I went last year. Got to meet and have talks with Darrell Peart. Tom Stangeland, David O. Wade and others. It is inspiring to see the furniture these guys make up close and get to actually discuss design, joinery and assembly techniques with them.
There was a great deal of things that would not have drawn me there; tile, paintings, restoration hardware and so forth. The demos and dissuasions by those whose names and work I know was well worth the drive for me. It is a small, one hall show but quite a bit larger than previous shows which I was told were held in rec centers and church buildings around Pasadena.
Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
- Arthur C. Clarke