Re: Action Force Convention
Posted: 27 Jul 2009 22:03
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Dave Tree wrote:I've been working pretty hard in the background on this, hence a lot of the questions/ polls.Andy1672 wrote:so is this gonna happen ?
Whilst some suggestions haven't been too helpful, the majority of responses have been great. My only worry about any of this though is the level of expectation from people.
I attend shows on average every two weeks for the last 5 years and see so much work go in to some of these along with a lot of money too. It is generally all taken for granted by punters, who sometimes whine and all you can say is 'well, could you have done any better?'
I'm prepared to give it a shot, but to minimise loss of money and have any hope in recouping costs, the show needs to be a little more. As much as I'd love to do a dedicated AF show, who would hands on heart actually turn up? We be lucky to hit 20 people from here (call it Â£5 for entry, Â£100 would contribute about 5% of the expected costs). The more niche the show, the less likely you'll attract the passer by. The new GI JOE film is what will help draw paople in, as would vintage Action Man and 90's Action Man, they are all inter-related so they have a better chance of appealing to a wider audience and in turn introduce them to the AF line if they have yet to to discover/ rediscover it.
I also believe that if something like this can get off the ground and is supported all round, the more chance you'll have of Hasbro taking notice of the UK and elements like the Red Shadows.