Too bad its not hosted in Boston proper anymore...
I guess they changed to Waltham since most developers are commuters, but its still a pain to get to.
Probably going to have to pass on it this time around...
For any of y'all that are in or near Waltham, MA and would be interested in a meet-up of sorts, I just received info on an "Indie Game Development Panel", which is to take place at a monthly meeting of Boston-area game developers. According to information at http://www.bostonpostmortem.org/ , the meeting's time and date looks to be:
Tuesday, April 12 at 7:00 PM
The Skellig Pub and Restaurant
240 Moody Street
Directions are available at: http://www.bostonpostmortem.org/SkelligDirections.htm
Here is the information I received in regards to this meeting:
The list of advisory board members which followed was garbled, however the list can be found at the following URL: http://www.bostonpostmortem.org/background.htmThe only things that are certain are death and taxes, and you can get around the death one as long as you collect 99 gold coins. Which is where the taxes part comes in.
So take a break from your paperwork -- you've got 3 more days -- and drown your sorrows with us at Post Mortem next Tuesday! There'll be plenty of GDC news to talk about, and getting ready for E3, and we're even going to try something new for a speaker this month. We're going to have a panel discussion.
Michael Gesner of Dragonfly Game Design, Ed Gardner of Max Gaming Technologies, and Ichiro Lambe of Dejobaan Games will talk (argue?) about indie game development. Is it possible? Can you have your dream and eat it too? Come find out, as three Boston-area indies (and PM regulars) will open their kimonos (um, well, maybe not THAT far, guys) and tell us what it's really like in the trenches, or wherever it is that these indies hang out. As a sometime indie myself, I'll be moderating. I'll bring the chair...anybody got a whip I can borrow?
Be there or be...uninformed. Or uniformed. As if an indie would *ever* wear a uniform. *sniff*
Remember: this is the game industry. We're broke and cheap. So you're expected to pay for your own food and drinks. Before you leave, add 23% for tax and tip to your bill and pay one of the illustrious members of the advisory committee:
Programmer, Funkitron, Inc.
Haha, actually I live prety close to Waltham, and I used to live right there in Watertown, now I'm in Brighton. But I'm not sure I will be attending anything. Doesn't seem that interesting to me, and I got other plans anyways.
Y'all are bums. The Boston Postmortem is a great resource for independent developers, in much the same way that these forums are -- it's a great place to network. I'll be on that panel, and would love to meet anyone in the area, at any rate.
Dima: Doesn't seem that interesting to me, and I got other plans anyways.
If the independent games panel doesn't interest you, you might consider one of the subsequent talks, as they're more about the industry proper. I usually like to pester the speaker after their talk, and always get something out of it.
Sirrus: Probably going to have to pass on it this time around...
I've been trying to get Sirrus to join for some time, now; I think he just plain doesn't like me.
Yeah, I preferred Christopher's too. Easy T access, and not a bad drive over.
I'll let someone who was there say whether it was good or not, but i really enjoyed being on the panel.
Not entirely sure why and indie game maker panel would not be of interest to an indiegame forum member, but call me crazy.