Sorry for a bit of delay on posting. I've got a few folks who have
volunteered to help. It's hard to tell numbers for sure, since some
folks might not come and others may show up that haven't signed up.
As Francis says, the solution is likely to be nimble. (And again, I
want to thank Francis and the rest of the host crew. They've been
doing fabulous with disorganized folks like me ;) ).
First, some logistical details.
I'm thinking that we'll say that a goal will be to have this rough schedule:
7:30 - start setting up games, getting organized
7:45 - start first round of games
10:30 - start wrapping up.
11:00 - call it a night? (Walk back or catch the bus as a group to
various hotels may not be a bad idea)
I've got a plan (with helpful advice from several folks, thanks!), and
we'll see if it a works. I'm going to work a bit tonight on setting up
a new page on the wiki. It's going to be structured in a manner that's
similar to the newcoming dinner, but instead will be games. Each game
will have a number of seats. If you're bringing a game and are willing
to play/teach it, add an entry. Estimate a starting time if it's not
going to be when it starts.
t'll probably look something like...
Game Name (#n - if more than one entry for the game, add a number to
make less confusing) 7:45.
Game description (with maybe link to boardgamegeek)
1. Patty Gauzweiller (T)
2. Leslie Humphries
3. Mona Wert
4. Eddie Ramirez
To sign up, put your name in one of the seats. Don't add seats ;). If
you can teach/lead the game, note it. (If you want to teach but not
play, that's awesome. I haven't quite figured out how to note this,
but I'm thinking I'll just add a line at the bottom.)
We'll try to set up sections big enough for the games and put up signs.
Here's the warning. I'll probably be making judgement calls on what
games get set up in the "main room", preferring games that I and any
volunteers just coordinating can teach to go there and also based on
other factors. If we hit the reasonable size for the room, we'll try
to have some recommendations for places to go w the group.
This is probably not the ideal solution as it makes quicker/lighter
games somewhat tricky, but I'm hoping for some of those some people
won't mind playing multiple games in the row, maybe teaching someone
who will teach the next group and allow a little of mingling that way.
On Fri, Feb 8, 2013 at 4:06 PM, Francis Kayiwa <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 08, 2013 at 04:39:22PM -0500, Cynthia Ng wrote:
>> Just an idea if space is really an issue. Would it be possible to
>> simply get a second room next to (or at least nearby) the first one?
>> As I image not everyone will be playing the same game, I don't see it
>> as a problem.
> As I said to Jon. The people here will have to be nimble. The big
> problem is as a `historically` commuter campus the open spaces become a
> premium late and night. What we will need from those who signed up is
> willingness to track email/wiki for changes. I've asked for other spaces
> but no word yet. Finally unless you have more than 40, this room will
> fit the current number without a problem.
> Also no (as they will find out when they get there) it isn't a matter of
> spill over to the next room.
>> On Fri, Feb 8, 2013 at 12:51 PM, Jon Gorman <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> > Hi all,
>> > I've been getting some questions and I realized there was some
>> > confusion about the Game night. I was a bit late in organizing it and
>> > quite frankly haven't done the best job.
>> > I put out a request for people to express their interest on by Jan.
>> > 14th by signing up on the wiki or sending me an email, but I didn't
>> > actually put that date in the wiki and it was only mentioned in the
>> > email on this list (which was on the 10th of Jan if I remember). That
>> > wasn't a hard and fast deadline, mostly so we could get an idea of
>> > what sized room we need. However, in the past week or two , we've
>> > gotten a lot more people sign up and I've also heard from several
>> > folks now that they thought the signup was only for bringing games.
>> > As it stand though I realized this morning we had about 15 people
>> > expressing interest a month ago and now are looking at over twice that
>> > number.
>> > I don't want to turn anyone away, but this does pose some logistical hurdles.
>> > Mea cupla, this is my fault, not any of the Chicago folks. I'm going
>> > to try to work with the folks on the ground on seeing if we can get
>> > another room at the UIC Library. I'll also try to find out some
>> > surrounding locations that can serve as overspill, like cafes that
>> > would be fine having a table of people show up and play. I'm also
>> > nervous about the number of games vs people who want to play games.
>> > If you are attending and can bring some games and teach them, that
>> > would be wonderful. (Also, I've run gaming events like this up to
>> > about 20 people, but could really use a person or two to serve as a
>> > helper. Mainly that just means joining people to games, answering
>> > questions, etc) Due to the scale, I have some ideas like signup sheets
>> > for various games at the registration desk, rather like the signups
>> > for the newcomer's dinner.
>> > Again, sorry about this,
>> > Jon Gorman
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