Yes, GEARFEST, its an annual gathering of TONS of vendors and special guests, workshops, seminars, recording etc. and some GREAT deals lol all at Sweetwaters facility which is pretty amazing.
I have gone to quite a few, this year looks great, I would love to see Eric Johnson play and attend some of the seminars, and of course look at all the gea and instruments. I met CLA and Frank F one year, Alan Parsons did a great seminar and I got to meet him, our own Ross H has been there and he also did a really great seminar, many others, also met Billy Sheehan who did a bass seminar that was pretty mind blowing. The event itself is FREE to get into, then sweetwaer of course has special financing and once a year pricing for things. its a beautiful campus to visit as well.
its very well thought out and organized