This has nothing to do with my telescope, but it is absolutely ATM relevant: ScopeX this year will be held on Saturday, 21 July 2012. I'll be there to see what's new in the scene, get ideas for my 5th telescope (After I finish my 1st one, I've already decided what to build for numbers 2, 3 and 4!), shake the hands of other enthusiasts from around the country, and hopefully catch a few interesting lectures. Entrance is open to all at the Military History Museum in Johannesburg, which charges R25 for entry.
Features of the expo include telescopes (self made and commercial), an astrophotograpy competition, talks, science shows, telescope auction, camera obscura, sundials. There's something for everybody, young and old!