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 Post subject: Re: Name the Con.
PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 7:50 pm 
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OshCon ?

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 Post subject: Re: Name the Con.
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OshCon ?


I second this one.

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 Post subject: Re: Name the Con.
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Based on this comment by atom: "Lastly, have you guys thought about what you're going to call your convention? And if the URL is available. I'll send all of my (admittedly meager) traffic to a link for your website once it's ready so anyone looking for OshCon will find out about YourCon instead of MyCon." I would say OshCon isn't going to be the name.

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 Post subject: Re: Name the Con.
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If it is indeed about his domain ownership of Oshcon, then I think Oshkon would be a acceptable. It works on so many levels.

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 Post subject: Re: Name the Con.
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I guess we'd have to ask him about that.

Though I sort of think it would be appropriate for a completely new name since it'll be a new crew running the show.

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 Post subject: Re: Name the Con.
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I am quite split on the issue of going with OshCon/OshKon.

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1)GREAT name. Perfect really. The best.
2)Stability. It's a known quantity.

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1)Atom implied he was keeping the name. (And he should, because it's AWESOME, and it's his to do with as he pleases!)
2)We ARE going to be a different group, with different plans for the future of the con maybe...

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 Post subject: Re: Name the Con.
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You mentioned that you facebook him just about every day. Can you inquire about the name so we know if we need to keep pushing forward with naming? Thanks!

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 Post subject: Re: Name the Con.
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It was something that I felt weird about bringing up outside of the context of the planned in-person convention discussion, based on the initial statement about re-naming it.

My thoughts are that the naming exercise is still valid, even if the name COULD stay intact. Since it is an entirely new "crew" doing things, as you pointed out. Maybe it will be decided that we wish for that separation, even if Atom allowed the name to be "leased." Either way, discussion for both sides is valid.

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 Post subject: Re: Name the Con.
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I don't know what the problem is. I'll ask him. I think it should be named differently so that it can be separated. We wouldn't want to taint Atom's good name with our shenanigans. Mischief managed. I will let you know.

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 Post subject: Re: Name the Con.
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Guardtroll wrote:
Really?! If you rush creativity, you get crappy creativity!

Here is a partial list;


Winnagamo
Con on the water - I like this. Or COW for short. Why not bring in an agricultural element into it?
Game-a-topia
Game-ageddon
Rollapalooza
Game-On

Gamervana
Take it Out of the Basement Con
Life As A Gamer Con
Wandering Monster Con
Nothing-to-do-with-Gnomes Game-Con Got me laughing
Bag of Dice Con
Dice and Zombies Con Anything with the word "Zombie" in it will draw in crowds.
Trollcon!
How about GuardTrollCon?

Anything with "Game" in the title might help the public with what it is. Game-On-Con

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WampaCon. If you need a spokescat, I can arrange that.

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 Post subject: Re: Name the Con.
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How about;
Wandering Meeples Con (WMC)
Meeples and Bits Con (MBC)
Bits and Meeples Con (BMC)

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 Post subject: Re: Name the Con.
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If we want radio spots, we better arrange them soon.

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Here some more I thought of at work.
Prancing Meeples Con
Wind and Water Con
Red Orange Con with Kick for ROCK
T-shirts could have a Knight kicking a orc or something.
Just some suggestions for the pot.

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 Post subject: Re: Name the Con.
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Here are a few more to think about.

New Born Con
The Old Ways Con
ReBorn Con

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 Post subject: Re: Name the Con.
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Atom says that we need to come up with our own name. Mischief managed.

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 Post subject: Re: Name the Con.
PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 8:33 am 
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I dunno, instead of making up random things isn't there something local to provide a tie-in that makes sense? Especially since it may be held at a different venue. Nothing derogatory is meant by the next statement but just so I I'm getting this right - you're going to have a con, not named OshCon, not where OshCon was? Then I don't see how any of the pre-existing OshCon stuff matters (and would ask why didn't you guys just start a con at some point in the past regardless of if Oshkosh already had a con or not, if you follow). Just saying to maybe re-frame what's going on in case people are stuck in a mindset that really doesn't exist - trying to help.

You guys know everything about the area - isn't there something cool you can tie-in for the name and theme instead of generic gaming words that could be for AnyCrapCon - Idaho?

There is a real life jet fighter by the highway as you come into town. I haven't lived there in a while but isn't there a air plane thing up there one every ten years or something? I doubt there are any gamers interested in airplanes but that plane is cool.

One of the largest in-land lakes in the states right by you. There might be the start of a river close to there too. I doubt there are any games with nautical references or boats but maybe.

I'm guessing there is some Native American / Warrior / Hunter / chief references to use from the area. Doesn't the actual word Oshkosh mean "Start Player" in native American?

One of the largest military suppliers is headquartered there. I know its a stretch to related gaming to wars or the military but I thought I'd mention it.

Oshkosh B'gosh. No one thought of Pants Con?

OK, seriously now. If you can provide a local tie-in you might get some local industry/retail support.

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 Post subject: Re: Name the Con.
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Superhawk wrote:
You guys know everything about the are - isn't there something cool you can tie-in for the name and theme instead of generic gaming words that could be for AnyCrapCon - Idaho?

AHEM.....

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I GOT IT!!!

There used to be an entertainment park in Oshkosh, with a roller coaster, vaudeville theater, dance pavilion, roller skating rink, swimming beach, bathhouse, baseball diamond with a covered grandstand, a Ferris Wheel and Merry-Go-Round, two bandstands, two concession booths, an outdoor movie theater, and a water toboggan chute!. It was called Eweco Park It is a really cool piece of Oshkosh history!

EWECOn! The greatest entertainment experience in Oshkosh since 1917!


I guess we could name it "EarlyFall" or something that references the time of year...but that's pretty prosaic if you ask me...

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 Post subject: Re: Name the Con.
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By my count we have 54 names. Some are obviously jokes (like Steve), but sometimes it is difficult to tell if someone is being a goof or if the name is a serious proposal. The polls here look to only take 20 items or I would have set up a poll for our names.

Here is the list:

Kick the Con
WinnebagoCon ('BagoCon) --- /or WinCon - BHL suggestion/
North East Wisconsin Gameapalooza. (NEWGame)
Fox Valley Game Con
FoxCon
OshkaPalooza
Fall Game Fest
Millenium Fall-Con
Con-of-the-not-quite-as-North
BA-Con
Adopted-Con
Oshkosh CONfusion
The convention formerly known as Oshcon
OshKon
OshKHAAAAAAAAAAAAAN!!!
Fox Valley Social Club "non-descriptive gaming event"
Steve.
Phoenix_Con
Oshkosh b' Con
Paper Valley Con
Origins II
Gen Con II
Dorkstock...2
Sawdust DAZE
Sawdust Con
EWECOn
RACHELcon
Whatcon?
FTW....BAZINGAcon!
PUcon
Winnagamo
Con on the water
Game-a-topia
Game-ageddon
Rollapalooza
Game-On
Gamervana
Take it Out of the Basement Con
Life As A Gamer Con
Wandering Monster Con
Nothing-to-do-with-Gnomes Game-Con
Bag of Dice Con
Dice and Zombies Con
Trollcon!
WampaCon
Wandering Meeples Con (WMC)
Meeples and Bits Con (MBC)
Bits and Meeples Con (BMC)
Prancing Meeples Con
Wind and Water Con
Red Orange Con
New Born Con
The Old Ways Con
ReBorn Con

I'd like to set up a poll and have a vote, but this list is just too long. Even if the poll supported a list this long - it's still too long! Definitely some creative names here. Let's see if we can pare this down a bit, shall we?

I'm open to suggestions, but first I would ask that if you've submitted a clear joke name that you strike it from the list. Thanks!

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 Post subject: Re: Name the Con.
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Skittlebrau wrote:
I guess we could name it "EarlyFall" or something that references the time of year...but that's pretty prosaic if you ask me...


In case anyone couldn't tell from all the gibs everywhere "Midwinter" just got blasted.

If I could play devils advocate for a moment, imagine how odd it would be if Fire and Ice was named SheboyCon before they moved. Also, I'm not sure how to pronounce EweCon. The coolest name I've ever heard for a convention is PAX. I get that they fell into it being Penny Arcade Exposition but, - it's simple, everyone knows what it is, and at the same time it's big enough to hold everything under the sun. Plus, names with X in them are super cool.

I thought something like XCON but they already have it: http://www.xconworld.info/

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Edit: posted same time as BHL so not trying to derail.

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