UK Tabletop Creators Networking Jam!
Gathering of Publishers, Bloggers and Convention Organisers
On the 24th September UKGE organsers Tony, Richard and Pat attended the first UK Tabletop Creators Networking Jam held at the HQ of Inside the Box Games in London. This was an exciting event - a gathering of around 50 Indie publishers, bloggers and convention organisers. The thrust of the day was closer cooperation between the various parts of the growing Hobby Games Industry in the UK.
The day was a mix of seminars, workshops and play testing.
Subjects included improving media content when working wth podcasters and bloggers, networking and mutual support, a look at Kickstarter and distribution, creating representative characters in games and how to make the most of conventions. The last one Tony presented and took folk through how to taek advantage of being at a convention.
There were opportunities to try out some new game ideas and meet new faces.
All in all a good day and well organised by Peter Blenkham of ITB who generously provided food and drink for us all.
Budding designers might consider keeping an eye out for similiar events. I suspect given the number of attendees that a arger venue might be needed.