Quoted from mbaumle:
Seems like the bigger shows are just turning into a giant swap meet where people bring junk games to avoid paying the $20 entrance fee.
That’s why we went a different route. We get a more personal email chain going with everyone that is bringing games so we can keep everyone accountable for what they are bringing and ensure it’s going to be something good that they are committed to keep playing great all weekend. We’re very lucky like Jerry said to have such awesome support that we doing need to have generic game signups like other shows and hope that 75% of them actually show up.
Our first year we had 125 games signed up to come, and 125 showed up. Crazy.
We just try to do all the little things really well, and always listen to feedback to keep getting better.