If the majority of wine bloggers don't get paid, from where do they get the money to attend a convention; more important, why do they spend money on a convention?
Is anyone making money from the convention? If so, who and how much?
Is there a tangible award, like a plaque or medal. If so, who pays for it? If not, why not?
If no one makes money on the convention, and most who attend are not paid bloggers, and the annual conversation at each convention covers how to cash in on wine blogging, can someone please explain to me what's going on?