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Old 02-10-03, 05:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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The Real Feb/09/03 Toronto Reptile Expo Pics

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-Since we changed servers...this is the first time i have tried to do the pics for the show....unfortunately for me, i can't post in the same manner i used to as i found out this morning. The show thread takes about three hours of my time just to post!!! With that said..i got up at three a.m. this morning to edit...download and post...well it crashed three times on me . So in my madness at about noon...i gave up and went to bed. I am ready to try again...but please i need some help...PLEASE I BEG YOU PLEASE DO NOT RESPOND TO THE THREAD UNIT IT IS FINISH...I WILL LET YOU KNOW WHEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.....or you will force me to simply edit you out...which is more of my time....thanks for understanding
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Old 02-10-03, 05:27 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Lets begin

First off i would like to say a huge thank you to Grant and staff at Port Credit Pet Centers for yet another flawless show

This show was suppose to be slower than usual, but with the amount of advertisement renerated from the site, along with pcpc, and great ppl like yourselves coming out for it...the show was a huge success...busier than any on dreamed!!!

Every vendor i talked to told me they had done extremely well with sales that day. Lots of our members took home great new pets and were able to find most of what they were looking for.

The sSnakeSs.com booth did extremely well. By the end of the day our table looked bare!!! Thanks again those who bought items and supported us!

This show was a first time multi-media display for the site...We featured a computer display showing the site, complete with over 1200 of your pictures, and all timed to music. We got huge compliments on the set up...and even had vendors scream at us to put the music back on when it had finished looping through!!!

It was such a success, that we are now working on a larger display for possibly the next show. Our future goals would like to see a full multimedia display with over head monitors, tonnes of sound...more pictures and possibly a live web broadcast...bring all of us...right to your living rooms

With the busy display and sales came sheer madness from the large crowds hovering around us all day...a special thank you goes out to Matt K, Trace, and Kat, who all gave Jeff and i a hand at the booth from time to time when we needed it...thanks guys..you made our day smoother

Okay....enough talk...here is the pics..enjoy

The day greeted us at the show early in the morning with harsh winds blowing from the North. The day however soon warmed up and even gave us some sunlight which mad going outside bareable. Here is a pic of the outside of the venue around 7:30 a.m.



Here is a look at the inside of the venue early in the morning when we arrived...as you can see...there wasn't many vendors there yet...as Jeff likes to drag me out of bed at about 4 a.m. for a show that starts at 8:30 a.m. that is only about twenty minutes from my house!!!

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However...there is always an early bird!!!

Here is Jay and company from Jasons snakes...i think they got there a little early..as they were pretty much the only vendor inside..at a table..all set up and ready to go. Missing was fellow member Christina...i hope to see you at the next show



So early infact...that i hadnt even started thinking about doing a set up..when they were digging in for breakfast!!!

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Talking Look Mom..its Grant!!!!

What could bring more pleasure than meeting up with the man behind the show. This is Grant from Port Credit Pet Centers. The host of our show..and quite frankly one of the most handsome ppl i have even met....and yes..thats him smiling as he greets me in the morning...about the same look he always has when i talk to him. Poor Grant gets up and starts the show at 2 a.m. setting up tables etc for the rest of us. Thanks Grant, your efforts don't go un-noticed ( Im still going to make fun of you however!!!)



Here is another pic of grant.....i was going to put a caption on it..but i have decided not to...instead i would like to name this piece....I will call it...early morning sun...creates partial solar eclipse!!! (if you dont get that yet...you will later)


Hey...he complained last time that i didnt get enough pics of him..this will teach him
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Animals anyone?

As usual, there was an amazing selection of animals on display...here are just some...First off a large peach throat monitor...i believe All i know is that his guy was one angry dude..hissing and whipping the glass with his tail....errr maybe that was just me bugging him













These were part of Port Credit Pet Centers display...i couldnt take my eyes off these little guys!!!





Can you tell i was in love with these things yet?



Im actually surprised that these pics even came out...as these beauties were so small...some stock from Mark Pepper of Understory Enterprises...i drooled over these all day







Okay..so i can't remember who this vendor was..but i do remember him telling me that i would never get a pic of his frogs as they were so tiny..in such a small heavily planted tank...and the tank had no lights...well i should have bet you money
May God bless the canon G2







Here is Lisa & Katey's newest member..a new blood...sorry guys i though that i had the camera alot more focased when i took it

















These were part of the display from the great ppl of J.D. Terrariums..more on them to follow







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Lets get Ready to Rumble!!!

Okay...so here is the part that takes a long time to do..it is also the part that everyone loves the most....the vendors and the members being made fun of....you all have sick minds lol.

I talked to our first victum a whole of about 10 seconds...i believe that he told me he was a member and that his name was Dave..sorry if i have that wrong



This is one of my favorites of the day...i worked hard to get a smile out of this little girl..which included me jumping up and down like a fool in the middle of the show...but i got it...This is member Andrew from Mice4You..and his beautiful Daughter



Here is an early morning look at the booth before the mad rush of ppl coming in



Member Aaron showed up at the show with a new hair do....he died it pink on a dare....ill tell more of that story later



We had several celebrities join us on this fine day..including our official cartoonist Dean ( a.k.a.) Dino. He showed up at the booth with a box of his work all framed, signed and ready to go....i am happy to report..that i am now the proud owner of three of his works....Dean i will display these proudly over my computer..thanks again. I think everyone should snap one or more of these up while you can...this guy is going to be big...so get in touch with member Dino...so you can make arrangements..his pricing is very cheap..and the work is excellent!!!

Here he is with Jeff in the Morning



Members Dino and Corr..ham it up at the booth!!!





Chris from reptile hq was kind enough to let me take a pic



Everyone knows and loves fellow moderator Matt K from the forums and from Chat. I love trying to take matts picture...here is the one im going to use as evidence when i take him to court (im j/k) Matt was a little mad at me for chasing him..so this is one i managed to take before his fist and my camera to my face made contact



One of the many displays at the show




This is part of a very large display from the ppl of Frog watch







Fellow Moderator Matt makes an appearance



Find Waldo....remember i mentioned that member Aaron had his hair coloured pink as part of a dare..see if you can find him in this photo!!!



Jeff playing Monty Halls lets make a deal!!!



Members Chappy, Matt K, and Aaron let me snap a pic

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The Saga Continues

Fellow Moderator Grant V.g. showing off one of his new works by Dino



Members Matt K and Grant from PCPC



Tired of seeing Grant Yet



Another of Corr and Dino



Fellow Moderator Dom and his girlfriend.....DOM DI DOM DOM!!!



The good ppl from J.D. Terrariums were on display again...im happy to report that they had sold out by the end of the day. These enclosures are stunning..nice seeing you guys again..thanks for being good neighbours and putting up with us at the show

Just a small sample of some of theyre work







Member and fellow Moderator Jason H and his wife. (Watch the hands) :w



I forgot to take the gentleman on the rights name down...what else is new...but here he is with Jeff...who never misses a photo op!



One of my favorite photo subjects..member Tony Lamanna makes an appearance at the booth



Jeff hard at work..making sure everything was just right at the booth



Every show i have tried to manage a good pick of member joe..this time we got one..but i cant take credit..Jeff snapped this one up when the chance came



Member Kat tries to beat me at quick draw photo taking..not only did i win..i think she took a shot of the ceiling!!! (thanks for your help and the chocolates Kat)



Member Scotty Allens booth..and some of his amazing shirts..everyone needs one or more of these







The booth near the end of the day..filled with lots of loitering members...here are left to right: Sean, Andrew from mice4You with daughter, Mike, Linds, Chappy, Kat, and Trace



Member Nuno stops by the booth and says hi



Member Chappy



Remember i said that the show was busy...here is two photos taken just before 10 a.m. Nowhere near the busy part of the day





Mike and Monica of BoaMania



One day i will make just a gallery of pictures of Matt K...here is a couple more





ReneeB and husband eric make the long trek for the show again



My good Buddy sean



No show is complete for me without seeing my pal Ryan (a.k.a. WonderChunky)



Fellow Moderator Grant V.g. Pops up again!



Fellow Mod trace..thanks for your help during the day trace :P
p.s. everyone..i swear this is what she was doing :w




An unidentified male...and member Zoe Stevens



Member Harry Po.....errrr PeterD



We had some real celebrities at the show. Just recently Daniel and Ravi were on a local toronto Television program called Breakfast tv...on the City Tv network (tm) showing off theyre incredible new book on Savannah Monitors. No home collection is complete without a copy...pick one up today





Ah...everyone likes baby photos..this little guy...although i forgot his name..is a future terrarium builder and belongs to the ppl from J.D. Terrariums.



Member Tony L and Asphyxia (wonderchunky in background)




Tony L finds what hes looking for ( Probably more car wax for his Camero!!!)







What a banner..what a banner!!!



Another shot of a boy and his stick...matt K and Grant



A question for the older folk out there...this is member Aaron..as if you wouldnt have already guessed



The great folks from walking rock mugs had an amazing display once again..everyone needs on of these ...okay...a set :P





Everyone..please dont forget about the turtles..support Turtle Haven



The ppl from Woodland Edge Herps had a great display once again..and were more than kind to us with donations...we really appreciated it...im sorry but the rest of the shots i took of your stuff didnt turn out



For those die hard fans of the show threads..you will all probably remember Matt from PCPC..who always has time to tell me im number one...everytime i see him! :P



And incase you forgot....here is matt again..but at the last show in November

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Two tough guys..Chappy and Aaron



Jeff and my favorite Hectic frenchman Dom dance a jig



Paul and Lorraine Gillard were there in full force...awesome selection of goods once again (thanks for the donation!!!)



Another photo of the Gillards awesome display



ReneeB and hubby cuddle



Member Zoe...need i say more



Okay....normally i like to poke fun..but not embarass...but to hell with it..i cant resist...i have been trying to get these two together for a date for about two months now..im happy to report that after meeting at the show..they have agreed to take in a movie and dinner...Just think..i got the very first pic of these two...and who knows..maybe ill be the photographer at theyre wedding? Good luck you two..you make a beautiful couple...Zoe & Aaron


Theyre probably going to kill me for this arent they?
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The Incredible Linds

Okay...i couldnt resist..i thought and thought how to do this part of the thread all night..so here is what ive come up with...this is Fellow Moderator and good buddy Linds at the show Sorry linds..i coudnt resist!!!

See Linds and boyfriend Mike arrive at the show



See linds in the bar downstairs drink



See linds visit our booth ( next to her on left is Kat)




See Linds drink! :P




See linds happy with one of her new snakes



See linds drink! :P



See linds and boyfriend mike at the booth





See Linds drink! :P



See linds at the booth doing magic tricks






See Linds drink! :P



See linds eat calcium tablets on a dare by Jeff





See Linds drink! :P




See linds at the end of the day...looking for her jacket..which she almost left behind...her snakes..which she almost left behind...her boyfriend..that she left in the bar...and her eye sight that would no longer focus....thanks for the fun Linds..im glad you had a good time and glad you made it home in one piece...nice meeting Mike finally as well



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The usual suspects!!!

Okay ppl here is the final shot of the day..you may now reply to the thread..thank you for your patience...and my computer thanks the site for letting the thread work this time...i would have smashed it had it failed again. :P Here is Myself, Jeff, and Grant..if this isnt an add for Danier Leather...i don't know what is!!!





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Shane... you do a incredible job with this, time and time again.... I just finished busting my back laughing so hard at the last pic where i look like a demon of some sort and the rest of the members pics!!! LOLOL!!! On behalf of myself and everyone else, i just want you to know it isnt in vain.. WE LOVE THESE and LOOK FORWARD TO THESE THREADS!!!! Loving it bro!
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Great pics, Shane. Really funny captions.
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Lmao. These pics are some of the best yet. Can't wait to see the pics of the next show.
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Wow.......I do not feel like I missed out by not going to the show now. Great job...you must have exhausted yourself!
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Shane, those pics were awesome and the captions perfect!!! Keep up the great work!!!!
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excellant job shane!!! it was well worth the wait LOL,thanks for all the hard and frustrating work!!
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