Virtual Extravaganza 2020 Details and Links

Details on this year’s Extravaganza

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Virtual Extravaganza 2020 Details and Links

Post by LewC » Sun Sep 20, 2020 10:28 am

Ohio Cichlid Association Virtual Extravaganza 2020: Registration now open!

The OCA will be holding an online version of the Extravaganza for 2020, on the traditional Extravaganza weekend. There may be some additions to this plan, such as a possible online Rare Fish Auction. For now, here’s a bullet-point list of all we have planned.

Purpose
• Recreate as many features of the OCA Extravaganza that are practical in an online event.
• All profits go to the Jim Smith Endowment Fund, which gives yearly grants to those working to further the cause of cichlid and catfish research, education, and conservation. https://www.ohiocichlid.com/jim-smith-f ... smith-fund

Dates and Sessions
• Friday, Nov 20, 7:00 PM
• Saturday, Nov 21, 7:00 PM
• Sunday Nov 22, 1:00 PM
• All to be streamed live on the private OCA Virtual Extravaganza Facebook Group. If you are not on FaceBook, email [email protected] .
• During each session, there will be “Vendors’ Spotlights”. These will be short video messages from cichlid, catfish, dry goods, and equipment dealers, and will include information on how to get generous online discounts that are exclusive to Virtual Extravaganza registrants.

Registration
• $7, with email confirmation sent within 2 days.
• To register: https://www.ohiocichlid.com/shop/2020-e ... anza-16721
• Includes membership to the private OCA Virtual Extravaganza Facebook Group.
• Includes participation in the Donors’ Award drawing (see below).
Includes 1 year free electronic subscription to Amazonas magazine, a $15 value!
• OCA Virtual Extravaganza T-shirts are available for $15, which includes shipping. The deadline for ordering T-shirts is Nov 1. We may have a few more available after that time at a higher price.
• After Friday, Nov 13 (one week before the event), the registration fee will go up to $15. Timely registration allows us to make sure that you get added to the OCA Virtual Extravaganza FB Group.

Donor’s Award Drawing
• Drawing on Sunday for a $100 Prize.
• You must be registered for the event to be eligible. Registration automatically gives you 2 chances
• Each $5 in donations directly to the JSF earns 3 more chances, and there is no limit.
• Donations can be made on the registration page, while registering or any time afterward. Deadline for late donations to earn chances in the drawing is 30 minutes after the end of the Saturday evening session.
• The number of chances you have will be reported in your registration email confirmation.
• Drawing will be held during Sunday’s session, along with the announcement of the 2020 JSF grant winner.

Speakers
• Friday: Jeff Cardwell “Southern Dreams: Puerto Carrena, Colombia, 2019”
• Saturday: Ad Konings “Tanganyikan Cichlids from the Central Tanzanian Shore”
• Sunday: Haakon Haagensen: “New Loricariidae Imports”
• Sponsor speakers here: https://www.ohiocichlid.com/shop/sponso ... here-14895

Virtual Cichlid and Catfish Show
• Entries are $5 each and can be purchased on the registration page while registering or any time after, until the deadline. This may be a good opportunity to show your fish, even if you don’t usually participate in fish shows.
• Entries will be in the form of 15 to 30 second videos. Here are the rules: https://www.ohiocichlid.com/extravaganz ... show-rules
• We will accept submissions from Oct 1 through Oct 31.
• Show classes and special awards can be sponsored here: https://www.ohiocichlid.com/shop/sponso ... here-14895
• All other details will be announced soon.

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