Friday, October 30, 2020
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October 19, 2020 at 09:00AM
No Guests; Few ProgramsThis, frankly, means an end to almost all of the programming that happened at ConGlomeration. It also likely means no Guests of Honor (one of our major expenses). Most program panels are basically live-action podcasts, often with Guests sitting in. By that, I mean I'm not seeing or hearing anything from anyone I couldn't get as well or better online, other than the mild thrill of being in the room and maybe getting an autograph (which I could also buy off eBay, or track down at a major media con, if I really wanted that). Small fan conventions can't win on the "meet a nerd celebrity" front, so I wouldn't even try to play that very expensive game.
All the Genre Art You Can HandleLouisville's next fan convention should look a bit like St. James Court Art Fair for nerds. We had a pretty great art show. Artists who exhibited there also tended to make pretty good money, even without attending. They just shipped their goods in, we sold them (in exchange for about 10% of the take), and whatever didn't sell we shipped back. It worked so well that artists would exhibit with us year after year, always making money on art that was by no means cheap, but still sold.
A Live-Action Etsy StoreThe ConGlomeration Dealer Room was fairly successful and very popular, partially for the same reasons the Art Show did well: people want to see the goods in person, especially when those goods are bespoke and hand-made. Where ConGlomeration could have done better is in trying to court exactly the kind of vendors who thrive in that environment. Put another way: more custom costumes; fewer nerdy t-shirts.
In-Person Gaming Perfected
Multiply the Masquerade
Double Down on the Family Reunion
Tuesday, October 27, 2020
Y'all see how quickly the senate can move when power is at stake.— Phillip Atiba “Don’t Wear Blackface” Goff (@DrPhilGoff) October 27, 2020
Remember that when our lives are at stake and they say they need more time.
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October 26, 2020 at 09:19PM
Sunday, October 25, 2020
Friday, October 09, 2020
Racism is not, in fact, about class, either in who does it or who's affected by it. But re-branding racism as a class marker does double duty: excusing violent racists as victims while absolving middle-class and wealthy whites of any need for introspection.— Annalee (@LeeFlower) October 9, 2020
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October 09, 2020 at 10:59AM
Thursday, October 08, 2020
Conservatives think "the little guy" is the guy who owns the restaurant, not the 10 staff making less than minimum wage serving unmasked customers.— Mel (@melaniekmelvin) October 7, 2020
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October 07, 2020 at 03:51PM
Wednesday, October 07, 2020
In which Werner Herzog gives the an incredible answer when asked how many languages he speaks pic.twitter.com/BOdUwiImi8— Séamas It Ever Was (@shockproofbeats) October 7, 2020
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October 07, 2020 at 05:23AM
Too many of you are confused about your class status. If you can’t afford to miss a paycheck, you’re the working poor, and part of the 80% of Americans living paycheck to paycheck. If you HAVE to work to survive, you’re working class.— AshleyStevens (@The_Acumen) October 5, 2020
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October 05, 2020 at 10:52AM
Tuesday, October 06, 2020
You are not apolitical, you are simply comfortable in the current political climate.— Bethany C. Morrow (@BCMorrow) October 6, 2020
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October 06, 2020 at 03:10PM
ARTICLE: How, at the age of just 22 did this man...— Tomb Scream(hollow)man (@TNeenan) October 6, 2020
ME: Is it rich parents?
ARTICLE: ... Yeah.
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October 06, 2020 at 09:31AM