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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.

In Case You Was Ponderin’

I am currently in negotiation with Sheraton in Flowood.

They add a new wrinkle, as food is a big part of the rental. They push it like: “Buy $1500 worth of food and get a $2000 discount”.

So, if it happens, Saturday may have a free breakfast.

Current offer is this: $7000 for 5190 square feet. I am way more comfortable at $5k, so we are looking at space closer to 3000 square feet.

I REALLY hope to have this done and selling tickets by the end of the month.

2023 Update #2

You guys know my struggle with communicating with the casino. Well, I finally got through and learned they have switched to a 21+ policy onsite.

I feel like this would effect the convention negatively by restricting attendees.

I do want to know what you think.

What do you think of the casino changing to 21+?

Right now I am leaning toward moving it to the Jackson area. I know I would at least pick up my local players.

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.


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)


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.

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