Got Con? Part Three

Got Con? is a three part series originally written and posted the summer of 2009 for Northeast Wars’ web site. It is republished here over the course of three Mondays for completeness’ sake.

Previously on Got Con?, we talked about finding conventions by visiting local social hubs for your interest, like stores and clubs, tapping the knowledge base and promotional efforts at conventions you do know about and generally finding the right people to whom to talk. This week, we’ll discuss internet resources to find conventions within your reach. A lot of this may be familiar territory, as if you’re reading this article, you’re at least somewhat conversant with finding stuff on the internet. Even so, go behind the jump and give things a skim. You may yet find a convention or resource you’re not familiar with. Continue reading

Got Con? Part Two

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The registration desk and freebie table at Northeast Wars VIII. http://www.flickr.com/photos/northeastwars/ / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Got Con? is a three part series originally written and posted the summer of 2009 for Northeast Wars’ web site. It is republished here over the course of three Mondays for completeness’ sake.

Previously on Got Con?, we discussed finding conventions via the local hobby store and just talking to people who share your interests. That will become an ongoing theme in your search for that perfect weekend getaway, if it hasn’t already. Two more routes of investigation await you behind the jump. Continue reading

Got Con? Part One

Got Con? is a three part series originally written and posted the summer of 2009 for Northeast Wars’ web site. It is republished here over the course of three Mondays for completeness’ sake.

Too often we hear the cry, “But I didn’t hear about the convention until yesterday!” And sadly, this lament is uttered two days after the con ended. It’s a sad truth that many conventions are stealthy events, under-advertised and unknown outside of the right social circles. They can come and go with little notice, particularly if people in the know just assumes that everyone else is going, obviating the “Are you going to Mudcon?” conversation, which can be a handy clue for the sharp-eared convention-goer.

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