Bill is a man on a mission to inform the world that they should give him awesome swag-- he could almost be like a folk hero to gaming press and convention-goers world-round.

Ever wonder what it's like to be a member of the press at a game conference? In his article, Bill Pirkle describes his very-first-ever experience. From his pre-conference preparation to his post-conference wrap-up, he takes you along for the ride as he wanders around the conference floor, wide-eyed and clueless. Ready? Let's go.

I've gotten a gazillion e-mails now with invites to different booths. I'm not doing any of the scheduling, so I just glance 'em over and toss 'em in a folder. If a press person ever tells you they missed your e-mail, believe them. I can only imagine how many messages people like Cody and Katie get every day. One thing I notice: the e-mails talk about the companies, what game they're making, their groundbreaking ideas or technology, blah, blah, blah. Nobody talks about what great swag they're going to be handing out at their booth. I should tell somebody about that, but who?

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Last Updated: Mar 13, 2016