Agreed, we also need to bear in mind that the financial crisis had just hit in 2007 which had the direct consequence of people scaling back on non-essential purchases such as holidays, conventions etc. With the UK economy now starting to recover and grow it might be an idea if we do not judge the possibility of 2 shows per year on an "experiment" that was conducted in 2008 in these unprecidented times. Also bear in mind that collectormania itself was in its infacy back then, I myself did not attend a show until 2010 as I had never before seen it advertised or heard it spoken about. The only way to grow a successful business is to take calculated risks, nobody has ever set the heather on fire by playing it totally safe. Jason if you read this I emplore you to give this some consideration. I know you from Rebelscum (toy toni scandal) and I know you have a great business head on your shoulders I really do think that there is a great opportunity for you to fill a gap in the Scottish convention market. If you do not then someone else will, this show are also doing conventions at the SECC (which do not even compare to the collectormania events as far as I am concerned) and I am sure they are thinking about expanding their show. As per the feasibility raised about a winter show in Scotland, nobody is asking for a winter show. I personally think a show in March / April then in late August would work well. Far enough away from Christmas on both sides for people to have some cash to spend! :)
In the immortal words of Jim Morrison from Waynes World
"If you book them, they will come"
ps - please leave the weird naked indian behind lol
So would i,they held it twice a year once in 2008 one in august and another one in december but i dont think then one in december did too well,but i agree mayby holding it in march and october would be good
But that was in 2008. 6 years ago.
A lot can happen in a year, let alone 6. During 2008 i started to watch The Sarah Jane adventures then onto Doctor Who. Last year i met David Tennant then realised all about conventions about meeting your TV legends etc. I think in 2008 (compared to now) Sci-Fi wasn't as popular as it is to now. I had never heard of conventions let alone Showmasters events. The reason i will be coming to every Collectormania Glasgow event is because of lot's of reasons
It's well prepared, everyone knows where everything is (which was great considering i was new to this)
Everything was spread out decently. It didn't take long to notice where everything is
and the main one
Its the only convention in ScotlandYes there may be a few small conventions but none as big as this with good guests and good comunication with the crew. There isn't any conventions in Scotland hence this is getting bigger and better every year.
I don't think we can judge it by 2008. Again a lot can happen in 6 years. I think with the ammount of people at this years event, i think it's ready. I remember reading the reason we can't have the likes of John Barrowman and Karen Gillan is because the venue is to small. What if we had another event for the big big guests in a bigger arena? SECC? Doesn't neccarly need to be in Glasgow, Edinbrugh? I think there's lots of places it can be. I also think it's ready
All it would need is a rare guest (By that i mean someone like Peter Davison, he rarely does conventions. He is goping to a convention in England next year, and because he is a rare guest i'm willing to travel down there because he rarely goes to conventions. All it would need is a big guest and advertismentm, but if the guest was that big, i think they would be advertisment.
Sorry if this post seem's rushed, any typos or that. I probabley haven't made sense but i am in the school libaray and rushing this as fast as i could.
I think two events could work.