So. http://www.bostonfig.com/ is the Boston Festival of Indie Games. It takes place on Saturday, September 12th @ this little place called M.I.T. It's a pretty awesome festival. A booth costs $250.00.
I think we should go. I think we should get a booth and some laptops and a giant TV and introduce Sindome to people in real life.
I'd like to gauge the interest of you folks in coming to Boston and helping me run this booth. I can provide you with a place to sleep (my place, unless we start to get high in numbers and then we will have to figure something out), transportation (for the most part) and entertainment. Hell, if enough people want to come I will see about running a one-shot LARP for everyone.
There is a post event exhibitor only party with lots of beer and games and awesomeness where all the people that were in booths all day can go around and check out every one else and their booths.
In terms of demoing the game, I was thinking there could also be a group of players (who couldn't come in person) waiting in a special IC-OOC area of the game, to demo features and walk people through the game -on Sindome-. Perhaps it's a traveling circus that parks outside the city.
Then those of us that are at the festival can be like, here, talk to someone who is actually -playing- this game, right now.
I think it would not only be a great way to introduce some new people to the game but it would be awesome to get together with you guys in real life. It's been a long time since we had any kind of real life meet up.
What are your thoughts? Is anyone interested in doing this IRL? I figure plenty of people would be willing to donate some time on-game on that Saturday, as well as help us put together marketing materials in the lead-up to the Fest.
Throw some feedback at me.