There has been a spike of about 33% in projected attendance at Nashcon for 2013 over 2012. This isn’t surprising given that Siege of Augusta had a 70% or greater increase over the prior year as well! Perhaps the economy is improving.
The Nashcon Team has been investing a lot of money to help improve the convention. We are expecting to be in the red this year but with a better base for future years. The hope is that the convention grows large enough that we can move out of hotel space and into an event large enough to the new Nashville Convention Center which is better suited to our type of event but in order to afford a space like that we need to get attendance up. Thus our multi-year plan of investment and growth.
One snag this year was that the Hotel retired 40 tables that we were using. We can rent tables but they are $20 each for the weekend. I’ve offered to lend 5 tables but we need more. If you have tables you can lend we would greatly appreciate it! Especially since we have more gamers this year!
We also need more games! If you haven’t given details of the game you’d like to run yet please click the Nashcon tab above and tell us what you can run. Check the PEL for gaps in game types, periods and so forth. We could use your game!
Also we have been reaching out back to the RPG community. Nashcon used to have a strong RPG presence in the 1990s. I wasn’t around back then so I don’t know why it went away but current BoD and Nashcon crew would like to see it come back. If you know people in the RPG community please reach out. If not for Nashcon 2013 consider what we can do to make it happen in 2014.
The games I’ve submitted are:
A Wings of Glory game. Straight up dogfighting. Perfect for Friday night.
The other is based on the 1980 game, Attack of the Mutants by Yaquinto. It features Professors and TAs and plucky robots trying to save MTSU from being over run by mutants controlled by an evil Professor!