I’m willing to bet that most don’t even know what FGS is. It stands for Flash Gaming Summit, and it’s put together by Mochi. It’s meant to bring together people in the industry, have some discussion, and generally make us all more kickass than we already are. Last year was the first event, and it directly led to many of my current business contacts. I can’t wait until March for the next one.
As someone who provides a non-crucial service, it’s hard getting people to know who I am and to listen to why I can help them. I’ve sent out countless emails to developers and sponsors over the past year, and for the most part… I’ve had a lot of success. I want to believe this is because I’m a flash-game super genius whose abilities have spread to all corners of the galaxy. In reality, I think it has to do with my ability to say that I work with sites like Armor, Kong, and Candystand. They give me clout. And it was at FGS09 that I had my first real conversations with Greg, Emily, and Jim from Kong and Dave from Candystand. Without FGS09, I likely would be working in a cubicle right now… and that is a scary thought.
So FGS is mega-important to me. To further promote myself (and, also because I think I have worthwhile stuff to say, in spite of this blog), I’ll be submitting a panel proposal; won’t share any details about the topic or who else will be on the proposed panel until I know whether it’s accepted or not though. I also hope that all of you fine folk will be attending. Please let me know if you will be… I’d love to say hello and share a danish. Plus, I’m curious if anyone actually reads this. :-/.