When is the next Knightmare convention happening?

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When is the next Knightmare convention happening?

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And, who knows, maybe (and after a fashion) we can record the ending after all - and of course introduce Lord Fear - at the upcoming Knightmare Convention. s4t8brett » Sat Dec 03, 2016 5:32 pm
When is the next Knightmare convention happening? Canadanne and I want to know! Have we missed any news?
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Soon? Never?

It takes over a year to organise the convention, and beyond a vague plan, nothing has yet been started. I don't know if the plan is viable, and the current plan would need Tim's permission for the convention to go ahead.

Without the newness of Knightmare Live or Geek Week, the Knightmare community needs to be strong before I'm prepared to invest the necessary time and effort into starting the planning and it has to be strong enough that it can handle some degradation over the course of the year.

We could really do with the community being a bit stronger.

In the meantime, there are a couple of big Knightmare-related projects for 2017, so we'll see how things go.

For anyone wondering what to do to increase the chances of a second convention taking place, do what you can to bolster the community. Attend meetups, come and play games in chat, write some articles for the website, etc.
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Sounds good - what are the big Knightmare-related projects coming in 2017?
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There'll be some videos.
Beyond that, the other projects are either secret or too incomplete to say if they'll raise their head in 2017.
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If it does happen again I would certainly be thrilled to attend.

With the 30th anniversary being only a few months away, I would certainly hope that something special is in the works!

Another documentary?

Another convention?

A DVD release?

I certainly second the point of doing what we can to make the KM Community stronger!

The more vocal and activated we are, the more demand we create, the more chance Knightmare has of being shown and/or released!
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DuxBellorum wrote: 19 May 2017, 16:48

With the 30th anniversary being only a few months away, I would certainly hope that something special is in the works!
Maybe that elusive footage Epic studios have been holding on to will be allowed out of the vaults.
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Now that would be an awesome thing to see!! :D 8) :D
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Id guess that ship has long sailed, sadly.
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Would be nice to attend one as I've missed so much from the Knightmare community
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Realistically, it's unlikely to happen.

About a year ago, we did a full-scale cost analysis on running another convention, and we couldn't find a way to do it. Most places with sufficient video capability had tiny audience seating, and most places with big audience seating didn't have the video capability. Places that had both were in the tens (if not hundreds) of thousands of pounds per day.

EPIC is probably the best bet (and makes sense for historic reasons). But the convention wasn't profitable for EPIC last time, so they'd charge us more money this time around. In addition, we don't think running the same event would pull in as many people. So the costs will increase again to run something bigger. Then it's all starting to look like an expensive gamble.

Something smaller could be possible, but we run the risk of disappointment when compared to the convention. The appetite isn't there. We also aren't sure we can sell something both small and niche.

We could tag on to one of the big conventions, but I don't see what we could offer.

There are a few things happening in the background that might change the situation. But for now, I see no sufficiently optimistic path that makes me want to proceed.
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