Wolsingham have confirmed the venue for the Convention in October (19th to 21st). Same price as last year. As a bonus, this means that we now have the old gym (unicycling space) from the Friday night onwards, so we can offer people from afar somewhere to sleep inside, if needed. Should help attract more Youth Circus people from further afield.
Saw Steve Cousins earlier today. He suggests getting some postcard sized card flyers in time for BJC and other events (£100 for 5000) and maybe giving a very small number of free weekend tickets as prizes at BJC, as part of an advertising campaign. Probably a good idea - any free tickets would be to a named person, who almost certainly hasn't been to Durham before, and they will all either bring at least one other new person, or not turn up, so not much of a financial risk/liability. Apparently other conventions do the same to get publicity. And if they win the prize for something like best act in the renegade, we can get them to do it in the show at Wolsingham. Talk about it tomorrow.
I am 95% sure that I will be going to BJC, so I will probably be able to offer one return lift (share fuel). Anybody interested, let me know.