Monday, June 28, 2010

so crazy it just might work...

My wife has a girl's weekend 3-4 times a year, where she takes off for Friday and Saturday and leaves me to my own devices. I usually start gaming as soon as the garage door slams shut, and don't stop till Sunday morning. Both my kids like to play, so this arrangement works for everyone. Usually, this function is only open to rest of the Basement Generals, but I thought, why not open it up to everyone else. So, without further ado, I propose the first annual Basement-Con.
A convention in my basement. Huh? Whatta ya think? I've got a 8x6 table and have room for 2 more 6x4s if I open up the garage. One of our fellow Generals runs Wargame Downloads, so I've got a vendor. If I charge a small fee, maybe $5 I could provide beer and snacks (although lunch and dinner would have to be provided by the local pizza/sub place).
I have a couple hotels conveniently located nearby for those out-of-towners. So, opinions?

10 comments:

Eli Arndt said...

Just crazy enough to work.

Good luck with it. I tried hosting a micro-con for years but I did not have the benefit of a basement or garage at the time. Even the smallest, most rinky dink event spaces want an arm and a leg.

-eli

BaronVonJ said...

That's why our local con RECRUITS has been so successful. It's sponsored by a local high school so the admission's low ($5 for adults, free to students and military). The vendors pay next to nothing for space so we get alot of quality ones. Tons of games.

ken said...

I can help run the silent auction, and the flea market.

ken said...

Oh and put on a couple of games

BaronVonJ said...

It's already started. I put a post on the LAF, too.

Frankfurter said...

When and where again??
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A

Kobold said...

Oh Man! This sounds like a lot of fun. Wish I was in the same hemisphere! :(

OIIIIIIIO said...

YES! Go for it, this is a great idea - what about fighting proxy battles for other EvE members? especially if there are 'ring-in' players, without any preconceptions.

....not that the Direktors advocate FUN as a pastime - - thats what the Liebregt is for...

...OIIIIIIIO

BaronVonJ said...

Timeline: All depends on when the Mrs. leaves town again. I will check, and get back with a date soon. Just wanted everybody's opinion.
-J

BaronVonJ said...

Well, boys, looks like Basement-Con is happening August 27-28th! Details to follow.