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scotties22

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PostSubject: Re: 2013 Chicago Pipe Show   Wed Mar 20, 2013 3:34 pm

I won't be able to make it this year. I will have pipes at the show for sale. Find Dave Wolff with Walker Briar Works. He is going to have my pipes and some great cob action going on too Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: 2013 Chicago Pipe Show   Wed Mar 20, 2013 7:42 pm

Turns out my Gal and I aren't going this year. Sorry guys. Have fun for me!
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PostSubject: 2013 Chicago Pipe Show   Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:49 pm

Planning on it. Heard great things about it.
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PostSubject: Re: 2013 Chicago Pipe Show   Mon Apr 08, 2013 7:17 pm

I will now be there early on Wednesday & Thursday for the Pipe Making Seminar. Another chance to screw up some wood. Laughing

I will bring along something to smoke and I always share. So look for me if you want to try something you may not see too often. When not in the seminar, or sleeping, or eating, I should be in the smoking tent or roaming the show. Friday morning and day is an outstanding pre-show. Saturday is the start of the main show and I really really wish I had purchased some items last year on Saturday which I will be looking for this year. Hope I get the opportunity again. Do not forget the Silent Auction which is a big fund raiser for the show.

See y'all there! sunny

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PostSubject: Re: 2013 Chicago Pipe Show   Fri Apr 12, 2013 12:51 am

Would love to hear some more thoughts on what to expect from some of the brothers who have made this sojourn a time or two. I've seen huge tables from the toby makers, but since you can't smoke on the show floor, was wondering the point. Any and all thoughts on what this newbie can expect for his first visit would be greatly appreciated.
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PostSubject: Re: 2013 Chicago Pipe Show   Fri Apr 12, 2013 7:12 am

Really depends on when you arrive. There is stuff going on from Wednesday till Monday. Plenty of time to relax and visit also. And the smoking tent is right outside the Mega Center. The bathrooms are 30 steps further than the show floor. So it's all close.

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PostSubject: Re: 2013 Chicago Pipe Show   Fri Apr 12, 2013 9:04 am

Be prepared to be overwhelmed. I still get a little weak in the knees walking in every year. Shocked
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PostSubject: Re: 2013 Chicago Pipe Show   Fri Apr 12, 2013 1:00 pm

Trifecta13 wrote:
Would love to hear some more thoughts on what to expect from some of the brothers who have made this sojourn a time or two. I've seen huge tables from the toby makers, but since you can't smoke on the show floor, was wondering the point. Any and all thoughts on what this newbie can expect for his first visit would be greatly appreciated.

Dude. You live in Peoria. I think its a law that you have to attend for those of us who live too far away.
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Carlos
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PostSubject: Re: 2013 Chicago Pipe Show   Fri Apr 12, 2013 6:10 pm

I will try to post more pictures this year. The iPhone5 makes this much easier to do than having to sit down and resize etc. Not counting room sales, which are posted near the front desk, at the elevator tower, and the entrance to Golf and Courtyard wings. The biggest sales, trades etc is Friday morning. Starts at 9am. Last year it was held in the Smoking Tent and I thought it was a huge success. If anything, a bit more space could have been used. The main show Saturday and Sunday is just amazing. And do not think you seen it all in one pass. Sellers come and go. Some sleep in and show up late. So what may be an empty table may suddenly display wares.

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PostSubject: Re: 2013 Chicago Pipe Show   Fri Apr 12, 2013 7:44 pm

I'll certainly be eagerly awaiting pics Carlos.

I can't help thinking that if I was still a cheesehead I'd be there in a heartbeat!


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Trifecta13

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PostSubject: Re: 2013 Chicago Pipe Show   Mon Apr 22, 2013 6:28 pm

gravel wrote:
Dude. You live in Peoria. I think its a law that you have to attend for those of us who live too far away.
Sorry for the delay; forgot where I put this comment. I will definitely be in attendance and will do my best to honor the distant brothers. As it gets nearer, I'm getting genuinely excited. Cannot wait, and I do hope to run into some brothers on the show floor. Sadly, I can only make Saturday this year, but with a bit of pre-planning will try to catch at least 2-3 days next year.
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PostSubject: Re: 2013 Chicago Pipe Show   Mon Apr 22, 2013 8:36 pm

Trifecta13 wrote:
gravel wrote:
Dude. You live in Peoria. I think its a law that you have to attend for those of us who live too far away.
Sorry for the delay; forgot where I put this comment. I will definitely be in attendance and will do my best to honor the distant brothers. As it gets nearer, I'm getting genuinely excited. Cannot wait, and I do hope to run into some brothers on the show floor. Sadly, I can only make Saturday this year, but with a bit of pre-planning will try to catch at least 2-3 days next year.

cheers

As a former resident of Pontiac before I smoked pipes, I look forward to enjoying the show vicariously through you.
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PostSubject: Re: 2013 Chicago Pipe Show   Tue Apr 23, 2013 4:28 am

I'd love to be able to go to the Chicago Pipe Show, not least for which Paul (Larrysson) is making some absolutely fantastic pipes for the show this year, makes me wish I was rich, I'd buy every single one of them and give them out to my mates as gifts, oh well, back to reality, later guys.
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PostSubject: Re: 2013 Chicago Pipe Show   Tue Apr 23, 2013 7:03 am

Saturday for me usually starts after breakfast. With me headed for the smoking tent prior to the show opening in the Mega Center. Then I take my time and go in to the show after it's opened and the line at the door has cleared out. I take my time and bounce back and forth between the show, the tent, and stuffing goodies in the car. The main event for me on Saturday has been the silent auction. That usually ends sometime near 3pm. Always someone willing to share part of a table to chat in the smoking tent.

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PostSubject: Re: 2013 Chicago Pipe Show   Thu Apr 25, 2013 2:13 pm

Ok. One week from today we will be in the last few hours of the pipe making seminar. One week from tomorrow morning the pre show will run on Friday. Look for the welcome buffet that evening. Always a superb selection of nicely seasoned and delicious foods.

I spend a fair bit of time in the smoking tent. I am not too much of a night owl. So if you think you see me, say hi.

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PostSubject: Re: 2013 Chicago Pipe Show   Thu Apr 25, 2013 10:48 pm

I'm driving up Thursday night, but not staying at the resort. Better deals are available at area hotels, even some smoking rooms!

I will be there Friday morning for the swap. I guess I'll just bring some pipes and see what happens. My friends and I have 3 tables in the hall and will be there through Sunday. We will be bringing a full compliment of Snuff and accessories and, oh yeah, a metric ton of estate pipes.

I'm looking forward to the after-hours hanging out and meeting people and wheeling and dealing. Last year my wife and 3-year old came with but they are rightly staying back in the StL this year.
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PostSubject: Re: 2013 Chicago Pipe Show   Sat Apr 27, 2013 9:46 am

Bring your sweaters, jackets, sweatshirts, etc. Looks like it could be chilly in the tent this year. It may possibly be heated, but that is a huge expense.

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PostSubject: Re: 2013 Chicago Pipe Show   Sun Apr 28, 2013 11:03 pm

As usual I will be there with a table of new and estate pipes. I will be at the pre-show on Friday morning which is now held in the big smoking tent instead of the mega center. And staying at the Resort is the way to go. No traveling back and forth from a distant location and rooms are open all thru the resort at night for even more buying/selling/trading. The extra expense is minimal and it helps the Chicago Club in securing the resort for future shows, which is definitely important. I'll also be attending the Charatan Collectors meeting and hope to see some new faces. You will get to see some of the finest straight grain pipes ever produced. Come join the fun.
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PostSubject: Re: 2013 Chicago Pipe Show   Mon Apr 29, 2013 4:57 pm

For the 12th year in-a-row I won't be going:).
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PostSubject: Re: 2013 Chicago Pipe Show   Mon Apr 29, 2013 10:42 pm

I've been in the hobby since 1995, but this will be my first show, proudly representing Minnesota's Great Northern Pipe Club (Tony Soderman, a/k/a "Mr. Can", President). Will be staying in a Pheasant Run Courtyard room Thursday thru Saturday nights. With the tax and $35 resort fee, my total comes to about $396 for the three night stay. It's well worth it to support the continued availability of Pheasant Run. That said, it's important to remember that many of our brothers are retired or on a fixed income, and staying offsite fits in their budget better. Their contributions to the hobby far outstrip mine, so I say that that everyone should make travel plans based on what they can comfortably afford.
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PostSubject: Re: 2013 Chicago Pipe Show   Tue Apr 30, 2013 9:55 am

This time tomorrow morning a small group of us will be renewing friendships and making new friends. The pipe making seminar will get underway for those that signed up and sent in a check for basic costs.

My costs for the room will be little more than mentioned for four nights. I get a good discount for the first two nights and then the show rate for the second two nights. The discount for the first two nights about covers my resort fees and all taxes. And since I detest city driving, this works out pretty inexpensive for me. My discount elsewhere was much less.

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PostSubject: Re: 2013 Chicago Pipe Show   Tue Apr 30, 2013 10:06 am

Tomorrow it is!!! Looking forward to running into you again Carlos. I'll be there in the Courtyard Golf Wing until Monday, cant' wait.
Have a safe trip and The Mega Tent will be the meeting place.
Andy
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PostSubject: Re: 2013 Chicago Pipe Show   Tue Apr 30, 2013 11:15 am

There is a nice pavilion in the courtyard. Makes for a quick place to have a smoke. I sat there in the rain one year. Some guys showed up with wine and cheese. We compared collecting wine and tobacco.

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PostSubject: Re: 2013 Chicago Pipe Show   Tue Apr 30, 2013 2:45 pm

I just landed at Midway....

I'll be in the city tonight, then off to the resort tomorrow!

Looking forward to seeing some of you guys! cheers drunken
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PostSubject: Re: 2013 Chicago Pipe Show   Tue Apr 30, 2013 4:06 pm

I will be on the road to the show Saturday morning. Wish I would have planned ahead enough to make the whole week, but I won't make the same mistake next year. I'm counting on you seasoned vets (looking at Carlos) to help a newbie Brother make the most of my short time there. See you Saturday.
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