The best part of the show is the socializing aspect, even if one doesn't buy anything its fun to network, meet some new people and drink way too much.
Lots of socializing at the bar at the Crown Plaze. Lots of dealers and collectors and all the special guests of the show stay there. Were else can you meet Medal of Honor winners, Tuskegee airmen, Malmedy massacre survivors, USS Indianapolis survivors, Enola Gay crew men, the real guys from Band of Brothers. Every year they have a interesting lineup of honored guests.
It was a real dump before the remodel. It's still not great but it's a quick walk to the show or they have a shuttle.
The SOS really has veterans from the above, how very interesting and what an experience for these old gentleman giving them attention and making them feel important again. How very thought full.
Hope I'm not being to harsh, but here in England we have Memorial Day around the 11th of the 11 month, in which all our common wealth Vets march down The Mall. We also had this summer, the amazing Poppy display at Tower Bridge, but I think that's it, we seem to forget those brave individuals. We do not have any shows of that size or quality that we could honour ours.
So all you fortunately attending the show enjoy your experience and good hunting.
Finally... could we see some photos of the show, some of the guests, and dealers tables??