As you may or may not know, the Portland area has a convention in March--Gamestorm
--that we PDX Go Players have been attending as the force of nature that is Indie Hurricane! Every year we set up a dealer table to sell ours and others' games, run a bunch of sweet games with the [Indie Hurricane!] tag, host some panels on under-explored aspects of gaming and generally be awesome. I'm officially the Indie Hurricane! rep for Gamestorm 2011. This means I need your help! Yes, you! And you too, over in the corner! Don't think I don't see you!
I'm looking for willing and/or able-bodied men and women to make Indie Hurricane an awesome success. "Success" here could mean a number of things...like good sales for those of us with product, or cool new people added to our community, or a strong mutually beneficial relationship with Gamestorm staff, or just a fun time had with friends. Hopefully all four! I won't try presume to know what everyone's goals are, but those are mine, in no particular order. in fact, if anything, fun is our watchword! Fun while running games, fun while working the booth, fun doing panels and special events...my aim is to make every aspect of doing Gamestorm fun for us! It may be hard work, but it should be work having FUN!
There are two ways to give me input: the PRIMARY one is: go to the Go Play PDX forums and respond in the Gamestorm 2011 thread.
If that's too much trouble, you can respond to the same questions here. So, here's what, concretely, I need from all who are willing:
A) Tell me, here in this thread, if you're planning to attend. "Planning" doesn't mean a firm commitment, it just means, y'know, you want to and think you will.
Tell me, here in this thread, if you're willing to put in some time at the Indie Hurricane! booth in the dealer's hall. "Time" means a significant amount of hours, not like, a half hour on Friday between lunch and game sessions. Also, again, no firm commitment, just an initial show of interest.
C) Tell me, here in this thread, if you're planning (same definition as above), to run game sessions for the Hurricane, and how many. You can mention what the games are if you like.
D) Tell me, in the thread or in private message, if you have books or other merchandise to sell at the Indie Hurricane! table. Say what it is and what size.
E) Tell me, private message ONLY, if you need a badge for the con. "Need" means you 1) didn't earn a free badge through running games last year, and 2) Have significant financial obstacles to attending without one. Especially say if you can't attend without one.
That'll be enough to go on with. W Right now I just want to get a big-picture idea of the Go Play PDX core of dedicated Hurricaners.