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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian05 Jul 2018 3:43 p.m. PST

28% said that your marriage doesn't limit your attendance at conventions or wargame shows. TMP link

20% said it rarely limits you.

15% said you're not married.

RudyNelson05 Jul 2018 4:40 p.m. PST

No, but kid functions did.

clifblkskull Supporting Member of TMP05 Jul 2018 7:52 p.m. PST


skinkmasterreturns06 Jul 2018 2:56 a.m. PST

Not really. I haven't gone to any East functions for some time because I got tired of the trip. I do go to smaller local cons.

Marc33594 Supporting Member of TMP06 Jul 2018 3:47 a.m. PST

I am blessed. My wife, who is NOT a gamer, comes to our two HMGS-South conventions each year and helps out with registration and at the desk!

Ceterman Supporting Member of TMP06 Jul 2018 5:49 a.m. PST

No. Money does…

Old Wolfman06 Jul 2018 6:10 a.m. PST

Money and transportation issues,not to mention finding a hotel.

Personal logo Saber6 Supporting Member of TMP Fezian06 Jul 2018 7:07 a.m. PST

Typical Weekend Con costs @ $500 USD once you include Hotel and meals, let alone fuel. The cost of entry is not the real cost.

That and being a couple thousand miles away

DeRuyter06 Jul 2018 10:20 a.m. PST

I am with Ceterman. So money and also time divided among other activities.

Personal logo Bobgnar Supporting Member of TMP06 Jul 2018 10:26 a.m. PST

I think the group is made a nice distinction between the cost of a convention as it saps from the family budget, Married life and the constraints put on by a wife not wanting hubby to go away, married life.

mckrok06 Jul 2018 10:38 a.m. PST

Nope, but job bumped me from Historicon this year.


nnascati Supporting Member of TMP06 Jul 2018 11:57 a.m. PST

If I wanted to go, my wife would encourage me to do so.

photocrinch Supporting Member of TMP06 Jul 2018 1:20 p.m. PST

I'd rather be with my wife than at a con most times, but when I want to go she is very encouraging. She knows I need my time away occasionally.

Normal Guy06 Jul 2018 9:16 p.m. PST

One of the great blessings of Jan is that she encourages me to participate in my hobby, She wants me to go and enjoys the enjoyment it brings me. Really makes things even better from my perspective.

Grumble8710607 Jul 2018 5:42 a.m. PST

I have to say the same. My spouse encourages me to go to cons. Having three locally this year is a plus, but even when they're elsewhere she's OK with my going. Of course, I'm very frugal so the financial impact is minimal. grin

Dynaman878907 Jul 2018 10:04 a.m. PST

> No, but kid functions did.

Truth spoken there! Kids are the time stealers.

coolyork Supporting Member of TMP07 Jul 2018 3:38 p.m. PST

Nope ! Im a bit suspicious as my wife says the mailman keeps asking if Im going ?

kmfrye11 Jul 2018 8:16 a.m. PST

Rarely hampers. I mark my calendar and the missus says "I want to go, too!"

Keith F.

Personal logo vonLoudon Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member13 Jul 2018 9:07 a.m. PST

No, the wife knows this is one of my favorite pastimes. She'll even attend once and while and uphold the time honored tradition of outlet shopping.

cleo liebl Inactive Member14 Jul 2018 1:43 p.m. PST

Bob keeps begging me to take him along…

MadBob Supporting Member of TMP16 Jul 2018 3:32 a.m. PST

Rudy posted : No, but kid functions did.

My son plays travel baseball and wrestles. it eats up most all of my time. We made Siege of Augusta and NashCon this year because we just happened to have those weekends off. But both were last minute decisions.
My wife loves to attend the cons as well. She plays games and is rather ruthless when she gets the hang of things.

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