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.
2014 is going to be a year full of board games and you've come to the right place to take part. Our group strives to both a great place for veteran players to get together and play and a perfect gateway for curious newcomers to learn more about the board gaming hobby. Whether your only experience is playing monopoly with your family on Holidays or you own every expansion to Dominion, this group has something for you.
While we are always looking for new places to play games together, we currently have three major game nights that happen on a weekly basis, they are: Tuesday Nights at Mad Doctor in Southside, Wednesday Nights at the Brookwood Mall, and Thursday Nights at Excelsior on Lorna Road in Hoover.
Aside from those three, we constantly have fun events added to our calendar such as the Hoover Library Game Night once a month.