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Posted on Jan 15th 2017 at 08:00:00 AM by (bickman2k)
Posted under People of RF Generation, crabmaster2000, Game Quest, Media Mogul, Super Metroid



Continue reading People of RF Generation: crabmaster2000



Posted on Jun 29th 2016 at 08:00:00 AM by (Crabmaster2000)
Posted under Game Quest, Game Store, Convention, Retail, Events, Celebrities Guests, Community



Last time, I discussed things like setting up the temporary venue, running events, and planning. This time, I'll just discuss how I had fun enjoying the convention!

To make sure I got a chance to enjoy the convention a bit this year, I made sure to load up on support at the event. We had five Game Quest staff there over the entire weekend and typically 5-6 volunteers. We made sure to have our area fully supported so that if any of the people involved wanted to take in a panel, grab a signature, or just shop the vendors, we would be able to accommodate them.


Continue reading Blog Quest: Conventional Pleasure



Posted on Jun 15th 2016 at 08:00:00 AM by (Crabmaster2000)
Posted under Game Quest, Game Store, Convention, Retail, Events, Celebrities Guests, Community



If you've been following my game store blogs since around this time last year, you may remember me writing about a local fan convention that we held in my city, the first we'd ever done. This year I got to play a bigger role in our second annual Northern Fan Convention. I thought I'd break my discussion of the event into two parts, since I got to participate as both a vendor/organizer and as a patron. For this entry, I'm going to talk about the business side of the event and then follow up with a discussion of the con as an attendee in my next blog.


Continue reading Blog Quest: Conventional Business



Posted on May 2nd 2016 at 08:00:00 AM by (Crabmaster2000)
Posted under Blog Quest, Game Store, Game Quest, Bureaucracy, Municipal




If you've been following my blog for a while, you may remember that nearly two years ago my business butted heads with my local city government. Once we successfully put that behind us, I was hoping to not hear from them again outside of renewing my business license each year. Turns out that was just wishful thinking.....


Continue reading Blog Quest: Crabmaster vs The City Round 2



Posted on Apr 2nd 2016 at 08:00:00 AM by (Crabmaster2000)
Posted under Game Quest, Game Store, Video Games, Buy, Sell, Trade, Shoplifting, Stealing, Batman, Vigilantism



Running your own business can be very rewarding. It also comes with it's fair share of headaches. Shoplifting and theft is a constant problem for pretty much any retail establishment. Here are some of our stories regarding the subject.


Continue reading Blog Quest: Batman By Day, Game Store Owner By Night



Posted on Feb 1st 2016 at 12:00:00 AM by (Crabmaster2000)
Posted under Game Quest, Video Games, Video Game Store, Card Games, Magic the Gathering, Board Games, Dungeons and Dragons, Weiss Schwarz, Dice M



So you own and/or work at a game store. Pretty awesome, right? You get to constantly be around the things that you love.....but do you actually get to enjoy them??

For the past 2 and half years, I've been running and working at Game Quest as well as a second full-time job doing night shifts. I knew it was going to be busy and cut down significantly on one of my favorite things, my gaming time. Our city had long been in need of a good gaming store, so I felt it would be worth the temporary (hopefully) cut in my free time. The plan was, and still is, to get the store to a point where it doesn't neccessarily need me around to operate so that I can continue to do the things I enjoy and still offer my city a place to sell, buy, and play games of all types.


Continue reading Blog Quest - Enjoying Your Hobbies



Posted on Jan 2nd 2016 at 08:00:00 AM by (Crabmaster2000)
Posted under Game Quest, Game Store, Video Games, Charity, Child Development Center, Competitive Gaming, Tournament, Silent Auction, Tattoos


The Handsome Group of Organizers Responsible For Power Up Prince George


Being in a relatively small town and this being our first event, we decided that it would be best to make sure the operating costs were as low as possible so that our goals would be very obtainable. We wanted nothing more than to have a fun event that could be considered a success so that we could make it an annual event. With that in mind, we wanted to have at least 100 people attend the event at some point during the day and raise at least $2000 for the Child Development Center.

Long story short we exceed both of our goals. But you want the long story so click the link below........


Continue reading Blog Quest: It's For The Children - Part 2



Posted on Sep 2nd 2015 at 08:00:00 AM by (Crabmaster2000)
Posted under Game Quest, Blog Quest, Game Store, Moving, Business, Video Games, Reseller



After a great showing at our local fan convention and nearly two years in our tiny downtown location, we were starting to feel more cramped than ever in our store. It had felt small very early on, but it was just getting worse and worse as we had more customers and product coming in. Especially, since we wanted to add tabletop games in a significant way and didn't have the space to do it properly. It was feeling more and more like it was time to start shopping around for a new home for Game Quest!


Continue reading Blog Quest - Location Scouting



Posted on Aug 1st 2015 at 08:00:00 AM by (Crabmaster2000)
Posted under Game Quest, Game Store, Convention, Celebrities, Arcade, Board Games, Card Games, Tabletop Games



With the Northern Fan Convention setup all behind us, it was nearly time to kick open the doors and let the public in. A public that was still largely unaware that we existed. Even the ones that knew about us didn't know that we were getting into tabletop games. This was our chance to get people excited about us all over again and at the same time, get some feedback about our new merchandise before rolling it out in our store.


Continue reading Blog Quest: Un"Convention"al Appearance - Part II



Posted on Jul 2nd 2015 at 08:00:00 AM by (Crabmaster2000)
Posted under Blog Quest, Game Quest, Game Store, Video Games, Convention, Celebrities,



A couple years ago my wife and I were fortunate enough to attend our first ever Fan Convention in Calgary, Alberta. I was very excited and prior to the event, I had my wife watch through a plethora of nerdy movies so that she would be well-versed on many of the attending celebrity guests. I knew it was something I'd enjoy, but I wasn't sure my wife would find enough to keep her entertained for the entire three days. Much to my delight, she seemed to enjoy herself as much as I did. From checking out the amazing cosplay, to taking in the often hilarious speaking panels, to meeting strange new people while waiting in line for autographs, and even embarrassing herself while speaking with her childhood crush, Sean Patrick Flanery (she was a big fan of Young Indiana Jones), we both had one of the best weekends we have ever spent together.

Much to our delight, we learned that our own city was scheduled to host a fan convention, aptly named Northern FanCon! This time though we had the unique option of attending as a vendor as opposed to a typical guest.


Continue reading Blog Quest: Un"Convention"al Appearance - Part I



Posted on Jun 2nd 2015 at 12:00:00 AM by (Crabmaster2000)
Posted under Game Quest, Video Game Store, Board Games, Card Games, RPGs, Tabletop, Dice, Logo

If you've been following this blog you're likely familiar with this image, which I often use at the start of the article. We felt it did a nice job of getting across what our business does at a quick glace. But what if we wanted to add other products or services to our offerings? How would be communicate that to customers in a simple and straightforward way?




Continue reading Blog Quest: Re-Branding



Posted on May 2nd 2015 at 12:00:00 AM by (Crabmaster2000)
Posted under Game Quest, Game Store, City Council, Delegation, Politics



So you've been operating your retro game store for a few months now and things are going better than you could have hoped. Customers are happy, new stock is getting traded in on a regular basis, bank account is moving in the right direction. Nothing can bring you down. Cue Bylaw Enforcement Officer..........

Getting Political Part I
Getting Political Part II
Getting Political Part III




Continue reading Blog Quest: Getting Political - Part IV The Conclusion



Posted on Apr 2nd 2015 at 12:00:00 AM by (Crabmaster2000)
Posted under Game Quest

So you've been operating your retro game store for a few months now and things are going better than you could have hoped. Customers are happy, new stock is getting traded in on a regular basis, bank account is moving in the right direction. Nothing can bring you down. Cue Bylaw Enforcement Officer..........




Continue reading Blog Quest: Getting Political Part III



Posted on Mar 2nd 2015 at 12:00:00 AM by (Crabmaster2000)
Posted under Game Quest, City Hall, Bylaw, Secondhand, Game Store, Retail

So you've been operating your retro game store for a few months now and things are going better than you could have hoped. Customers are happy, new stock is getting traded in on a regular basis, bank account is moving in the right direction. Nothing can bring you down. Cue Bylaw Enforcement Officer..........



Continue reading Blog Quest: Getting Political - Part II



Posted on Feb 2nd 2015 at 12:00:00 AM by (Crabmaster2000)
Posted under Game Quest, Game Store, Retail, City Council, Delegation, Politics, Second Hand, Pawn Broker, Video Games

So you've been operating your retro game store for a few months now and things are going better than you could have hoped. Customers are happy, new stock is getting traded in on a regular basis, bank account is moving in the right direction. Nothing can bring you down. Cue Bylaw Enforcement Officer..........



Continue reading Blog Quest: Getting Political - Part I


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
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