Fantasy Gaming: From Football to Congress

  • April 2, 2008 · 6:30 PM
  • Garvey Schubert Barer

Fantasy gaming is a $2 billion dollar industry that has greatly affected the way sports games are covered. Not only have they brought statistical analysis to users, but they have also greatly increased engagement. This model has now been employed across many non-sports categories including entertainment, politics, and news. Join Andrew Lee, Co-founder, Publi.us, and creator of Fantasy Congress, as he discusses the world of fantasy gaming, new startups in fantasy, and trends within the industry. As a group we will dig deep and explore also what it takes to produce a fantasy games, some Dos and Don'ts, when best to use this genre as opposed to other genres, and other related questions.

We look forward to seeing you!

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Garvey Schubert Barer
1000 Potomac St., N.W.
Suite 500
Washington, D.C. 20007

Offices are located in Georgetown just off K/Water street (underneath the Whitehurst Freeway), west of Wisconsin Ave. By 6:00 or so there should be ample street metered parking (free after 6:30 I believe). Be careful to follow parking signs exactly, cars have to be BACKED into spaces. Pull in frontways, and you're guaranteed to get a ticked. Don't pay the meter when you have to, guaranteed to get a ticket. Garage parking is available, but only until 8:00 p.m. when the garage closes for the night. Nearest metro stops are Foggy Bottom (about a 15 minute walk), or Rosslyn (about a 10 minute walk across the key bridge). If the weather is nice, and you're taking metro, use Rosslyn, the walk into the heart of Georgetown if very pretty.

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  • Carl S.

    The presentation on Fantasy Gaming was informative. I was particularly intrigued by Andrew's comments about the fantasy game experience being enhanced by social networking. Either through forums associated with the game, or some IM communication with presence as part of visiting the game site. My perspective is from a "social" MMO game space where people play politics all the time. Although this is often euphemistically labeled drama. We are human players and as humans we have social/pack instincts. So adding a social context to any fantasy game seems to me to be a "good thing".

    The pre-meeting conversations were also very good. Thank you Andrew for speaking and Limor for getting us all together.

    April 3, 2008

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