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ConRunners 11

ConRunners 11

June 11, 2005

Embassy Suites Phoenix North

2577 W Greenway Rd, Phoenix AZ

Room 3005


Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at your local fan run convention?
Have you ever wondered what kind of people volunteer to help?
Have you ever thought you have what it takes to run a convention?
This is the place for you! A day long seminar for fans run by fans.


Registration opens at 8:30AM

Morning Session 9AM-1PM:

Topics: TBD

Lunch 1PM-2PM.

Afternoon Session 2PM-4PM

Topics: TBD



Tentative topics may cover some or all of the following:


Committee Responsibilities vs Perks

What makes a good committee person?

What are the responsibilities of being on a convention committee?

What are the "perks" of being on the committee?


What makes a convention a "good" vs "bad" experience?

An exploration of both the tangible and intangibles that go into creating a
successful convention experience for the attendees while not killing the
staff or bankrupting the group



Dealer Room Ins and Outs

What is the correct dealers to attendee ratio?

How to deal with pushy vendors?

What is the correct balance of vendor types?



Convention Security

Visible or invisible?

What qualities do you look for in a good security recruit?

Proper radio etiquette


We will provide coffee, tea, some soda and light snacks



Membership $15.

For more info Stephanie conrunners@westernsfa.org

www.westernsfa.org

PO Box 67457, Phoenix AZ 85082

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