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

Sandra Uhling sandra_uhling at web.de
Sun Nov 8 13:49:36 EST 2009


http://gamescom.de/
18. - 22.August 2010


> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----

> Von: games_access-bounces at igda.org [mailto:games_access-

> bounces at igda.org] Im Auftrag von D. Michelle Hinn

> Gesendet: Sonntag, 8. November 2009 19:04

> An: IGDA Games Accessibility SIG Mailing List

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

>

> Thanks, Sandra!

>

> I will contact the person in charge.

>

> As to hidden costs...those are the ones you learn about once it's too

> late to back out! ;) That's what's happened to me in the past. In the

> US each state has different labor union requirements.

>

> Anyway, I'll do a little digging -- do you know off-hand what the dates

> are for that?

>

> Michelle

>

> On Nov 8, 2009, at 11:20 AM, Sandra Uhling wrote:

>

> > 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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