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
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,