Re: FEEDBACK THREAD for 2013
Disclaimer: as a middle-aged tee-totaler, I realize that I'm not Nauticon's target demographic!
So, if you would, please think of the following as a "minority report"...Venue:
Once again, P-town was a blast--just as much in September as May. My fiancee and I went up the Pilgrim Monument Friday, took a very successful whale watch on Saturday, and the Pirate Shipwreck Museum on Sunday. I wouldn't have this event held anywhere else!Inn:
The Provincetown Inn remains a great choice to host Nauticon. From my perspective, it has just enough space for all our events, and is isolated enough from town to give the event a sense of privacy.Panels:
Speaking only for myself and my fiancee, there were few panels we were interested in seeing this year. Also, in one instance (the "Old Phart" panel), the panelist didn't show--so I ran the panel with a twenty-something to my left. We actually had a nice discussion, and I rather liked being behind the mike, much to my surprise.Luau:
I liked having a decent dinner on site Saturday night, and was willing to pay extra for it. But as someone mentioned at con feedback, some form of entertainment would spice the affair. For 2014, I suggest beef ribs, a hearty beef stew, and some dark ales and hard cider. I'm sure some research can suggest other items for the menu. Tastings:
Not my thing, but they do seem to be popular. For 2014, I'm wondering if a collection of dark ales and stouts would be in keeping with the Viking theme.Stickies on badges:
This was a very good idea for the multitude of special events we had this year.Artist's Colony:
I've already commented on this subject elsewhere on the forum. Suffice to say that this year's arrangements were very effective for both artists and patrons.Harborview Room:
When you enter this function room, there was a totally unused space behind and to the right of the bar. I wonder if this space can be somehow closed off and used as an additional hall. Might I suggest a screening room? I know that the Trawler Room was used for this in 2012, and I rather missed it this year. (There were some titles I'd never seen before, and I've since bought a number of them.) If it's legal, I wonder if attendees could bring their own DVD/Blu-rays.Operation Hammond and Barfleet:
Again, I was very grateful to have the former on site. And now that I have a better understanding of Barfleet's philosophy, I'm glad that the UBS Shameless
was in port for those who wished its services!
That's all I have for now. My fiancee and I have already paid for 2014, and we'll see you all there!