I've gone to CKC Tulsa for the past couple of years and LOVED everything about it. CKC does a great job putting together a great convention that is loads of fun.
This year I'm saddened to say I won't be attending as far as I know at the moment. I want to go but the classes provided just aren't worth a 2 hour drive to get there. This is my opinion of course but the majority (not all) of the classes look like something I would have made in 1993. "Cut out square, attach to 8x10 paper". They aren't fun, exciting, nor cutting edge. Which I don't believe is the fault of CKC but the fault of the companies demonstrating their products through classes.
How can you demonstrate the wonderfulness of your product when no one wants to take a boring class? There are of course exceptions to this, Boxer always has wonderful classes, but guess what? They're full, and no wonder, as it is one of the only "good" classes to take.
In years past at this late point in sign ups the majority of classes have been sold out because they were just too awesome not to be. This year there are very few that are sold out, that must say something, and it's not because of the economy. If the classes were good enough "they would come" - "I would come". Again just my opinion, I sincerely hope that next years classes are a little more "stepped up".
Anyone else feel this way?