BladeShow 2020!

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BladeShow 2020!

Postby Sumdumguy » Wed Mar 04, 2020 7:14 am

It is still a ways off, but I went ahead and purchased my ticket! This might be the year I bring my kid, I don't know yet.

I'm so excited to fondle the proto case and pester Sal(if he's there this year).

So, who's going to make it this year? I'll be there Friday @10am!

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Re: BladeShow 2020!

Postby Surfingringo » Wed Mar 04, 2020 7:22 am

I just bought my ticket this morning. I will be there all three days. Meeting fellow forumites is always my favorite part of the show so any of you who are there, please don’t hesitate to introduce yourself if you see me walking around. I try to make myself walk around and see everything but I always end up getting sucked back to the Spyderco booth as if by magnetic force.

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Re: BladeShow 2020!

Postby Sumdumguy » Wed Mar 04, 2020 8:24 am

It's tough to resist the allure of all the shiny Spyders! I turn into one of those Suckerfish when I get to the the prototypes.

It's becoming a problem, haha.

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Re: BladeShow 2020!

Postby Burton Knut » Wed Mar 04, 2020 8:36 am

This will be my third year and my first with early bird tix (though I could only get second tier, whatever that means.)
I usually walk the whole place at least once, but visit the Spyderco booth multiple (re: half a dozen or more) times every day I’m there. Last year I couldn’t resist holding the Smock over and over...can’t wait to see this year’s protos!

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Re: BladeShow 2020!

Postby Wartstein » Wed Mar 04, 2020 10:23 am

I´d certainly like to be there... but there is a lot of ocean between Austria and bladeshow... ;)
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Re: BladeShow 2020!

Postby Sumdumguy » Wed Mar 04, 2020 10:29 am

Wartstein wrote:
Wed Mar 04, 2020 10:23 am
I´d certainly like to be there... but there is a lot of ocean between Austria and bladeshow... ;)
Then you better start swimming now! :p

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Re: BladeShow 2020!

Postby Mm1313 » Wed Mar 04, 2020 11:02 am

I'm just hoping they still have it... After the news about The Arnold Sports & Fitness Festival being canceled, it makes me nervous. Especially since we have such a large amount of international attendees, particularly from China.

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Re: BladeShow 2020!

Postby Sumdumguy » Wed Mar 04, 2020 11:27 am

Mm1313 wrote:
Wed Mar 04, 2020 11:02 am
I'm just hoping they still have it... After the news about The Arnold Sports & Fitness Festival being canceled, it makes me nervous. Especially since we have such a large amount of international attendees, particularly from China.
You hush!

Gonna jinx it.

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Re: BladeShow 2020!

Postby Burton Knut » Wed Mar 04, 2020 12:15 pm

Ah crap! What a buzz kill. Hopefully it’s far enough out that we’ve got a better understanding of how to deal with it by then.

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Re: BladeShow 2020!

Postby Doeswhateveraspidercan » Wed Mar 04, 2020 6:41 pm

In lite of the conditions in the world today I think it poor form to have large public gatherings and honestly you could not get me on a plane to go to a place packed with people right now.

It’s just knives, not worth anyone’s health or life, anyway that’s my perspective and it appears to be Spyderco’s as well.

Unless you can get a refund on travel and accommodations I would not start swimming yet.

Perhaps now would be a good time for Sal to let us know their plans for these events so people don’t waste their money only to miss the most important booth?

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Re: BladeShow 2020!

Postby Surfingringo » Wed Mar 04, 2020 6:52 pm

Meh, swine flu killed 12,000 Americans in 2010 and sent a quarter million more to the hospital. The world didn’t stop then and it won’t now. See you guys at the show.

p.s. I contracted h1n1 in 2015. It was brutal.

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Re: BladeShow 2020!

Postby Sumdumguy » Wed Mar 04, 2020 7:18 pm

Surfingringo wrote:
Wed Mar 04, 2020 6:52 pm
Meh, swine flu killed 12,000 Americans in 2010 and sent a quarter million more to the hospital. The world didn’t stop then and it won’t now. See you guys at the show.

p.s. I contracted h1n1 in 2015. It was brutal.
Plus, if you lock yourself away, you retard your immune system. Thus, making you more susceptible to the illnesses you are so afraid of.

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Re: BladeShow 2020!

Postby Liquid Cobra » Wed Mar 04, 2020 7:49 pm

Some perspective..

https://www.health.com/condition/cold-f ... every-year


“ Flu season is hitting its stride right now in the US. So far, the CDC has estimated (based on weekly influenza surveillance data) that at least 12,000 people have died from influenza between Oct. 1, 2019 through Feb. 1, 2020, and the number of deaths may be as high as 30,000.”
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Re: BladeShow 2020!

Postby Doeswhateveraspidercan » Wed Mar 04, 2020 8:30 pm

Wish you all the best.

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Re: BladeShow 2020!

Postby Sharp Guy » Wed Mar 04, 2020 9:26 pm

Liquid Cobra wrote:
Wed Mar 04, 2020 7:49 pm
Some perspective..

https://www.health.com/condition/cold-f ... every-year


“ Flu season is hitting its stride right now in the US. So far, the CDC has estimated (based on weekly influenza surveillance data) that at least 12,000 people have died from influenza between Oct. 1, 2019 through Feb. 1, 2020, and the number of deaths may be as high as 30,000.”
We have a friend who's an infectious disease specialist. He basically said it's certainly something to be aware of but it's being blown way out of proportion considering how many deaths there are from Influenza. Use caution, wash your hands, etc just like you normally would but no need to make any major lifestyle changes because of it.
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Re: BladeShow 2020!

Postby SpyderGrill » Wed Mar 04, 2020 10:46 pm

Surfingringo wrote:
Wed Mar 04, 2020 6:52 pm
Meh, swine flu killed 12,000 Americans in 2010 and sent a quarter million more to the hospital. The world didn’t stop then and it won’t now. See you guys at the show.

p.s. I contracted h1n1 in 2015. It was brutal.
Not sure how to take that, people will die for sure from this corona virus, maybe MORE than the swine flu. To shrug it off as if nothing to worry about, I dont think so.

Travel bans may stop dealers from attending unfortunately.

There are many dirty people in this world, Ive seen many leaving a public restroom that dont even wash after. Picking their nose and looking at it while driving. Sneezing, Coughing without covering mouth. They are the people spreading it, and theres thousands daily like that. Everything they touch first, then you touch, it could be a Spyderco knife on display?

Hope its under control soon and the death tole is minimal

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Re: BladeShow 2020!

Postby Evil D » Thu Mar 05, 2020 5:19 am

Wartstein wrote:
Wed Mar 04, 2020 10:23 am
I´d certainly like to be there... but there is a lot of ocean between Austria and bladeshow... ;)

I'm on the same continent and it's still hard for me. Work is pretty demanding.
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Re: BladeShow 2020!

Postby Larry_Mott » Thu Mar 05, 2020 5:59 am

Well, i'm out, but i do wish the show will happen, considering thebloody corona thing and wish y'all have a great time there!
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Re: BladeShow 2020!

Postby bearfacedkiller » Thu Mar 05, 2020 7:18 am

I’ll be there. At this point it is difficult to discuss the Corona Virus without discussing politics so I will just say that my concerns are low.

Looking forward to it. Woo hoo!!!
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Re: BladeShow 2020!

Postby Liquid Cobra » Thu Mar 05, 2020 10:30 am

Looks like I’ll be attending too. I hope I get to put a face to many of the folks here on the forum. I’m insanely excited as it will be my first real Blade Show. I went to Blade Show West last year and it was a lot of fun. I’m expecting this to blow it out of the water though.
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