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Author Topic: 'Cool Broms' Conference NZ 2013 ...Finally here !!!!  (Read 2162 times)
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« on: March 13, 2013, 18:39:32 »

Yahoooooo!!!....hope everyone enjoys it !

There are over 230 registrants from NZ, Australia, USA, South Africa, Ecuador and Brazil attending, it is going to be one of the biggest Australiasian conferences ever and a magic 4 days.

....For all of those unable to attend, get ready in the next week or two for some fantastic photos !  Shocked

Cheers, Graeme

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« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2013, 22:14:26 »

Hi Graeme, I can't wait to see all the pics but it would have been soooooo good to make it over and catch up with everyone.  I really wish I was there.
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« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2013, 00:58:26 »

I know Paul, will be thinking of you and all the Aussie's in particular that couldn't make it.

Well, must be off to go and help set up !!  Grin
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« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2013, 11:33:09 »

I dropped in for an hour this afternoon, to set up a few plants in the NZ Hybrid display. There was a real buzz of activity with everyone getting the place ready. Looking forward to tomorrow, the show plants, the sale, and of course meeting up with brom people  Cheesy
I'll have my camera, & I plan to take plenty of pic's!
Cheers, Andrew.
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« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2013, 13:36:06 »

Let the fun begin!
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« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2013, 08:36:28 »

Looking foward to your talk Hawi..........., also spent some time today helping set up the show plants, which all look unbelievably amazing!!
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« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2013, 02:05:13 »

Very jealous of everyone there!  Hopefully everyone takes lots of pictures.  Have fun!
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« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2013, 08:54:50 »

Unfortunately the artificial lighting in the conference show and display areas is horrendous for washing out true plant colors so it will require a tech savy photographer like Devo to sort all of this out and convey the real drool impact of the plants....I know he's working on this for you all because I saw him in the show on the job so good pics shouldn't be far away...
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« Reply #8 on: March 16, 2013, 13:23:51 »

real drool impact of the plants....

Finally! Someone gets it, the affliction that hits so many collectors. They should hand out lobster bibs at the front door of some of these shows.
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« Reply #9 on: March 17, 2013, 00:39:37 »

Hey gonzer, that lobster bib is a great idea!  I reckon that's just what I need to integrate with the high-power battery pack and cranial electrodes that I'd been planning to jolt me out of my usual barely mobile, jaw-dropped, shell-shocked brom show daze before all the good sale plants disappear  Shocked  Shocked  Shocked
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« Reply #10 on: March 18, 2013, 07:39:29 »

Cool Broms has been a fantastic event! This was actually my first Bromeliad Conference  Grin  & I must say I enjoyed the experience.

I’m currently sorting thru a large number of conference photos, and will post a few when they’re organised.
This is just a petite appetiser:-

For a number of reasons, this was my favourite plant of the conference; Vriesea Summer Fever.

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And here’s Graeme giving the forum some good promotion during the Internet Bromeliads presentation today.

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Cheers, Andrew.
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« Reply #11 on: March 18, 2013, 10:36:18 »

I love that Vriesea Summer Fever totally amazing looking plant are there many of these being made ? and if so what sort of price are they ?

I will look forward to seeing some more pictures soon.
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« Reply #12 on: March 18, 2013, 11:56:16 »

Phew! Summer Fever is HOT!

Thanks for the pics so far. Cant wait for more!

Cheers Graeme for promoting the site! Smiley
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« Reply #13 on: March 18, 2013, 22:07:39 »

I think the only 'Summer Fever' sold so far went for $1700.00 so you'll need a cashed up Brom. war chest to get one of these Christian.
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« Reply #14 on: March 19, 2013, 01:26:10 »

Thanks for the photos. That streaky look is sensational.
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