No, the prize drawings in the Vendor Showcase were not a scam! There were 6 fortunate winners (I know because I drew their names out of the boxes myself.) Here they are:
Congratulations to all the winners! And what were the prizes: a painting by a local artists and a bottle of Charleston jelly.
Don Hawkins blogs about conferences for Information Today and Against The Grain. He also maintains the Conference Calendar on the Information Today website and is the Editor of Personal Archiving: Preserving Our Digital Heritage, published by Information Today in 2013, and Co-Editor of Public Knowledge: Access and Benefits, published by Information Today in 2016. He received his Ph.D. degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and has worked in the information industry for over 45 years.