Archive for January, 2011

Middleware Mingle – 2011

Posted in Video Game Development with tags , on January 19, 2011 by Dan Amerson

Last year, I organized the Middleware Mingle. I think it was a great success, and I’d like to repeat it this year. Here’s the proposal which is similar to last year.

All of us in the middleware space know each other through competition, partnership, or other collaborations. At GDC, it’s always good to see each other and catch up. However, we’re all generally so busy working the booth that we don’t have much time once the show starts. I thought it would be good to have a middlware meetup where we can all get together and talk about the show, share stories, and have a drink. It would be a lot easier than trying to find 20 minutes on the floor during the show.

The plan would be as simple as last year. Pick a bar near the conference, likely the Thirsty Bear again. Pick a time. Descend and meet up. If this grows a bit bigger than last year, I may see if I can get a few middleware companies together to sponsor the drinks or at least the first few rounds. For now, however, this would just be a cash bar get together.

Let me know what you think. If you’re in the middleware space and would be interested in such a thing, reply in the comments (preferably) or send me a message using the contact form on the right. Please note a preferred time. Last year, we did the night before exhibits open at 9PM. That would be before the show starts but late enough to have most booths set up. Same thing this year would be Tuesday, 3/1. However, I’m open to other suggestions.



CES 2011

Posted in Life in General, Video Game Development with tags on January 5, 2011 by Dan Amerson

I’m about to hop a plane out to CES 2011. If anyone is out there and wants to meet up, send me a message via the contact form on the right or call my cell, (919)272-3073. I’ll see if we can find a time to get together around the show.