My experience at shows is that people go to buy coins and have little time to see things not for sale. Displays are rarely crowded. I once gave a program at a large show that drew only about ten people but was told that the talk on US nickels the hour before mine only drew four. Take coins you want to sell but any transaction at a show MUST include one party who is a dealer paying for a table at the show. It is very inappropriate to buy/sell coins inside a show with other visitors and you should not encourage sleazy characters who might say, "Psst, buddy, Do I have a coin for you!!!" Years ago I passed up a coin I really wanted from such a source. It was the right thing to do. Coin shows are a business. Support the people who make them possible. Coin shows are my favorite way of getting coins. I am on track to buy less than half as many coins in 2020 as I usually add in a year. Most people here live for auctions from Europe which I won't touch. It is a hobby. Find the way that fits you. I do not expect shows to reopen widely before next summer. Time will tell. The 'Coin Show' pages were my favorites of all my 100+ pages on ancient coins. I was a hard core coin show addict. I never broke for lunch (food at shows is expensive and terrible) and probably came off as unfriendly to people who were there for socializing. When at a show, I wanted to see/handle/buy as many coins as time and budget would allow. I went into social mode if and when the money was gone. Recent developments including the death/retirement of some favorite dealers may mean I will never again enjoy shows. The 2020 method of buying coins involves a computer rather than crowds of people from around the world jammed into tight spaces breathing on each other. What I will miss the most are the small dealers who have on consignment collections of grandpa's coins that last sold decades ago. Sometimes you would find a group that was assembled by someone you wish you had known.