Even though my wife has known me for 9 1/2 years, she admits defeat when it comes to my hobbies. She did pick up the 20th Anniversary Edition of CoC one year, but that was an awesome fluke.
This year she decided the easiest thing was renting a fire hall and inviting all of my "little gaming friends".
Essentially, she just gave me a con for my birthday. Isn't she the greatest?
It's not a true con, in the sense that there will be dealers, raffles, auctions, game company sponsors, a paint-n-take, etc...
Waitaminute, who am I kidding, outside of dealers and auctions (which involve the municipal authorities and definitely violate the terms of the rental agreement), we can probably do the rest. If anyone has any game company contacts, we are pondering some charity stuff, some to the fire hall (so they want us back), and some to my wife's new life path, errr, I mean favorite charity, A Postive Promise Pit Bull Foundation. The goal here is not to make a cent off of this. It's a birthday party, not a professionally run con. I also have to make sure stuff like that doesn't violate the terms of the rental.
The only things I know we can't allow are things that may bring in the ATF
- No alcohol - that was the only thing they were sticklers about.
- No smoking
- No firearms - I only mention that because it's a long standing con rule, and it fits the ATF comparison
One thing I may do is a late night RISUS IOU game for anybody interested. One thing I won't do is run my Call of Cthulhu campaign. That is for another weekend, unless I can get three players on Easter Sunday.
Oh course, if you're looking for a gift for the man who games everything... time to put gold-plated dice on my wishlist. (Just kidding, no gift is required for admittance)
Edit: Updated the link for the events page and some contact info.