The line is longest at show opening time after the initial rush there really isn't much of a line.
Yep...Garth is 100% right. There's a huge line before the show opens from all the people who think: "if I get in before THAT guy, I'll get all the great bargains!!!" And really...there is so much stuff at the show where it's really impossible to get ALL the great bargains, let alone SEE the show before your other compadres in line do. Sure, there will be some great bargains that you'll miss...kind of like the guy who sold off his collection of high-end foreign awards at 30% of market value about four years ago...but not to worry...two major dealers picked him absolutely clean within about 15 minutes of him putting out the first riker mount on Wednesday!
For the rest of us, there are plenty of good deals to go around...and even more the later the show goes on, from non-professional dealers/sellers who just want their table clear and a pocket full of cash before going home on Sunday (been there, done that!)
This year, since I'm not a table holder or table helper (not really a "hint hint" but..............) I plan on getting there about 30-45 minutes after the show opens and walking right in. I've been a OMVS member for almost two decades...but I have no interest in standing in line, thanks.
We do need to figure out a central place for a photo though...it would be really nice to put names with faces.