All in Pro Tips

Press 101: How to Apply for a Press Badge as a New Outlet

Blogs, Vlogs, and new press outlets for our geeky world are popping up almost daily. Cheap technology and the rise of social media has helped propel individuals and small outlets into great sources for geeky news. And thus, the battle for press badges at conventions has gotten tougher. Not to mention, it can be confusing for a newer outlet to know how and when to start applying for press badges. Remember, every convention is different, and thus has different rules about applying, and who they will accept as press.

How to Room Share at a Con like a Pro

Room Sharing is the act of sharing a room with one or more people. At conventions this usually means a hotel room. While it’s not like having to share a dorm room in college, there are still plenty of horror stories. So, how do you and your roommates ensure everyone has a great room experience? Outside of being really really awesome? Conventioning has some tips to help you!

We Want You: Finding Staff for Your Convention

Conventions and events often run into the problem of not knowing where to get volunteers and staff. Social media, schools, friends of friends and general word of mouth are the go-to methods for finding new, able-bodied, staffers. Many conventions even have great perks for their staff, like hotel room discounts, t-shirts, lanyards, and more. So why is it so hard to get great staff? Is your convention really exhausting every avenue? Here are some great ideas for where else to look for staff!

A Conventioneer's Toolkit: The Unconventional Guide to Surviving & Enjoying Conventions

As staff, I perfected my own survival kit to include sharpies and pens, sticky  notes, Aleve and Excedrin, bandaids, athletic tape, and of course a messenger bag to shove it all into. But what about the things that aren’t usually talked about? There are plenty of guides out there for how to survive your first convention. And tips and tricks for saving money and time when both are at a premium. Some conventions even have guides posted on their websites for newbies! So this is a more unconventional list to help you get through a convention.