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  1. Building a Game Community and Game Friend Environment Tips for establishing the physical and social space of game community. Donald G. Dennis Library Game Lab of Syracuse

  2. Club and Game Communities • BMHS Gaming Society • Players’ Guild of Central Oklahoma • NOSFA • Syracuse Board Gamers • Syracuse Game Crawl • OK Gamers

  3. Game Support • Chaosium Tournament Sanctioning • Chaosium Event Support • RPGA Regional Director • Convention Coordinator • Soonercon • Psurrealcon • Thundercon • Club Game Days

  4. Media Onboardgames.net Boardgameswithscott.com

  5. Professional • Iron Crown Enterprises • Brand Manager • Demo Team Lead • Production • Web Master • Green Knight Publishing • Line Developer • Event Manager • Break Away Ltd. • Designer

  6. Physical Space Furniture Storage Décor Social Community Atmosphere Synergy Resources Defining the Environment

  7. Game Space • Lighting • Power • Internet Access • Ambient Sound • Sound Isolation • Food & Beverage

  8. Furniture Chairs & Tables • Shapes • Sizes • Mobility • Versatility • Electronic Games Trolleys http://www.gaylord.com/

  9. Available Visible Secure Shelving StorageHanging BagsSleeves Box Bands Storing Games

  10. Décor • Posters • Displays • Game Sculptures • Games & Game Boards • Puzzles • Banners • Cardboard Stand-ups

  11. Web Community • Calendar • RSS Feeds • Forums • Wiki • Game Chooser • Personal Pages • Ratings • Collections • Game blogs

  12. Youth Young adults Adults Elderly Cross Generational Encourage participation outside of focus age. Be willing to run multiple program tracks, for differing ages Age focus, social group focus

  13. Traditional Board Games Card Games Dice Games War & Mini’ Games Role Playing Table top RPGs Live Action Parlor LARPs Live Scale RPGs Live Action RPGs Electronic Arcade Handheld Console Computer Stand Alone Networked Massively Multiplayer Collectible Games Build around a Game Focus But don’t count out other games

  14. Games by theme or mechanics Books about games Books and comics where characters play games like Yugi-oh, Harry Potter, or the True Game Game related websites Audio and Video Podcasts Movies Cloak & Dagger, ET, War Games, Session Reports Reviews Game of the month Game lists Gamer Advisories

  15. Choose Your own Adventures Lost World battle books Role-playing Games Hoyle’s Humor/Comics/ Graphic Novels PVP Dork Tower Knights of the Dinner Table Game Related Books

  16. Recurring game nights Tournaments Game club showdown Regional championships Mini Conventions Spotlight on traditional or classic games Showcase Chess Master Game design session Speed date/speed games Release parties for Games Related books Lock-ins & After Hours Activities

  17. Conventions Game Groups Game Stores Online Stores Game News Sites Newspaper Schedule Public Radio Mailing lists Social Networking Sides Advertising

  18. Benefits of Clubs Established social networks Existing game related organization structure Personal game collections Community authority Benefits to Clubs Always need space Regular game nights Special events Community exposure Consistency Low pressure environment Area & National Clubs

  19. Promotional Material Posters Buttons Stickers Limited availability components Bonus Scenarios Rules Clarification Demo’ Teams Educational Material Seminars Lesson Plans Skill Development Game Companies

  20. Company Support • Mayfair Games educational outreach Toledo Lucas County Public Library • Seminars • Classroom Programs • Education Doc with common terminology • Lists of game skills • Green Ronin Publishing possible tie in with licenses • Looney Labs • Northstar Games • ZMan Games • Knucklebones

  21. Multitude of games Local clubs in action Programming tracks & Seminars Demo’ Teams Some have free admittance to librarians or other educators Spread the word Free advertising Support for programs and literacy Advertising Swap Conventions

  22. Library Game Lab Nexus • Online portal to connect • Librarians • Researchers • Students • Gaming industry • Library vendors • Individual-focused • Representatives of organizations • Not representing an organization • Library centric resources

  23. Board & Card Game Resources • Board Game Geekhttp://boardgamegeek.com • Board Game Newshttp://boardgamenews.com/ • Knucklebones Magazinehttp://kbones.com • Online Vendors • Time Well Spent • Fun again games

  24. Role-playing Game Resources • The Gaming Report http://www.gamingreport.com/ • RPG Nowhttp://www.rpgnow.com • Gleemaxhttp://gleemax.com/ • Pyramid Online Magazine

  25. Game Stores • GAMA Game Manufacturers Association • GPA Game Publishers Association

  26. Electronic Game Resources • http://gamersinfo.net/ • http://www.ign.com/ • http://www.mobygames.com/ • http://www.gamasutra.com/ • http://www.gamefaqs.com/ • http://gametrailers.com/ • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Video_games

  27. Questions? Donald G. Dennis donaldgdennis@gmail.com http://www.donaldgdennis.com http://gamelab.syr.edu