It's time to start putting together the Indie Games Explosion at Dreamation 2009!
What do you want to run? What do you want to play? What kind of fun are you bringing to the Garden State and what kind of fun are you hoping to find there?
For those unfamiliar, Dreamation is a great games convention in Morristown, NJ from February 19-22, 2009. This will be the fifth consecutive year that many of the best and brightest of indie games enthusiasts congregate there for the Indie Games Explosion, a weekend-long track of games, parties, and roundtables. Come and join us!
We're trying something different, registration-wise, this year. Kat has put together the Indie Games Explosion Wiki
where you can enter all the cool info about your games. We're hoping that this will promote enthusiasm about each others' events, as well as allow people make changes and to coordinate their schedules BEFORE the event schedule is set. Hopefully we'll avoid some of the classic GM's regret: "I wanted to play in your game, but I didn't know that you scheduled it the same time as my game!"
REMEMBER: Time slots you request are just that: A REQUEST. Double Exposure does their best to give everyone the time slots they want, but there's a lot of events in addition to the IGE going on, and only a limited amount of space.
You don't need to use the wiki if you don't want to. If you want to do things over e-mail, you can e-mail event listings, as well. Use this Gmail account: indiegamesexplosion
att gmail dott com
Deadline for event submission is Sunday, JANUARY 4, 2009. Please do NOT submit your events directly to Double Exposure. Put them on the wiki or e-mail them. Kat and I will double-check that everything is in order and submit them to convention management.
If you GM at least three events over the course of the convention, you'll be qualified for a free GM badge.
I've made a second post with all the info we need for each game. The personal info at the top should NOT go on the wiki where the whole world can find it! E-mail personal info to this Gmail account: indiegamesexplosion att gmail dott com and we'll take care of matching it with your event info.
Double Exposure has also generously made available some limited hotel room "crash space." Conditions are often crowded, so be aware. If you're interested in securing space in the crash space, please e-mail me privately at the address above.
It's less than 3 months until Dreamation and I, for one, can't wait!