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Pandemonium Books Thought Experiment [Feb. 12th, 2008|12:16 am]
Kelly J. Cooper
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Those of you who know Pandemonium Books in Central Square, Massachusetts, know that Tyler (smoagendash) has had some money problems in the past. Now he'd like to work on cleaning up his debt. He's not exactly sure of the right way to do it, so he's opening the floor to suggestions, here:

http://community.livejournal.com/pandemonium_bks/159299.html

While he'll take straight-up donations via PayPal to general(at)pandemoniumbooks(dot)com (ala Toscaninni's), he'd like something more long-term so that he doesn't have to come back begging again every year. He's written out some thoughts/plans and he's open to other ideas.

If you have any good ideas, head over there and comment. If you have money to invest, this might be a good community opportunity.

I'd like to see Pandy's stick around for the long run. It's a good store and Tyler is good people. I don't have money to throw at the problem, or any great ideas, but I can boost the signal.
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[User Picture]From: selkiechick
2008-02-12 05:13 pm (UTC)
I already went over and posted, but I thought I'd bounce my idea off you, too.

I think lots of folks are like you and me, I don't have the kind of money he needs, and I don't even have much cash to drop there, but I have... ideas and a little time.

Do you think there would be interest in some cool fan related but not gaming events? Like a tea party, or comics workshops, where local folks give their time and folks pay a little fee (like $3) and get to do something neat. This is Boston and there is a heck of a lot of local expertise in all kinds of fields.

Would it generate enough money to be worth the trouble?
Would it turf more lucrative ventures (like the card gamers)?
Is there enough energy and interest to do, say an event every month, every other month, or quarterly?

Part of why I like the idea is that it feels less like fundraising (which I do feel a little odd about, for a business) and more like the kind of nifty community stuff that Tyler got the extra space in the new location to do.
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[User Picture]From: kjc
2008-02-20 09:26 am (UTC)
Have you thought any more about what fan-related event this might be?

Cuz I think it could be cool...
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