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[AGA-Member] Penultimate AGA Convention Blurb (book hotel now)

Greetings from the 2006 Aquatic Gardeners Convention!

Just a month left before the big convention in San Francisco, and only
a few days remain to book your hotel room -- the guaranteed convention
rate of $99 goes away on Friday the 13th.  If you were putting it off
until the last minute, THIS IS THAT LAST MINUTE.


In previous messages, we've told you about the seven great speakers
we're hosting (including Troels Andersen and Ole Pedersen).  We've
also gushed about the now sold-out field trip on Friday.  And we've
pushed our vendor room and giant Sunday aquatic plant auction (bidding
is open to anyone -- tell your friends!).  This time, we'd like to say
a few words about the banquet:

On Saturday night, after all the talks are done, enjoy a meal with a
table full of like-minded plant enthusiasts, and over dessert, be the
first to see the winners of the 7th annual AGA Aquascaping Contest
announced.  Most of this year's panel of judges will be present at the
convention, and may be coaxed into talking about the entries they
found most remarkable.  Learn what exactly was going through their
heads as they ranked 120 aquariums.  If you bring a USB memory
stick or similar device with you, we'll do our best to get you a copy
of the whole contest right after the banquet!

Also during the banquet will the first-ever IRON AQUASCAPER challenge.
Folks from SFBAAPS are busily gathering tanks, substrates, plants and
contestants to face off in a head-to-head LIVE competition!  We have
no idea what mayhem will ensue.  Stay tuned.

Finally, it's looking like we'll actually have convention T-shirts
available for purchase this year.  If you are interested, and have an
unusual size requirement, please e-mail your preference to us at

Hope to see you in November!

   - Erik Olson
     AGA President

PS: Please spread this announcement to other mailing lists and forums so 
we can get the word out...

Erik Olson
erik at thekrib dot com
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