3 Tips for Attending Your First Convention
Hello again, today* is another convention post. Normally I focus on the conventions I have been to recently, or about to go to. My post last month pretty well covered my current conventions. I decided to change things up a bit and give some suggestions for how to attend conventions, and get the most out of them. When I look at a convention I focus on three main things, housing, volunteer/GM perks, and convention activities.
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Volunteering Builds Community
Another thing to look for when attending a convention are the various volunteer and GM perks offered by the convention. Most conventions have reward programs for helping out around the con. Usually you get a free badge, and often times have free food and drinks. Beyond saving money, I highly encourage people to get involved at the cons. I have found that a sense of camaraderie is formed between everyone who works at a con. I find this sense of fellowship to be one of the most rewarding parts of a convention.
Some cons have volunteer/GM perks available.
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Here’s to Epic Dreams and Epic Ideas,
Lead Game Designer
Mythica Gaming LLC