The crowds -- past the point of being exciting.
The smaller venues may be better for the game industry.
I just returned from the Konami Barbecue where I spent four hours looking, talking
and soaking up their programs for the coming season. There were immediate answers to questions
and even input from a knowledgeable group of attendees.
Four hours! The same is true about EA's Hot Summer Nights.
Smaller companies in the area could even do with an Open House event.
It's the small foreign countries that I worry about.
I keep in touch with some from Canada but at the last show I noticed Anaconda,
a German company and was impressed with their inventive games.
I have kept in touch with then and was pleased to see that they had great presence at the Leipzig game event.
So in closing, I would like to have a venue for foreign and smaller game companies.
I need a yearly compendium of game companies, phone, addresses and product.
I appreciate a closer contact with the PR people and I am happy to spend my time at events run by the big companies.