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Author Topic: Boston FIG 2016  (Read 2016 times)

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July 26, 2016, 11:21:47 PM
 Boston Festival of Indie Games (BFIG) is a 1 day event at MIT in September where indie developers show off their games.  Last year we had a table in the charity section with Abe Gamers and Extra Life. BFIG has welcomed us back again this year.
We'll be trying to recruit new volunteers for PAX East (or any PAX, really), so we'll have flyers, buttons, and business cards.
We will also have cookies. If you want to make nice decorative things that are too delicate for distributors' bags at PAX, this is a great place to show them off.

I can run the table, but I need 1 or 2 volunteers to help me. Last year we got overwhelmed a couple times and lost potential donations and recruitments because we couldn't talk to everyone there. This is easier than PAX because you don't have to walk around and we are totally allowed to be handing out food. So if you want to shout "Free Cookies" at people walking buy, and/or tell folks how much fun you have helping Cookie Brigade, please join me. (Passes will be comped.)


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July 27, 2016, 09:35:42 AM
Checking my schedule! :)

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July 27, 2016, 09:53:53 AM
I would love to volunteer!  I've not been able to help out for several PAX cons, and it's been eating at me. Please let me know if I am needed!

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July 31, 2016, 02:32:50 PM
I'll be there and can help out and bring cookies :)

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August 04, 2016, 12:02:01 PM
I'm definitely in.  I will bake for sure, and I think I'll be able to stay to be at the table.

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August 05, 2016, 11:19:41 PM
Let's split the day into 2 or 3 shifts. The hours say 10-8, but last year we were really there 9-5. The first hour is set up and press hour. I'll be there the full day and y'all can sign up to help these shifts:
9-1: Alcmene
(set up, slow morning, busier midday, time to wander show in morning)
(busy early afternoon, pack up, time to wander show late afternoon)
11-2: Lilty
(bonus midday backup, time to wander show before/after shift)

If you want to commit to any of those shifts, let me know and I'll add you in.
« Last Edit: September 04, 2016, 11:37:54 PM by punzie »

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August 21, 2016, 10:10:57 PM
I'll take the early shift :) 

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September 03, 2016, 12:43:52 PM
I should be able to commit to 11-2.

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September 04, 2016, 11:38:13 PM

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September 09, 2016, 05:45:06 PM
I just got the informational email from bfig. We'll be in the lobby this year. I'll forward it to those of you who said you'll volunteer.

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September 12, 2016, 05:17:44 PM
Out of curiosity, how much did we take in at FIG?

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September 12, 2016, 09:53:54 PM
We raised $696.19: 590.19 in cash and 106 in card donations.
It felt slower than last year but we still did better than I thought. We're about $100 short of what we made last year. Being in the lobby this time sounded like a good idea, but in practice, people were too interested in making a beeline to the gaming rooms and didn't want to stop and chat so much.
But $690 isn't chump change. And we might still get some new volunteers out of it. I definitely want to continue doing this.
« Last Edit: September 12, 2016, 09:57:29 PM by punzie »

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September 13, 2016, 06:44:07 PM
Also, the more things that we can do out in the open such that people know who we are helps at the big events like PAX. So I agree that even if it's a low earner, still not a bad idea to continue doing it.


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