Every year the ATA (American Topical Association) organised the NTSS (National Topical Stamp Show). In 2018 and 2019 this was a joint exhibition with the APS Stamp Show. After the success of these joint shows both organisations wanted to get on with this and so they are looking for a new name for the joint show.
The APS received many suggestions – more than 600! With the help of the ATA and the AFDCS (American First Day Cover Society) they narrowed the options to four. The public may vote now for their favourite name.
– Great American Stamp Show (can also be GASS, because maybe too long – referring to ‘Make America Great Again’?)
– Stampfest (looks okay)
– StampCon (do they know what the French word ‘con’ means?) https://www.wordhippo.com/what-is/the-meaning-of/french-word-con.html
– Stampapalooza (palooza = exaggerated event)
The name with the most votes wins and will be used officially for the first time for the Hartford 2020 show. Vote closes on Friday October 4th at 11:59 p.m. EDT.