[games_access] idea GamesCom 2010: a IGDA GA-SIG stand

Sandra Uhling sandra_uhling at web.de
Sun Nov 8 12:20:14 EST 2009


Hello all,

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.)

Best regards,
Sandra



> -----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!

>

> Thanks!

> Michelle

> 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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