Tag: That Con

Post-That Con feedback

So we got feedback from That Con because they like to do surveys and all that.  While I am sure they have more than enough to deal with on the fandom end, by statistics, we did fine.  Out of 66 respondents, about 3 were rather scathing and hurtful.  So, cathartically, I am posting them here.  It is a realization that if my work with That Con is going to continue, I have to really look inside myself and figure out what is going on.  Is it burnout? Or is it something else?  Can it change?

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Necropolis (ConCarolinas 2017)

SYSTEM: Call of Cthulhu 7e Another one of the canned adventures by Chaosium for the summer convention season, Necropolis is a short introductions adventure with a simple premise and straightforward purpose.  It is meant to help the players get used to

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The Dreaming Ward (ConCarolinas 2017)

SYSTEM: Call of Cthulhu 7e Chaosium released a few free adventures for the summer con season and I decided to run some of those.  Key word is that these are free.  You get what you pay for.  Although they are

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The sweet satisfaction

That Con is over once again and I have to say it was a very satisfying weekend.  It was satisfying in many ways.  Gaming did well, despite having less space. I got to spend time with old friends and new.

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2 days out and blah…

About this time 5 to 10 years ago, I was excited and crazy busy with convention stuff. I did not even have time for real work, I am ashamed to say. My career took a back seat to my hobbies. I was charged up, dealing with the stress of other people’s mistakes and lack of effort, while at the same time making my own mistakes. Why? All for the hope that one convention would have a great weekend and a majority of people would walk away with a fulfilling weekend. That mattered to me so much!

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Returning to ConCarolinas & My Fandom

This coming June will mark my second return to That Con – ConCarolinas.  It took a lot for me to return last year.  I did not display a complete air of forgiveness and kindness that I should have the last

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Gaming Conventions vs. Gaming at Sci-Fi Fandom Conventions

I have been involved with this niche of a community for almost 20 years.  I have organized things from both ends of the spectrum.  I have seen events numbering in the dozens and I have seen events numbering in the

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Convention Poll – My take on it

I recently posted a poll on FB in hopes to find out reasons for gamers not attending.  Both our ConCarolinas and ConGregate efforts were less than stellar.  Although ConCarolinas is considered a rebuilding year, ConGregate was a third try and

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After Action Report: My Return to ConCarolinas

It was not easy.  I have posted about the decision to return but the actual act was even harder.  I had to deal with a lot of people I still have sour feelings towards.  I had to watch as people

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ConCarolinas & JustUs Productions Bumpsticker

Something I through together that was ruled too “politically incorrect” to post anywhere else… A few comments from others when we took over… Gaming has never felt like an event since [the bugs] has been running things. Not to jab them,

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