Originally Posted by CamoGames
I was *assuming* it would be semi only.
You'd best be making this quite clear then, my friend. It has the potential of becoming a bone of contention otherwise.
Here's the real deal though. You are hitting on one of the things that makes event planning a big pain in the ass.
Make the rules for your event, and stick by them. By the time you finish compromising, you'll be three months past the event date, and everyone will have found something else.
Those who want to participate under your ruleset will. Those who don't want to, won't.
But you aren't going to come up with a rule-set that everyone can happily agree to. You will get criticized. You may lose potential customers. And its all out of your control, once you set the rules for the event.
The flipside is, if you don't set the rules of the event, you won't get the event anyways.