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20 Jun 2018 8:35 p.m. PST
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Ploogak20 Jun 2018 8:14 p.m. PST

Due to registration opening late and the recent site issues we're extending early registration.

Advance (Pre-Reg) Discount EXTENDED to June 30, 2018.

Advance Registration Prices now until June 30:
Members = $35 USD
Non-Members = $60 USD
One Day = $25 USD
T-shirts = $15 USD, all sizes

Registration Prices after June 30 (onsite prices):
Members = $40 USD
Non-Members = $60 USD
One Day = $25 USD
T-shirts = $20 USD, all sizes

You can register at https://www.hmgs.org/page/HCReg?

We look forward to seeing everyone there.
Joby

Grimmnar Supporting Member of TMP20 Jun 2018 10:27 p.m. PST

And why no PayPal again?

Grimm

historygamer21 Jun 2018 6:55 a.m. PST

Joby:

I know you don't set the price structure, but doesn't it strike you as odd that the one day pass for members is the same for non-members?

Thanks for the update. :-)

Ploogak21 Jun 2018 10:12 a.m. PST

Grim, I've been told it's not working properly and that there was no projected time for a fix. I've asked for an update.

history, Convention Directors do get input into setting pricing. We recommended some pricing adjustments this year to be more in line with attendance, days of the con, etc. and they were approved by the board. Honestly, we didn't really do much to address the one day prices. Speaking for myself, there were other things of higher priority to deal with and the prices didn't seem that out of line with the other pricing. One day of a convention is one day of a convention so that price is the same across the three shows.

Your question addresses the lack of tiered pricing between members and non-members like the full show badges and I'm not sure if there's a historical basis for the decision to have it that way. There's also no price difference between advanced and onsite prices for one-day badges like the full show badge. Without having thought it through thoroughly my gut reaction is that the badge's low price point would make any adjustments negligible. The extra work involved in creating all the options as well as it possibly being confusing for attendees to have so many options will make it something I wouldn't mess too much with unless someone presents a compelling reason to address it.

Joby

historygamer22 Jun 2018 6:11 a.m. PST

Nothing to worry about now, but I have noticed in the past that pricing is not consistent from show to show, nor are the incentives for membership as related to entrance fees. I believe Hcon in Lancaster is likely to get more day trippers than past Hcon locations. Just something to consider going forward if the goal is still to encourage membership through discounted admissions.

One other thing to consider. To my knowledge, HMGS still seems to have a disconnect in reaching out to award winning GMs to encourage them to attend cons. I am consistently surprised HMGS has not made more efforts to attract award winning GMs and their games to return by offering prime or featured locations, etc. Of course that is only beneficial if they are also used in advertising, on the FB pages, etc. Again, something to think about going forward.

Good luck with the show. Hope to get up there and drag one or two others with me. :-)

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