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peterx Supporting Member of TMP13 Jun 2015 8:24 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 8:28 p.m. PST

a) and h).

Personal logo Pictors Studio Sponsoring Member of TMP13 Jun 2015 8:31 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 8:41 p.m. PST

It varies, typically from three to seven or eight…

Winston Smith13 Jun 2015 8:55 p.m. PST

Two, if I'm lucky.

KSmyth13 Jun 2015 9:21 p.m. PST

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

Chuckaroobob13 Jun 2015 9:29 p.m. PST

On a good year 5+ (G).

Personal logo Gungnir Supporting Member of TMP13 Jun 2015 9:34 p.m. PST

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

Personal logo Saber6 Supporting Member of TMP Fezian13 Jun 2015 9:42 p.m. PST

1-2 if the schedule matches

doug redshirt13 Jun 2015 9:46 p.m. PST

1 or 2 are all that are within driving distance.

377CSG Supporting Member of TMP13 Jun 2015 9:49 p.m. PST

A – not yet – location problem.

Mako1113 Jun 2015 9:58 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 10:45 p.m. PST

D – Three.

Bovvy, Colours and SELWG

bc174513 Jun 2015 11:15 p.m. PST

None but I go to allot of shows!

Personal logo Doctor X Supporting Member of TMP14 Jun 2015 1:40 a.m. PST

A

Volleyfire14 Jun 2015 2:21 a.m. PST

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

GildasFacit Sponsoring Member of TMP14 Jun 2015 2:40 a.m. PST

Two regularly and another 3 or 4 some years.

freewargamesrules14 Jun 2015 3:05 a.m. PST

5 usually

general btsherman14 Jun 2015 3:10 a.m. PST

C

MHoxie14 Jun 2015 3:19 a.m. PST

b) one

Grimmnar Supporting Member of TMP14 Jun 2015 3:24 a.m. PST

D has been the standard for many a year now.

Grimm

FusilierDan Supporting Member of TMP14 Jun 2015 3:37 a.m. PST

b) on a good year.

Toy Soldier Green14 Jun 2015 3:53 a.m. PST

C

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP14 Jun 2015 4:07 a.m. PST

one or two

John Armatys14 Jun 2015 4:12 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 4:31 a.m. PST

E, for me!

Personal logo Florida Tory Supporting Member of TMP14 Jun 2015 4:35 a.m. PST

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

Cosmic Reset14 Jun 2015 4:41 a.m. PST

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

Martin Rapier14 Jun 2015 5:16 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 6:18 a.m. PST

A, none nearby….

Wackmole9 Supporting Member of TMP14 Jun 2015 6:27 a.m. PST

g

itaphil Supporting Member of TMP14 Jun 2015 6:29 a.m. PST

Alas, A & H. (heavy sigh).

Wildman14 Jun 2015 6:37 a.m. PST

C) Two

Personal logo jrbatso Supporting Member of TMP14 Jun 2015 6:51 a.m. PST

e) or f)
Four or Five

Dynaman878914 Jun 2015 6:54 a.m. PST

1.5 (2 one year and 1 the next)

waaslandwarrior14 Jun 2015 6:55 a.m. PST

Most of the years
D.
And H.

Disco Joe14 Jun 2015 7:11 a.m. PST

D

Ottoathome14 Jun 2015 7:32 a.m. PST

five

but not Historicon

too noisy

Mute Bystander14 Jun 2015 7:33 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 7:52 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 8:05 a.m. PST

Three, generally, but sometimes more.

Dave Knight14 Jun 2015 8:38 a.m. PST

This year (shows rather than conventions)

Vapnartak
Albanich
Carronade
Claymore
Fiasco
Targe

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

coolyork14 Jun 2015 9:08 a.m. PST

2 to 3 on average

KPinder14 Jun 2015 10:14 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 10:15 a.m. PST

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

Dagwood14 Jun 2015 11:37 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.

Dagwood

ordinarybass14 Jun 2015 12:19 p.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 2:10 p.m. PST

d) Fall in, Cold Wars, Historicon

Jamesonsafari14 Jun 2015 3:03 p.m. PST

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

kyoteblue14 Jun 2015 3:06 p.m. PST

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