We have dates and I am moving the convention to Ridgeland Mississippi. This was not an easy decision but I really like the new location, Reservoir Pointe.
The convention begins at 5PM Friday night and runs until midnight Saturday. Vendors will be able to pack up Sunday morning 8AM-10AM.
Badges are now on sale. I cannot stress enough how important pre-sales are. I am able to point to these when talking to sponsors and vendors. This allows me to provide prize support to make this the best convention possible for attendees.
You must have a badge to create and/or participate in tournaments.
This is the most difficult thing. The space is available just for you the attendee. You can play ANYTHING you want. That space costs a whole lotta money though.
If cost is lowered, day rates added, more people must attend in order just to break even.
I would really like to stay around $50 for the weekend and make Sunday free. However Saturday is the biggest day, maybe $30 for it?
NashCon has an interesting payment structure. You can pay just to enter tournaments and that includes the cost of entering the convention. I am not sure how this system works, could cover prize support?
Also I would love to have a cheaper rate available for pre-orders so that the convention can pay for itself.
This is the thing that truly drives me nuts, I just want to break even and have the con paid for with its own funds a month before the convention.
I am working really hard on things to interest people but I really think its going to have to be finding a cheaper venue. I had to pay out $1200 just for security. (that is 24 weekend passes)