Brewer Brothers Model Kit Expo is Sunday, June 13, 2010. It is open to the public from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Admission is $5.00 and kids under 12 get in free! They have over 70 tables of vendors selling new and used model kits. They have an ATM and restaurant on site.
It is located at Old World Village, German Hall & Restaurant, 7561 Center Ave. #49, Huntington Beach, California, 92647. Contact Chris Brewer at 562-569-2509 or 562-343-2805 for more information On the web at firstname.lastname@example.org
I have been to several of these and they get better all the time. It is a good opportunity to buy kits that have been long out of production and to see new kits that have only been out a short time. They typically are priced below retail as show specials. Many of the dealers will haggle a bit and I have bought something every time I have visited.
Kit shows are interesting because there are so many kits released that no one can keep up with them all. I have found not only bargains, but rare kits I never knew existed at kit shows. Often there are specialty dealers at shows like this that don't sell in hobby shops and sometimes don't sell on line either. As a dealer it is a great way to get new products out to the public who don't regularly frequent your brick and mortar store or to clear out old stuff that has been slow to sell.
This show is about ten miles south of Disneyland and even if you don't live in Southern California might be a good excuse to come here for a visit and see some of the other sights and make a hobby run! If you can't make this one, the Brewer Brothers run several a year, so maybe next time.