On behalf of myself, and the two other dealers from Northern Virginia I work with, I just wanted to rant a bit and say that we are pretty disappointed with the new path chosen for the Cybercon show. For the last few years we've really enjoyed doing this show. It was a nice, low-cost, show for us to do. A good place to buy and sell without the expense and efforts needed to do the national show each year. We had three tables at last year's show. We drove up that morning, drove back that night... No hotel needed. In fact the only costs were the table, a Uhaul trailer, gas, tolls, and food for the trip. IIRC, it ran us less than $150 each in costs, and we each managed to sell between $500 and $800 worth of stuff. A pretty good day. With the decision to move this show to Manhattan, we are shocked at how expensive this show would be for us to do. Honestly, other than just to say it's in Manhattan, I can't for the life of me figure out why anyone would select the most expensive place on the East Coast for this show - Surely, there'd be far cheaper venues outside the city. Aside from the huge increase in the cost of tables (Which I gather show management doesn't want publicly revealed - so I'll just say tables are even more expensive than last year's OTFCC!), we now have to deal with 2 days of hotel & food at Manhattan rates, parking fees, and we now have to factor in taking two days off from work. Just ballparking things, we've estimated that we are looking at a minimum cost of $500 per person to set up at this show - Plus burn two days of vacation. To put that in perspective, that means I have to sell well over $1000 worth of toys just to break even. (One of us deals in new imported toys, and he figures he needs to be closer to $2500 to break even.) I just don't see that happening. With the huge hit prices have taken with the re-releases and the drop-off in interest in BW era toys right now, Transformers are not selling like they did 3 or 4 years ago. And the 2-day show is not a plus for me. I've been doing shows since 1998 and the pattern is pretty standard: About 75% of sales are by noon on the first day, 15% the rest of that day and only about 10% of sales are on the second day - And most of those are at reduced prices. I think most dealers will agree that the second day is not worth the effort. I realize that large professional outfits like Battlestarbase, BBTS and Bill's Toys can probably handle these costs and still make money. But the majority of dealers in this field are still the individual collector/dealers with a small set-up, mostly selling lower-value, loose toys at low prices. We do this as a side job or hobby. This is the way the Transformers dealer community has been since the beginning. Sadly, it seems that these dealers' needs were ignored in the planning of this show as there is no way for dealers like us to be profitable at this show. I'm sure some of these dealers can justify doing this show at a very low profit or even a loss for the experience of participating - And if this was the Official show, we would do that. But for an unofficial regional show, and with the Official show's location yet to be announced, we can't justify it. (Just to be clear, we are not in this only for the money - If I was, I'd just go the Wheeljack's Lab route and throw everything on Ebay - Heck, everyone knows that you make far MORE money on Ebay than doing shows! But no, we are all collectors and we enjoy meeting the other fans and setting up at shows. However, I think it is reasonable to expect that we be able to make SOME money for the efforts we go through to do this - And I, personally, just can't risk taking a loss.) We wish you well on this show, but hope in the future you will get back to providing the more cost-effective 1-day shows that were had so much success with in prior years.