‘It just dawned on me that I had not made my SLICS 14 hotel reservations; so I just did.
April 16-19, 2014.
For the many veteran returnees, maybe this is a reminder.
For those considering coming (first timer or occasional returnee)…it’s “THE BEST”!
(click the top right link to “IAA Home” and “more information” …under “News & Events” and the ST Louis International link is there (photos too)
Show manager, Vic Engel, has negotiated a very favorable rate of $99/night (plus tax)(reference St Louis Cartridge Show) and showroom admission is free to IAA members The “shopping” is the greatest (no; not at the local mall!) and the fellowship doesn’t get better than in the pre-show trade rooms, the showroom (Wednesday afternoon 4/16 through Saturday noon 4/19); at wonderful displays; at the bar, local restaurants, the free seminars (Thursday night…free beer & snacks) and if you chose, the Friday night banquet (moderate dinner fee) and auction. (the auction is free to attend).
A few misc. thoughts;
This is not an “IAA Show”, i.e., the IAA does not run it (Vic Engel & staff does). The IAA is as closely aligned as can be; but it is still Vic’s show
The room rate is negotiated by Vic Engel and based on guaranteeing a fixed number of “hotel nights”. You obviously have a choice of hotels; please consider the show hotel (Marriott Renaissance St Louis; 314-429-1100) as the SLICS filled “hotel nights” help Vic keep all costs down.
A tip; a tad sad, is that many show/trade tables are vacated after show hours on Friday and for those who can only attend Saturday; there is often disappointment to see many empty tables. There is no easy explanation (or solution); but take it for what it’s worth if you plan to arrive for only Saturday.
Check out the link to show from the IAA home page.
(Did I mention; it’s the BEST !)