Next year should be my fifth consecutive Gencon. In 2016, my brother decided we should run some fantasy miniatures games and did all the necessary signup work, and the same in 2017. However, next year I'd like to get back to my roots and run some historical miniatures games. I've been hosting games at east coast historical miniatures conventions for about 25 years at this point, so the mechanics of staging a game are pretty familiar. After a couple of years at Gencon, the mechanics of putting on a game here are also familiar.
What I don't have a good feel for is this:
How likely is anyone to sign up for a home rules historical miniatures game, and how has attendance been for what has been run? Advance ticket sales for historical events this year seemed a bit skewed by some late submissions; numbers were also down, but with volunteer work one doesn't know whether that's a fluke or a trend, nor what the reasons are. It would be a bit dismal to cart all the stuff there and then not have players.
I'm thinking Dark Ages or medieval skirmish gaming, depending on my luck in the hotel lottery, with a baseline game of six players for four hours.