I'm proud to say that the Rocky Mountain Civil War Symposium was a success. We are at the point where I have no doubt we'll put on a quality show, all I worry about now is getting people in to see the show. Attendance this year was a bit down from last year. We had 57 paid attendees, last year was 64. Its not a huge drop and we secured deals on hotels and airfare that meant the profit margin was about the same as last year, a final tally is not yet possible as book sales continue. But once we sell those final books we should be around where we were last year; we lose money but not too much. Next month the symposium committee will meet and figure out how to make the next event even bigger.
I'll post some pictures and a review of the presentations tomorrow. But today it feels good to have most of the symposium work done. Now its just a matter of tallying up the final bills, and returning the books we can return. Then I can take a break from symposium activities for awhile.
Wheeling WV – Oct. 18, 2016
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