Please follow this link to find all the activities that will be available to stamp collectors at the American Philatelic Society's Stampshow at the Sacramento (CA) Convention Center from Aug. 16 though the 19th. It is a stunning array of events, meetings, exhibits and lectures, the vast majority free and open to the public.
Like many collectors I have reservations about too much joining, thinking philately can be best enjoyed as a solitary pursuit, with a bit of club action to keep in the loop. But I also appreciate a good stamp show. So if you find the hobby as interesting as I do, go and be amazed by the philatelic doings at Stampshow. You can also go here to get the background on a show that includes "150+ dealers, nearly 15,000 pages of exhibits, public auction, first day ceremonies, 50 societies and more!"
A splendid time is guaranteed for all!