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Underrepresentation for the 7800 at shows?

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#21 dauber


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Posted 10 May 2018 - 08:12 PM

He didn't get so specific as to say it wouldn't happen ever again, just 2019.
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#22 Dan Iacovelli

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Posted 10 May 2018 - 08:45 PM

Wow, the weather?  That is really sad that because of weather issues this year the event may not happen again.

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#23 CrossBow


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Posted 25 May 2018 - 03:10 AM

Same similar thing happened to a large retro convention here in my home state that took place in Oklahoma City during the April timeframe. The last even they held (Only their 4th year..) a Tornado blew through the night before and while minor damage was done to the building, the event had to be cancelled for their Saturday main day show as there wasn't any power and the police had the area closed off etc. They were able to get power restored and host the event for Sunday, but by then most of the attendance they would have had, left to go back home. It was a big financial blow for them and they even had Marc Summers of Double Dare fame there to attend as a celebrity and had planned to host a mini double dare like event. 


The biggest issue with hosting events like these, is always the money aspect required to do it. I was lucky in that many times, my much smaller event usually would pay for itself. But then once much larger events cropped up in the neighboring states...etc. The interest in this area faded quickly for people wanting to attend smaller events like mine. So it was lack of interest from vendors and exhibitors along with a stagnated attendance that made me stop hosting the OVGE. 


I have thought about starting it up again but purposely manage the exhibitions in such a way that we would have stronger variety. So I would limit how many Nintendo centric type stuff would be there. Maybe limit it so that exhibitors focus their booths on just one system or something to keep duplication of what is being shown and on hand to buy at a minimum. I wouldn't mind having vintage computers, or pong clones exhibited more at such an event.

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#24 Dan Iacovelli

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Posted 27 May 2018 - 11:55 AM

I agree about the  cost issues VGS was lucky enough to have enough to cover for this years after last years profit but wasn't enough to move to larger area.
my early shows was mostly funded by my work vacation checks when I lost my job when the parent company closed the store I worked at had  raise prices

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