I just returned from Mexico City from the collectors convention, and just wanted to mention to everyone that if they have ever had any interest in attending, DO IT.
The group of American collectors I was with and myself, several of whom did presentations on different aspects of collecting, were treated incredibly kindly by the Mexican collectors and the organizers of the event and the rest of the staff. We all had SO much fun, and I personally learned a lot. The Mexican fans and collectors that attended the event were so enthusiastic about the hobby, were eager to learn and to share knowledge.
A few notable presenters were Steve Sansweet, Alejandro Becerra Zoebisch (former product director for Lily Ledy Corp.), and Bob Kling and Tim Effler from the Kenner corp., as well as Gus Lopez, Duncan Jenkins, Todd Chamberlain, Chris Georgoulias, and Joseph Yglesias (
One of the people I was with had mentioned that this convention was akin to toy shows of years ago. The really crazy part, which Joe and I were both not expecting, were the requests for him (and several others) to autograph figures and other things, the photos snapping away from all angles, the television interviews, and generally being treated like celebrities. Luckily nobody was confused enough to ask for my autograph.