GenghisCon is a project that’s been dear to my heart since it’s inception in 2001. I’ve watched it grow and blossom from a fledging idea hatched in our lounge room into a full-grown, successful annual convention.

It’s fun to see what the changing committees come up with in terms of ideas for convention activities each year and how much the Genghis-community pitches in to help out.

With the 2o17 GenghisCon on the horizon, I’ve volunteered my services to be ‘Market Day Liaison’. This is really just a fancy (and short) title for trader-wrangler and organiser of fun stuff associated with the market day.

I want to make the market day to be a draw card and have some cunning plans in mind. I’m thinking that having some entertainment to entice people into the market area would be fun. Perhaps a few different items/events, each running just enough to be entertaining and draw the crowd in. We could have some roving minstrels, a fairy floss machine, random juggling, handouts of cookies (baked by moi and other lucky ‘volunteers’), a raffle… and whatever else I can come up with.

This will take a little while to plan, so I’m starting now to avoid the aargh-factor later on. What I’d REALLY like is to get some help from anyone with ideas / time (just some) / creative spirit / musical and/or juggling abilities. Help?

GCon Traders 2017

3 thoughts on “Looking for inspiration

  1. Danielle on October 20, 2016 at 8:31 am said:

    A hug booth, as per blazing swan? You could hit up Kai for a contact juggling performance, he’s usually pretty happy to do that at any moment. Jonathan maybe be willing to do a short storytelling session. I don’t know any wandering minstrel types but will consider further. A wandering pure vendor might be cool though (our rat on a stick, or whatever) & I could help with that. Can bake cookies also. 🙂

  2. As very few vendors have stepped up this time round, the GenghisCon Perth Committee has decided to can the Market Day event at the 2017 convention. Maybe next year, Gadget! 🙂

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