drusus82 wrote: »
Some thoughts from a newer aus member.
1. What works for the american paxen may not work for Aus and vice versa. Will Aus have a bigger pool of newer collectors vs experienced traders at the panel and in the wider pax community compared to east and west? Will the needs of Aus be different to East and West?
2. I can see the risk of the same people being on multiple panels reducing opportunities being heightened in the US. Less of a problem for Aus given the majority of people at Pax Aus (panellists and attendees) will only be attending 1 event. I would hate to see someone great from the US missing out on presenting at Aus just because they presented twice in the US.
3. How much say should the wider community have over a single pax panel. If voting is done on topics should it be restricted to people likely to attend the pax? Should I get a say about the panel topics at West even though i have no chance of attending? Do we risk losing all the useful content for new members becuase old hands want 6 fresh topics that may have little interest to the new trader that wants to know the etiquette of trading, the ins and outs of shipping or what limited edition really means.
4. How far out should we be planning? Should the ground work be starting now for Aus 6 months away? Since 3 months seems short on time for West? Do we risk losing people from the community helping if they get rejected from presenting once or multiple times?
5. Should we be looking wider than just the panel. Should we be encoutaging people to help with the community trading events, the dinner etc. to lighten the load?
merchmistress wrote: »
Helloooo pinny folks! I have been reading this thread and I wanted to add a perspective I had as an audience member and observer of the West '15 panel. The audience was mainly comprised of doe eyed new collectors. I heard countless 'Oh's' and 'that's good to know' throughout the panel. I met quite a few of them at the trading table and based on the information shared at the panel, some were well on their way to becoming steady pinners. I agree completely with the idea that new collectors will most likely be your core attendance. Whether that be new to pins in general or new to Pinny Arcade. I will leave you with this- try to remember that first taste of Pinny Arcade. When did it happen? Where did it happen? How did you get where you are now? Who has helped you along the way and how did they help? Perhaps empowering new collectors both through this channel as well as the panels is the best course. We all share a passion, let's get everyone in on it! ❤️MM