2016 winter F.U.N. Show

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by saltysam-1, Dec 3, 2015.

  1. saltysam-1

    saltysam-1 Junior Member

    It's an early start to the winter F.U.N. Show hotel space is getting tight. I noticed you are now directed to other locations for lodging rather than those on the initial list. I always go for the entire show. Anyone else attending? I am at The Marriott Waterside Hotel. Directly across from the Tampa Convention Center.
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  3. dltsrq

    dltsrq Grumpy Old Man

    It must have taken some effort for the FUN staff to find a convention center with so few hotels nearby... Still, I expect it to be a fantastic show as always!
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  4. green18

    green18 Unknown member Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    Got's my place in WinterHaven......I'll be commuting......NY folks don't shy away. We tend to the propensity of having to drive long miles.
  5. saltysam-1

    saltysam-1 Junior Member

    I spoke with Doug (GDJMSP) last month and his problem was the opposite. The drive over from his Central Florida location is a bit much for him, so he won't be attending the Tampa Show this year. He didn't realize it wasn't in Orlando this coming January.
  6. messydesk

    messydesk Well-Known Member

    I'll be there Thursday through Saturday. I'm staying at a Residence Inn by the airport and renting a car. Cheaper than trying to stay near the convention center. I can give a ride to anyone else staying there.
  7. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    Doug is a lightweight. So is Chris. ;) I'm going to miss you guys at the show.
  8. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    I'm at the same place. I get in on Wed. and back out on Sunday. We didn't get a chance to BS much last year. Lets fix that. You need to join us green18. The Waterside is a great place. Lets plan something one evening. We can all kick back and talk about Doug and Chris.:D
  9. Aidan_()

    Aidan_() Numismatic Contributor

    I'll hopefully make it on Thursday and Saturday.
  10. saltysam-1

    saltysam-1 Junior Member

    I'm coming in on Wednesday afternoon and going out Monday morning. We could either exchange cell phone numbers or leave word at the desk giving our room number. It sounds like you may have stayed at the Waterside before? The only negative I have heard was their pool will be closed for repairs and upgrades the entire month of January. I guess the lounges will get more of our business instead. A fine place to kick back and talk. :>)
  11. GDJMSP

    GDJMSP Numismatist Moderator

    Wish I could attend guys, unfortunately it is beyond my ability to travel that far any longer :(
  12. SuperDave

    SuperDave Free the Cartwheels!

    Did we by some chance meet at Winter FUN a couple years ago (2013) without me knowing? :)
  13. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    Anyone else plan to be there?
  14. Aidan_()

    Aidan_() Numismatic Contributor

    We could have our first live CT meeting at the FUN show. :D
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  15. GDJMSP

    GDJMSP Numismatist Moderator

    Well it wouldn't quite be the first. We started having live CT meetings at coin shows, including the FUN show, many years ago, and I always attended, until my health failed.
  16. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    Those were cool times. We had our own private coin show in the smoking area.
  17. GDJMSP

    GDJMSP Numismatist Moderator

    They were indeed, and always attracted a crowd of others none of us even knew. It led to some quite interesting discussions.

    I had my first live meeting with forum and on-line friends in the '90s, and continued them, several times a year at various coin shows around the country. Last year was the first year that I was unable to attend at least one. Sadly, this will be the second :(
  18. saltysam-1

    saltysam-1 Junior Member

    I remember the first FUN Show I attended and meeting outside in a shady area at the front of the convention hall. We were reviewing all the purchases made by some of our members. What I thought might be just a short meeting turned into several hours.
  19. LJRambo111

    LJRambo111 ASE Proofs / 24K Buffalos

    Can't wait for the best show of the year, we can get our 2016 eagles, our fill on coins and some fresh Minneolas. They are always tops on my list. THe first fun show I went to I ended up driving to Fort Myers after the show and passed a farm stand of Minneolas #Tangelos and they were bigger than my hand. They were so juicy and sweat I couldn't eat one in a car. Too messy. Best fruit I ever had right off the trees.
    Never go to Florida in January without getting the juciest, sweetest oranges in the world.
  20. rich selvar

    rich selvar New Member

    I'll be there on Thursday.. Coming by bus.
  21. blu62vette

    blu62vette Member

    Looking forward to the show, I don't think my table number has posted yet.
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