Reading through the numerous posts about how you got into the trade, I found many of the posts suggested learning through competitions and conventions. Therefore I've decided it is time to intermingle and visit you southerners! I've been scanning through the list of previous conventions listed and upcoming for 2016, and the list is overwhelming! Can anyone with convention experience suggest one to check out? I'm up in B.C with little knowledge of the states, so I figure it's like a massive dream vacation with no kids! 8) The Vegas convention looks exciting but not the safest for travelling solo,.. so I was thinking one of the Southern states might be nice. Any ideas?