I'm a big fan of geocaching events, both when it comes to visiting them and arranging them. I'd like to know what others find to be most important for a good event.
- Meeting other geocachers is a staple of events, obviously. Is that the main drawing point for you? If so, do you prefer to talk to your old caching friends or the new cachers that you haven't met before?
- Is it important that there are new geocaches published in association with an event, or is that even a bad thing?
- Many events involve food in some way: lunch events, coffee gettogethers, dinner gatherings, picknicks, etc. Is this a good thing or just a complication for those who want to eat at home and just meet people?
- Some events are created to let people try something new (rock climbing, ice skating, juggling, etc). Is this a draw or a drag?
- Is it important to place the event at a beautiful site (perhaps far into the woods) or is it more important that the site is easy to get to and accessible for all (public transport, paved paths, etc)?
- Does the size of the event affect if you want to attend or not? Is less more, or bigger better?
- What would make you definitely go to a particular event? What you make you definitely not go to a particular event?
These are just some ideas to get you going on what makes a good event for you. I'm interested in any comments, whether they are directly related to these questions or to something completely different.