Our new Indie Games subforum is now open for business in G&T. Go and check it out, you might land a code for a free game. If you're developing an indie game and want to post about it, follow these directions. If you don't, he'll break your legs! Hahaha! Seriously though.
Our rules have been updated and given their own forum. Go and look at them! They are nice, and there may be new ones that you didn't know about! Hooray for rules! Hooray for The System! Hooray for Conforming!
Just applied to a crazy new job, even though I'm pretty happy where I am. This new one is a newly created position and would involve working with some really top-end firms though, so it would be pretty cool. It would be really tough to leave the team I manage though. Guess I'll work through that mental math if I get an offer.
There were more attendees and more badges this year than last.
SA is solid and everything I've heard from the staff suggests this venue is aces for them.
Interesting occurrance: there was another, smaller con in the Marriot Riverwalk and several of the (middle-aged, professional business-attire) women attending were in a group on Saturday, frowning and complaining about getting a seat for lunch, and rudely filming cosplayers and other PAX attendees. One took the "evidence" to a staff member to complain, and was politely but forcefully told to stop bothering other guests who were trying to enjoy the event next door.
Somebody at the Marriot Riverwalk knows which side their bread is buttered on...
Nice to see.
You could theoretically slot another PAX into Toronto or Chicago for geography, but when there are 3 other PAX's an easy flight away, you're really looking at reducing your audience at each other stop to do it. South made sense as there was nothing even close to the Mason-Dixon line and a ton of population that didn't have easy access without flights and accommodations to significantly more expensive areas (Boston/Seattle).