A couple of years ago, my husband and I used to run an anime convention. Last year we handed everything over to other staff members as it was getting to be too much work for us. But back in the beginning, it was pretty much just the two of us with a bit of help from some friends. We even used our own equipment to run it. Looking back, it probably would have been a better idea to look at laptop rentals instead of using our own stuff. I mean, we put a lot of personal computer and video game equipment at stake. We were really lucky. None of our stuff got broken. Except for the iPod that was stolen and we wouldn't have rented that anyway.