Origins/GenCon meet-up? March 23, 2006 6:12 PM   Subscribe

I'm not sure whether to post this here, or Projects, or AskMe, but I'll start here as it's sort of a MeFi meetup question: Is anyone going to the summer Midwestern game conventions, Origins (in Columbus) and/or GenCon (in Indianapolis)? Furthermore, is anyone going there on business? I'll be attending and am curious if there are any MeFites in the board gaming industry, or, failing that, if there are any enthusiasts to seek out for playtesting sessions.
posted by blueshammer to MetaFilter Gatherings at 6:12 PM (8 comments total)

Mr. Baldwin is a board game freak and might be going. Maybe drop him a line directly.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 6:39 PM on March 23, 2006

Where the hell you been, bh? I mean, besides scarce.
posted by dobbs at 8:48 PM on March 23, 2006

Scarce basically covers it. I started to be unable to keep up with the blue or the green and just sort of drifted away. I'm trying to be back, at least a little bit.
posted by blueshammer at 4:20 AM on March 24, 2006

i might go to gencon.

but only as a dork. not as an employee / developer / person with a job.
posted by Baby_Balrog at 1:58 PM on March 24, 2006

I'll about 90% certain that I'll be at GenCon for work. If you or any other MeFites are there you should definitely come by our booth and say hello.
posted by Inkslinger at 5:38 PM on March 25, 2006

That is, I'm 90% certain.

Sigh. Sometimes even previewing isn't enough.
posted by Inkslinger at 5:39 PM on March 25, 2006

As a somewhat related question. I've got a board game I'd like to license but have been having a hell of a time trying to find a game agent. Rehtmeyer seems to be the only one with an online presence and I was hoping to find something a little closer. Anyone know of any in either San Francisco or Seattle?
posted by Jawn at 9:56 AM on March 31, 2006

Inky: I'll drop you an e-mail.

Jawn: I'm pretty nubcake about all this, but I don't think you necessarily need an agent. Many game companies don't take unsolicited submissions, but many do (Out of the Box, Atlas, Mayfair (under "About Mayfair"). I would definitely cut out the middleman, read those submission specs, make sure your prototype, rules, etc., are ready for prime time and just submit the thing, agent be damned.
posted by blueshammer at 6:52 AM on April 20, 2006

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