I would love to attend the National Stationery Show next May. I've never been, but it sounds like a great place to be!
Back in the days when I was a fashion editor, I attended the Dallas Apparel Market, interviewing designers, going to fashion shows, etc. Then, I became a food editor and attended the Pillsbury Bake-off and the National Beef Cook-off. It was always such fun to connect with people interested in the same things I was.
Just think....thousands of people interested in stationery, cards, pens, journals, papercrafts, etc.! Wow!