I am enjoying the convention so far, but a lot of players who pre-registered for the events I am running haven't shown, and I was wondering what could be done to make event attendance and registration easier. In my event today, for example, 7 of 8 tickets were taken out, but 5 of the 7 were under the same name. Not only did that person not make it, but their absence took out 5 seats that may have been wanted by someone else. I ran 2 events yesterday, and the first had 4 of 8 registered by only 1 person showed up. The second event had 8 of 8 registered, with a couple of people taking 2 seats each, and only 4 attended. Running these events has still been fun even with 1 or 2 people, but there are a few things that could be done to help. First, you should ask players to post online that they can't attend, or that they took out more than 1 seat by accident. The GM's can log in to see how many players to expect. That will also give the GM's a heads-up to invite others. The lady who attended my 1st event on Thursday asked if she could also play the 2nd later that day, and I replied all 8 seats had been taken in pre-registration so I didn't know if there would be space but I invited her to check. There should be a bulletin board and a rallying area where players interested in finding a game can go, to check the bulletin board to see which games are still open, and to wait for GM's who want to fill their table to step away from their game to see if they can find someone. Your volunteers and staff member can also look for an open game for someone, or find players for a GM. The players should also receive a certificate, where possible, for their experience and triumphs in events. This could just be an idea shared between other GM's, to print out something the players can take away as a souvenir. Or the headquarters can print out something for anyone who'd like one. In some of your special events, you may want to issue a prize, of course, but just a note about a) did you make it to the end of the adventure, b) did you beat the adventure, and c) what was your tournament score if it was a tournament, would be fun to show friends at home and reminisce about later. I also noted you added player names to the information GM's have online. It would be better if the players could log into the forums, where every event could have a thread if the GM wants to set up things ahead of time with the players. I would like to have a thread for my events, not only to add background that we wouldn't have time for at the table, but to get people excited, discuss past play experiences, and attract new players. I look forward to the rest of the convention. Thanks.