[games_access] E for All planning
d. michelle hinn
hinn at uiuc.edu
Mon Oct 8 23:57:13 EDT 2007
The booth is 10 x 10 so we'll be pretty squashed in there. I'll know
more tomorrow about the upper limit of what we can stuff in at any
So you potentially will be using 4 - 6 items that need to be plugged
in? I have to know the exact number of plugs (not counting the power
strip) believe it or not.
Then there are the Union Labor Contracts...something about if it
takes us more than 30 minutes to set up we have to step aside and let
the union take over and do the rest of the set up!?!
>The MIT side will not need TVs. We'll be bringing 2 (maybe 3?)
>laptops for AudiOdyssey, and potentially 2 or 3 XO's (the one laptop
>per child laptops). I'll be sure to bring a power strip. We'll also
>have a couple of Wiimotes, and maybe speakers.
>I have no idea how big the booth is, so I don't know what is
>feasible as far as what we can show off. If it's small, I suppose
>we'll only use one laptop.
>At 08:39 PM 10/8/2007, d. michelle hinn wrote:
>>>Okay here some of my equipment:
>>>- quad controller
>>>- one handed controller
>>>- split controller
>>>- I can bring a ps2/ps3/xbox360/wii (though i prefer not to bring the
>>>360/ps3 because of the weight).
>>Let's forget about the PS3 and I can bring the 360 if we decide we
>>need it -- I'm not sure that we do. It might be better to bring a
>>couple PS2's than one 360.
>>Things move fast when you are prepping for a convention/expo, as
>>I've found out so now there's an issue with power strips and carpet
>>and TVs and drapes for tables...labor unions and contract
>>workers...etc, etc, etc. Anyway, tomorrow I'm talking to someone
>>else on the E for All staff that will help me figure out which
>>forms needed to be filled out months ago. An expo is a totally
>>different ballgame than a conference like GDC. I imagine that this
>>will make planning for the GDC booth a lot easier but that's not
>>helping me right now!
>>Bottom line? I won't know how much power and how many outlets and
>>table size options until mid-day tomorrow and then I teach.
>>I noticed on the wiki that you were planning to be there all 4 days
>>of the expo and possibly including the set up day on Wednesday.
>>That's very cool because the equipment is going to be covered by
>>you, me, and Eitan so we bring the show.
>>So if you bring two laptops (meaning two power outlets -- if you
>>need more, please tell me ASAP!!) and a console (meaning two power
>>outlets, including one for the TV I have to order), you'll need
>>four power outlets. I'm assuming you are flying so bringing a TV is
>>ridiculously out of the question. I know it is for me.
>>Assuming we can get two displays/TVs, I'll bring another PS2 (2
>>outlets) and a PC laptop (1 outlet).
>>That brings us to 7 power outlets. So what I need to know ASAP is:
>>Eitan -- how many power outlets will you need? will you need a TV?
>>can you bring one if you do or is this something I need to order?
>>Reid -- how many power outlets will you need? will you need a TV?
>>I'm pretty sure you were just bringing a laptop but I get things
>>wrong sometimes. :D
>>We'll most likely end up switching what's shown on each TV and
>>laptop very frequently because I really don't think we can really
>>fit more than one TV unless they are small.
>>So...wow...yeah...I don't even want to think about how much time
>>GDC and E for All has eaten into my schedule over the past two
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