Does it matter where you live?
It occurred to me at the casual game conference that the city of Chicago is very poorly represented in the casual game space. As far as I know, the only attendees from the area were myself, and the guys at Snap2Play.
I have worked with them on many projects, including Spongebob Obstacle Odyssey and we are cooperating on an original Lego game too. They have only recently entered the casual game space, but part of their plan involves moving to Seattle, to be closer to the heart of the industry. Then I thought about Sprout, and wondered if the Popcap purchase would have happened if they weren't local to the area. The same goes for the Gamehouse/Real purchase.
So my question is, do you think your location matters at all? And if so, how much? My guess would be that it matters, but only slightly.