, exhibition essentials and rolling stock are packed away after a weekend.
This is why we try to limit shows to 4 a year. Possibly 5, something miserably failed this year.
Never mind. Take a look and see if there is anything that tickles your fancy. I always enjoy meeting readers of this blog. It's nice to put names to web stats and with a bit of luck I'm guaranteed a friendly audience!