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Producing Fun #8: Duncan Cowan – Convention Director

Producing Fun is a podcast about making tabletop games from a product perspective.

Duncan Cowan is a convention director of Tabletop Scotland – a mid-size UK tabletop game convention that launched to a hugely successful debut in 2018, garnering more than 1000 unique attendees. In this episode we talk about creating a convention designed to reach out to new audiences, how to best use space to craft the ultimate convention experience, the impacts of Brexit and Covid and what practical things the game community can do to support conventions in a difficult time. 

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Website: www.tabletopscotland.co.uk

Facebook: https://facebook.com/TabletopScotland/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TabletopScot

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tabletopscot

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Miscellaneous

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