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.
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
> 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