Sweconpoddar 97 – Convention School part 2: Economy


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Are you planning your own con, or just interested in how they are organized? Attend the ”Convention School” and listen to experienced conrunners. Second lesson: Economy. How much does it cost to run a convention: renting a convention venue, paying for the travel for the guests of honor, other foreseen and unforeseen costs? How much can you expect to get from selling memberships? How to get sponsored by the city, region or companies? How to handle the money, providing suitable payment options, keeping the stash safe. How to make your first budget and keep control of it. How do you know if your planned convention is a ”go” or ”no go”? Top best tips for keeping costs down and making a great con.

This panel was recorded at Swecon 2019 – Replicon in Västerås Sweden

Participants: Tomas Cronholm, Jukka Halme, Johan Anglemark, Britt-Louise Viklund (moderator)

The music is from Sands Of Time (Psychadelik Pedestrian) / CC BY-NC 3.0

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