Here's an awesome thing that Clinton created: FindPlay.
If everybody signs up, we could use it to help find good locations for local cons, designer cons, and parties, not just for finding players.
Local cons, designer cons, and parties - there's an interesting, cool thing happening that I want to talk about. It deserves more time than I can give it just now, but the short form is: we're creating a community that's more social than we maybe expected. We stay at each others' houses, go to each others' weddings, like each other. Seeing each other at GenCon isn't enough!
1. On 2005-10-18, Eric Provost wrote:
I agree! It's getting to be more and more of a family around here.
I've done the math, and I know that our place can probably handle somewhere between 16 and 20 gamers in up to three different rooms. So, Lisa and I are definately looking toward hosting a larger house-con maybe in the spring. We've decided to stick with the ancient tradition of naming it after a household pet (a la YukiCon) and name ours either TroubleCon or Fang-Goria (Trouble & Fang being Lisa's cats).
But yeah, I ramble. Forgites need more Forgite-Social time!
Beat me to the punch, Vincent! I wanted to discuss exactly that -- indie get-togethers of whatever kind. I'm especially interested in having micro-cons devoted solely to indie rpgs. Ralph Mazza and I once batted around the idea of having a bunch of us Midwesterners meeting at a central locale like the Quad Cities or Chicago or something. We'd just hole up in a hotel for a weekend, eat, talk and play. We might even make it "official" by checking out availability of meeting rooms and the like.
But, then, if our GenCon assimilation of the Embassy Suites lobby is any precedent, who needs official?!?
JLB go "Man! I could totally go for a Chicago meet."
MW go "I'd be so there!"
KS go "I'm in."
Filled it out and put my old Indiana address on there. Sadly, I don't think there are many roleplayers where I live in Kentucky.
Vincent, I didn't know you lived in Albany, NY! My dad grew up in Syracuse and had grandparents that lived in Albany. They went to see the Albany single A ball team all the time. When I visited, they were called the Astros, but aren't they called the Doubledays now or something like that?
It doesn't like me either. Even when I fill in all of the fields! Says something about an array and object, I can't remember and I don't have it right in front of me now (dammit, you're a programmer, you should know these things!)
NinJ go "I got that when I left a field blank."
KM go "I filled in everything though."
MC go "It might be an Australia thing"*
KMq go "Why does that not surprise me"*
CB go "It's an Australian thing."*
KM go "Tear."*
BP go "Not just Aussies"*