Hey, all! It's time to start thinking about DREAMATION 2010.
The convention is February 18-21, 2010 at the Morristown Hyatt & Conference Center in Morristown, New Jersey. Last year the Indie Games Explosion scheduled 104 events. We hope for an even bigger Explosion this year!
There are few new things going on this year:
Double Exposure has opened a special track explicitly for games being playtested at the convention. Last year, the IGE had 10 playtest events. Hopefully we'll have even more this year. Dreamation is a great place to playtest your game-in-development. Double Exposure is even soliciting dedicated playtesters for the convention.
All events must have a specific title. The name of the game system will not suffice. If you don't supply a title, Kat and I will do our best to get in touch and request one. Failing that, we'll assign something appropriate.
MULTI-SLOT GAME EVENTS
Double Exposure has a new policy regarding events that accommodate fewer players. Events for 3 or 4 players should be offered in at least three different timeslots, or
be prepared for three different GMs running it at different tables in the same timeslot. Likewise, events for 5 players should be offered in at least two different timeslots, or
be prepared for two different GMs running it at different tables in the same timeslot.
What I'd love to see happen is for people to form partnerships and collaborate on designing events for the con. For instance, I'd like to take another stab at running Mouse Guard (4 players), but don't currently have a strong idea for a scenario I'd like to run. If someone else wants to run MG less than 3 times, I'd love to collaborate with them on a scenario. I'm not sure whether a dedicated page on the wiki, or a dedicated forum thread would be the best way to solicit these types of partnerships. What do you think?
The IGE wiki for Dreamation 2010 is located here.
Once you've settled on events, please add them to the Events page,
using the "Comments" box. Unfortunately, the wiki got hit by a bot over the summer, so we've password-protected the edit function on all pages. You can still edit pages, you just need to use the password "ige2009"
Mindy and Mendel did a great job organizing the party last year! I hope they're willing to help out again this year, but I haven't spoken with them. If anyone wants to offer advice or assistance, please do so. The wiki page for the party is here.
Deadline for event submissions is January 8, 2010. This is right on the heels of the holidays, so I suggest getting started on brainstorming and event collaboration soon.
Events submitted after this deadline have absolutely NO assurance of making onto the final schedule. We'll do what we can, but we can make no promises. If the deadline is going to be a problem, let us know via e-mail as soon as possible. The IGE has a gmail account: indiegamesexplosion AT gmail DOT com
If you want to come out to the greatest gathering of indie goodness on the east coast, what should you do next? Any or all of the above:
1. If you want to playtest a game, sign it up on the Events page.
2. If you want to run a game, think about how many players, and how many sessions you're willing to run. Seek out potential collaborators. When you've finished, Sign it up on the Events page.
3. If you want to help with the party, post to the party page.
4. If you want to come to the convention and playtest at least 4 games, go to the Double Exposure Dreamation page
and sign up for the playtest track.
5. If you want to come to the convention, play cool games, and meet cool people, go to the Double Exposure Dreamation page
and pre-register for the con.
6. Show up in Morristown in February and get your geek on!