Thursday, July 9th, 2020
Social distancing measures have become a staple of daily life across the world, even as we see in-person events on the horizon again in some areas. This begs the question: how do we provide an unforgettable event experience for attendees while still keeping safety and distance top of mind? While there’s no one simple solution to this challenge, taking steps to reduce hand-to-hand interactions and optimize foot traffic flow to maintain personal distance are at the heart of the path forward.(more…)
Thursday, June 18th, 2020
As restrictions on mass gatherings around the world begin to relax, venue managers and event organizers alike are working on plans to get the world of live events back up and running again. With social distancing measures still in effect, you’ll need to take every precaution to keep your venue’s attendees safe, while providing the same engaging event experience your customers have come to know and love.(more…)
Thursday, April 9th, 2020
Even if your next fandom event is not yet on the horizon, there are other sources of revenue to explore beyond just ticket sales. Our event experts have spent years working alongside the organizers behind some of the world’s most iconic comic cons, gaming expos, and anime conventions, and we’ve tapped into that experience to bring you four additional sources of revenue you can explore. Read on, and put our tips to work today!(more…)
Wednesday, March 25th, 2020
In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, live events in every corner of the globe have been affected by social gathering restrictions, transmission concerns, and a sense of general uncertainty. When you’re faced with the need to make the tough call to postpone, change, or cancel your event, you’ll want to make sure your customers understand the situation as thoroughly as possible.(more…)
Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020
Convention organizers routinely put months of planning, legwork, and coordination into crafting an event that typically takes place over the span of just a few days. With a narrow target for on-site success, it’s critical that every aspect of your fandom, gaming, or pop culture convention is optimized to provide unforgettable experiences for your attendees, and generate revenue and actionable insights for your team. For this reason, cashless payment technology is an emerging resource that simply cannot be overlooked.(more…)
Thursday, February 13th, 2020
If festival organizers have one skill in common, it’s multitasking. With tasks at hand like booking talent, managing vendors, updating website and app content, and issuing staff and guest credentials, successfully managing a festival is no small feat! Luckily, our partners at Marcato have festival management boiled down to a science. Read on to discover five ways Marcato optimizes and improves the festival management process, and see the difference today.(more…)
Thursday, February 6th, 2020
As today’s event-goers continue to become more environmentally conscious, sustainability is a growing focus in the planning of live events. Attendees are looking deeper than just lineups and event programming to make their ticket-buying decisions. Potential attendees want to support events that align with their personally held values, and a serious devotion to reducing one’s carbon footprint can be a deciding factor. Event organizers serious about moving their events toward sustainability know it can be a challenging undertaking that requires consideration at every step of the event planning process, but more than worthwhile in the end!(more…)
Thursday, January 9th, 2020
As we enter a new decade, festival organizers have naturally begun asking themselves some important questions regarding the future of their events and the festival industry at large. How will the continuous development of event technology affect the festival landscape in 2020 and beyond? Our festival experts collaborated with our partners at Marcato to break down their predictions for the future of festival tech this year!
Wednesday, November 6th, 2019
If there’s one thing a successful fandom event has plenty of, it’s content. With panels, Q&A sessions, photo ops, exclusive screenings, and plenty of exhibitors, an official mobile app is essential to help your fans, vendors, sponsors, and staff get the most out of your event. But not just any app will do. Our event experts collaborated with our friends at Greencopper to break down a list of four key features every fandom event’s mobile app should provide. Does your convention’s app measure up? Read on to find out!
Thursday, August 15th, 2019
As any event organizer knows all too well, event day can be hectic. But don’t stress, our team of Event Operations Specialists have your back! We know that applying the right tools is key to successfully organizing and executing any event. Continue reading for our on-site event experts’ list of apps all event organizers should consider downloading to make their show days run as smoothly as possible.