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Pin Events for your region! - Psycho Pixie - 09-04-2013

Idea Would you like to have a "pin Gather" in your area? Idea

Not sure how to get started?

This thread will help you get the basics nailed down so YOU can start hosting trade events in your region! I have assisted in setting up numerous events for a couple different non profit groups, and I think the basics listed below will help you succeed with your pin gather.

Before you decide to have a DPBB pin gather, there are a couple questions you should ask.
  • Is there interest from others? Enough people in your area to make it work? For a pin trade gather, you would want at least 5-10 people
  • Do you want to host it or are you just wanting to participate? If you do not wish to be the host, do you know someone willing?

Once you know there is interest, it is time to set it up.
  1. location location location. Smile Do you want the Gather to be a paying event at a restaurant or venue? Do you want to host it at your home? You need to find a place that has enough room for everyone attending to have space to set the trade books up, and for socialization and hang out space as well.
  2. Date. a date should be set far enough out in advance to allow everyone wishing to attend time to schedule it. I would advise 2 months in advance.
  3. Time. folks often do not consider this. Based on the duration of the event and what time it is set for, you may need to feed your attendee's.
    ~Events scheduled from say, 1pm-5pm do not need food, but again, snacks and drinks are a good idea.
    ~Events scheduled during meal times should at least have snacks available. Or even make it a potluck! Potlucks are a great way to get your attendee's to be move involved.
  4. RSVP is important. If there is a limit to the number of folks that can attend due to venue size, OR if it a paying event, make sure you announce that in your event notice. Also clearly state deadlines for the RSVP.

Make the announcement for the set date!
  • post it on the DPBB calendar.
  • make a thread here in the pin gatherings Forum.
  • ensure you have a confirmed attendance list, either on the thread, or privately so that you know who is going to make it.
  • Check the thread daily and update it regularly. Announce it again once the date gets close.

If you would like to add anything, reply here and we can add the information!!!


RE: Pin Events for your region! - Mizzmousehouse - 07-29-2014

Bay Area Pin Traders host a monthly gathering in San Jose CA. All are welcome! Both trading and selling are allowed. Venue is family oriented and serves great food! Join us for our next event


RE: Pin Events for your region! - Rasha Pintrader - 02-25-2015

Hiyas!

Any pin trading events along the Central Coast area of California...from Paso Robles to Santa Barbara? Let me know! Smile

Rasha


RE: Pin Events for your region! - starry_solo - 03-20-2015

(02-25-2015, 02:51 AM)Rasha Pintrader Wrote: Hiyas!

Any pin trading events along the Central Coast area of California...from Paso Robles to Santa Barbara?  Let me know!  Smile

Rasha

Rasha - it might be a good idea to post on the main portion of the forum for Pin Gatherings.


RE: Pin Events for your region! - Rasha Pintrader - 03-22-2015

(03-20-2015, 05:18 PM)starry_solo Wrote:
(02-25-2015, 02:51 AM)Rasha Pintrader Wrote: Hiyas!

Any pin trading events along the Central Coast area of California...from Paso Robles to Santa Barbara?  Let me know!  Smile

Rasha

Rasha - it might be a good idea to post on the main portion of the forum for Pin Gatherings.



RE: Pin Events for your region! - letsgetpinning - 08-14-2016

Hi!!! Will any of you be at the Pixar Party or PinCon at the end of the month in Orlando? Not sure what to expect, but looking forward to meeting people!!


RE: Pin Events for your region! - starry_solo - 09-18-2016

Hope you had a good time! A trip report would be nice to read