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Re: 2018 Fair Countdown
« Reply #75 on: May 09, 2018, 01:49:45 PM »
300+ G1 ponies cleaned and tagged..... so far    :shocked:

Likely another 100-200 more to go.

And then it's on to sorting accessories & playsets & merch!

So much to do in the next month, it's crazy!   :freak:

I want to come over and help! So I can take a break from my stuff to do XD
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Re: 2018 Fair Countdown
« Reply #76 on: May 09, 2018, 09:28:02 PM »
There may be unofficial trading get togethers happening around the hotel throughout the event, particularly in the evenings after the vendor hall is closed.

If you bring a roller suitcase full of ponies, be aware that you can't set up shop in the vendor room. Unfortunately we have had some people set up their own on-the-fly sales on the floor during the event over the years, which is not fair to people who have purchased a table to sell from. Bringing a small amount of TRADE items into the vendor hall is not a big deal, but please keep any larger quantities of extra ponies reserved for activities outside of the vendor area. ;)
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I meant transporting the ones that I buy.

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There isn't currently an event in the schedule, but there might be a room set up. If not, some dealers may be willing to trade as Elfpony mentioned. I would suggest setting up trades online if possible!
Transporting the ponies is up to you. Whatever works best!

You might want to check this thread where Clipper is trying to prganize a pre-fair meet n greet (including trading ponies) : http://mlparena.com/index.php/topic,391214.0.html :)
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Princess Nikki, Many dealers are also open to trades - don't be afraid to ask.

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Thanks, guys! :)
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Re: 2018 Fair Countdown
« Reply #77 on: May 10, 2018, 01:24:40 PM »
There may be unofficial trading get togethers happening around the hotel throughout the event, particularly in the evenings after the vendor hall is closed.

If you bring a roller suitcase full of ponies, be aware that you can't set up shop in the vendor room. Unfortunately we have had some people set up their own on-the-fly sales on the floor during the event over the years, which is not fair to people who have purchased a table to sell from. Bringing a small amount of TRADE items into the vendor hall is not a big deal, but please keep any larger quantities of extra ponies reserved for activities outside of the vendor area. ;)
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I meant transporting the ones that I buy.


In the past, big tote bags were available. I'm not sure if they're going to have them this year, but you could pack one along just in case.  Some vendors will have plastic bags as well.    Small rolling bags work fine too and are easier on the arms.   People are generally mindful of other shoppers, those walking through the aisles, and any merchandise that might be on the floor under the tables.  You should be OK ;) 

Last year was the only year I think it was an issue, and that was only because the hotel messed up the scale of the vendor floor and they had to really squeeze in the tables they promised.   We should have plenty of room to breathe this year -- Orlando was a very nice place last time we were there!

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Re: 2018 Fair Countdown
« Reply #78 on: May 11, 2018, 01:01:06 AM »
In exactly four weeks at approximately this hour, give or take an hour or two, kid and I will be arriving in Orlando. 😱😍

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Re: 2018 Fair Countdown
« Reply #79 on: May 11, 2018, 12:37:32 PM »
300+ G1 ponies cleaned and tagged..... so far    :shocked:

Likely another 100-200 more to go.

And then it's on to sorting accessories & playsets & merch!

So much to do in the next month, it's crazy!   :freak:

I want to come over and help! So I can take a break from my stuff to do XD

Lol!   Cleaning other people's messes is strangely better than cleaning your own, isn't it!   

Another 125+ ponies tagged.   I still have 4 boxes of uncleaned ponies, but I've moved on to accessories and ponywear. I don't even know how many I'm going to be able to fit into the suitcases, but accessories and ponywear are easy to pack!

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Re: 2018 Fair Countdown
« Reply #80 on: May 12, 2018, 11:11:13 AM »
 :freak: :freak: :freak: 35 days to go!!!!!  :freak: :freak: :freak:

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Re: 2018 Fair Countdown
« Reply #81 on: May 12, 2018, 03:16:09 PM »
Just started cleaning ponies myself ahhhh! So behind this year! We're flying down so only bringing the good stuff, customs, and maybe accessories. This is a no stress year with only 1 table but I might be letting go of some of my personal collection;) I'll only be at the fair on saturday and friday night this year since I haven't seen my parents in almost a year and sunday is the only day the rest of my family in Tampa can all get together. Looking forward to seeing everyone!

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Re: 2018 Fair Countdown
« Reply #82 on: May 14, 2018, 06:48:01 AM »
PrincessNikki, maybe you could add a sign to whatever bag you have with you and have written down what you have to trade. Then if someone sees it when they walk by, they can offer a trade. You could even do the same on a smaller scale with a list hanging from a lanyard.

Alternatively you could make a trade post and work out trades ahead of time.
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Re: 2018 Fair Countdown
« Reply #83 on: May 16, 2018, 06:50:09 PM »
ONE MONTH to go!!!!!!  :frolic: :drunk: :iconclap: :pineapple: :happy: :cheer: :freak: :newpony:

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Re: 2018 Fair Countdown
« Reply #84 on: May 17, 2018, 04:15:22 PM »
In a month-1 day, we'll be surrounded by PONIES!  :frolic: :happy:
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Re: 2018 Fair Countdown
« Reply #85 on: May 21, 2018, 11:21:22 AM »
26 days (and full-on panic mode here, trying to get my custom contest entry finished in time).

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Re: 2018 Fair Countdown
« Reply #86 on: May 21, 2018, 09:39:35 PM »
my 2 suitcases are now in my house in front of the pony room door....... i still have yet to open the door and figure out what i am bringing

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Re: 2018 Fair Countdown
« Reply #87 on: May 24, 2018, 09:40:01 PM »
Guyssss ahhhh it's so close!!!

Anyone shipping their merch to sell? I didn't want to do carry ons.
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Re: 2018 Fair Countdown
« Reply #88 on: May 24, 2018, 10:23:08 PM »
only take items that fit in my luggage and trying to think of stuff that has a better chance of selling

i will need all the room for stuff i buy.....


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Re: 2018 Fair Countdown
« Reply #89 on: May 25, 2018, 04:12:39 PM »
I can't believe the fair is so close! I just started working on a custom 2 days ago that hopefully I can get finished in time to enter it. I didn't procrastinate at all hahaha