2015 Online Registration Closed

The online registration is now closed.  Thank you to everyone who has registered for the weekend!

We welcome walk-in registrations from 10am-8pm on Friday and from 8am-1pm on Saturday!

Our HUGE Sunday auction is free and open to the public, so if you were unable to attend the convention, please plan on joining us on Sunday!

While online registration is closed, financial donations for our conservation recipients and to support the NEC as a Patron can still be made through the "Convention Registration" tab.

See you at the convention!

Credit Cards

The NEC is now able to accept major credit cards at this year's convention. Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express can be used for registration and at the Sunday auction.

New York State Invasive Species

New York Invasive Species Regulations
 Effective 3-10-2015


The Department Of Agriculture and the Department of Conservation have implemented a new list of prohibited and regulated species.

The new regulations ( 6nycrrpart575 ) deal with the selling of species in the State of NY. This article deals with the new regulated fish and  aquatic vertebrates.

The new regulated  listings as follows:
Carassius Auratis.  Goldfish
Cyprinus carpio. Koi
Ppterois miles pterois volitanis.   Lionfish
Zenopus lavris  African Claw Frog

 

Read more: New York State Invasive Species

Welcome New Vendor

Welcome back to our vendor room!

 

We welcome Kimmy-Koi Art as a vendor again this year. Kimmy-Koi has been a vendor for many years and we are pleased to see them back with us!

 

Due to a recent situation, Ed and Kris are unable to attend the convention.

 

 

 

NEC Day Trip

 


 

TIME FOR THAT FISH CLUB DAY TRIP?

 

 

Spend a day at your NEC Convention
for an ala cart Price!

 
​* FRIDAY: Enjoy 5 Speaker Programs, Welcome Goodie Bag, Livestock/Dry Good vendors and manufacturers, Room Sales vendors, IGEES Guppy Show, Photo Contest Critique Session, Tasting Station, Italian Buffet Dinner with Keynote Speaker, and Evening Hospitality Room! Meet hobbyists from around the region! Only $50 NEC Member, $60 non-NEC, $40 Junior <18.
 
* SATURDAY: Enjoy 10 Speaker Programs including hot/cold Buffet Breakfast with Keynote Speaker, Welcome Goodie Bag, 10+ Livestock/Dry Good vendors and manufacturers, Room Sales vendors, IGEES Guppy Show, Club Tables & Sales, Photo Contest entries/winners, and Evening Hospitality Room! Meet hobbyists from around the region! Friday and Saturday combined (without dinner Buffet) is only $70 for NEC members, $80 non-NEC, $40 Junior (<18) with …Add on Friday Night’s AMAZING Italian Buffet for only $30 NEC member, $35 non-NEC…Add on Sat. Night’s Cash Bar Mixer followed by Buffet BANQUET with Keynote Speaker for only $40 NEC member, $45 non-NEC!
 
* SUNDAY: Attend the Northeast’s Mega Auction of fish/plants/inverts/dry goods from around the Region, plus Vendors and Brunch for purchase! Bring items to auction, or just come to observe or bid! Only $2 Bidder Card! Open to the public.
 
* WEEKEND: All the above plus $10 in raffle tickets for a $100 cash prize. Only $135 NEC Member, $145 Non-Member, Junior $105 (<18).
 
ONLINE REGISTRATION EXTENDED TO MAR 14th! Walk-In rates then apply. 
 
Visit our YouTube Video:
MAR 20-22 2015 NEC AQUARIUM CONVENTION!

IGEES Show "Team Challenge"

Convention Show Update

 

International Guppy Education and Exhibition Society

 

 

Promoting the Guppy Hobby Worldwide

 

Mail-in entries will be coming from around the world!

The Fancy Guppy club of UK is sending fish. We will be receiving entries from Asia as well as from The Oregon Guppy Club and The Houston Guppy club. Boston Guppy Club will also be entering pairs in the show.

The show is heating up! "Team Guppyplace" is challenging all comers to a "Guppyplace Guppy Beauty Contest Team Challenge". The rules are simple. You get 3-5 team members to send a pair of guppies to the show and the team whose guppies get the most votes by peoples choice wins.

 

 

Which team do you want to win?  Attend YOUR convention,visit the Guppy Show and VOTE for your favorite entry!

 

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