Various conversations at shows snippetsZombie Cowboys zombie Indians zombie priates - Gawdamighty WHY? I was asked for all 3 of these at triples- 15mm Zombie pirates surely you need to get out more . What is this obcession with zombies. Not only do I fail to understand it I worry somehat for anyone with that kind of death cult obcession - even in gaming (I refuse to call that kind of silliness "Wargaming" ). OK it might be fun once or twice as light relief but over and over again ... Naah I simply couldn't be arsed to put the effort in . Indeed as I write this I begin to see my problem with many of the non- hisdtorical "gaming lite" affairs that are about nowadays they have no substance there is actually nothing there to interest me or indeed anyone who can read long words. These things are for people who believe throwing dice is an intellectusal activity ... Oh Dearie Dearie me ...
New productsThe only new products- well new to me that caught my interest were some lovely 28mm Greys Scouts for the Rhodesian war wish I'd note who made them otherwise nothing of note other than a stand which was selling all sorts of fantasy stuff- much of it very nice indeed- so nice that they wanted a tenner for a single 30mm figure- lost interest at this point THAT is simply taking the piss.
One day shows or two day showsAgain conversations- my answer is sort of two fold
As a trader and thinking PURELY as a trader 1 day may be better - simply because my hotel bill is lower or non-existant . I don't- at least at some venues expect the stand fee to be that much cheaper as most venues would charge for the whole weekend. And yes I know this from experience.
So there is nothing wrong with a 2 day gig - mean minded tightwad Traders take note- its not just about the money. Shows have to include other things as well- such as the Uniforms display hopefully being put on at War Tron- WW1 I'm told and Costumes from Oh What a Lovely War . Now I hope these various exhibitions come off and that people trouble themselves to visit. More and more I'm beginning to realise that-v for some- our hobby has become such a narrow activity- all dice Tossing and counter pushing
There are some out there- both show owners and show attendees who need to braoden their outlook.