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2023 Update!

After finally talking to the Casino, they let me know that they are willing to commit to a date next year until January.

The reason being they are debating on refurbishing the room we used.

So what to do now? I can go forward with a location TBA but I don’t think that’s wise. So I think I will go forward with ticket sales starting when I know the venue.

Right now I am thinking this schedule:

Friday 5PM-MIdnight

Saturday 8AM-Midnight

Sunday will be for vendors to pack up.

Pricing

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)

Days

So we chose the following day/times.

Thursday 5-8 Vendor load in. This seemed to work really well.

Friday 8AM-10PM. This was a bust. For next year, I am thinking 5PM-10/12? If I do that, vendors can load in that day/morning.

Saturday 8AM-10PM, worked fine, maybe even stretch it to 12?

Sunday 8AM-2PM. We ended up closing at 12PM. Maybe 8AM-12PM and its kind of a shopping day.

Done

Contract and check is in the mail. LLC formed.

Apparently it is a bit complicated to open a business checking account. I hope like hell I can get it finally done on Friday.

Then I can open registration!

Dates

The dates for this convention are:

October 22-24 2021

However the contract is not signed. I hope they have it done for me by end of first week of February.