I'm SUPER embarrassed I forgot to post these videos 2 years ago! Blast from the past indeed :)
I had a blast at the convention in Indianapolis! I was also able to visit one of my best friends from High School while I was there, which made it extra awesome! I didn't take as many pictures this time as I usually do since I was busy socializing and judging :) Many of these picture were taken by others at the convention as well. Thanks guys!
We also set up a hashtag for convention this year! Check out #IBCConvention on Facebook and Twitter.
My local California Betta Society hosted the 2014 Internatoinal Betta Society Convention several weekends ago, and wow! I think it was a complete success! Sorry for the delay - I had to recover from the excitement, as well as attend a wedding, so compiling all the pictures has taken a while!
Convention is wonderful in so many ways. It is the culmination of the show year, and many breeders send their best fish to this last show in order to make room for next year. There are seminars, workshops, stock shops, silent auctions, live auction...but the best thing to me is getting to talk with some of my dearest Betta friends. We are spread far and wide, but we are by far the best fish keepers (in my humble opinion...please don't eat me cichlid people!). I wish I could see my friends all the time, but then Convention would not be as special. What a whirlwind!
I'm so happy that I was able to come to this show!! I cannot wait to come back again. My goal is to be able to breed fish that can compete on the European as well as the US circuit :) I have been very inspired by this experience!
Arrival in 3...2...1...
Convention this year as in Irving ,Texas, right next to the Dallas, Fort Worth airport. I am so happy that I was able to go and meet so many long time betta breeders from all around the United States and Europe!
It's SHOW TIME!
This is where I will display our show results from all the shows that I send to, as well as write show reports for the ones that I am able to attend.
Click on the button to find out how to send your own fish to the show! If you take it one step at a time, it's pretty easy!
It's show time!