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VSDA Postpones All Consumer Shows

25 Apr, 2003 By: Kurt Indvik

The Video Software Dealers Association has postponed all three of its “Tinseltown” consumer shows, originally slated to take place during May in Norfolk, Va., Minneapolis and San Antonio. No dates have been announced for the events, but VSDA executives said it will be in the fall.

VSDA VP of membership Mark Fisher, who heads up the shows for the association, said that the postponement was necessitated because of the war in Iraq, the need for greater lead time for exhibitors and other logistical considerations. Fisher said that all three communities have heavy concentrations of military personnel and their families, and it was felt that holding these events now was inappropriate.

Fisher also said that the association might have been “overly ambitious in our scheduling. With a new event like this, it takes a lot of time to get the right exhibitors and to make sure that the event comes off as planned. Given a choice between doing the shows now and doing them right, we chose to do them right.”

Earlier this month the VSDA announced it had postponed the Norfolk event citing the war's impact on that community.

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