Yesterday’s top news: BlizzCon is cancelled this year. While continuing to lurk on Twitter, I observed a convo between @DruidMain and @BraveTank about having regional Blizzcons to give everyone an opportunity to attend.
The handful of responses I received got my mind racing. Originally I was going to reply, “Need to find someone influential to plan the event. Don’t look at me! *Hides*” I seriously considered that tweet for a moment and DELETED it.
I also saw that @HayFayFay had tweeted earlier:
It was obvious that people had the same idea in mind. I thought to myself, “Why aren’t you stepping up to do this?” Well, for a couple reasons. Answer #1: Who am I? I’m new to the blogging community. Noone would come to my party. Answer #2: Do you know how much TIME this is going to consume?
I haven’t been able to stop thinking about it. I’d been involved in planning fundraisers, motivational talks and jiujitsu tournaments in the past. But this is a different beast. Pre-planning ideas and internal conversions took place within my brain throughout the day:
“Where? San Diego makes sense. It’s close and WARM. Who? How much? What’s on the agenda? Will need an event planner. What Prizes? Will need to recruit volunteers. How can I do this anonymously? Should I have someone else be the face for this event and I’d simply work in the background? That’s stupid. Don’t be embarrassed to show yourself. I don’t really play any other Blizzard games, so it would be strictly a WoW party of some sort. We can rent out a ball room of a hotel, allowing attendees the convenience of staying at the hotel. There will be costumes. And drinking. Lots of drinking. 1,000 people? Partner with influential people in the WoW community to sponsor or help plan the event? Have tables available to rent?”
But I never thought: “What if I fail?” If I’m going to commit to this, it’s going to happen. In one way or another. So, I’d like to get your feedback on the event to see if it’s even anything I should pursue. Some questions I have for you are:
- Would you attend?
- Where would you like this event to be held?
- Who in the WoW community would you like to see up on stage?
- What exhibits or events do you want to see?
- What length of time would you want this event?
- Do you have a similar idea? Perhaps we can combine two parties into one?
- Do you want to get involved in the planning and execution? If so, what are some of your unique abilities?
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