It's time for me to start the OwlCon program! I have been volunteering for this convention since 2008, doing various things, but only recently (since at least 2010) have been putting together their programs. The programs hold all the information, maps, event times and descriptions of the 3-day game convention. I'm used to deadlines, so it is a perfect little job for me. I have made new maps for the student center. If I have time I want to make little illustrations for our special guests. We'll see!
We are a small-scale, volunteer-run game convention, therefore, don't have that much money to sink. When I go to conventions like Emerald City Comic-Con or PAX Prime, both here in Seattle with at least 70k con goers each, I marvel at their great care in regards to wayfinding, graphics, and other attendee-shepherding things. We, for example, can't afford to do color- all my graphics must remain greyscale. The constraint does make it easier on me however: no need to spend hours deciding on a color palette!
The con is in two weeks. It's crunch time!
Credit to Alex Camacho for the Owl-Marty McFly!