Fall MegaMeetUp "Discovery and Exploration" October 9th!

From: Tony
Sent on: Tuesday, June 22, 2010 10:16 AM
All,

Fall MegaMeetUp October 9th! spread the word

We have located a new venue with a about 50% more room and a great weekend to hold the event. The Monday (Oct 11) is Columbus day so that provides us with a very nice theme "Discovery and Exploration" that goes well with our gaming pursuits!

More details to come, but I really want to get you thoughts as well.
Keeping:
1. LOTS of door prizes
2. Massage chair
3. Games Library

Considering
1. Micro-Mall : (there are stores expressing interest in sponsoring and selling) example store X sells just CCG stuff, store Y sells miniatures, store Z sells comics related to games, store Q sponsor tourney for "thingy" and sells games and accessory related to that. in short this would be a small part of the floor space and only open for maybe half the time....

2. Room Special packages. The hotel has a lot of connections with merchants around their location and is eager to have rooms sold, so I am working with them to put together an "escape" package or two; maybe on for couples and one for "just buds". Example might be room/dinner/treats for $100. Did I mention the hotel has an indoor heated pool and this event is in October? (Yes my wife and I will be doing one of these - which is my incentive for making sure it is a good package!)
Here is the best part: a) the more rooms bought the less we pay for the meeting space and b) if we do a room block, the hold is released 2 weeks before the event so we are not charged for any unused rooms!

This will go to the forums as well so broader discussions can happen there.

Onward!

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