[games_access] idea GamesCom 2010: a IGDA GA-SIG stand
sandra_uhling at web.de
Sun Nov 8 12:20:14 EST 2009
sorry I do answer little bit late.
There should be no hidden cost.
I think there should be no problem at all.
@Michelle I will send you two contact data:
* the person who organize it
* a person who had a stand there this year (gameparents e.V.)
> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
> Von: games_access-bounces at igda.org [mailto:games_access-
> bounces at igda.org] Im Auftrag von D. Michelle Hinn
> Gesendet: Donnerstag, 5. November 2009 21:40
> An: IGDA Games Accessibility SIG Mailing List
> Betreff: Re: [games_access] idea GamesCom 2010: a IGDA GA-SIG stand
> Hi Sandra,
> That sounds interesting -- what are the costs associated with it?
> I've done this before at other gaming conferences and have lost
> literally thousand of dollars due to hidden costs (such as the
> carpeting for the booth having to be paid to one company, the table
> going to another company, and so forth). So we'd definitely need to
> find out about that -- the last time I did this was sort of the last
> straw for me, as I lost over $5000 personally because the SIG has no
> funds and I was forced to cover it AT the conference. Also, we would
> need to partner with many groups, as the SIG itself "owns" no
> accessibility equipment, which is very important to show. And those
> companies that make them (as well as most companies that make games in
> this area) are not non-profits.
> The SIG is a non-profit of sorts if we go through the IGDA Foundation
> but I'm not sure that that "counts" in the EU -- I'd have to
> investigate this. That is why we could not participate in Thomas
> Westin's EU proposal -- we could not make that case quickly enough
> since there were only days before the deadline. We also, as an
> organization, are here to support game developers WITH disabilities so
> that also is a source of great confusion when it comes to our non-
> profit status.
> The trouble is that "non-profit" is a legal term and I'm not sure what
> proof that they would need to count us as such. AbleGamers, for
> instance, is a legal non-profit in the US but is not yet a non-profit
> outside the US. So anything you can find out would be very helpful!
> Chair, IGDA Game Accessibility SIG
> On Nov 5, 2009, at 2:10 PM, Sandra Uhling wrote:
> > Hi,
> > just an idea:
> > We have a very nice "non-profit" area at the GamesCom.
> > What do you think about it, that this SIG will have a stand there?
> > It would be a small place and there are lots of other non-profit
> > organizations.
> > I do have contact to the person who organize it.
> > Best regards,
> > Sandra
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