Thursday, September 20, 2007

Just a Thought

Given all the recent media and print interest touting how content producers are waking up to the buzz generating marketing potential of events like Comic Con, E3, etc... , not to mention how people grouse at a poorly run con, it seems to me that a "Con Running for Dummies" manual would be a timely book.

5 comments:

Shaun Farrell said...

How about Running Away From Con Parties for Dummies? Did I say that out loud?

Cheryl said...

Such things have, of course, existed for decades. Badly run cons don't happen because no one knows how to make a wheel. They happen because the world is full of people who are convinced that they know how to make a better one, or who take on the job without fully appreciating just how much work is involved.

Lou Anders said...

Oh, I understand that. I also half expected you to pop up and point me to an online resource or pdf that already laid out some good general guidelines or procedures. I just think it's a good pitch.

Christian Dunn said...

At the British Fantasy Convention this weekend there were flyers for an event called ConRunner - that's right, a convention about running conventions.

I'm thinking of signing up for the Workshop Workshop and the Seminar Seminar.

Lou Anders said...

See - it's an oral tradition that is just begging to be aggregated in dead tree editions!