Getting Excited for ARGFest

The announcement has been made… ARGFest 2010 will be in Atlanta, GA! So book your tickets and mark your calendars for July 15-18. It’s going to be a blast and you aren’t going to want to miss it.

This year is the first year that we are, officially, spreading beyond the weekend. Its been harder and harder to fit everything we want to do into two days and, well, we gave up trying. Based on feedback & suggestions from last year, we’re doing more to make it friendly for both the thinkers & the players… a full-fledged conference combined with a full-fledged games festival into one big blast.

The schedule & logistics are still be worked out (expect details shortly!), but it’s going to look something like this:

Thursday & Friday will be dedicated to the thinking. Saturday & Sunday will be dedicated to the playing. There will, of course, be a bit of cross-over, with fun things happening on Thursday & Friday and space available for unconference style sessions on Saturday. But, one way to think about it is that we’re going to start off all serious (or, well, as serious as we can be) and have more and more fun as the days go on until Sunday when we’re all play (and food! and friends!). There’s going to be so much going on and we’re sure that you’re not going to want to miss a second of it!

We can hardly wait!

So, what does this mean? It means that there’s time for more of everything and we’re going to need your help to make that happen! We need speakers and sessions and games and sponsors. Over the next few weeks, you’ll see a flurry of activity as we announce key bits of information and get up our panel & game submission forms. In the mean time, think about what you’d like to see or what you’d like to play. If you’re a game designer, definitely think about games you can showcase (the festival will be similar to Come Out and Play or igfest – location based games, big scavenger hunts, fun field games and the like). If your company would like to help us out by being a sponsor – please get in touch! We’re in immediate need of funds to secure venues & vendors. And, if you want to host one of the networking events or parties, better to get on that sooner rather than later.

More soon!

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