Not only was it the 50th anniversary of the convention, it was also our first time attending, the first time in Indianapolis let alone Indiana, the first time using an Air Bn B, and of course the first time pitching our board game to real life publishers.Needless to say, it was surreal, and one of the greatest experiences of my life.
Due to the limited time of each pitch — six minutes — I chose to omit an explanation of some of the components but I still prominently displayed them to encourage the publisher to ask the burning question — “what are these cool looking things?
” No matter how prepared I tried to be, nothing could prepare me to stand up to the all powerful publishers. ” 3) Publishers are just people like you and me, and most of them are at the convention to have a good time, meet people and do what we all love — play board games.
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Additionally, do not drink it too to quickly as having to go to the restroom can cost you the opportunity to speak with three or more prospective publisher.
You cannot do much about the noise pollution, so speak up and do not be afraid to ask a publisher to repeat themselves or clarify what they have said.
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I had imagined a highly exclusive event room with individual tables for each of the designers, and stoic publishers dressed to the nines in highly formal uniforms who couldn’t be bothers with anything less than an AAA game ready to ship — I could not have been further from the truth.
Instead of an exclusive room, we had a dedicated corner of the main free gaming hall.
Trust us, interesting singles over 50 are out there, and you don't have to put up with the stench of a seedy nightclub at 2 a.m. All it takes is the right mind-set and a little strategy.