Totally agree on both points! I had not gotten my tickets before the class, so I was rushing to get them and get inside to check out the show. I will definitely say hi next year if I see you.Sorry I didn't notice. It wasn't intentional. Please say hello next time. I always like to visit with other makers. Honestly I was memorized by Ron Lake and wanted to take in every word. Thompson BBQ ribs were insanely good.
You can find a room the week before. It will just be further away from the convention center and probably quite a bit cheaper to boot. By farther out I mean 5 or more miles away. Not a big deal really. Parking at the center can be tight but at least it’s expensive. The Waiverly, attached to the center is usually booked 6 to 8 months before the show. There are more than enough rooms around the convention center with in 5 to 6 miles you should not have a problem. I usually stay at the Sheraton across the street and walk.Tracy, for someone who has been multiple times how soon do you need to book a hotel and is 2 days enough to walk most of the show?