Over the past few days I've had The Bobs' song "The Gate" going through my head. It's a fairly obscure song, relatively unknown to even those who have heard of The Bobs, but it just sits there in my brain... on loop.
Anyway, I know I've been writing a lot about conventions lately, and I swear I'm trying to write about other things, but after Geek.kon I was inspired to continue with my "How To Start a Con" articles which I had been falling behind on.
I'm honestly curious what people want me to cover in that series - as there's a lot of stuff with conventions that I just sort of take for granted. Originally I wasn't even going to cover "guest of honor" stuff (as I imply in the introduction to my article on Vendors) but Crysta pointed out a few things which made me realize it's very much something I need to talk about in the series. So I'm asking you, the occasional reader, to tell me what you want me to talk about. How much into the nitty gritty do you want (or need) me to go?
What burning questions about convention operations do you have?
Once UnCONventional turns a year old in December, I'm considering putting together a book of said first year of strips. In it, I also plan on including the How To Start a Con series, as I think it's solid (relevant) material. I'm likely just to do this first book as a print on demand run through a service like Lulu, but I'm going to probably get a stack of copies to sell at cons in 2011 too. Since UnCONventional's regular readership isn't that large, I'm really just going to be making these for my own benefit -- but whatever.
It'll be fun.
It does mean however that I'm going to need to start trying to get Artist Alley tables at cons, but at least that's cheaper than the vendor tables I used to get when I was vending for Peso and Vinnk... although I do have a bunch of their stuff still including some Wonder Swan games in my closet.