Foxprowl-Con

Quality Inn & Suites Palm Island Indoor Waterpark
8250 Park Rd
Batavia, NY 14020
November 18, 2016 - November 20, 2016 | Table Cost:

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Underwhelming
On November 20-22, I was a merchant at the first Foxprowl-Con at the Clarion Hotel in Batavia, NY. I signed up for this show after hearing about it at another con. On the plus side, the staff was very nice at check-in, and I was able to attend some events during the con.

On the minus side, the convention was quite small, and the high ticket prices for attendees ($70 for the weekend, $35 for Friday or Sunday, and $45 for Saturday) didn’t leave them with much to spend at the merchant tables. I didn’t even make back the table fee ($125 for a six-foot space and two badges), which was disheartening for a three-day con. Most of the merchants were in the hotel ballroom, which was not well-lit after dark. To add to that problem, most of the tables were not located near electrical outlets, forcing merchants to bring battery-powered light sources to illuminate their tables.

In their defense, this *was* their first event; perhaps future ones will be better.
December 14, 2015, 10:33 am
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