Volunteer run events have an exposure problem. We don't market because of the costs involved.
Word of mouth is what rules in our World.
If you want to see this in a microcosm - think of the Anime vs Western Music debates that take place every year.
This is really important to me but I'm not ashamed to say I will seek help making this happen.
Our cons thrived and grew by individuals donating to the cause. Tech and the presentation was something events didn't spend money on unless it was infrastructural.
Reg systems and databases sitting on unencrypted laptops in OPs. This is how things were.
Do you go for a piece of paper printout? or some sort of digital system?
Regardless of which you use you need a contingency.
Kita was uniquely positioned to bring in excited, nerdy techs to help for lack of a better word "show off" the event and I mean that as a positive.
This lead to the decision not to use the SU and instead focus the budget on the main hall. I'd certainly say personally that this had mixed results but it looked great. 👌
Gone are the spare of the moment stage ramblings, In is the structural scheduled keynotes.
From an event runner perspective I see this a good thing.
You need to focus on the important things and that's not always a LCD screen
So this has been my Monday ramble.