I recommend the following organizations for their commitment to high-quality custom knifemaking. Many of them sponsor educational events in addition to knife shows.
Knife Media and Forums
Hanke's Hunts is an Outdoor Channel-certified outfitter running whitetail deer and turkey hunts in northeast Kansas. A lifelong resident of the area, John Hanke knows the hunting ground like the back of his hand. His wife, Kim, serves up home-cooked meals in their fully stocked lodge.
Shotpeener.com is a comprehensive source of information on the process and benefits of shot peening.