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Stuart Miles
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Hello people, I am going to Essen for the first time next year, I will be promoting Conflicting Kingdoms, just wondered what advice anyone can give to me as a trader, Is there any particular spot worth booking? Is the German language a general barrier? Any advice would be very welcome, thanks.
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Read the FAQ. http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/120409/essen-faq-essen-what-... That will answer many questions for you.
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stuartmiles wrote:
Is the German language a general barrier?


Only for Germans
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There are a few Europeans who don't speak English but I think quite a few of the UK and US companies will employ local gamers to help out at Essen. I am sure if you post on here nearer the date, you will find some local multi-linguals willing to give up their time to demo your game and chat to customers in exchange for a free copy or 2 of your game.
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Stuart Miles
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thats great thanks
 
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PowerTrader wrote:
There are a few Europeans who don't speak English but I think quite a few of the UK and US companies will employ local gamers to help out at Essen. I am sure if you post on here nearer the date, you will find some local multi-linguals willing to give up their time to demo your game and chat to customers in exchange for a free copy or 2 of your game.


Exibitor tickets make much more tasty baits for volunters than free games . . . . even when the price for the game is twice the price of an exhibitor ticket

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Do I have 2 volunteers here ???
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stuartmiles wrote:
Do I have 2 volunteers here ???


number 3 reporting.
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Stuart Miles
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If anyone is interested, I'd be happy to buy ticket and a free game pack.

Just email me stuart@deckvoid.com

I guess I'll need about 10 volunteers
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Just an FYI - there is a limit to the number of exhibitor badges that you can purchase based on the size of your booth. You may want to check on the limits before committing to 10.
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Stuart Miles
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I can purchase additional tickets tho right?
I would imagine we would have a reasonable sized stand so I dont mind buying a few extra if need be.
 
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You can purchase extra exhibitor passes, but that is again based on the size of your booth. I don't honestly know what the breakdowns are, but last year's BGG booth was pretty small and we were limited to four plus the option to buy two or three more (as I recall)...
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stuartmiles wrote:
I can purchase additional tickets tho right?
I would imagine we would have a reasonable sized stand so I dont mind buying a few extra if need be.

Ambitious! I remember that most booths had the same "minimum" dimensions that just about fits two tables. BGG both in comparison was around 4 times as big.

As for the language, many visitors will understand English. When I sat down on a table with strangers I just assumed English. At one time we only realized halfway through the explanations that we all spoke German natively. What I'm trying to say is that you should probably be fine with a mixed crew where only some of them can speak German.
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Never underestimate the ability of the locals to speak quite outstanding English. Of all the countries I have ever visited I have found Germans to have not just the highest level of English ability but also the greatest willingness to use it. I'm going to make a calculated guess and say that almost every German who goes through Essen will be able to hold a low-level English conversation, at worst.

If anything, it is going to be a barrier to my ever learning any German seeing as I'm going to be living here for 2 years and don't need it within my work environment.
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Stuart Miles
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elgin_j wrote:
Never underestimate the ability of the locals to speak quite outstanding English.


I doubt it, I'm sure they speak better English than me gulp
 
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THAT SHOULD OF READ " I DONT doubt it" Just confirmed my own post whistle
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