Each year, according to a Convention Industry Council study, there are 1.8 million conventions, conferences, and trade shows in the United States. Photographer Arthur Drooker is selecting very carefully the once he is attempting. Not to participate, but to shoot some great images of unique expressions of community, culture and connection. His portfolio goes from conventions of furries, santas, clowns, over to ventriloquists to bronies (and many more). The one I like best is the convention of the Merfolk, called Merfest. Images and main information via COOL HUNTING.