Frequently Asked Questions
Looks like an awesome project with a great goal, however I have a question. Could you take some time to expand upon what methods you will use to get non-gamers to attend the expo? Advertising, invites to groups, or what?
This is a great question and one I was waiting for to answer. To reach the non-gamers and the mainstream folks, it takes a lot more work, promoting and advertising. I will be placing ads in the local newspapers. There’s four of them in this area that I already work with regularly. I will be working with the Chamber of Commerce for Coppell, Carrollton, Southlake, Lewisville and Valley Ranch starting this week and the next. That means I will be going to meetings, business networking luncheons and making lots of phone calls. I have already started doing this before I launched the Kickstarter project. I am also going to work with other networks that I have been a part of for years. I am setting up events in the different social medias like Meet-Up and different forums.
All of this takes time to do, thus the reason I signed up for 60 days of a project instead of something shorter.
Once the Kickstarter has been funded, then even more promoting will be done. When the school year starts up, I plan to work with the nearby ISD’s to place ads, talk with the schools, PTA’s/PTO’s and anything else that pops up. I will also be working with different family focused magazines and hope to get interview articles with some of them. This is on top of reaching out to the gaming and convention circles I am familiar with. I still plan to advertise with the gaming groups like Board Game Geeks, Dallas Games Marathon and any others that I can get involved with. All of this will expand as I get more plugged in and as I get more support, of course. I’ve already been contacted by other groups that want to be part of this event. It’s starting to snowball, but It’s got to keep rolling to be successful. Word of mouth is also a huge part of this, as you can imagine.Last updated:
Does the My Little Table come with event passes or are those purchased separately? If it does, how many?
Good question and I should have been clearer about this sponsor level. This is a great sponsor level for a group of friends to chip in and sponsor together. It does come with six passes, for each number of chairs around the table.It also comes with SWAG that will be unique from the rest of the SWAG.That actual items will be determined as things progress.Last updated:
If you contribute, let's say, $50 at the $25 pledge level, send me message that you would like a second pass. After the KS project completes, I will send out messages for those that doubled or tripled their pledges to see if they would like additional passes.Last updated:
If you want to reach new people in the community why wasn't this made to be free for everyone? You could have gone together with local stores or even stores in North Texas if you could not afford to pull this off on your own. From what I have heard from s
You make a good point. I think a better question would have been what I have done to offer free events and what more will I do to offer free events. I have been bringing in new folks to the gaming/geeky community and plan to do more. I want to do more than just reach new people.
I do a lot of free things for the community and will continue to do so. I am also working with the local stores to do bigger venues together. August 10th is National Nerd Night and is free at the store. National Table Top Gaming Day was free back in March this year.
My store can only hold about 40 comfortably and 70 packed. This event I wanted to make much bigger for 1000 people. That means hotel costs. Plus I want to bring in guests. That also is a cost.
Not many stores wanted to be equal partners in this, but have been supportive in my venture. They have contributed. I am sure that when/if I do this again, they will be more on board. Being the new kid on the block and bringing in an event that is new to the community, I am being watched by many to see if I even succeed. I know I will, but it's like I have to prove myself now to do lots more later.
Think of this as bigger and in addition to the things I do for my community already.
I hope this answers your question. I hope to meet you someday.Last updated:
Well, it's expensive, super expensive. While trying to find pricing without an address, I am getting numbers from $70 and up. Please just message me and let's see if this is still worth it to you.
Moving forward, Canadian shipping is at least $15. Again, this has to be a a supporter by supporter case. I had told the first few supporters to add $5, but this was before I realized how expensive it was. Oiy!
Can't I just tap my heals in sparkly red shoes and send the stuff to you guys? I really wish I could!Last updated:
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