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Trenloe
June 4th, 2013, 02:00
Well, the second FG Con is over and I'm beginning to recover... A few statistics:

Over 80 people registered on the FG-Con.com site.
21 events ran - 24 events were posted but 3 withdrawn due to lack of sign-ups.
Over 9000 individual page views on the website.

Activity on the website (views on each day):
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/39085830/Screenshots/FG%20Con%20Stats.JPG
The first "peak" on May 12th is when we went live, the one on May 20th is when Doug sent out a Fantasy Grounds newsletter, and the big peak is the first day of the con.

Now the thanks...

First and foremost I have to thank damned - he did the vast majority of the work for the website, organised hosting and put up (most of the time) with our requests for things to be changed or more functionality - usually at the last minute. THANK YOU Damian! It wouldn't have happened without you. As a reward, I won't pester you for a month and then I'll be bugging you for changes for the next con! :o
Dakadin - for enabling the expanded capacity of the community teamspeak server and for keeping this very useful community asset going!
The rest of the convention team (in no particular order): Blackfoot, wbcreighton, phantomwhale, skellan, lachancery, damned and others that have helped out over the last few months.
Another thanks goes to the whole team, again especially damned, for keeping the ball rolling when I went on vacation to darkest Africa 1 month before the convention.
wbcreighton and Blackfoot for again doing their very useful event time matrix.
Shockbolt for providing artwork for the site and banners.
Smiteworks - Doug and JPG for sending out the FG-Con newsletter, posting on various sites and for providing the full-to-ultimate upgrade for the week of the con (awesome).
Anyone who mentioned the con on any external website/forum/webpage out there.
All the GMs for running games - I had a blast playing my usual convention system of Savage Worlds (phantomwhale's Deadlands: Noir – Red Harvest), getting to play the prequel to a C&C campaign I played with damned 2 years ago, and returning to one of my favourite gaming worlds: Middle Earth with Valarian's The One Ring – A Shout in the Dark.
All the players for making it another successful FG Con.

ddavison
June 4th, 2013, 02:46
Awesome work and thanks for filling me in on all the details of who did what. Thanks guys. You rock!

bennis1980
June 4th, 2013, 09:02
The biggest thanks, and I think I speak for everyone here, goes to you Trenloe. Without you as a driving force behind it, the FGcon would not have gone ahead. I had a blast.

Thank you Martin!!!

:D :D :D :D :D

Doswelk
June 4th, 2013, 18:27
I am glad everyone had a good time, NOW next year (or later this year :) ), please do not put it on the weekend of my Wife's birthday and the weekend after I had been away at a con! :p

Then I can run some games, I am sure somebody hasn't played my Scooby Doo game yet!

bennis1980
June 4th, 2013, 18:43
Can you kindly ask your wife not to have her birthday on the weekend of the con? We missed you savage Savage savageness this time round.

damned
June 5th, 2013, 05:35
i see no reason why we couldnt or shouldnt run the event twice a year.
why dont we start proposing some dates for October/November?

Aethercon's next event is on Nov 15-17. I think we should avoid that weekend most definitely. Perhaps we should try to get some space in between the two and aim for October? In October my vote would be for: 4/5/6 October or week after.

For next year my vote would be for June 6/7/8 2014.

ddavison
June 6th, 2013, 04:14
Can you kindly ask your wife not to have her birthday on the weekend of the con? We missed you savage Savage savageness this time round.

No, no, no. Ticking off spouses of our fellow gamers has led to the end of many gaming groups. ;)

ddavison
June 6th, 2013, 04:17
No, no, no. Ticking off spouses of our fellow gamers has led to the end of many gaming groups. ;)

... and then don't remind me that Gen Con is always on our anniversary and my birthday. To add to that, it has a high likelihood to also be on our daughters birth day this year. The best four days in gaming might need to be renamed to "the best four days of gaming which leads directly to 4 weeks of dog-house duty" for me personally.

Trenloe
June 7th, 2013, 16:59
In October my vote would be for: 4/5/6 October or week after.
Probably won't go for 4/5/6 and that is a long weekend in NSW, QLD and SA - Labour Day. Would you be allowed to game on a long weekend?!?

It's always a bit of a juggling act trying to select a weekend for a global convention.

Then we have Monday October 14th being Columbus Day in the US.

I was thinking of something the beginning of November actually, to give us 5 months rather than 4 to modify the booking site, prepare, call for GMs, call for players, etc.. The time soon passes.

Any preferences in November? In the US the Monday 11th is Veterans Day and Thursday 28th is Thanksgiving. In Australia Victoria has the Tuesday 5th off for a bit of a horse race - people in VIC (phantomwhale, etc.) may make that a long weekend...

Valarian
June 7th, 2013, 22:57
I'd avoid the IndieCon weekend in the UK, whenever that is.
Ah ... 7th - 10th November 2013

JohnD
June 8th, 2013, 00:49
Then we have Monday October 14th being Columbus Day in the US.
It is also Thanksgiving in Canada.

Personally, I think being in the doghouse (aka "uninterrupted gaming time") is great. All you need is a good pair of earplugs and resistance to pain.

damned
June 8th, 2013, 05:25
My vote is still 6/7/8 October or 1/2/3 November.
Later in November will be up against Aethercon. Both Aethercon and FGCon will be hoping to lure some new VTT players and it would benefit neither to have them on at the same time.

lachancery
June 8th, 2013, 17:05
My vote is still 6/7/8 October or 1/2/3 November.
Later in November will be up against Aethercon. Both Aethercon and FGCon will be hoping to lure some new VTT players and it would benefit neither to have them on at the same time.
6/7/8 October is Sunday/Monday/Tuesday. Perhaps you mean 4/5/6 October?

Either week-ends look good from this vantage point as well.

damned
June 9th, 2013, 14:01
Thanks Lachancery -

My vote is still 4/5/6 October or 1/2/3 November.
Later in November will be up against Aethercon. Both Aethercon and FGCon will be hoping to lure some new VTT players and it would benefit neither to have them on at the same time.

bennis1980
June 9th, 2013, 19:01
I suggest put all the best dates up (particularly that suit Trenloe) and let us have a vote!

I can't really suggest any dates at this time but if I can make it, I will be there as GM and player.

damned
June 10th, 2013, 06:49
So lets do it. Anyone with a date proposal put it in here now - say before the 17th June.
Then we can have a poll on it... problem with Poll is that maybe it would be best to have a first and second choice on it... maybe run poll for 7 days. Take top 2 results and re-run poll? Maybe thats just too complicated!

bennis1980
June 10th, 2013, 08:12
Well either way that involves running a poll :D

So lets do it!

JohnD
June 10th, 2013, 17:29
Do we need to establish a poll to determine if establishing a poll is a good idea? Let's not be hasty.

bennis1980
June 10th, 2013, 17:32
You know what the answer to that question is...

Trenloe
June 10th, 2013, 18:14
I think a little bit of patience is needed at this point - we are only 1 week after FG Con 2 and the dates we are talking about for the next con are 4-5 months away. A few more days won't make a difference... I need to do a review of other convention dates to make sure we're not clashing with other conventions - for example, one of the weekend's already mentioned is the same as SydCon and a big PFS convention in Sydney, Australia. This may not affect too many people already in the FG community, but I am trying to get role-playing friends in Sydney involved with FG Con 3 and they're already heavily involved in those 2 face-to-face cons.

Again, please just a little bit of patience before we start deciding on hard-fast dates for FG Con 3.

By all means post the dates for good or bad weekends that you know of in October or November this year - that will help us to make a decision on when to run...

Trenloe
July 3rd, 2013, 15:59
Again, please just a little bit of patience before we start deciding on hard-fast dates for FG Con 3.

By all means post the dates for good or bad weekends that you know of in October or November this year - that will help us to make a decision on when to run...
We're looking at November 1st - 3rd 2013 for the next con.

Trenloe
July 3rd, 2013, 16:11
FG Con 3 announcement: http://www.fantasygrounds.com/forums/showthread.php?p=151679