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A Big Bet

Thursday, April 21st, 2016 Posted in business | No Comments »

We're about to fly off to do two major conventions tomorrow and it's a bit scary in someways. We've thrown a bunch of cash at it already, so at this point it's mostly a sunk-cost but that doesn't mean it's ...

Gottacon, conventions and recovery

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015 Posted in business | 2 Comments »

Finally all caught up after Gottacon with all the work that was backlogged as we went to the convention and came back finally caught up. Well, most of it - we still have to log a bunch of a dice ...

Convention Attendance 2015

Thursday, February 19th, 2015 Posted in business | No Comments »

I figured we'd post our convention list for this year. Come visit us if you are there: February 27 - March 1, 2015 - GottaCon Gaming Convention, Victoria, BC March 14 - 15, 2015 - Terminal City Tabletop Convention, Vancouver, BC October 2 ...

Online Game Retailer Group

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015 Posted in business | No Comments »

So, as mentioned, we've created a small Online Game Retailer Group on Facebook. If you'd like to join (as an owner / manager of an eCommerce store dealing in gaming products), you can find the link here:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/754728627968431/ Lots of prep ...

Conventions – A Little Love, A Little Hate

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014 Posted in business | No Comments »

I have a love / hate relationship with conventions.  They can be decent marketing opportunities and decent sales, but they disrupt our regular work and are extremely draining.  Some conventions are better than others (in both terms of sales and ...

Conventions – GottaCon & Toronto

Thursday, March 13th, 2014 Posted in business | No Comments »

I'll write a much longer blog post later when I have time, just got back from the second convention in a row that we have gone through and am still somewhat bushed.  On a personal good note though, I have ...

We’re Hiring: Join us on the Convention Scene

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014 Posted in business | No Comments »

One of our biggest areas of growth in the past year has been participation in the geek convention scene -- we've gone from attending 2 or 3 gaming-specific events to almost a dozen anime, fan, and gaming conventions a year. ...

Post Con Report : Gottacon

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013 Posted in business | No Comments »

We just came back from Gottacon and while we are still recovering from the 15 hour days.  Gottacon this year was as big, if not bigger than last year and it was an interesting year all around. Day 1 Load up and ...

VCon 2013 – 10 Lesson in Sales

Friday, October 5th, 2012 Posted in business | 2 Comments »

[caption id="attachment_4310" align="alignleft" width="321"] VCon Booth 2012[/caption] We have been doing VCon (a local science fiction & fantasy convention) for 5 years now; and this year as always was great fun.  We always enjoy doing VCon as a convention - both ...

September 2011 Newsletter

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011 Posted in Newsletters | No Comments »

Guest Bloggers & Conventions We recently made a request for some guest bloggers to help us write and review more games. We currently have 3 writers rotating through on a weekly basis. Let us know if you are enjoying reading the ...