September 24-25, 2016
February 18-19, 2017
HERE’S A LITTLE OF WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT FROM LINKS ABOVE
SHOW INFO LINK: Just your basic information like, show dates, times, cost of admission and a link to the “preferred” show Hotel.
VENDORS LINK: Provides a list of vendors/breeders registered/confirmed for current or upcoming show date. This list is updated often, keep checking for your favorite breeder or vendor.
VENDOR INFO & FORMS LINK: This one is for our vendors and breeders, mostly boring rules & legal stuff our guests don’t care about. (Unless you have insomnia, then this is a PERFECT remedy.)
LOCATION/HOTELS LINK: You, already know what this link is for. But, did you know that the Arlington Convention Center which located within 50 yards from the Hotel doors, is directly across the street from RANGERS STADIUM?! If baseball isn’t your thing, right next door to it is TEXAS Stadium – Home of The Dallas Cowboys! With two shows a year, there’s almost always a big event happening within walking distance. So if you arrive early, or stay later or want to check it out after the show ~ NARBC does our best to choose venues that offer something for the entire family, for the entire weekend! On this page, we tell you specifically where the show will be held, where most of the vendors/breeders will be staying and we even try to give you some alternate Hotels to choose from, since our main “Show Hotel” books up fast! You’ll find addresses, phone numbers, directions and maybe even hotel rates and instructions for airport shuttles, (when available.)
SPEAKERS LINK: Here’s where it starts to get REALLY exciting. These book authors, herpetologists, professional breeders, hobbyists, educators, researchers, or just plain ole’ smart people have donated their time to NARBC for the purpose of educating and enlightening anyone interested in listening. Topics and Speakers change and they vary per show, but one thing you can count on, whoever is speaking is notable and recognized in the industry as being a “go to” resource for their topic. As I said, many of them have authored/co-authored books, that are often available at one of our book vendors, so you can get it signed!
SCHEDULE LINK: This is when it ALL happens! We break down the who, what and where, day by day. Feel free to print one of these to bring with you to the show. We no longer have them preprinted at check in. (SAVE A TREE!) However, they are available in slide shows on 50” monitors throughout the entrance areas. And…… the staff behind the ticket counter usually have a few strategically placed and securely taped by the registers in their area.
AUCTION LINK: Perhaps the most important link of the entire page; thousands of jobs, livelihoods, families, businesses, breeders, suppliers, and even pet owners would not be here today if not for the efforts of USARK . On Saturday of EVERY NARBC show weekend, NARBC has an Auction of 100% DONATED items, with 100% of proceeds being donated to USARK. If you’ve never heard of them, that’s okay – just stop by their booth at the show and meet Phil Goss. I double dog dare you to ask him what a Reptile Policy/Regulation & Issue group has done for your little Fido (or Frieda) at home. I’ll give you a hint ~ most canines and felines we refer to as “domestic animals” are in fact non-native to the USA. Meaning, they originated in other countries. And don’t even get us started on birds, tropical/saltwater fish, or little Susie’s Guinea Pig. Yes, there is a reason a box of 12 donuts or 12 “Fried Pies” will fetch $1000.00 or a pair of Geckos will rake in $10,000.00 at an NARBC Auction. One word of caution: It is an “R” rated event. Children are welcome – at YOUR discretion. Please see the link for further info. Most importantly, please consider donating ANYTHING to the Auction. There is NOTHING too small to be accepted.
FAQ’S LINK: You will find a lot of answers to a lot of common questions and even some that you never thought of. No really, this page is FULL of A LOT of useful information!! Go Ahead – check it out!
PHOTOS LINK: Pictures of past shows, what else? NARBC has been around for almost 20 years, and a lot of our pictures here prove it! And, with Social Media these days, most of our photos are shared there. Which reminds me.
There are other links throughout this site we didn’t mention, but we didn’t want to take away all of the thrill of navigating!