I've add the page at  Sorry, I realize
this is a bit last minute.

If for some reason you can't edit the wiki but want to sign up for a
slot or add a game you're willing to run, send the info to me.  I'll
add it as I get time.

I'll probably be adding some more of my games, but I need to go to dinner ;).

Jon Gorman

On Fri, Feb 8, 2013 at 6:59 PM, Jon Gorman <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Hi all,
> 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
> 5.
> 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.
> Jon Gorman
> 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.
>> Cheers,
>> ./fxk
>>> 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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>> Now I'm beginning to believe it.
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