Traveling Convention and Local Fan Groups
A number of discussions I've had lately prompted me to write the following, which discusses the way "traveling" conventions interact with the local fan groups in whose areas they happen. In particular, there has been quite a bit of interest in what happens when a "traveling" convention generates a sizable financial surplus. In short...
Who Gets the Money?( About 2500 words followCollapse )
In a very roundabout way, this is a version of the story of the Little Red Hen. If you want to help eat the bread, it's best to help grow the grain, gather it, thresh it, grind it, and bake the bread. If you do none of these things, you may still be given a piece of bread at the end, but the more you work, the more likely it is that you'll be sitting at the table when the meal is served.( You say you want to send this on to someone else?Collapse )Update, October 29, 10 AM:
Numerous spelling and grammar fixes, and updates of fact and additional references that people posted as comments to the LJ entry corrected. There may be more corrections or additions later. Current Mood: thoughtful