Gear Talk Expo

May 11, 2013

Avatar, 503 Amsterdam Ave NE, Atlanta, GA

About the Gear Talk Expo

What began as a small group of friends debating guitar gear on Facebook has grown to a community of thousands, many of whom will gather in Atlanta on May 11 for the Gear Talk Expo 2013.

The second annual Gear Talk Expo will bring together builders, dealers, and musicians to buy, sell, and trade their gear. This year, expanding from it’s roots as a get together for guitarists and bassists, GTE2013 is teaming up with ATL Drum Collective, for a larger and more diverse show than last year.

Gear Talk was initially founded online by Atlanta guitarist Lance Seymour, who created Facebook groups where friends could geek out about the tools of their trade. Word quickly spread through the social network, and the Gear Talk community has grown to over 7,000 active members and more than 40 subgroups covering specialties like Gear Talk Praise & Worship, Gear Talk Pro, Gear Talk: Marketplace and dozens of regional groups to help connect nearby musicians.

Unlike other online forums where members can hide behind a screen name, Gear Talk members use their real identities on Facebook. As a result, musicians from all over the country have connected and formed what is the heart of Gear Talk’s success–relationships. The Expo has become an opportunity to bring the group together offline and share their passion for music and gear.

The inaugural Expo in 2012 began in talks of a get-together for Gear Talk members in Atlanta could bring their gear to show one another, but the idea snowballed from there. Hosted at the Avatar Events Group, where this year’s expo will also be held, was the perfect venue for a bunch of guitarists to crank their amps, check out wares brought by vendors from around the country, and just hang out. The success of the first expo left many excited for a repeat, and Gear Talk Expo 2013 will be bigger and better than before.


Mark your calendars for the Gear Talk Expo 2013, and be sure to bring your own gear to show, sell, and trade!

Information & Tickets

When:
Saturday May 11, 2013
11am – 8pm

Admission:
$8 advance
$15 door

Clinic Schedule:
1pm – Peter Stroud
3pm – Cameron Mizell
5pm – Josh Scott


Food and drink will be available to purchase at the Red Light Cafe, next door to Avatar. Clinics will also be held at the Red Light Cafe. Admission to the Expo includes admission to the clinics.

Sell Tickets Online through Eventbrite

Vendor Information

ATTENTION VENDORS:

Thank you for your interest in attending the 2nd Annual Gear Talk Expo! Gear Talk is proud to be a growing community of musicians and gearheads, dealers and builders, innovators and perfectionists. The Expo is our chance to get together, try out gear, and just have a good time. We’re sure you’ll connect with many new customers at the event!

Please DOWNLOAD OUR EXHIBITOR LETTER for more information about the Expo and our hosts, Avatar Events Group. Contact us with any questions or to reserve your space. But reserve it soon! Reservations are made on a first come first serve basis and the rooms will fill up quickly.

ATTENTION ATTENDEES:

We look forward to meeting you at the Expo! You’ll find the growing vendor list below. Don’t see one of your favorite companies? Let us know and we’ll do our best to reach out them to let them know about the event, or you could write them, too! Simply send them to this website.

This year, booths are not just for vendors! We’re offering a dedicated Gear Swap Room for you to buy, sell, and trade with other attendees. If you have a lot of gear to sell or trade, we recommend reserving a booth where you can display your gear, and not shlep it around the whole time. Download the exhibitor letter and contact Lance to reserve your space.

 

CONFIRMED VENDORS

*Numbers next to the vendor correspond with the booth numbers in the floor plan below. Available booths are listed as OPEN.

FLOOR PLAN

Gear Talk Expo Booth Layout and Pricing

Media

Below are some promotional materials for this year’s Gear Talk Expo. If you are a vendor or simply want to help spread the word, please help us by posting these on your website, blog, or social media sites. Thanks!

Video

Promotional Flyer

GearTalkExpo-Flyer

Press Release

Click Here to download a PDF of the Gear Talk Expo Press Release

Contact: Cameron Mizell
(718) 314-4201
cameron@cameronmizell.com
www.geartalkexpo.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

2ND ANNUAL GEAR TALK EXPO MORE THAN JUST ANOTHER TRADE SHOW

What began as a small group of friends debating guitar gear on Facebook has grown to a community of thousands, many of whom will gather in Atlanta on May 11 for the Gear Talk Expo 2013.

The second annual Gear Talk Expo will bring together builders, dealers, and musicians to buy, sell, and trade their gear. A diverse group of vendors including Orange Amplification, Porter Pickups, and Boutique Guitar Exchange will present their wares and demo new products. This year, expanding from it’s roots as a get together for guitarists and bassists, GTE2013 is teaming up with The Atlanta Drum Collective, for a larger and more diverse show than last year.

Gear Talk was initially founded online by Atlanta guitarist Lance Seymour, who created Facebook groups where friends could geek out about the tools of their trade. Word quickly spread through the social network, and the Gear Talk community has grown to over 7,000 active members and more than 40 subgroups covering specialties like Gear Talk Praise & Worship, Gear Talk Pro, Gear Talk: Marketplace and dozens of regional groups to help connect nearby musicians.

Unlike other online forums where members can hide behind a screen name, Gear Talk members use their real identities on Facebook. As a result, musicians from all over the country have connected and formed what is the heart of Gear Talk’s success–relationships. The Expo has become an opportunity to bring the group together offline and share their passion for music and gear.

The inaugural Expo in 2012 began in talks of a get-together for Gear Talk members in Atlanta could bring their gear to show one another, but the idea snowballed from there. Hosted at the Avatar Events Group, where this year’s expo will also be held, was the perfect venue for a bunch of guitarists to crank their amps, check out wares brought by vendors from around the country, and just hang out. The success of the first expo left many excited for a repeat, and Gear Talk Expo 2013 will be bigger and better than before.

Gear Talk Expo is also a great place to learn. There will be clinics by iconic guitarist Peter Stroud, co-founder of MusicianWages.com Cameron Mizell, and founder of JHS Pedals Josh Scott. The clinics are free with admission to the expo.

Mark your calendars for the Gear Talk Expo 2013, and be sure to bring your own gear to show, sell, and trade!

When: Saturday May 11, 2013, 12pm to 8pm
Where: Avatar Events Group, 503 Amsterdam Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306
Admission: $8 in advance / $15 at the door

Vendors interested in a booth at the Gear Talk Expo can learn more at www.geartalkexpo.com

Don’t forget to check out Gear Talk on Facebook: www.facebook.com/geartalk

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