Origins/Nationals

Discussion in 'Archive' started by GrandmaJoner, Jan 6, 2005.

  1. PokePop

    PokePop Administrator

    Yeah, but it's not like the dates that schools start is coming as a surprise to them, is it?
    Granted, many northern schools don't start until September, so they probably started the thing with local schools in mind, but now that it's a nationally known event, you would think they might adjust the dates that they schedule it,
     
  2. SD PokeMom

    SD PokeMom Mod Supervisor Staff Member

    I don't see how they can avoid conflict with school for _everyone_ myself: after all, some districts are on a 'year-round' schedule, some start before Labor Day (which is what we do...we start at least a week prior), some start after...and that's just here in SD County!

    Then when you have to work around the Convention Center's available dates, AND avoid conflict with the 'other' gaming/other conventions...there's probably not a whole lot of scheduling leeway. No matter when they schedule it, SOMEONE'S gonna be unhappy...

    JMHO,
    'mom
     
  3. Prof Clay

    Prof Clay New Member

    In Memphis our school year keeps starting earlier and earlier its seems. Our kids will start the next Fall term on August 8th, 2005. There is no way to avoid conflicting with school schedules as there are so many different systems that start at different times.

    Clay
     
  4. GrandmaJoner

    GrandmaJoner New Member

    This is a thread questioning WHERE it is, not WHEN it is =/. I need more feedback.
     
  5. The Gorn

    The Gorn New Member

    The vast majority of kids go to schools that use traditional calendars.

    The vast majority of those start the 2nd week of August and beyond (look it up).

    Anything scheduled after August 9th (for example), you are guaranteeing to impact school kids.

    In 2002, WoTC scheduled Worlds right at the beginning of August. That worked out perfect for all except a very small number of schools.

    This isn't that hard.
     
  6. TheDancingPeanut

    TheDancingPeanut New Member

    Pokemon, unfortunatly, will never be as popular as magic. I hate to say that, but the bottom line is that because magic is a more abstract concept, there are going to be people more interested in it.
     
  7. Adv1sor

    Adv1sor New Member

    Outgrow the venue? ;)

    Looking forward to seeing you in Ohio.
     

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