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With the growing popularity of mega cons are smaller game conventions dying out? Jonathan addresses the question with his thoughts. Be sure to listen to the entire episode to hear an important announcement about the birth of Jonathan’s first child.

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Mega Convention Pros

  • HUGE
  • Greater variety
  • More people
  • Attracts more attention from everyone (biz, ppl, media etc)
  • Product launches/sneak peeks in abundance

Smaller Convention Pros

  • Targeted audience
  • Personal touch
  • Focused
  • More affordable
  • More responsive to feedback

To Survive Smaller Conventions MUST:

  • Adapt
  • Stay true to their core beliefs (who they are)
  • Reach out (to non-traditional attendees)
  • Utilize technology
  • Be Bold (to try something different)

TAS-CON 2015
Unique way to kickstart a small convention.

WHEN: Sat Mar 21, 2015 from 9am-11pm
WHERE: Courtyard Marriott hotel in Milford, Massachusetts
HOW: Back the Kickstarter for as little as $15
WHY: Variety of board and wargames plus Jonathan has a free press badge for him to attend. You can say hi if you see him.

Do you have questions, comments, or constructive feedback? Then please share it with us on FacebookTwitter, or via e-mail at cwfgamecast@wargamingforums.com.

iTunes/Stitcher Reviews
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  • Jamie Searle from Norway left a 5 star review on iTunestitled A Great Wargames Podcast saying “I’m really enjoying this show. I’ve listened to about 50 episodes now and found all of them to have real value. The range of topics is refreshing and the quality of production and guests really makes it a good listen. Wargaming Recon is mostly focused on historical miniature wargames, but enough different games and tangental topics are covered that it’s always interesting.”
  • RobertD left a 4 star review on Stitcher Radio titled Historical Wargaming saying “Every episode has some great content related to wargaming in New England. It could be talking about a Convention with one of the directors, holiday buying ideas, or even just doing a mailbag episode.”

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Announcements

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-Catherine Ann was born on February 4, 2015. She weighed 7lb 8oz and was 20 inches long. Many thanks for all the congratulatory messages!

Episode Guide Tells You What’s in the Pipe

Some Reminders:


Troll in the Corner Podcast Network

Wargaming Recon belongs to the Troll in the Corner Podcast Network (TCPN). You may like some of the other shows on the network.

Indie Talks – bi-monthly on Wednesdays covering independent games, film, television. Includes many interviews. Hosted by Trollitc owner Ben Gerber.

Monsters of the Shattered World – monthly on the last Saturday. Story of a young scholar encountering strange animals on another world.

Promos for the TCPN podcasts appear at the end of the show. Many thanks to Jeremy Kostiew, Troll ITC’s logo designer, for the amazing logos. Check out his portfolio atMightyNightGaunt.com


12-7-Games.com Proudly Sponsors Wargaming Recon

Need gaming supplies? Please consider our sponsor, 12-7-Games.com.


Penny for Your Thoughts

We hope you enjoy this episode of Wargaming Recon and welcome your feedback. Send it all to:

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Our intro song is “Downtown” by Matthew Ebel. Please give his other music a listen at www.matthewebel.com.

This recording is licensed under a Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 3.0 license.

Wargaming Recon in 2015

Another great podcast season is here! This episode unveils the roadmap for 2015. Want to know what topics will be discussed? How about who are the upcoming featured guests? You’re in the right place to find out the answers to these questions and more.

This episode discussed:

Confirmed Guests

  1. Jon & Diane Sutherland share why the Wargame Holidays Centre on Crete shut down.
  2. Aaron Bostian to discuss how to survive your FLGS closing.

Guests to Invite

  1. Henry Hyde, author of the Wargaming Compendium (affiliate link) & editor of Miniature Wargames magazine.
  2. Jasper Oorthuys, managing director of Karwansaray Publishers and former editor of Ancient Warfare magazine.
  3. Guy Bowers, editor of Wargames, Soldiers, and Strategy magazine.
  4. Steven Parenteau, event director for TotalCon.
  5. Steven MacLauchlan, head honcho of WWPD: News From the Front.
  6. Russ Lockwood, game designer and editor of Wally Simon’s Secrets of Wargame Design vols 1-3.
  7. Neil Shuck, owner of Meeples & Miniatures and columnist at Miniature Wargames magazine.
  8. Bill Dettmers, owner of 12-7-Games.com.

Planned Topics for 2015

  1. New England conventions: TotalCon, HuzzahCon, and HAVOC.
  2. Holiday Gift Guide 2015.
  3. How to play 1775 Rebellion solo.
  4. C.F. Wesencraft’s Practical Wargaming book.
  5. Being a dad and wargamer.
  6. Using social media for wargamers (i.e. helpful Facebook pages, Google groups, etc).
  7. Extra Life 24hr Game-a-thon 2015 with special eBay charity auction.
  8. Top 10 episodes of 2015.
  9. Patreon for Wargamers.
  10. New England game days coverage.
  11. Highlight wargaming blogs & podcasts.
  12. Rerelease more classic episodes all spruced up.

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Mailbag
Via our Facebook page:

  1. Listener Dave said “A suggestion for a podcast subject…How about a review of various wargame Facebook pages that are abundant at the moment. I have seen some inspiration work on some of these pages that have really improved my [painting] techniques.”
  2. Listener Andrew is thanked for the kind Christmas package he sent Jonathan. It contained OGRE Pocket Edition by Steve Jackson Games and a DVD set titled 21st Century War Machines.

Do you have questions, comments, or constructive feedback? Then please share it with us on FacebookTwitter, or via e-mail at cwfgamecast@wargamingforums.com.

iTunes Reviews
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  • Josh Weaver from the UK left a 4 star review titled Cheers saying “Thanks fo ran excellent podcast! I’ve only recently discovered the podcast and I’ve been pleasantly surprised by the quality of the cast and the dedication to improving that quality…all in all a great podcast! Happy gaming”

We’re up to 10 ratings with an average score of 4.3 stars! Please take the time to REVIEW the show on iTunes. It helps others to find our show and it also helps to grow the hobby. Thank you to those who have rated and reviewed us.

Do You Like Wargaming Recon?

If you like what you hear and you use iTunes to get our content we ask a favor of you. Please consider reviewing us on iTunes.

iTunes is one of the most popular ways for listeners to findpodcasts. Why not help a potential new listener find our show and help grow the hobby?

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Announcements
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-Sponsor 12-7-Games.com has renewed their sponsorship for 2015. We couldn’t do this show without their support.

-The Baby is due in a few weeks. Check Facebook and Twitter for the birth announcement. When the baby arrives I’ll release some classic episodes while I spend quality time with the little one. Then I’ll transition back to the normal schedule. Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.

Episode Guide Tells You What’s in the Pipe

Some Reminders:


Troll in the Corner Podcast Network

Wargaming Recon belongs to the Troll in the Corner Podcast Network (TCPN). You may like some of the other shows on the network.

Indie Talks – bi-monthly on Wednesdays covering independent games, film, television. Includes many interviews. Hosted by Trollitc owner Ben Gerber.

Monsters of the Shattered World – monthly on the last Saturday. Story of a young scholar encountering strange animals on another world.

Promos for the TCPN podcasts appear at the end of the show. Many thanks to Jeremy Kostiew, Troll ITC’s logo designer, for the amazing logos. Check out his portfolio atMightyNightGaunt.com


12-7-Games.com Proudly Sponsors Wargaming Recon

Need gaming supplies? Please consider our sponsor, 12-7-Games.com.


Contact Wargaming Recon

We hope you enjoy this episode of Wargaming Recon and welcome your feedback. Send it all to:

Our Theme Song
Matthew-Ebel-Logo

Our intro song is “Downtown” by Matthew Ebel. Please give his other music a listen at www.matthewebel.com.

This recording is licensed under a Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 3.0 license.

 
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