ConventionMeet continues to grow
As a convention goer I often wish that there was a site or app that would allow me to connect with friends and set up events. Some conventions like GenCon or ComicCon actually create apps for their events but what about all of the other conventions that gamers and sci-fi fans attend?
Many of the large and nearly all of the small conventions lack any tools to help you navigate the convention and your time there. In comes Adrian Perez, of Mythwits fame, and his site ConventionMeet.com. Perez has listened to convention attendees and created a website that gives us the functionality of Facebook with a dedication towards those fanboys and girls who need something more comprehensive than Facebook for their event needs.
ConventionMeet is free and easy to use. I have explored the site pretty extensively and it has alot to offer. Comparing it to Facebook, ConventionMeet offers alot of tools that I have always desired with Facebook but were lacking.
|Easy set up of profile||Easy set up of profile|
|Ability to create pages dedicated to whatever you desire||Ability to create pages dedicated to whatever you desire|
|Ability to set up groups where like-minded people may talk about whatever hobby the are interested in||Ability to set up groups where like-minded people may talk about whatever hobby the are interested in|
|Uploading of galleries is easy||Uploading of galleries is easy and seems more smooth than facebook|
|Basic chat functions||Basic chat functions|
|Inhouse messaging system||Inhouse messaging system|
|Polls are easy to set up|
|Q&A system to help you understand people’s desires|
|Ability to send gifts to friends|
|A much better system is in place to invite people to join and network with you|
|Functions well on devices with an app||Works well on devices without the need to download an app|
|Ability to set up a store is built in. This can let you sell your cosplay and fan oriented stuff. I am not certain if this function is fully operational at this time.|
|The site will offer contests that are sponsored by various vendors where you can win cool prizes|
|A badge system for earning rep amongst your friend for being active on the site.|
|A simple system for blogging with the ability to import from your various blogging accounts|
|A credit system for active users where you can earn points that will be able to be redeemed for merchandise in the future. Right now it can be used to get virtual items but who knows what goodies will be available as the site grows.|
|A basic Podcast setup is also available. Who knows how that will grow as time moves on.|
Now the site is completely run by one guy, Adrian Perez, and the site is still in its growing stage. What it needs right now is users to get on and test it to the limits. If you hit a problem, let Perez know. As he gets your feedback he will continue to advance the system and eventually we will have something that truly is superior to anything else out there. He has already made a real good start and the hundreds of people already signed up are experiencing a project in its growing stages. They are getting to shape the future of this Social Media tool and you can too.
All in all Perez has developed a much needed resource and once the Convention circuit catches wind of this tool, I suspect it will become the main resource used by convention goers like myself. You should go check out ConventionMeet and see for yourself. It is a geeks best friend.
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