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Re: [Killietalk] Newbies at the convention
> If chatting to those you consider friends is a "click"
> then I'm guilty as one of the great things about conventions is renewing old
> friendships. Of course, making new friends is important too and I do want
> to meet you too.
This is another good reason to join an affiliate club, though I
realize not everyone has one to join. Most likely you'll know someone
going to the convention and you'll have someone to talk with. People
they know will join the conversation and you'll make new friends
pretty quickly. And if your affilate has a shirt, wear it to the
convention. It seems people are more comfortable talking with you if
they know you have some sort of affiliation. This holds true for
other shows as well, not just the national.
Before joining WAKO I got to know very few people when I attended
shows. Now I meet new people every time I go to a show, and have
quite a few people to talk with when I get there. 3 years ago I never
thought I would have a conversation with Brian Watters about nothos,
the conditions and people in Africa, etc, but I did just that with a
few other people this month at the CKA show.
Printing your screen-name on your nametag is a good idea, but so is
including your name and location on your correspondance. Because of
this I got personal emails from both Scott Davis and Lee Van Hyfte to
last years CKA show. I was already planning on attending, but this
gave me two people to get to know when I got there.
Remember, just be friendly. We all have something in common to talk
about. If you have questions start asking them, you'll find someone
who knows the answer and probably meet some new people finding that
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