I'll be off the the Beach Glass Festival in Ashtabula, Ohio this weekend. I'm just going as a visitor this year and I hope to meet several other beach glass collectors and artisans at the festival! I found out about the festival from the sea glass collectors group that I belong to: Sea Glass Artists & Sea Glass Collectors. I've found lots of useful information on our groups site. There are many groups, from Sea Glass Jewelery 101 to local area groups that you can join.
If you're going to be at the festival leave me a comment-I'd love to meet up with others at the festival!