Monday, August 1, 2011

Families, Vacations, Catholic Marketing Network's 15th Annual Trade Show, Schedules, and a Candle

We started setting up the Spiral Light Candle Corp/Oasis Productions booth at the Catholic Marketing Network's trade show this evening. More accurately, my son-in-law and #2 daughter started setting it up. I stayed out of the way, for the most part.

Trade Show Children's Area

There's something new this year: a sort of 'kids' area:' a section for children with activities and (don't tell them?) educational things going on.

This makes sense, I think, since some folks plan their family vacations around the show, or at least work it into their vacation plans. With the children's section available, parents have the option of getting a few moments on their own, to check out the booths.

The public part of the trade show starts Wednesday, and goes through Friday, I'm told.

Catholic Marketing Network Trade Show Floor Schedule

Here's what I found on the trade show's website-

Trade Show Floor Open:
  • Wednesday, August 3
    • 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, August 4
    • 9:00 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.
  • Friday, August 5
    • 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
The trade show's website has a more detailed schedule.

Who's at the CMN trade show:Just a few from the list of attendees:
  • America Digital Accessories Corp
  • Bless Our Faith Gifts, Inc.
  • CCC of America, Inc.
  • The Donut Man
  • Liguori Press/Publications
  • Mr. Jon's Gift Shop
  • Wee Believers

Spiral Light Corporation's Self-Filling Candle

I'm particularly interested in the Spiral Light Candle Corp./Oasis Productions booth. Naturally, since I'm a part-owner of the Spiral Light Candle Corp. - and working there as the gopher,

Here's a time lapse (and half-size) video of one of our self-filling candles. The full-size video is on YouTube.

"Spiral Light's Spiral Burning Self Filling Candle"

(shown half-size: full version at YouTube)
anoasisproduction, YouTube (July 28, 2011)
video, 1:31

More about the Catholic Marketing Network's trade show and me:


Brigid said...

"The Donut Man" I think I remember him. He had a couple specials on EWTN, didn't he? With a talking donut named Duncan, I think. Wonder how he managed that without getting sued...

Brian Gill said...


About the legal question - that's a good question. Might come under the heading of 'satire,' I suppose.

And - I'm glad you remember the Donut Man - and the Donut Repair Club. That was fun. And an all-too-short series.

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