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Need help putting togeather a Fall Steampunk Convention

Hello fellow Steampunk fanatics!

My name is Sam Bachure, and, well, I need help. A LOT of help.

I live in Tombstone AZ, a place you may have heard of. The Gunfight at the OK Coral happened here, and there was even a movie about it.

We wanna do a Steampunk convention here. And well, we're a bit in over our heads.

But this is where you awesome people come in! What I would like from you guys are ideas and comments, suggestions and warnings, whatever you can come up with, or maybe you are interested in helping organize and are in the area. If you have been to a Steampunk convention, great, if you have helped run and/or set up one, even better!

The convention will be held at The Apache Spirit Ranch, ApacheSpiritRanch

We plan to have this last anywhere from 4 days to a week. [well, thats what they told me] And sometime in late October, so we have about half a year to put this together. The owners are really excited about the idea and are willing to pay whatever amount to get it going, so money is not an issue. The area is privately owned, and HUGE. I am helping work out basic things to accommodate a decent amount of people, but any advice is welcome on that aspect as well. This is what we need ideas and help on:

A name for the convention

Events

Themes

Advertising

Vendors [I am completely clueless on how to set those up other than setting up an area and plotting out stalls, so as much info as possable would be greatly appreciated]

Entertainment [We already have Abney Park in on this, know any other groups that might be interested?]

If you could please send your comments and suggestions to HerrBeilschmidt@live.com that would be most helpful.

I thank you for your time and effort.

Your obedient servant,

Sam.

PS, I ask that you Please send your information to the Email rather than leave a comment here on the forums, so that in the information we get is accessible to the managers as well as myself. If you wanna wish us luck [which we will probably need] You can post it here if you like.

-sam

Tags: convention, ideas, october

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I also send you well-wishes.

TOILETS, good sir, toilets!

Drat, I had responded before I had continued to read.

any response the this happening or coming together at all??  Just curious.

Sam, you wrote:

PS, I ask that you Please send your information to the Email rather than leave a comment here on the forums, so that in the information we get is accessible to the managers as well as myself. If you wanna wish us luck [which we will probably need] You can post it here if you like.

The thing is, your managers could all read the replies here, whether they join up or not. If those interested post comments  here, we can build off each others' ideas, and suggest things things that we have seen or done, or wished we had seen and/or done, and tell you the things we hope we never see or do again as well.

Follow me?

If you have people respond by email, then this forum isn't that helpful, as none of us know what the other has suggested. Also, while you are interested in YOUR con, others who read here might live elsewhere, but would find it useful to see the give and take in planning one.

Just a thought.

Your respectful servant.

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