I have just gotten back from PAX East and caught up on some sleep and I thought I would share this.
Jean (my wife) and I had a booth for a publisher she works for, so I thought I would bring along the mini arcade I have been working on and maybe sell a few copies of the book we wrote together (see shameless self promoting photo).
The response was amazing I spoke to hundreds of people stopping by to look at the mini arcade this gave me a chance to talk about micro .NET and Gadgeteer. Many folks already knew C# and were excited to learn about the module based approach used by Gadgeteer. At first I had wished the game(if you can call it that) was better but it turned out to be a great conversation starter on how hard it is to develop a good game and all that it involves.
I have found out we will be returning to PAX East 2013 and I have been asked to maybe do a talk and demo on Gaming and the Gadgeteer.
For those that do not know PAX East is a convention on all things game related from video games to table top games held in Boston MA, this year over 60,000 people attended over 3 days.