Anime Blues Con: Play Your Cards Right

Hello, Anime Blues Con folks and others who’ve stumbled upon this article!

With the convention coming up in less than two weeks, I’ve got some surveys that I need to get to 100 people prior to the show! Can you help?

There are four surveys, and here are the links for them:

http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/3578693/Play-Your-Cards-Right-S2-Q1-CARD-GAMES

http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/3587059/Play-Your-Cards-Right-S2-Q2-FANDOM-ARGUMENTS

http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/3626283/Play-Your-Cards-Right-S2-Q3-VIDEO-GAMES

http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/3626970/Play-Your-Cards-Right-S2-Q4-RANDOM-FANDOM

Thanks so much for helping out! See you in Memphis next weekend!

No Youtube updates this month.

Hi everyone, just a quick note. Between the new computer, my vacation, an increase in work with my part-time job and something personal that I don’t wish to discuss publicly, I haven’t had any time to edit, so there will be no Youtube uploads this month.

I then have conventions three consecutive weekends in July, so at the soonest I won’t expect to have new video up until mid- to late- July.

Sorry folks, but don’t forget…if my Patreon gets high enough I won’t have to work the part-time job anymore. Please consider a contribution.

Last week in surveys

Hello, everyone!

Due to my being hacked I had to take down and then recreate my survey group on Facebook (which you can join here). Some of you might have missed my most recent Pointless and Play Your Cards Right surveys. If you did, here they are so you can catch up:

Pointless Q1: EEVEELUTIONS
http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/3558742/Pointless-S2-Q1-EEVEELUTIONS

Pointless Q2: SAME LETTER
http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/3578804/Pointless-S2-Q2-SAME-LETTER

Pointless Q3: THE LETTER “J”
http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/3587945/Pointless-S2-Q3-THE-LETTER-J

Play Your Cards Right Q1: CARD GAMES
http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/3578693/Play-Your-Cards-Right-S2-Q1-CARD-GAMES

Play Your Cards Right Q2: FANDOM ARGUMENTS
http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/3587059/Play-Your-Cards-Right-S2-Q2-FANDOM-ARGUMENTS

Thanks as always!

 

Prize contributions: A Greggo Guide

Hello, everyone!

Lately you have all been ridiculously generous when it comes to prize contributions. I’ve had fans come up with literal suitcases full of prizes to add to my own prize suitcase, and I think that’s incredible.

Today I’d like to talk about what sort of prize support is best, because lately I’ve gotten a few things that I don’t think I’ll be able to use.

First and foremost, make sure to give me fair warning if you’re going to give me prizes at a convention. I have packing down to a science, so my large suitcase (which contains my tripods and prizes) almost always hits exactly 50 pounds. It gets lighter over the weekend as I give away stuff, but if you’re contributing a large amount I’ll have to figure out how to get it all home on the plane without paying an overweight bag fee. If you let me know ahead of time, I can plan accordingly.

Keeping weight in mind, certain things are much heavier than others. I really can’t take large quantities of books or manga because they’re too heavy. If you’re planning a manga donation, consider worthy groups like the Carolina Manga Library, who are popping up more frequently at anime conventions these days.

I’m fine with accepting “gently used” merchandise. If it’s something that you personally would be happy to get as a prize, it’s likely something someone else would as well.

Box sets are fantastic prizes. Collections of individual discs, however, take up a lot more space in the suitcase. I recently had to unload about sixty individual discs to free up space in the prize closet. Sets like Ghost in the Shell Arise (only two volumes) are perfectly fine…it’s the ones that are 8 individual discs or more that are problematic.

Finally, and this should go without saying, I can’t accept bootleg items as prizes. I recently received a DVD set that was pretty obviously bootleg. With so many industry folks involved in my guest games, I would hate to give away something that actually steals from said industry.

Your generosity will always be appreciated. I’ve been able to successfully offer nice prizes for around 100 game shows a year thanks to your kindness. Thanks for being some of the best fans ever!