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Old 03/15/2017, 12:03 PM   #101
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Flying in? Crowne Plaza Hotel is only 15 minutes from the airport...Driving.off of I-95 -directions on the website


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Old 03/19/2017, 08:01 PM   #102
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Just wondering if any one going has gone to both this and FFM? I'm just wondering how they compare? I live in CT but I may be in the area that weekend.


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Old 03/20/2017, 02:16 PM   #103
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I go to both of them every year. OSRAS has some of the same vendors with new stuff that wasnt sold at the FFM. Better venue, better speakers, much larger raffle, cheap to get in, dinner available, hotel discounts, free parking. go to http://www.osrasconference2017.com


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Old 03/20/2017, 02:49 PM   #104
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Not sure I agree with all of that...
The OSRAS is more of a conference than a swap. The FFM has more coral vendors and is really aimed at being the biggest coral swap around. OSRAS looks aims to be more of a speaker/dinner type conference. You will find a subset of the FFM vendors and few new ones at OSRAS, but no where near the number of vendors/corals. Its at a hotel in one of their conference areas so you have more space to walk around.
The speakers at OSRAS are good national quality speakers, who don't come out this way often, which again is one of the focuses there. Not sure I would knock Justin Credible but, each to their own...
The raffle is similar in size with many similar items. Each one has some nice stuff in it, some different stuff and quite a bit of repeats. I would not say that they is a significant difference between them there.
Admission is $10, or $35 if you want dinner. More expensive than FFM, but $5 is certainly not a reason to not go.
My two cents, go if you are thinking about it. Its a different thing than the FFM, smaller and less chaotic, but a nice chance to hear some speakers and see some vendors.


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Old 03/20/2017, 02:58 PM   #105
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Either way you look at it..OSRAS and the FFM are to two hottests shows every year in the Northeast.. This year the FFM was on March 11th. I was there. OSRAS is on April 23rd. Fitch what is the date for the 2018 FFM?


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Old 03/20/2017, 03:03 PM   #106
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Oh, Im definitely not knocking Justin Credible..a great speaker and a standout in the marine hobby. Tom from Neptune mentioned that he was bringing Justin with him to OSRAS. Unfortunately we dont have room for him to speak, but Im sure he will be happy to answer any of your questions.


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Old 03/20/2017, 05:23 PM   #107
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FFM 2018 is on March 3rd, already working on putting it together.


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Old 03/20/2017, 06:54 PM   #108
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Hi Everyone!
Happy first day of spring!
Just a quick reminder that the Early Bird Raffle pricing ends tomorrow March 21st.
So don't miss out, get your tickets!

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Old 03/21/2017, 03:21 PM   #109
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Is it too late to get the early Bird tickets?


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Old 03/23/2017, 09:30 AM   #110
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Supporting members admittance is free to the conference, so check your cards to see when your renewal date is. Anyone wishing to become a supporting member can do so now or at the conference.
The Early Bird raffle prices have ended, but card carrying members will still be able to buy tickets at a great price.


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Old 03/24/2017, 02:53 PM   #111
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First time seller this year, welcome Manny's Reef. Be sure to stop at booth 17 and say hi!


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Old 03/25/2017, 06:08 PM   #112
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I Just told him to save one of his lobos for me until the conference. Still looking for a big colony leather.


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Old 03/30/2017, 03:13 PM   #113
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Company Logos on the Conference t-shirts is now sold out.
T-shirt sponsors:
Sea and Reef
Neptune Systems
Tunze
Reef Nutrition
ESV
Reef Breeders
Ocean State Aquatics
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Old 04/01/2017, 06:59 PM   #114
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The month of April is now upon us. Do you know what that means???? ONLY 23 MORE DAYS UNTIL THE OSRAS CONFERENCE!!


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Old 04/01/2017, 07:25 PM   #115
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IN 22 DAYS THIS BALLROOM AND ROOM 2 WILL BE FULL OF THOUSANDS OF CORALS,FISH,VENDORS,EXHIBITORS, HOBBYISTS AND RAFFLES! THE COUNTDOWN HAS BEGUN!




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Old 04/02/2017, 03:38 PM   #116
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How many people attended last year?


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Old 04/03/2017, 02:44 PM   #117
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Old 04/05/2017, 01:19 PM   #118
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The vendors:

STC
PaulyWalnut
The Tankbreakers
Demos Aquacultured Corals
Hatchway Corals
Aznnutty Corals(4 booths)
Supreme Reefs
The Reef Shoppe
OBSCURA Reefs
Headie Corals
Boston Aqua Farms
San Francisco Bay Brand
AC Corals
Blueview Aquatics
Rock Hard Reefs
Manny's Reef
Dr Art's Corals
Frag Freaks
Ocean State Aquatics(4 booths)
MO's Reef
Aqua Dreams(2 booths)
Reef Breeders(2 booths)
I Grow Corals
Pop Corals
Fin's Aquarium
Reef Nutrition
Fritz Aquatics (3 booths)
Agcore Fish Foods
Stellar Corals
ESV
Brightwell Aquatics
Neptune Systems
Living Reef Orlando
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Old 04/05/2017, 04:42 PM   #119
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Dinner tickets are becoming very limited, please let us know if you plan on attending dinner. There will be prizes and our guest speaker Rick Correira! Here is the menu:

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Old 04/06/2017, 07:55 AM   #120
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Old 04/07/2017, 09:32 AM   #121
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I bought my ticket online, paid with paypal - how will i get ticket or get in?


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Old 04/07/2017, 02:53 PM   #122
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All pre-bought tickets will be picked up at the registration desk when you come in. I will have a copy of everyone's paypal payment for tickets and prize drawings.


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The OSRAS Conference tee shirts will be available for purchase at the conference April 23rd.


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