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[Prime] I am interested in organizing / moderating a board game panel for 2012

matthewbaldwinmatthewbaldwin Registered User regular
edited January 2012 in PAX Archive
The PAX FAQ:
How do I submit a band/panel/programming idea?

The forums make a great sounding board for ideas, and we keep a close eye on them all year round.

Okay, then.

I felt that board gaming was somewhat unrepresented w/r/t the presentations in 2011, and would love to organize, moderate, or at least contribute to one or more board game panels in PAX 2012. I have no idea how one kicks off the process of establishing a panel, and so will run the idea up the flagpole here and see if anyone salutes.

My credentials, such as they are: I am a freelance writer in Seattle who has frequently written about games, including a lengthy recap of PAX Prime 2011. I also did some freelance game design a few years back, keep abreast of the board game industry, and am often called upon to lead and moderate presentations in my day job.

Some ideas for possible board game panels: a discussion of the board game development process, with tips for aspiring designers; an overview of recent trends in board gaming (i.e., the preponderance of "deck-building" games on the market); and a session on founding and maintaining a successful board game group.

I can be contacted via this forum, or at matthewbaldwin@gmail.com.

Thanks,
Matthew
http://www.defectiveyeti.com


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  • BigRedBigRed Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    I think you will have more luck submitting the idea to the panel submission form for prime when it goes up sometime after PAX East.

    If you are looking to crowdsource for ideas, great, the forums are the best choice for that but your post reads like a resume :P

    <MoeFwacky> besides, BigRed-Worky is right
  • matthewbaldwinmatthewbaldwin Registered User regular
    Not crowdsourcing; genuinely have no idea how to do this and the FAQ suggested posting to the forums.

    Where will the panel submission form be posted and how is it announced when it goes live?

  • BigRedBigRed Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    Not crowdsourcing; genuinely have no idea how to do this and the FAQ suggested posting to the forums.

    Where will the panel submission form be posted and how is it announced when it goes live?

    It will be on http://prime.paxsite.com/
    @Official_PAX on twitter will also mention it

    <MoeFwacky> besides, BigRed-Worky is right
  • matthewbaldwinmatthewbaldwin Registered User regular
    Great, thank you for the info.

  • ButterySaltButterySalt Registered User regular
    You may want to consider talking to some potential panelists in advance -- some potential suggestions:

    1. Someone from Boardgame Geek (I don't know their structure).
    2. The Barnes & Noble buyer referenced in this article: http://geek-news.mtv.com/2012/01/24/from-books-to-boards-how-barnes-noble-got-into-games/
    3. Designers/other personnel from various board game studios
    4. Someone from one of the online board game websites (e.g. Game Table Online http://www.gametableonline.com/welcome.php)

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