With the growing popularity of mega cons are smaller game conventions dying out? Jonathan addresses the question with his thoughts. Be sure to listen to the entire episode to hear an important announcement about the birth of Jonathan’s first child.
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Mega Convention Pros
- Greater variety
- More people
- Attracts more attention from everyone (biz, ppl, media etc)
- Product launches/sneak peeks in abundance
Smaller Convention Pros
- Targeted audience
- Personal touch
- More affordable
- More responsive to feedback
To Survive Smaller Conventions MUST:
- Stay true to their core beliefs (who they are)
- Reach out (to non-traditional attendees)
- Utilize technology
- Be Bold (to try something different)
Unique way to kickstart a small convention.
WHEN: Sat Mar 21, 2015 from 9am-11pm
WHERE: Courtyard Marriott hotel in Milford, Massachusetts
HOW: Back the Kickstarter for as little as $15
WHY: Variety of board and wargames plus Jonathan has a free press badge for him to attend. You can say hi if you see him.
- Jamie Searle from Norway left a 5 star review on iTunes titled A Great Wargames Podcast saying “I’m really enjoying this show. I’ve listened to about 50 episodes now and found all of them to have real value. The range of topics is refreshing and the quality of production and guests really makes it a good listen. Wargaming Recon is mostly focused on historical miniature wargames, but enough different games and tangental topics are covered that it’s always interesting.”
- RobertD left a 4 star review on Stitcher Radio titled Historical Wargaming saying “Every episode has some great content related to wargaming in New England. It could be talking about a Convention with one of the directors, holiday buying ideas, or even just doing a mailbag episode.”
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-Catherine Ann was born on February 4, 2015. She weighed 7lb 8oz and was 20 inches long. Many thanks for all the congratulatory messages!
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Wargaming Recon belongs to the Troll in the Corner Podcast Network (TCPN). You may like some of the other shows on the network.
Indie Talks – bi-monthly on Wednesdays covering independent games, film, television. Includes many interviews. Hosted by Trollitc owner Ben Gerber.
Monsters of the Shattered World – monthly on the last Saturday. Story of a young scholar encountering strange animals on another world.
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