Alan Gottlieb, the president of the Second Amendment Foundation, and his bow tie were everywhere all at once. This company produces commemoratives that benefit the SAF. Naturally, Alan was on good terms with them. The check-in staff did a great job. Naturally, by the end of the conference the drink service area was pretty well devastated. Of course, the purpose of the conference wasn't just exposition; it was networking. Everywhere you looked, there were groups talking. One of them will come up with the next great pro-gun-rights campaign. You just can't predict which one. Finally, I had to throw this one in. You know how at every gun show there's at least one table where you wonder "Did they get lost? How did they wind up in here?" because they're selling something more than a little out of the mainstream? Can you guess about those brightly-colored little items on the end of the table? What do you think they are? Handmade soap. I kid you not. It was great. Next year will be in Chicago and I'm looking forward to it.