Sorry for the slow responce but my daughter and son-in-law brought their new baby boy to our house yesterday for the first time since it was born middle of January. (first time grandpa)
I know how you felt when you started putting together all the $$ figures, I must say I felt the same way.
I don't want to throw water on this convention because I have waited a long time for it to come to Ohio.
I know it cost a lot of money to put one of these together. Too bad they couldn't have gotten more sponsors to keep the cost down.
I think it comes down to picking your priorities and going with them.
I belong to Goodguys and have shown a lot with them. It cost like $35 to belong and then another $ 45 to enter you car. Things to think about is we wont have to pay anything for parking or guest that come to the show (other than meals).
Im going to be there and like your daughter said "go for it"
I agree, looking forward to seeing you there.
Have a great day,Ron