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Mahjong at BBG CON 2012

Post by Kyuu » Thu Aug 30, 2012 3:50 am

Boardgamegeek Convention 2012. (Dallas/Ft. Worth area)

Suddenly, I want to go to this convention. Except, it's already sold out.
http://boardgamegeek.com/bggcon

For more info:
http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/843007/ ... g-con-2012

Thankfully, there is one person, willing to host a tournament AND/OR simply teach people how to play the game. So, I wish the best of luck and fun here. Too bad I cannot attent myself.

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Post by wavemotion » Thu Aug 30, 2012 11:58 am

BGG.con sells out fast every year. About 750 seats taken in 5 days.

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Several friends of mine are going.

Kyuu - I sent your geek account a little Mahjong surprise :)

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Re: Mahjong at BBG CON 2012

Post by Kyuu » Thu Aug 30, 2012 7:48 pm

Thanks. In that forum, I am poorer than that of a hobo. :P

What's the attendance capacity to BBG.con?

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Post by wavemotion » Thu Aug 30, 2012 9:37 pm

Kyuu wrote:What's the attendance capacity to BBG.con?
Close to 800 I believe. They sell out every year now.

Edit: Attendance for 2012 is 2000 people.
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Post by Kyuu » Thu Aug 30, 2012 11:47 pm

wavemotion wrote: Close to 800 I believe. They sell out every year now.
800? That's tiny. I'm used to anime conventions, numbering in the thousands. Even so, I see potential in board gaming conventions growing just as large.

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Re: Mahjong at BBG CON 2012

Post by wavemotion » Fri Aug 31, 2012 12:23 am

Kyuu wrote:
wavemotion wrote: Close to 800 I believe. They sell out every year now.
800? That's tiny. I'm used to anime conventions, numbering in the thousands. Even so, I see potential in board gaming conventions growing just as large.
Apparently the wiki I read this morning is a few years outdated. I just talked to Aldie (the site owner) and he said they are capping at 2000 attendees for 2012. It did, however, take 3 months to sell out this year.

Still small by Gencon, Origins or virtually any major Anime/Sci-Fi convention.

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Re: Mahjong at BBG CON 2012

Post by Kyuu » Tue Sep 04, 2012 4:50 am

Cap of 2000. And sell out in 3 months. This con can grow rather easily. I'd say: every major city has the potential to host one of these. In light of the video games these past few decades, the taste for board gaming is growing underneath it. Simply because, video games have become rather bland these days.

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