I went this year and Duane and Mary Laflin were great. They always have a lot to share. This year they did their show on Thursday night and after the vistors left, they disected their show. Lots of great info. Steve Varro was there also and Steve did Harvey Barfenfloss and was great also. Steve admits that Harvey is funnier that he is. Personally, I like them both equally. Steve did a great job as usual. There were no puppets this year and that was disapointing. Could be because Ed Jarvis and his wife were not there because of ill health. Balloons were very lacking this year, not because of the quality of balloon guys but because the balloon guys kinda just sat around and just tried to impress each other. Not any real teaching. The vents were very good this year. High quality acts and teaching. Shows were good and things moved along great. Just one sound problem, but no big deal. Dealers were on the short side this year. Not a whole lot to choose from. Duane and Steve had a great section and that is where I spent most of my time.