I was accidentally reading a post on fetlife and someone was going off about a local dungeon being open during the big yearly event.
They railed about how the dungeon shouldn't be competing with the event.
Let me explain a few things.
I have free play parties during the two yearly events that are in Albuquerque for a lot of reasons.
A lot of folks cant afford their events.
A lot of folks feel uncomfortable at their events.
A lot of folks have been actively treated badly at their events.
Having options is a good thing.
I also have events during holidays and I have events during other events.
There are lots of people.
There are lots of different needs.
I do not look at what I do as competition. Because quite frankly I'm not. I am providing a venue for people that dont go to their events anyway.
Deciding when to have events and how is a complex thing. Admittedly nothing that I do in the name of Obsidian is neutral.
They are all acts of rebellion.
That being said I am not aiming to shut anyone down.
The racist, homophobic, transphobic, bigoted people also need a place to play.
They cant do it in my space.
Next time you see what appears to be competing events just know that it may not be what you think.
Options are good things.