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Subject: Can I "Advertise" Games I've Brought to Play at a Convention? rss

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Chuck Mitchell

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I'm new to the convention scene, and don't want to come across like a complete .... I don't know, loser? Moron? Ne'er-do-well?

But it occurred to me that as I walk around with a backpack of my favorite small-box games at Origins, I might have a sign on my person 'advertising' the games I'd love to sit down and play.

Is this 'acceptable' behavior at a convention?
 
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'Bernard Wingrave'
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Not a direct answer to your question, but there's a GeekList that might be of interest.
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/206644/origins-2016-wh...
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it's common to do a convention geeklist/meetup scheduler for games you want to play at a convention.

 
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darlok wrote:
it's common to do a convention geeklist/meetup scheduler for games you want to play at a convention.



Yeah, but Origins/GenCon are kind of a different beast when it comes to that sort of thing honestly.
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Could you be more specific? I was at Origins last year and I've never been to GenCon.

To me, Origins was a fantastic place to game. I just did it very "impromptu" last year, and was thinking about being more organized about it this year.
 
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chuckm1961 wrote:
Could you be more specific? I was at Origins last year and I've never been to GenCon.

To me, Origins was a fantastic place to game. I just did it very "impromptu" last year, and was thinking about being more organized about it this year.


I was only replying to his comment about the "want to play" geeklist. Origins is a great place to game, but it is so large that coordinating those impromptu "scheduled" games is significantly more difficult than at smaller cons. I'm sure it could be done, but not sure how successful it would be.
 
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chuckm1961 wrote:
I'm new to the convention scene, and don't want to come across like a complete .... I don't know, loser? Moron? Ne'er-do-well?

But it occurred to me that as I walk around with a backpack of my favorite small-box games at Origins, I might have a sign on my person 'advertising' the games I'd love to sit down and play.

Is this 'acceptable' behavior at a convention?



It depends on what the rules are for the convention. I know at the WBC you could not hang up posters or flyers. Walking around with a sign could be a grey area I guess. Some conventions have places to post what you want to play in open gaming before the convention.
 
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However, at WBC, there are signs you can put on your table in the open gaming area saying that you are looking for players, etc. Also, there is always a whiteboard that you can use to indicate you are looking for players for particular games. Having a bunch of games stacked next to you while you are playing or in a clear tub also helps people know what you have and might be interested in playing.
 
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Also, the problem at WBC was not using flyers to find players. You just cannot sell things and you cannot hang things on the hotel walls. You will find lots of flyers around
 
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