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Michigan Taxidermist Association Convention 2008

Discussion in 'Convention Information' started by Ken Edwards, Jan 15, 2008.

  1. Ken Edwards

    Ken Edwards Taxidermy.Net Administrator Staff Member

    March 12th through 16th, 2008
    The 26th Annual Michigan Taxidermist Association Convention & Competition
    DeVos Place Convention Center, Grand Rapids, MI
    Contact <A HREF="mailto:derenski@casair.net">Scott Derenski</A> at (989) 365-3992 or <A HREF="http://www.michigantaxidermist.com/">visit the MTA website</A>.
     
  2. shaneb

    shaneb New Member

    I was wondering when there will be a list of seminars and times available on the MTA site. I was interested in going but would like to know who will be there.
     

  3. Wildside

    Wildside Active Member

    Who wouldnt want to see Pescado, * , rwenglish1 and the trashfish? All giving seminars.

    This is the schedule as of 1/23/08
    I do have more detailed information on each seminar. The information has been put into the memberships convention packets that will be given out at the meeting on 1/27/08 or will go out next week.

    Day/Time Presenter Topic

    Wednesday March 12
    3:00-5:00 Doug Ellis Bird Mounting Techniques
    6:00-8:00 Dennis Harris Taxidermy in Motion

    Thursday March 13
    9:00-9:30 New Member Meeting
    9:30-12:00 TBA Mounting a mammal
    10:00-11:30 Steve Devaney Bear rug Shell and rug prep
    1:00-4:00 TBA Mammal Mounting Continued
    1:00-3:00 Terry Weick Molding and Casting Secrets
    6:00-8:00 Randy Budzynski Fish Mounting

    Friday March 14
    9:00-12:00 Rick Crane Painting Fish Heads
    10:00-12:00 Kurt Ainsworth Mounting a whitetail for Beginners
    1:00-5:00 Jody Green/Fred Vandenburgh Whitetail Eye and Ear Butts
    6:00-8:00 Paul Borkowski Fish Stuff

    Saturday March 15
    9:00-11:00 Jean Roll Mammal Hide Prep and Leather Working
    12:30-2:30 Randal Waites Tagging and log in Procedures
    1:00-4:00 Gary Powell Gamehead Mounting
    3:00-4:00 Wildlife Gallery Hide Prep for Commercial Tanning

    Sunday March 16
    9:30-12:00 Doug Veldhuis/Kevin Perry Molding and Casting
    10:00-12:00 Tony Finazzo Painting Bird bills and feet
    12:30-2:00 Dennis Harris Taxidermy in Motion
    12:30-2:30 Lou Rizzolo WMU Arts of the Mind
     
  4. Wildside

    Wildside Active Member

    Michigan Show Seminars

    Who wouldnt want to see Pescado, * , rwenglish1 and the trashfish? All giving seminars.

    This is the schedule as of 1/23/08
    I do have more detailed information on each seminar. The information has been put into the memberships convention packets that will be given out at the meeting on 1/27/08 or will go out next week.

    Day/Time Presenter Topic

    Wednesday March 12
    3:00-5:00 Doug Ellis Bird Mounting Techniques
    6:00-8:00 Dennis * Taxidermy in Motion

    Thursday March 13
    9:00-9:30 New Member Meeting
    9:30-12:00 TBA Mounting a mammal
    10:00-11:30 Steve Devaney Bear rug Shell and rug prep
    1:00-4:00 TBA Mammal Mounting Continued
    1:00-3:00 Terry Weick Molding and Casting Secrets
    6:00-8:00 Randy Budzynski Fish Mounting

    Friday March 14
    9:00-12:00 Rick Krane Painting Fish Heads
    10:00-12:00 Kurt Ainsworth Mounting a whitetail for Beginners
    1:00-5:00 Jody Green/Fred Vandenburgh Whitetail Eye and Ear Butts
    6:00-8:00 Paul Borkowski Fish Stuff

    Saturday March 15
    9:00-11:00 Jean Roll Mammal Hide Prep and Leather Working
    12:30-2:30 Randal Waites Tagging and log in Procedures
    1:00-4:00 Gary Powell Gamehead Mounting
    3:00-4:00 Wildlife Gallery Hide Prep for Commercial Tanning

    Sunday March 16
    9:30-12:00 Doug Veldhuis/Kevin Perry Molding and Casting
    10:00-12:00 Tony Finazzo Painting Bird bills and feet
    12:30-2:00 Dennis * Taxidermy in Motion
    12:30-2:30 Lou Rizzolo WMU Arts of the Mind
     
  5. shaneb

    shaneb New Member

    WOW, talk about an all star lineup, Ill be there.
     
  6. Trashfish

    Trashfish It's not easy being me!!

    Re: Michigan Show Seminars

    I was hoping my seminar wasn't on Friday, That gives me all day Friday to practice my dance moves and Karaoke skills.
     
  7. Mr.T

    Mr.T New Member

    Re: Michigan Show Seminars

    Terry, I think it's going to take more than Friday to get your Karaoke skills to the white ribbon level. :D
     
  8. Terry Vining

    Terry Vining last photo together

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    Re: Michigan Show Seminars

    Wow! Two molding and casting seminars. I'll be there.
     
  9. Re: Michigan Show Seminars

    Trashfish,if you read it again you are giving your seminar on Thur. SOooooooooooooooo you can SING away on Fri.
     
  10. Pescado

    Pescado Biggest in 2011

    Re: Michigan Show Seminars

    I am open to suggestions for my seminar on Friday evening. Anything fishy will be considered. Just remember this, if I choose your topic, the seminar price is doubled for you. (that would be a double shot of scotch or two beers) My seminar is the entertainment for those that do not care for the karaoke.
     
  11. *

    * Liberalism IS A MENTAL ILLNESS !

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    Maybe they will wheel in one of those Mini Bars for you Paul ;D
    Me , Friday Night, I'll be sitting at a SUSHI BAR thinking of you. ;D

    Okay mine, Wednesday and Sunday will be be based on, the inner working of attaching double and triple lifesize in action moving positions,how to attach and weld single, double and triple pedestals on BIG Animals, support, balance, suspend, defy gravity with pedestal mounts and lifesize that hang under one another and then disconnect if you wish,attaching pedestals in a number of different ways,how you will never have to thread another nut on a threaded rod in a lifesize or pedestal mount ever again.Base attachment, You name it.

    You name it it's pick my brain for two hours. This can go anywhere.

    Forms, lifesize and Shoulders will be at the seminar to show how we do it, slide show on we did some other mounts. I have a attitude that is , "Anything can be done if you want to do it", Never say Can't, if you have ideas on mounts, bring them we will work out the way to do them.
    All the hardware that we use, patented connections and welded frames will be there for you to see and examine.

    DVD will be made of my two seminars, no taping at the seminar, anyone at the seminar gets a FREE COPY OF BOTH 2 hour sessions, Attend one and you get 4 hours of it.

    This seminar is to give you a step up over your competition in what you can offer clients.
     
  12. Wildside

    Wildside Active Member

    Re: Michigan Show Seminars

    You will want to get there early to register your mounts to catch the two Wednesday seminars.
     
  13. Pescado

    Pescado Biggest in 2011

    Re: Michigan Show Seminars

    * , you'll definately want to try Mikados and The Tokyo Grill. If you are into spicey (very spicey), try a "Vegas Roll" at Mikado's.
     
  14. Dawn

    Dawn Proud Members of the Mich Taxidermist Assoc

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    Re: Michigan Show Seminars

    Hey Trashfish - what was the name of that song we danced to last year - the really looooonnnnnngggggggg one......

    I think I'll sit that one out this year. Don't forget T - it's you and me :p

    Good job on the seminars Mr. Miles. You almost work harder than me. ;)

    The show hasn't even started and I am already tired. Wait till the cranky starts :eek:

    Hey Paul - How is our sweet Brenda? Still on her back! ;) Tell her I will miss her on Sunday - and yeah I got the menu just fine.

    See everyone Sunday! Especially you Joe.
     
  15. Mr.T

    Mr.T New Member

    Re: Michigan Show Seminars

    What are we having for the banquette meal? yummmmmm,,, I can smell it now,,,,
    Dawn, do you want your toes stepped on?
     
  16. Dawn

    Dawn Proud Members of the Mich Taxidermist Assoc

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    Re: Michigan Show Seminars

    Banquet Dinner (Grand Prime Rib Buffet)

    includes:

    Prime Rib - Fresh Whitefish - Wiener Schnitzel
    Salad Bar - Coleslaw - California Pasta Salad - Macaroni Salad - Caesar Salad
    Baked Potato and California Blend Vegetable

    Are you hungry now?

    Hey T - I have ten toes (if you don't count the extra two - jk ;D) - no getting out of dancing with me - plus I am a taxidermist - I can always make some new ones out of sculpt epoxie.
     
  17. Wildside

    Wildside Active Member

    Re: Michigan Show Seminars

    Let me guess MR T. you prefer the weiner schnitzle.
     
  18. TRAPPERGIRL

    TRAPPERGIRL Proud Member-Taxidermy M.A.F.I.A. & Taxinet Clique

    Re: Michigan Show Seminars

    hey Dennis --- is the DVD gonna be for sale to people that can't attend?
     
  19. Bobbym1232

    Bobbym1232 New Member

    Re: Michigan Show Seminars

    Will those DVD's be available for those who can't make it all the way up there? That is going to be one heck of a convention, wish I could go! :(
     
  20. Owen Eldred

    Owen Eldred New Member

    MTA Next Week.

    Cant wait to spend some time with my friends from the MTA!

    Owen