I used to teach a lot at a store in Orange and the store manager included me on the store's CHA membership. That used to be the only way someone could get in. You either had to be a store owner, teach at a store and be invited, or know someone that could "get you in".
The first time I went, the manager only wanted to go on the first day, but she told me I could go the next 2 days if I didn't mind going by myself. Ooooooh, I was in HEAVEN! And although I was on my feet from the time they opened to the time they closed, and my back was killing me at the end of each day, I pushed through the pain and did it again the next day!
Check THIS out! Now CHA is having a Consumer Show in conjunction with the Winter Trade Show. Friday, January 22nd from 12pm to 8pm and Saturday, January 23rd from 10am to 6pm we can ALL get in!
Step 1: Go online HERE then click on Tickets under the Show Info tab
Step 2: Enter the discount code and continue with the registration process. The discount code is CRAFT12
Step 3: You will receive your e-voucher via e-mail. Print a copy and take it with you to the show.
** On another note, please see my update on Copic Markers versus Tim using Re-fillable Alcohol Ink pens.**