Monthly Archives: March 2011

Our Ad!

http://www.fightonmagazine.com/ There is a magazine for the Old School D&D community. OSRCon has a half page ad in its latest issue. It looks great and it’s fun to see in Fight On! magazine. The PDF is not free and the … Continue reading

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Time pressure … or not…

I’m talking to game maker businesses and they’re a pretty nice bunch. They point out on a regular basis that the event I’m touting is almost six months away and that I should ping them a little closer to the … Continue reading

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Assertiveness versus Salesmanship

I can be assertive. Some would say pushy. But that’s not the same thing as salesmanship. Yea, I think you need to be pushy in a way to do sales. I’ve been emailing companies for stuff to raffle off at … Continue reading

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Free Stuff

I’m in the process of contacting gaming companies. That’s fun as they make great products. I want them to know about the event. I’m also asking them for free stuff. We’ll be having four four-hour gaming sessions. After each I … Continue reading

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What does this event need?

I was talking to a fellow who organizes a scifi con. It takes place at a hotel and that means the event must make money … or else bad things happen. There was an anime convention in the last five … Continue reading

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Igor! Where are my notes!

Sigh. You go to the trouble of meeting with people, having coffee, and making notes. Notes about how to run a con, because you haven’t done it before. Most importantly, they give you names of people you should contact to … Continue reading

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The Locals

Part of making a minicon is reaching out to the local establishments. Harry Tarantula is a games store on Yonge that sells mainly RPGs. Snakes & Lattes doesn’t sell games but coffee and a place to play their 1500 boardgames … Continue reading

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