VapeCon 2016 - the story in pictures

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    Moving on...

    Here was the stand shared by Fog Machine and Shipwreck Vapes. They took a small stand against the wall on the one side of the venue and put it to great use!

    All the juices neatly laid out with friendly smiles to help you taste and sample. What more could one want!

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    From a different angle with vapour covering the face of one of the Fog Machine representatives! Classic

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    And here is the Shipwreck Vapes portion of the stand - lots of juices and testing going on

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    A big thanks to Jax from Fog Machine (@Fogmachine) and Jo from Shipwreck Vapes (@ShipWreck). Thank you for supporting this great event and for being so friendly and helpful in the run up to it and on the day.
     
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    What an excellent thread, kicking myself for not making the trip, but will not make "this mistake again", and to @Rob Fisher and @Silver .... When I grow up I also want to be like you....
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    Time for the Capetonians to get their act together, must just check if we can afford @Rob Fisher and @Silver to assist us in making more "clouds" to cover our little mountain here in Cape Town.

    Well Done to all the organisers and vendors, truly an amazing event.
     
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    Moving on...

    Here is the stand from vendor House of Vape.

    They took a small stand on one of the "islands" in the middle. Super effective branding and layout. Glass cabinets and all. Well done Brendz @HouseOfVape !

    Here was the stand early in the morning. Final touches being made to the stand itself.

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    And this was a bit later once all the stock had been packed in ;-) I don't see Brendz clearly in the photo. Could that be him behind the glass pedestal cabinet on the right of the counter?

    Lol, its amazing what one notices after looking at the photos. I only notice the T-shirts hanging on the backwall now ;-)

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    Thanks for the support of this event Brendz @HouseOfVape and for always being a gentleman and so polite and courteous throughout the build-up to the event.
     
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    Is that, Mr Robot on the left of the first pic?
     
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    I am not sure who that is @NickT - lol
    Does look like Mr Robot though...
     
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    Still not done with the vendor photos ;-)

    But just throwing this in to mix it up a bit

    The awesome vibe at VapeCon 2016 was fabulous. There were so many people, so many enthusiastic vapers. It was a lovely sight. Here is a great photo of enthusiasts sitting at the tables in the informal seating area. Each table had vapers vaping, building coils, having a drink and having a good laugh.

    What a vibe indeed!

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    And a few moments later this photo was taken, when the gent in the front (@OreO) who was probably pitstopping his vape got up and there were smiles on all faces, including the ladies sitting next to him. What happened there @OreO ? Lol...

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    I can just imagine how many little "stories" and laughs there were at VapeCon amongst the enthusiastic attendees.
     
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    @Silver

    I have no idea . Maybe they were laughing at my large green water bottle.

    Was a great event, well done to all involved and all that visited .


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    Here is a special vendor Mr Hardwicks

    They took a small stand on one of the centre islands. I could find no full frontal pictures of the stand. Not sure why, were you scaring the photographer away Joel @method1 ;-)

    In any event, here is a lovely photo from up above. You will notice the Hardwicks stand in the top right. It was a lovely stand with a carpet and antique furniture. I think it worked beatifully! Notice the two good looking black-shirted gents manning the stand. The one on the right is @method1. On the left is his colleague and business partner Adrian.

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    There is a funny story about the Mr Hardwicks stand. Their flag banners didn't have anything to stand on and the spikes were designed for going into grass, not a solid floor! So they positioned them carefully on the sides. Not sure how you got them to stand up the whole time @method1 - but great job!

    And here is a lovely shot of some fine product at the Mr Hardwicks stand:

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    Thank you Joel @method1 for supporting this great event and for all you do for this community. You sir are always a pleasure to deal with!
     
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    And another bit of trivia

    I just realised that today, 27th September, marks the 1 month anniversary after VapeCon 2016 - which took place on 27th August. Wow, it feels like it was yesterday!

    We will be continuing on with the photo thread and do have quite a bit more to show.

    We also have a video that is being fine tuned - with some iterations being made... Apologies for the delays... Lots of work happening, I promise.

    So stay tuned ;-)
     
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    This is now becoming a problem. This means I have to wait 11 more months for one of the most amazing expos I have been to in years.

    Even my wife who is a non smoker non vaper loved the event to bits.

    I also took 4 non vapers to the event and converted 3 hehe.

    I met some old long lost school friends and we caught up great having a hobby in common.

    Wow guys I really just need to thank you again for all your hard work. Vapecon 2016 was memorable.


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    Thank you @Zebeebee - those words mean a lot!
     
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    Very cool thread ! thanks peeps
     
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    Moving on

    Here is another out of town vendor: Vape Decadence & E-Cig Inn

    Coming all the way from Amanzimtoti for Vapecon - demonstrating great commitment yet again from the vendors! They took two small stands in one of the centre islands. They set it up to have serving areas on both sides of the island.

    So glad to have finally met their friendly forum personality and representative @Mari. Thanks for the chat Mari - good to see you finally. Nice dense cloud by the way ;-)

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    And here is one of @BigB (I presume the other side of the stand). Love that T-shirt Brian. Only noticed the saying on it now. Lol

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    Thanks for supporting the event @BigB and @Mari - was great to finally meet you guys!
     
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    Moving on

    Here is local juicemaker Opus EJuice Co

    They took a small stand on one of the islands and set it up very well to display their juices with great testing stations and good branding. There is Marc @Rhapsody on the right with Renesh on the left and I think that is Pieter not very visible in the photo behind Renesh.

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    And here is a lady wearing an Opus shirt. I am not sure if she was one of the Opus promotional ladies - because I see she was wearing a NCV cap ;-)

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    Thanks for supporting and being a part of this event @Rhapsody !
     
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    Moving on...

    Here is the stand of long-time vendor on the forum The eCigStore

    They took a small stand on the one side of the venue and made great use of the space with their counters and layout.

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    I heard after the event from Shamima that they were so busy on the day they didn't have time to eat!

    Thank you for supporting this great event @The eCigStore and for all the effort you guys put in!
     
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    And here is Firetrap Vape Shop

    Relatively new on the forum as a supporting vendor. All the way from Vanderbijlpark, these guys had a stand right next to the entrance and put on a great show.

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    It was a very fun, colourful and exciting stand. Only noticed the T-shirts on the rail now!

    Great branding, check out this photo!

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    To Hashim, Gawie and the Firetrap Vape team @Firetrap vape - thanks for all the effort and for supporting the event. Was great to have you guys there and we had a few good laughs on the day!
     
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    Here is Liqua & Hats

    They took a small stand on one of the "islands". All the way from Cape Town. Once again demonstrating the effort and commitment from the out of town vendors!

    Lots of colour in the products and branding. Flat screen showing images of the products...

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    And friendly smiles all the way!

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    Thanks for all the support and effort Joao and @Natalie - you guys were fantastic. Was lovely to meet you and the team on the day!
     
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    Moving on...

    Here is local juicemaker Captain Cloud

    They had a small stand against the wall on the one side of the venue. Clean and effective stand. Looked very nice. Is it just me or does the netting make it look like a goal post ;-)

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    And here is Conny and her colleague - lots of tasting on offer

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    Thanks Conny for your support - was good to finally meet you - after all the planning and discussions beforehand.
     
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    Here is Atlantic Vape

    They came in right at the end of the planning stages. We converted one of the large stands on the one side of the venue into two small stands. They took one of them. Looked great and it was a very good use of the space. Nice branding and very neat and tidy!

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    Thanks for supporting the event @Luqmaan_m - hoping you will register to become a supporting vendor here on ECIGSSA soon ;-)
     
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    Here is EASA - The Electronic Vapour Products Association of South Africa

    They also took a small stand on the one side of the venue. Their representatives were all neatly dressed in co-ordinated attire. They were not selling anything but providing more information about the association and what it stands for.

    There is Kate in the photo advising one of the venue's paramedics ;-)

    Side Note - the paramedics on the day were quite curious about the whole vaping scene. I had a nice chat to them early on the day. Luckily no-one needed any critical services from them to my knowledge ;-)

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    To Kate and the EASA team, thanks for supporting the event and for being there to explain what it is you guys do. Am hoping you will consider becoming a "supporting vendor" here to continue the dialogue further.
     
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    Hey hey, my local vape connections, love these okes to bits!!

    Always great friendly service, free coffee and the best of laughs.

    If you are ever in the vaal area, gooi a pit stop by them, really a bunch of super nice okes.
     
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    Time for some Cloud Chasing Competition Pictures !

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    Our Stage

    The Cloud-Meter that our Gladiators Lined up against. This was adorned with banners from our wonderful Supporting Vendors. MANY of the entrants blew clouds that surpassed our ruler!

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    A picture of our Judges @PeterHarris and @zadiac in detailed discussion, no doubt making a difficult decision as the competition was fierce and all entrants were on top form.


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    A few more pic from the Cloud Chasing Competition

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    Looking over your shoulder to see your opponents cloud :p


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    Here we have an excellent display of the "Crouching Tiger" pose.
     
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    can anyone guess who that is on the left?????






    here is the winning shot !
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    and lastly a pic of the promo girl who assisted on stage :)
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