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peterx Supporting Member of TMP13 Jun 2015 7:24 p.m. PST

How many wargame conventions do you attend in a year? Could be a big or a small convention.
a) none
b) one
c) two
d) three
e) four
f) five
g) more than five
h) not enough

Rod I Robertson13 Jun 2015 7:28 p.m. PST

a) and h).

Pictors Studio13 Jun 2015 7:31 p.m. PST

I usually attend 5 and run another one, which I also attend, so 6.

Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP13 Jun 2015 7:41 p.m. PST

It varies, typically from three to seven or eight…

Winston Smith13 Jun 2015 7:55 p.m. PST

Two, if I'm lucky.

KSmyth13 Jun 2015 8:21 p.m. PST

Usually one, but there's two more within striking distance I'd really like to attend.

Chuckaroobob13 Jun 2015 8:29 p.m. PST

On a good year 5+ (G).

Personal logo Gungnir Supporting Member of TMP13 Jun 2015 8:34 p.m. PST

Two are within reasonable reach, I try to visit both.

Personal logo Saber6 Supporting Member of TMP Fezian13 Jun 2015 8:42 p.m. PST

1-2 if the schedule matches

doug redshirt13 Jun 2015 8:46 p.m. PST

1 or 2 are all that are within driving distance.

377CSG Supporting Member of TMP13 Jun 2015 8:49 p.m. PST

A – not yet – location problem.

Mako1113 Jun 2015 8:58 p.m. PST

Yea, A and H for me as well.

Occasionally, B.

Would like to do more, but the travel budget has been slashed to the bone.

Fat Wally13 Jun 2015 9:45 p.m. PST

D – Three.

Bovvy, Colours and SELWG

bc174513 Jun 2015 10:15 p.m. PST

None but I go to allot of shows!

Personal logo Doctor X Supporting Member of TMP14 Jun 2015 12:40 a.m. PST


Volleyfire14 Jun 2015 1:21 a.m. PST

In a good year (g), in a bad year (b) or (c)

GildasFacit Sponsoring Member of TMP14 Jun 2015 1:40 a.m. PST

Two regularly and another 3 or 4 some years.

freewargamesrules14 Jun 2015 2:05 a.m. PST

5 usually

general btsherman14 Jun 2015 2:10 a.m. PST


MHoxie14 Jun 2015 2:19 a.m. PST

b) one

Grimmnar14 Jun 2015 2:24 a.m. PST

D has been the standard for many a year now.


FusilierDan14 Jun 2015 2:37 a.m. PST

b) on a good year.

Toy Soldier Green14 Jun 2015 2:53 a.m. PST


Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP14 Jun 2015 3:07 a.m. PST

one or two

John Armatys14 Jun 2015 3:12 a.m. PST

d) 3 (if you count the Conference of Wargamers). It is about half the number I used to do in the 1990s and about the same as I got to in the late 1970s.

I wonder how many other people are going to significantly fewer shows than they did in the past…

Personal logo Herkybird Supporting Member of TMP14 Jun 2015 3:31 a.m. PST

E, for me!

Personal logo Florida Tory Supporting Member of TMP14 Jun 2015 3:35 a.m. PST

Two-three, depending on date conflicts with other activities.

Cosmic Reset14 Jun 2015 3:41 a.m. PST

Used to go to 8-12 per year, but in recent years mostly "A", none.

Martin Rapier14 Jun 2015 4:16 a.m. PST

two or three: Triples, COW and occasionally Partisan.

Like John, I used to go to more.

korsun0 Supporting Member of TMP14 Jun 2015 5:18 a.m. PST

A, none nearby….

Wackmole9 Supporting Member of TMP14 Jun 2015 5:27 a.m. PST


itaphil14 Jun 2015 5:29 a.m. PST

Alas, A & H. (heavy sigh).

Wildman14 Jun 2015 5:37 a.m. PST

C) Two

Personal logo jrbatso Supporting Member of TMP14 Jun 2015 5:51 a.m. PST

e) or f)
Four or Five

Dynaman878914 Jun 2015 5:54 a.m. PST

1.5 (2 one year and 1 the next)

waaslandwarrior14 Jun 2015 5:55 a.m. PST

Most of the years
And H.

Disco Joe14 Jun 2015 6:11 a.m. PST


Ottoathome14 Jun 2015 6:32 a.m. PST


but not Historicon

too noisy

Mute Bystander14 Jun 2015 6:33 a.m. PST

B, C, or D depending on what is scheduled and who is running it.

All in the Saint Louis city-county, MO, or Saint Louis county, MO, and Collinsville, IL, region.

Some day I might make a Chicago con.

Captain Gideon14 Jun 2015 6:52 a.m. PST

In my area which is the San Francisco Bay Area I try and do three conventions every year.

It's a mix of me affording it or running games and as such I get in for free.

nazrat14 Jun 2015 7:05 a.m. PST

Three, generally, but sometimes more.

Dave Knight14 Jun 2015 7:38 a.m. PST

This year (shows rather than conventions)


So 3 been to and 3 planned I may fit in another so far unplanned one if time and place coincide and brownie points allow

The only proper answer is, of course, not enough

coolyork Supporting Member of TMP14 Jun 2015 8:08 a.m. PST

2 to 3 on average

HMS Exeter Supporting Member of TMP14 Jun 2015 9:14 a.m. PST

Up until last August it had been 3 for many years. Now my target is 5, not counting a local 1 day gem in October. The only blurry area anymore is HCon, which will firm up once I finally manage to find a way to effectively navigate the treacherous and murky waters of the Homewood's infernal and unfathomable reservation process.

Teeth gnashing!

Vigilant14 Jun 2015 9:15 a.m. PST

I'm on for 10 this year! Far too many given how much I usually spend.

Dagwood14 Jun 2015 10:37 a.m. PST

All the ones near me, that I used to visit (Roll Call, Dunstable; Salvo,Colchester) have given up the ghost. Nowadays I am lucky to get to one per year. Newark this year, Manchester a few years ago.

Definitely not enough.


ordinarybass14 Jun 2015 11:19 a.m. PST

Did we really need letters for each choice?

2 for me. LIttle Wars and Adepticon. It might get up to 3 if I hit GenCon.

Personal logo Jlundberg Supporting Member of TMP14 Jun 2015 1:10 p.m. PST

d) Fall in, Cold Wars, Historicon

Jamesonsafari14 Jun 2015 2:03 p.m. PST

1 to 2 and I run one of them. I try to get to 4 but…
So not enough really.

ashauace6970 Supporting Member of TMP14 Jun 2015 3:09 p.m. PST

Fall In and Cold Wars

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