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tayerigonz30 Sep 2017 5:11 p.m. PST

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vicmagpa101 Oct 2017 3:41 p.m. PST

same as Yellow admiral. Problem with limiting a time period is that you limit your audience as well.

Yellow Admiral02 Oct 2017 5:51 a.m. PST

Is anyone actually proposing this? Or is Bill just making more dust clouds?

- Ix

madcam2us02 Oct 2017 6:31 a.m. PST

Johnny Con is already in place… Now attached to Nashcon, its a whole convention of games by John Hill. Once it was exclusively JR based rules, I see they are now including ASL. But still one of the best ACW based events similar to the SYW event in South Bend…

Madcam.

Personal logo ACWBill Supporting Member of TMP02 Oct 2017 8:36 a.m. PST

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huron72502 Oct 2017 6:11 p.m. PST

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ACW Gamer Supporting Member of TMP04 Oct 2017 6:34 p.m. PST

Obviously, I would be interested in an ACW Con. The problem is finding a location that would be accessible to the maximum audience. Preferably in a location with ACW history.

Personal logo Bowman Supporting Member of TMP05 Oct 2017 5:07 a.m. PST

Fredericksburg?

Personal logo Bowman Supporting Member of TMP05 Oct 2017 6:15 a.m. PST

Maybe just some of the small, carpeted rooms of the FCC would be enough? And a small place for vendors. Depends on the cost. May have to do this on their slow time of year. Just musing.

historygamer06 Oct 2017 8:22 a.m. PST

From the AP:

WOODBRIDGE, Va. A study has found that northern Virginia is home to the single worst traffic hotspot in the U.S.

That spot is the stretch of southbound Interstate 95 from the Fairfax County Parkway to Fredericksburg.

The study published Wednesday by Seattle-based traffic data firm Inrix found the average traffic jam on that stretch lasted 33 minutes and covered six miles. Inrix counted 1,394 traffic jams there during the two-month period it conducted the study in March and April.


While I-95 represented the single worst traffic spot, Inrix found that overall the D.C. area ranks third to New York and Los Angeles in terms of overall traffic congestion.

The study analyzed more than 100,000 hotspots in 25 of the nation's most traffic-congested cities.

ACW Gamer Supporting Member of TMP06 Oct 2017 1:18 p.m. PST

Other possible cities. All have major airports, all have connections to Civil War history:

Louisville, Kentucky

New Orleans, Louisiana

Nashville, Tennessee

Atlanta, Georgia

Personal logo Bowman Supporting Member of TMP07 Oct 2017 7:38 a.m. PST

As those are all major urban areas, wouldn't venue costs and transportation issues be increased? Other considerations would be, " How far are these venues from the bulk of the ACW vendors?"

Besides, too many distractions in Nawlins! wink

ACW Gamer Supporting Member of TMP07 Oct 2017 10:20 a.m. PST

Bowman,

All those are valid concerns. I believe that air cost go down when you fly into a major airport, so there is that to consider.

As far as NOLA, I heard that a convention once held there got more attendance BECAUSE it was the Big Easy.

IF you held the event in say, Atlanta, you will probably actually mean a near by city. For example, Little Wars is not actually in Chicago, but in Lombard, Illinois, 22 miles away.

You could hold it, say, near the Shiloh battlefield, but now you have to find a venue in that rural region.

Nashville is an excellent choice due to the fact that you can hold the event in nearby Franklin.

As far as ACW Vendors, that is a tough one. First, would the vendors come?

Second, WHERE are they? Old Glory is in Western PA, Good Ground is north of Atlanta, Cigar Box Battles in Franklin, Historique is near Louisville, Battlefield Terrain Concepts is in Virginia's Shenadoh Valley, etc.

The other consideration is how to do line up a con so it doesn't compete with the big cons.

And finally, you have the Field of Dreams question, if we build it "will they come?"

BUT, understand, I am not saying that this is Mission Impossible, but it won't be Mission Easy either.

TSD10107 Oct 2017 10:48 a.m. PST

8-10, depending on where it is and whether or not that city tore down any monuments…

Clays Russians08 Oct 2017 11:48 a.m. PST

Well Louisville is out, they removed the UCV monument on UofL campus. I live there. But this city would be a good central location. Indianapolis might be better

Personal logo Bowman Supporting Member of TMP08 Oct 2017 8:48 p.m. PST

Don't forget Sash and Saber in NC. And Little Wars doesn't claim it is in Chicago.

What's wrong with Fredericksburg?

steve1865 Supporting Member of TMP09 Oct 2017 8:54 a.m. PST

9, but in the north east area. The Gettysburg Convention center hotel is still in operation. Fall in was there a couple of times. If held in the fall not too cold or Snow and enough room for plenty of Games.

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