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MARS or IAD ever coming back ?
#1
Anyone Know if MARS or IAD is going to be making a come back this year?


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#2
MARS is pretty dead...deader than a doornail.

IAD is 'taken' over or morphed into Frog Day.

Baltimore (all the IAD's) was a VERY good venue.

NYC / staten Island was a BETTER venue.
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#3
Philsuma Wrote:MARS is pretty dead...deader than a doornail.

IAD is 'taken' over or morphed into Frog Day.

Baltimore (all the IAD's) was a VERY good venue.

NYC / staten Island was a BETTER venue.


Repticon now comes to the same place as these were at though. Several frog vendors were there
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#4
Repticon is NO MARS....

Repticon = commercial money grubbing venture

MARS = excellent conservation / raise money for rainforest ect ect.
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Philsuma Wrote:Repticon is NO MARS....

Repticon = commercial money grubbing venture


You would think with it being for profit they would do a much better Job.

I mean really how badly do you have to suck that you get crushed by a bunch of tree huggers when you actually have a financial agenda?

Mars was hands down the best reptile show I have ever been to and the last time I attend it was over 15 years ago.

Repticon is at the opposite end of that spectrum.

Ok so I have all kinds of witty ways to describe how shitty Repticon is but the hilarity of them is questionable so I will just leave it at this....

Repticon is also a member of the lemon party.
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#6
That's sad Sad not knowing this, I bought tickets to my cities first show... Hosted by Repticon. My proverbial bubble just popped! I had no idea.
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#7
Parrothead, yeah Repticon does suck. Unless you like expensive line bred pythons. You may see a couple of frog vendors there, but be prepared to not be blown away by the frogs there.


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#8
Ok now that we have established Repticon as the outhouse it is. Is there any other shows out there that are worth a damn?

I have extremely fond memories of MARS and IAD. I was extremely disappointed to see the MD show has literally not changed at all in 15 years. The Va show is on par with a concert port-a-john.

I have heard that hamburg is really good. But I am hesitant to make that trek and then find only 3 frog venders there.

The absolute best thing I see in terms of darts is the local meetings at people's houses. but it would be nice if we could put on a really good yearly show or something.

What else is out there in terms of shows for frog dorks like us?
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#9
Hamburg is the best show around right now. White plains is good, but H-burg has more supplies and also has 'hotz' and baby tutrles - stuff that isn't allowed in NY.

Hamburg routinely has 5-6 different dart frog vendors and lots of other frogs / tree frogs.
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#10
Rusty_Shackleford Wrote:Parrothead, yeah Repticon does suck.

Bummer. Well, if nothing else, maybe I'll come across a few freebies. I'd really like to see some Halloween crabs too!
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#11
Sounds as if Repticon and NARBC have a lot in common...never, never again.

Frogday is pretty much 'it' for darts and it's a traveling once a year show.
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#12
I went to Repticon today, it was nice! Only 2 companies with PDFs, but you must remember, I am in the boondocks, and don't get these companies often! I am also far, far away from places that sell PDFs, so I am easily amused! Josh's had tons of PDFs, many, many tincts! It was very hard to choose, but I bought 4 vittatus from Josh's, and am very happy about this! I didn't see a frog that wasn't vigorous and healthy looking, all full of energy!
I also bought 3 cobalts from Glass Box Tropicals. Also very energetic and vigorous!
So awesome to bring home 7 frogs, so cool! They got home safely, and put safely in their vivs. I fed them all ffs, and they were all feeding within 15 minutes of arriving home! Could not believe it!
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