[games_access] AbleGamers.com Design + GDC 08

d. michelle hinn hinn at uiuc.edu
Tue Sep 25 21:27:19 EDT 2007


Yes -- that's in my pile of submissions. I just got my super secret
logon from the ever-cool Meggan, our CMP patron saint for all things
GDC! She just got back from TGS, which -- of course -- was fabulous.
No word yet about DiGRA and that whole mess. It seems that it was
mostly the US folks that got left out of the loop then there was a
big mix up with proposals (many went missing, never to be found
again).

Anyway...Meggan's our CMP/GDC Queen of All Things Possible is back
(yay! just in time!) so by tomorrow I'll know the news about our
booth (how big, etc) -- btw...to answer other questions the booth
will replace the Accessibility Arcade sessions so we don't kill
ourselves setting up and can also reach more people given even those
with the cheapest passes can get in to see the expo. Win-Win!

She'll also be helping with me the big SIG pile o' submissions. So
rest easy -- do your best and I'll upload past proposals to the wiki
and/or email them to those who have asked for them to look at. I'm a
really good last minute proposal editor to make sure they have the
EXCITEMENT that the proposals need to SCREAM!!!! Because it really is
EXCITING!!!!! :)

Michelle


>Hey Michelle,

>

>Did you by any chance already put in a similar proposal to the one

>we did at AGDC for this year?

>

>Greets,

>

>Richard

>

>

>

>----- Original Message ----- From: "d. michelle hinn" <hinn at uiuc.edu>

>To: "IGDA Games Accessibility SIG Mailing List" <games_access at igda.org>

>Sent: Tuesday, September 25, 2007 7:17 PM

>Subject: [games_access] AbleGamers.com Design + GDC 08

>

>>Mark is going to be joining in on the SIG web team so that we can

>>make sure that all our individual and collective resources are

>>linked to one another for the best coverage possible. Cooool!

>>

>>Mark is going to be able to join us at GDC as well (and serve as

>>our reporter on the scene with a press pass -- the only rule, Mark,

>>is that you cannot film anyone while they are eating...looooong

>>story but we've been through some weird stuff that we never could

>>have predicted in the past! hehe.). So this is exciting!

>>

>>If anyone is planning to attend GDC 08 (www.gdconf.com) and you are

>>pretty sure I don't already know about it or you haven't heard from

>>me in a month about it and haven't been able to join us in the

>>past, please let me know as soon as possible. The proposals are due

>>Oct 1 and I want to make sure that we get everyone who wants to be

>>involved involved! I'm used to the last minute scramble so no

>>worries -- just let me know.

>>

>>Basically I know that Richard, Reid, Thomas, Mark, Eitan, Eelke,

>>Robert, Dimitris, Kevin, Barrie (if it ends up being an ok time to

>>head to the states) are going. And I'm 99.9% sure I have left

>>someone out of that list because I'm not looking at my notes, which

>>are at home. So if you aren't on the list and you know that you

>>should be, please don't be mad...you should all know that I get

>>brain fog here and there (is that a real term? it should be!) --

>>just let me know! :)

>>

>>Michelle

>>

>>At 10:05 AM +0200 9/25/07, Thomas Westin wrote:

>>>very nice design!

>>>

>>>I'm using Joomla CMS too

>>>

>>>/thomas

>>>

>>>

>>>24 sep 2007 kl. 05.06 skrev Ioo:

>>>

>>>>Hello all.

>>>>

>>>>So after a lot of heads down work I am pleased to share with you

>>>>that AbleGamers.com has been redesigned for the ground up. Go

>>>>take a look please, and if you want, sign up and use the site.

>>>>

>>>>http://www.ablegamers.com

>>>>

>>>>Some things worth pointing out

>>>>- We have added groups, you can now create and manage a group, it

>>>>is like a SIG, only with a different name.

>>>>- Added the AbleGamers Blog, now members of the site can post an

>>>>entry, link to their own blog, and more.

>>>>- Some forum changes, a few more places for no one to talk in.

>>>>

>>>>So please go and take a moment to check it out, and if you feel

>>>>like it, you are welcome to join the site (costs nothing) and

>>>>participate.

>>>>

>>>>Also, I want to make sure that I have links for anything that

>>>>users should find, so if you want a link to a site, send me a

>>>>message ioo at ablegamers.com and I will get your link up.

>>>>

>>>>Thanks guys!

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