There used to be a very nice cartridge show in Houston put on by the Texas Cartridge Collectors Association. The Texas group worked out a neat deal with the Texas Gun Collectors Association, which put on a huge gun show in the Houston Astrodome. However, the gun collectors did not allow live ammunition in their show, so they subsidized the cartridge collectors, who held their show in a hotel across the street from the Astrodome. That way, cartridge collectors who were also gun collectors could attend both shows for the same price. And gun collectors who wanted some ammunition to go with their Walker Colts and Henry rifles could go across the street to the cartridge show. A real win-win. Unfortunately, for reasons I won’t go into here, the Texas Cartridge Collectors Association is no more.
However, I see 39 IAA members in the 2010 membership roster who live in Texas, including you. You might consider getting in touch with them and see if there is enough interest in doing a show. The Texas Gun Collectors Association might be interested in the same sort of arrangement they had before. A joint event with a gun show of the quality of the Texas gun collectors’ show would be a huge draw, I think. I’d come.