Who Was at the LCG Fair
There were a total of 6 vendors at the LCG Fair, including us. 7, if you include the special table that The Game Crafter had (more on that in a minute).
We were set inside the game-play area of the Miniature Market Superstore in St. Louis, MO. This place is really big compared to a lot of other game stores in the area, and can hold a lot of people. In addition, Miniature Market has lots of sales and great prices on games which draws a lot of people from around the region to its site.
So, essentially, we were in the biggest play area of the biggest local game store in the area. Not too shabby of a start.
A Look at the Booths
At the LCG Fair, AnSR Games had 4 tables and a small display set-up.
In addition to our booths, there were 5 other vendors selling and demoing their games to the public. In all, it was a great event turnout. See the gallery below for a look at not only our tables, but everyone else's!
Sales at the LCG Fair
We can't speak for everyone, but we had a great day of game sales. We ordered about $1,700 worth of games to sell. We ended up selling around $1,300, which made a net loss of near $400. Those are round numbers. While a loss in profits, there were some really good intangibles that happened.
The Highlights of the LCG Fair
While the money-side might not have been a total win, we did have a few other things that happened.
So, what could we have done better? A few things. In fact, after analyzing data, we figured out a few things that were a little forehead-slapping "well, duh" items, and a few we did not see right away.
What's Next? October.
So, what's next? Well, we are already looking at October to do another Locally Crafted Games Fair. We're hoping we get on one October 19, 2019. Most of the vendors and designers are on board. The game store is on board. And... we'll have an expansion or two to demo by then.
If you made it to the first LCG Fair, thank you. If you did not... plan on late October to join us and see some great games.