So, to give it a bit more prominence: players in this game can win prizes and the number one prize will be for the BEST PIRATE COSTUME. I do have to clear this bit with the convention, but I hope to include the assisting game masters in this prize to encourage them to get into the act - though I don't know that they need convincing. I will, of course, exempt myself and the other game masters won't be eligible for any of the other prizes.
And a reminder to all who are planning to attend the game - it's Halloween season and the costume stores have lots of pirate costumes and items right now. That is a really, really big hint. And, by the way, this is a game that men and women will enjoy so put those various ladies costumes to good use and show up on the day, wenchery optional. Kids, too, though since it is pirates think in terms of a PG13 rather than a G rated movie (game?).
Haul in the main braces, men, there's a prize on the horizon!