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Pre-reg attendees as of 5/24/2012 @ 2 PM
We have 22 pre-registered attendees (mostly designers, but a good number of playtesters) right now. I know with 100% certainty that there are a number of people who will attend who have not pre-registered. I'm feeling good about this year, and I'm looking forward to seeing y'all this weekend.
An interesting thing: Because HubAustin is so awesome, I'm able to let playtesters in at the "pay what you wish" rate. I've resisted this in the past because (frankly) I would have had to radically increase the designer rate to cover the cost of the room. My "secret" reason for resisting this was that I don't want designers to set up camp and run their game over and over without getting up and playing other designers' games. Playing the games of other designers is at least as useful as getting your game playtested.
So I'm asking each of you who read this to do me a favor: Play at least two other designers' games each day. Ideally, you'll play even more. If you spot a "camper" encourage a "play swap" – "Hey, you come play my game, and I'll play yours.". Thanks in advance.
A little more on letting playtesters in for cheap: Empty conventions are less fun. Last year would have been bleak if not for that amazing group of college students from Cleveland, Ohio. As Protospiel South grows, more people will come to it. Whether you're a playtester or a designer, I'm happy to see you at the convention! And on that note...
See y'all at the convention this weekend!
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