We just had a great meeting tonight with some of the volunteers and they have renewed my spirit. We’ve all been there at some point in our lives. You work obsessively on a project and suddenly realize you have been banging your head on the desk for the last week and running into the wall with your little robot feet trying to figure out what you should work on next. And, getting nothing accomplished. For me it’s been late night panic attacks wondering how I will possibly complete everything that needs to be done before the convention. They’re not really panic attacks, because I can still breathe, it’s more like my brain freezes as my mind scurries around like a trapped mouse running through the long list of things I need to do.
That said, we have the schedule mapped out. Keeping with the 2 to 2-1/2 hour games we have three-hour game sessions set up.
Saturday, October 15th:
Doors open at 9am and the first game session starts at noon.
1st session: noon to 4pm
Dinner break & Shake Ups in Ponyville: 4 to 5pm
2nd session: 5 to 8
Auction and dinner break runs from 8 to 9 (*auction rules apply)
3rd session: 9 to midnight
Sunday, October 16th:
doors open at 8
4th session: 9 to noon
Lunch and prize drawings (must be present to win) are from noon to 1
5th session: 1 to 4
There is more news coming soon.
...Faster than I thought it would.
Who knew a year could fly by so quickly? It was just a year ago that I mentioned to Zack Bookwalter from Galactic Games & Things that I wanted to run a game convention. “That’s a great idea.” He said between customers. That was all I needed to begin planning Noble Con.
I’ll be the first to admit it hasn’t always been easy. Dan and I have been on the other side of the isle at game conventions – as a store, running a booth or just hanging out – but to actually step up and do this is a whole lot different than selling for a few hours and going back to the hotel to crash. It has become a life style. I can’t remember the last time I had a conversation with someone that didn’t include “have I told you about Noble Con?” Conventions are no long gone to just for fun and games. They are my new playground, used to introduce others to our convention – I don’t carry dice or game books, but flyers and business cards.
In a couple weeks we’re hitting another local convention - C4 Comic and Pop Culture Event on September 24th at Lincoln Trail College. If you haven’t heard of it – be sure to stop by and check it out. Dan will be running games and I’ll be…yep, you guessed it…. talking about Noble Con and handing out flyers.
I’ve just ordered the name badges and lanyards. We have tentative times set for the scheduled games, and I’ve finally hit a wall. After ten months I am willing to admit I need help. So, I’ve called in The Super Friends. That’s what I’m calling them. The list of volunteers who have offered me their time and energy to make Noble Con a success. If you feel the need to join The Super Friends, please shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll happily assign you a task. It won’t be anything too difficult – and hopefully it will be fun.
Noble, IL first and only all-gaming convention.
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