It's been a busy weekend. I created a #tag for NobleCon. Yeah, I know that wasn't difficult - but still it is one more thing off my list. Just use #NobleCon and you can catch up on the latest news!
I've updated the vendor sheet with a submitting form that actually works. And, added one to the vendor page for those brave folks who want to run games and set up panels. I tested both forms and they really do go where they're suppose to.
Dan Longoria and Randy Keen have both submitted reviews for the NobleCon Game Reviews page over the last two weeks. The Pandemic Legacy game looks like a fun play and I wouldn't mind giving it a try. I've played Onitama and while it plays fast, it is a lot of fun. Sometimes you just want a quick fun game to play and fill in a few minutes.
Joseph Morris from TORC Press has agreed to come back and be our guest comic book artist. Let Joseph know you heard about NobleCon and can't wait to see him.
We have our hotel space for this year's GenCon and I can't wait to get out and meet the vendors. This year Rachel and Josh Peterson are going with us. We had so many donations for the convention that we couldn't carry them all last year and I'm hoping for the same or more this year. Especially since our charity of choice this year is Fur A Good Paws.
We're working on a new design and have a company set up to make our tee-shirts once the design is in place. Yes! We Will have tee shirts this year.
I have us set up on several event calendars and gaming sites.
That's it for now - I have to write letters to game companies and set up the dealer's packet. Hope you leave room on your calendar for NobleCon - October 6th and 7th.
It is time to begin working on 2017 convention things.
We have a location and a date - and have managed to keep it within Noble. We'd talked about moving it to Olney, but couldn't find a location that was within our price range and didn't have a long vetting process. You have no idea of how difficult it is to work a gaming convention into the bible belt.
I remember when we first opened our game store about fifteen years ago and how some kids had to stand across the street and watch as their friends came into the store. This was around the time the first Harry Potter book was released and some of the more religious parents were pretty sure their kids were turning to Satanic ways and would begin flying broom sticks. Too bad the broom stick thing didn't work out. Can you imagine the miles per gallon you'd get out of that?
The convention planning is moving right along. I have Jon McDonald who has begun sending out emails to a long list of companies asking for game swag. Mary Morris has offered to return to the NobleCon volunteer pack and help. Sadly, I am losing three members of my team: Cecil, LD, and Darin are moving to Texas in late spring. Despite the setback in help, I've started delegating duties and hope to make this the best convention ever.
We're about to begin scouting for dealers - If you know of a shop that would like to set up at the convention - Let them know about us. I'll have the dealer's packets up by next weekend and ready for down load. We will have a separate dealers room this year, which means the dealers aren't stuck at their booths from open to close. They get to wander around and see things at the con - and maybe even sleep.
We have our first piece of game swag - a Star Trek five year mission game, donated by Liquid Resins from Olney, Il.
I'll keep you updated on events as they unfold.
Noble, IL first and only all-gaming convention.
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