Post by squirmydad on Sept 19, 2016 10:22:04 GMT -9
I've been making lots of big boxes, the twenty miniature company sized, and decided to take a little break. One of the other convention experiments this year will be these ten mini tuck-boxes that I'm listing as "Encounter!" sets. The boxes are certainly easier and faster to make.
Post by jeffgeorge on Sept 30, 2016 13:20:03 GMT -9
I like that you have CDs with the printable files available for sale, too--that didn't come up until now in this thread, but it's a really good idea.
Even if you don't include gluesticks in the sets, you should definitely have gluesticks available for sale, so people can buy your sets, glue them, and put them in play at the convention. You can get them in bulk at Costco and sell them for a couple of bucks to turn a profit on them as well. Of course, if this isn't a convention where people play miniature or rpg games, that's less important. But you should figure out which game conventions are within a reasonable distance of your home and try to attend those. If you're breaking even at a non-gaming convention, I'd think you'd make a good profit at any con where people are actively playing Kings of War or similar games. ("I've got a game in an hour, and if I only had a company of minotaur spearmen and some elf cavalry, I'd kick ass...wait, what's this? Omigod, gimme gimme!")
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Post by squirmydad on Sept 30, 2016 17:39:00 GMT -9
Thanks, CD's were an experiment from a previous year, they sell okay. I live in Anchorage Alaska and after I quit running gaming/rpg conventions when I was in college the local scene dried up for a long time. There is a group called "Alaska Battle Brothers" that puts on a TTG convention; I scouted them last year and it is all X-Wing and 40K tournaments. I've set up shop at the Anime convention because it is the best attended by the biggest cross-section of the community.
There is "The Alaska Steamposium" coming in April and I'm hoping to have my VSF print-n-play games completed by then so I can offer physical products that fit the theme of the convention. It's also not an RPG/TTG event but it does look fun.
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