Dragonmeet 2018 - the highlights
Last weekend we had the opportunity to exhibit @Dragonmeet in London, our first ever exhibition, and the first opportunity for us to showcase our latest Kickstarter, The Noticeboard. The day exceeded our expectations and gave us the opportunity to meet with people from all different backgrounds, all sharing the same passion for RPG and tabletop gaming.
We wanted to share some of our favourite memories from this weekend, and tell you about some of the amazing people we met. The Wisdom Save Media team all got together to share their highlights.
Sharing and Caring
The thing that resonated most was the support from the community. As a relatively new business, we know we still have loads to learn, and both attendees and other exhibitors were willing to share their insight, helping us understand more about what will help us grow Wisdom Save Media over the next few years. We also had the opportunity to meet with some truly unique businesses, which we would love you to check out. Some of our favourites included @TorchlightCMH , @cognitivemerch , @SinsRPG , and @PenanceRPG.
Supporting the community
We met a number of people who were doing amazing things in local communities, trying to get as many people as possible involved in table-top gaming, while supporting the vulnerable. @RP_Haven was just one example of an organisation that is promoting RPG while also raising money. If you haven’t heard of them, then definitely check them out. They build role-playing communities around the UK where people can either run their own games or get involved with other groups. At the same time, this raises much needed money for Mind and Think of Friends. Meanwhile, other companies were creating groups so that more vulnerable members of society can get involved with table-top. This included Dice and Destiny based in Kent.
A diverse audience
We couldn’t believe the variety of people that attended the event. There were people who had been playing tabletop games for decades, alongside young people just getting started. One of our highlights was two young girls who came up to the stand to learn more about The Noticeboard. They shared their story with us and explained that they have an all-female group that one of their dads DMs for. He was so proud that he was able to share some of his passions with his daughter, but was looking for a solution that meant they could run games on their own. We have three female members of the team and we’re all really passionate about getting younger players involved in the community, so this was the perfect opportunity. The girls spent hours at the stand, building up their confidence in storytelling while giving us much-needed feedback on The Noticeboard.
We want to say a huge thank you to everyone that made us feel so welcome on Saturday, it meant that the day far exceeded what we expected and we were so grateful to be able to meet so many different people. We’re so excited about the next one in 2019 and can’t wait to see you all there. In the meantime, the Wisdom Save Med
ia team will be having some hard-earned downtime - until tomorrow!