I recently got into pin trading after getting my Hong Kong Disneyland Magic Access Annual Pass. I had an Annual Passport to Anaheim Disneyland for 3 years before moving to Hong Kong but was scared of pin trading back then because of all the stories about fake pins. I mainly buy boosters and constantly swap pins with CMs, occasionally keeping some that I really like. Because I don't have space to store pins in Hong Kong and don't want to overspend, I keep pictures of pins that I've owned temporarily rather than collect everything. But I do buy some Magic Access Exclusive pins to keep. I go back to the US a couple times a year but have trouble finding time to visit the parks since I'm usually in NorCal rather than SoCal. Since I'm new to this, I have no idea how common meetups and events are either in California or in Hong Kong. But I'm definitely interested in meeting and learning from other pin traders/collectors.