[games_access] GDC Booth support from Acclaim
arthit73 at cablespeed.com
Thu Oct 25 11:38:59 EDT 2007
On what I said earlier about David Perry and our project top-secret with
www.acclaim.com to get a sponsor if they gave us money for a booth and it
turns out that it's our best investment decided here for a booth I think
that's very important first to decide, I don't know if the game will have a
prototype ready by February but I doubt it seriously, I'm sure I could get a
copy of the to the plate. I'm working on the UI and the controls
accessibility now with the company team.
On a sidenote does anyone know how I can get program information from people
like DragonDictate and Jaws so that the programmers developers coming to the
Project for Acclaim top-secret I'm working on will have programming
information to go off of or do I have to just call the company?
From: games_access-bounces at igda.org [mailto:games_access-bounces at igda.org]
On Behalf Of hinn at uiuc.edu
Sent: Wednesday, October 24, 2007 12:42 PM
To: IGDA Games Accessibility SIG Mailing List
Subject: [games_access] GDC Booth
Ok...some really, really bad news.
So we've already learned that a "free" booth at an expo only means the
physical space and that at the end of the whole thing we were talking around
$3000 for the additional costs (they kept building up all week). But the
"free" was a $5000 discount to put things into perspective.
Now I hear from the GDC people...a 10x10 booth (note: this is half the size
we had at E for All but it was the original space we were supposed to have
-- thank you people who did not show up! :) ) runs $5400. And, yes, that
means ONLY the physical space. They are estimating a similar number ($3000)
in addition to the $5400 for a completed booth (which is required and which
is everything from carpet to insurance to electricity ($$ by the voltage).
Whoa. I threw back a question their way about the deadline for saying
"yes/no" so we know how much time we are talking about before major $$$ is
If we are going to seriously pull this off? We need some people who will
seriously work with me to help raise this cash (not to mention working the
booth at the actual conference). This doesn't mean just raising questions
like "what about Microsoft?" -- this means actively asking any/all contacts
you have about major booth $$ sponsorship. So...Not just me doing this. I
still have money to raise to retrograde sponsor us for last week and am
dealing with a bad pneumonia and teaching all at the same time.
I know the booth sounded like a really good idea but now we need to really
think if this is a good enough idea that is worth raising around $8000 for?
I think $8000 is possible but we are going to need to work our collective
butts off for this.
So much to think about...eee....
these are mediocre times and people are
losing hope. it's hard for many people
to believe that there are extraordinary
things inside themselves, as well as
others. i hope you can keep an open
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