The country's best game design convention has come to Madison. Welcome to Protospiel!
If you are a game designer looking to get professional level feedback from other designers there is no better place to get that feedback. With around 50 other designers in attendance you'll have the opportunity to play test your designs many times through-out the weekend. And the friendships you'll make will last a lifetime.
If you're a gamer who likes to try out new things, then Protospiel is also likely the best experience you'll have. You'll get to see dozens if not hundreds of new designs in a single weekend. Plus you'll get to shape them before they hit the shelves of stores or the pages of Kickstarter.
PASSES & PRICING
Here are the prices for attending Protospiel Madison 2014:
Designer 3-Day Pass - $50
Designer 1-Day Pass - $25
Play Tester 3-Day Pass - $10
Play Tester 1-Day Pass - $5
Publisher / Press Pass - Free
Online ticket sales have ended. Tickets may be purchased at the door, but only via cash. No checks or credit cards will be accepted at the door.
FOOD & DRINK
We will be offering basic refreshments such as water, coffee, and fruit. There is a restaurant in the hotel for meals, as well as a dozen other restaurants within a few blocks of the hotel (https://firstname.lastname@example.org,-89.4968649,17z/data=!4m5!2m4!3m3!1srestaurants!2sRadisson+Hotel+Madison,+517+Grand+Canyon+Dr,+Madison,+WI+53719!3s0x8807ae5f155a8dd1:0xe2fb51629989068a).
Parking is free at the Radisson, and there are hundreds of available spots.
We've secured a block of 10 rooms at the Radisson (http://www.radisson.com/madison-hotel-wi-53719/madison). If you tell them you're with the "PROTOSPIEL" group you'll get a discount of $50 per night, down to $149. You must book your hotel no later than September 24, 2014 to get this rate.
There are three other hotels in that area: AmericInn (http://www.americinn.com/hotels/WI/MadisonWest?chebs=ai_gl), Best Western (http://book.bestwestern.com/bestwestern/US/WI/Madison-hotels/BEST-WESTERN-West-Towne-Suites/Hotel-Overview.do?propertyCode=50102), RoadStar Inn (http://www.roadstarinns.com/madison.html#madison). Book fast, because there is a Badger Football Home game that weekend and the hotels will fill up fast!
Currently this will run like the traditional Protospiel, which is open design, collaboration, and play testing. If we decide to add other special events, they will be added to the schedule below:
9am-6pm Friday - Registration open
Midnight Friday - Door close for the day
9am-Noon Saturday - Registration open
Midnight Saturday - Doors close for the day
9am-11am Sunday - Registration open
4pm Sunday - Convention ends
The Game Crafter (https://www.thegamecrafter.com)
The following publishers will be on hand looking for new titles to add to their line-ups.
Minion Games (http://www.miniongames.com)
Propane Games (http://propanegames.com)
Thunderworks Games (http://www.thunderworksgames.com)