United States, Ok... pro am poker... "Hello everyone, my name is Gary J. Stone and I am the promoter for the ""Pro-Am Poker Players Expo"" coming this March 17th, 18th, 19th in Oklahoma City, Ok. It is the kick- off convention for the forthcoming ""P.A.P.P.E."" expos across this nation starting this May. It will be 12-18 cities per leg of tour. The ""P.A.P.P.E."" conventions will be up north for summer and down south for winter. Each leg will last about 4-6 weeks. We hope to visit over 50 cities per year. Our first convention is at the Biltmore Hotel in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. It is the largest hotel in Oklahoma. Our conventions will feature vendors and guests from all over the United States and other countries. We will have over 50-60 vender tables per day for this event. At the time of the press release we will name all vendors that will be involved as well as scheduled speakers and guest. Vendors can vary from Poker authors, casinos, tournament promotions, new gaming devices, poker affiliates, and poker collectables. Collectables could range from t-shirts, books, chips, felts, video, dvds, apparel, posters, games, cd-roms, playing decks, card tricks, systems, magazines and much more. Just about anything Poker should be able to be found at this convention. Some people with Poker and gaming related websites have contacted me and asked since they are not selling merchandise could they still get a vendor’s booth. Well I am here to tell you, yes you can. There will be phone outlets and Internet service provided by the hotel. There has been a lot of concern having a 3-day event so I made a change to help out the vendors that attend. For all vendors that do all 3 days (Thursday, Friday, Saturday) I will give you one free day. You buy 2 tables Thursday and Friday and Saturday is free. This is only good with pre-pay only. I am also including a free banner on our website for pre-pay vendors before March 1st. You’re banner will be up till May 1st. Promotion for this event will be extensive. I am promoting this event to all TV, radio, college, gaming message boards, high-profile websites, classified ads and over 5000 media flyers and posters. The press release will be very thorough on the details of this event. I am giving out over 200 comps per day/event to help ensure the vendors that come do well. I recently put together a promotion package for the police, fire-rescue and military in the state of Oklahoma. The discounts are available to anyone in the nation wanting to attend. If you are a business owner or manager of a retail store or outlet in or around the Oklahoma City area and would like to sell advance tickets for this event, please contact me and I will give you all the information. I am also including group discounts. Contact me for further information. Poker Player and author of 2 gaming/poker books Gary Carson will be at all three events and Pody Poe is now confirmed for Friday and Saturday in the Oklahoma City Expo. We will be giving away various prizes at the top of each hour until speaker / Q and A starts. Below is more information on Gary Carson and Pody Poe. Gary Carson is the author of The Complete Book of Hold’em poker and The Complete Book of Casino Poker. In addition to the two books on poker, Gary has written for Card Player, Poker Digest, Live Action Poker and various websites. Until recently, he lived in Mississippi; he’s currently traveling the country, visiting various poker rooms and writing a book about the year on the road. He can be reached on the Internet at [ Please use our messaging system ] Pody Poe will be our headliner for the March 17th and 18th conventions. He will be conducting a speech on his life, trials, and some great advice. I have had the pleasure of getting to know Pody Poe this past week and I must say I am looking forward to hearing about what he has to say. Pody Poe is a very nice well-spoken person and has a great sense of humor. Below is the link for his new book and his email contact link. http://www.podypoe.com/main.html To contact Cody: [ Please use our messaging system ] This is a Poker player’s convention but it is for merchandise, information and a good time. No gambling will be allowed at this event or on its premises. It will be an open all-ages show. Cameras and video cameras are welcome. Pre-purchase tickets for this event will be available through ticket agents as well as this website. Tickets will be $15.00 in advance or $20.00 at the door. There will be military personnel/family, police, fire-rescue, and senior citizen discounts at the door. The admission will be half price at the door for $10.00. The convention will start on a Thursday and end on a Saturday. The convention doors will open at 10:00 am and close at 10:00 pm each day. This convention will go on rain or shine. There will be door prizes for the first 50-100 for each day of the convention. The Gamblers Book Store (Howard Schwartz-Manager) has signed on to give us books that will be given away at the top of hour. I will be putting their very extensive catalog free to the conventioneers to obtain. If there is any gaming or poker related business that would like to sponsor or look at banner advertising for this event feel free to contact me. Vendors will have access for Internet and phone lines for their tables if needed. If you would like information to be a dealer for this event, you can email me at [ Please use our messaging system ] for table availability and table rates. These tables are first come, first serve basis. These will go quickly so don’t wait too long. So far, response has been fantastic. I suggest if you plan on being a vendor to make plans to contact me soon. Brochure/program advertising is also available to anyone who may be interested. All information and instructions should be emailed...