From BlueCap CEO & Videographer, Bryan Swoboda's Announcement:
This is ourfifth yearcovering the Tucson show and every year it gets better and better.Dave Wilber, having finallyovercome many of the physical ailments that have been plaguing him, returns as our knowledgable and locquciousShow Host.Bob Jonesalso returns as ourCo-Hostand together we blast throughthree weeksof thebiggest mineral show in the worldto bring you the hottest minerals under the sun. We start our adventure at theHotel City Tucson Center(which we still refer to as theInnSuites) where we check in with a hand full of dealers showing off specimens ranging from the truly spectacular to the rare oddities. Then we're off to the newly developed, and quickly growing,Pueblo Inn Gem & Mineral Show. This is their second year where they've created anInternational Fine Mineral Sectionand it's one of the more fun and eclectic stops in our journey. Next, we stop off at theFine Minerals Internationalshow where we get a sneak peek at theirgallery-like showroombefore it opens to the public. One of thebiggest thrillsof the entire show is whenmasterpieceaftermasterpiececomes out of the safe for our private viewing. It's almostWonka-esque. The next stop is up at theWestward Look Mineral Show(aka Fine Mineral Show: Tucson) filled with some of thefinest dealers on the planet. This is what I consider amineral time machine- you arrive on a Friday and before you know it, it's Monday and you have no idea where the time has gone!!! Our whirlwind adventure ends at the grand-daddy show of them all - TheTGMS Showat the Tucson Convention Center (or as everyone refers to it -The Main Show). This is the show that started them all and it never disappoints.Display caseafterdisplay caseis filled with specimens, oddities, treasures and more all interwoven among the dealer booths andice cream stands(ok, there may be only one ice cream stand but I must have visited it a dozen times over the weekend). In all, it'sthree long weeksin Tucson seeing and filming minerals every single day. We've taken those504 hoursof time and, for your convenience, distilled it and compressed it down to only4 hours on 2 DVDs!!! How nice. Andlast but not least, for the past five years everyone has been asking about a certain thing that weFINALLYadded as asurprise ending. Want to know what it is?Buy the DVDand keep watchingthrough the closing credits. If Dave doesn'tkill me, I'm hoping to make this a new feature for all futureWhat's Hot In Tucsonepisodes so voice your support!!!!