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Offline bob 210

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Alaska Gun Shows
« on: August 27, 2011, 12:36:00 AM »
Are there any gun shows scheduled before the October 15-16 Appleseed? I think I saw a listing about a Gun Show October 8-9, in Palmer Fairgrounds? Are there any others? It would be nice to get a table at a local gun show and promote the upcomin event. Anybody interested?

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Re: Alaska Gun Shows
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2011, 09:04:16 AM »
Google is your friend, Google gun shows even Alaska is there.
http://www.gunshows-usa.com/alaska-hawaii_gun_shows.htm
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Re: Alaska Gun Shows
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2011, 10:29:16 AM »
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Re: Alaska Gun Shows
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2011, 11:13:04 PM »
I wouldn't mind putting in a day at the table handing out flyers. Palmer's a short drive from Anchorage.

What's the process for getting it set up though? Is that a national thing?


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Re: Alaska Gun Shows
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2011, 11:51:35 PM »
If I get enough volunteers, then we just need to make the phone call. Who else is interested?

I wouldn't mind putting in a day at the table handing out flyers. Palmer's a short drive from Anchorage.

What's the process for getting it set up though? Is that a national thing?
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Re: Alaska Gun Shows
« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2011, 01:19:59 AM »
I'm in.

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Re: Alaska Gun Shows
« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2011, 01:19:49 PM »
I could put some time in as well...
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Re: Alaska Gun Shows
« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2011, 03:21:25 PM »
OK, so here is what I have.....if this is incorrect let me know.



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Re: Alaska Gun Shows
« Reply #8 on: August 31, 2011, 05:54:12 PM »
Works for me - just say where and when to show up, and if I need to bring anything. :)

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Re: Alaska Gun Shows
« Reply #9 on: August 31, 2011, 06:30:59 PM »
Rafn, Mooseneck, and Kaylee,

Thank you for your efforts to get Appleseed growing in your state.  I am located in the Pacific Northwest and it is a pleasure to see what you are doing from afar.  I wish I could come up and help, but who knows what the future will hold?  :)

Well done, you three!

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Re: Alaska Gun Shows
« Reply #10 on: September 01, 2011, 04:01:05 AM »
Can't wait...Let me know when and where and I'll be there.
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Re: Alaska Gun Shows
« Reply #11 on: September 02, 2011, 05:12:13 AM »
I guess I need to be checking the board a little more often!  I didn't catch this until just now.

What could I do to help?  I can help run a table.

Thanks for your efforts, Bob.
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Re: Alaska Gun Shows
« Reply #12 on: September 02, 2011, 01:30:15 PM »
Josh, which day(s) could you help man the table?

I guess I need to be checking the board a little more often!  I didn't catch this until just now.

What could I do to help?  I can help run a table.

Thanks for your efforts, Bob.
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Re: Alaska Gun Shows
« Reply #13 on: September 07, 2011, 01:12:45 AM »
It doesn't really matter which day (I probably couldn't afford 2 days off from work) but if I had to decide then I guess Saturday.
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Re: Alaska Gun Shows
« Reply #14 on: September 27, 2011, 06:48:56 AM »
Gentlemen -

I'm afraid I'll be in Boston on that Saturday, and won't be able to join you.
I will be back in time for the AS the next week though. I hope to see you there!

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Re: Alaska Gun Shows
« Reply #15 on: September 28, 2011, 02:53:54 PM »
Hi All,
Just checking on the status of the booth at the gun show in Palmer...Are there any details available yet? I'm happy to help any way I can...Kaylee, sorry that you won't make it, but I'm looking forward to the AS shoot as well, and will see you there. Cheers...Bob "Mooseneck" O
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Re: Alaska Gun Shows
« Reply #16 on: September 28, 2011, 11:26:11 PM »
It looks like, as of this morning, the OCT event is SOLD OUT.  Would we be better off investing time and resources to a show in the future that would be a prelude to an OPEN, space available, event?  Anyone we get excited at this time would only be frustrated that they couldn't attend the OCT event the following weekend and then likely forget about the program before the far-off April event.
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Re: Alaska Gun Shows
« Reply #17 on: September 29, 2011, 12:45:17 AM »
Actually, you could use the fact that the event is already sold out as a selling point-  people tend to be more interested in attending buying something that others are interested in, after all.

Also, I've come to the conclusion that Gun Shows aren't all that great as a direct marketing campaign- meaning that people that express interest at the show aren't necessarily going to sign up for the event when they get home.  I have found that collecting their email address at the show, then emailing them a few days or a week later, to re-introduce them to Appleseed, is a far better approach.  YMMV.

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Re: Alaska Gun Shows
« Reply #18 on: September 29, 2011, 12:56:54 AM »
Josh.

You could collect email addresses, then send an email prior to the April event. Let people know that the April 'seed is a special event.

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Re: Alaska Gun Shows
« Reply #19 on: September 29, 2011, 05:11:34 AM »
Good point with the emailing, ItsanSKS and SS.
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Re: Alaska Gun Shows
« Reply #20 on: September 29, 2011, 03:32:41 PM »
Sorry Erik! I should read the posts before I post.
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Re: Alaska Gun Shows
« Reply #21 on: September 29, 2011, 09:53:46 PM »
I've got a call into the gun show folks, but Josh does have a good point. The Oct AK event is sold out as far as pre-reg numbers show. If I don;t get a return call from the gun show folks, it won't be all bad to set up for the next gun show to promote the April 19th Chugiak Appleseed. I'll let you know if I hear anything.
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Re: Alaska Gun Shows
« Reply #22 on: September 30, 2011, 12:04:16 AM »
There are gunshows scheduled regularly so we ought to be able to time one for optimum effect.  The biggest and best is, in my opinion, the Wasilla high school show.  It's in the spring.. The timing would be good to promote the April event.
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Re: Alaska Gun Shows
« Reply #23 on: October 02, 2011, 02:59:34 AM »
And don't forget the Alaskan Rite of Spring - The Sportsman's Show...This gets huge numbers of folks of all ages and I think it is the weekend or two before the April Shoot. I know I won't miss it, nor would any of my shooting/fishing/boating friends. I'm getting psyched for the October Appleseed - building a new rifle right now that should make it easier on my neck. Problem is my daughter wants one now. I'm creating a clan of shooters and I'm lovin' it...
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Re: Alaska Gun Shows
« Reply #24 on: October 04, 2011, 11:33:41 PM »
There's a lot worse things your daughter could be wanting!

Good point about the Sportsman's show.
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Re: Alaska Gun Shows
« Reply #25 on: October 05, 2011, 07:30:48 PM »
bob- I just moved up here not too long ago. Is it a go with the table at the gun show in Palmer this wk end? If so, let me know how I can help   8)

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Re: Alaska Gun Shows
« Reply #26 on: October 06, 2011, 12:33:46 AM »
Hey KrazyKLR,
I haven't heard anything for sure...I'm waiting for clear marching orders myself. I get the feeling (for what its worth) that we may not do the gun show as the Oct shoot has sold out, though as Bob210 pointed out, it would be a good chance to push the April shoot, and let folks know about Appleseed at the very least. Can anyone give us a "go, no go" on the Palmer gun show? BTW, when I was at Birchwood shooting on Monday, a fellow was handing out flyers for the show...
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Re: Alaska Gun Shows
« Reply #27 on: October 06, 2011, 02:28:31 AM »
Folks, this is not a go. We will try and get a table at the next show to promote the April 19th weekend Chugiak Appleseed. I'll keep you updated.
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