Are you a tabletop game designer looking to get your prototype in front of more playtesters? Are you a player looking to try out the best and brightest new games before they hit stores? Are you a publisher looking to snatch up that diamond in the rough design and get it in front of gamers the world over? Then I am pleased to invite you, in conjunction with the ProtoSpiel organization, the NYC Playtest Group, and the NYU Game Center to the first annual ProtoSpiel NorthEast, at the NYU Game Center on July 19th!
There will be tables with dedicated time slots that designers will sign up for at the convention, so if you're a Designer, show up early to set up! The doors open at 8am and time slots will be first come first served. Everyone who purchases a Designer ticket is guaranteed at least one 1 hour slot. If you need more time, be sure to show up early to reserve time, or contact me ahead of time.
There will also be an open-play area, where anyone can playtest any game without having signed up ahead of time. Designers are not allowed to sign up for a second playtest slot until all designers have had the opportunity to playtest their game at least once, but are allowed to make use of the open play area.
If you have any questions, or are a publisher or designer wishing to sell your earlier games, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have already published a game, whether yourself or through a traditional publisher, you are encouraged to donate a copy of your game to be raffled off at the end of the day on Saturday! Raffle tickets will be given out based on the number of other people's games that one playtests, to encourage people to focus on helping each other. Not that you'll need encouragement to play these games!
This is a charity event: after paying expenses, any profits raised will be donated to the Schistosomiasis Control Initiative, an award winning disease treatment charity.