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.
Click to set custom HTML Search Engine Submission - AddMe