AboutWelcome to TableTopDay.com!
On March 30th, 2013, premium YouTube channel Geek & Sundry (The Guild, TableTop, Written By A Kid) asks all of our fans to go to their friendly local game store, community center, or host an event at home and play more games. International TableTop Day is a reminder to spend more time and strengthen the bonds with the people who matter most, our friends and family, by playing games together. Tabletop gaming promotes many positive social and cognitive benefits like increased communication, team work, planning, and is an excellent stress relieving activity for all ages.
International TableTop Day also represents the one year anniversary of the launch of the hit show TableTop, hosted by Wil Wheaton (Star Trek, Big Bang Theory, Leverage). TableTop has been a well-reported boon to the international gaming community, not only creating whole new generations of tabletop gamers, but also providing a rising tide that supports many game stores and publishers. TableTop fans have sent us thousands of fan mail responses telling us about how TableTop has rekindled their friendship, brought families together, helped hospital patients find strength to carry on, and even provided peace for grieving families. TableTop has become much more than a show, it has become a shining light for the whole international gaming community. And we want to give back to our fans in a very special way!
International TableTop Day is a celebration for all the fans of tabletop gaming. A single day where the whole world is brought together in a common purpose of spending time together and having fun. We hope you find the resources you need -- to connect new fans to experienced group organizers, retailers with their community, and publishers with the international community -- all in one place. The interactive map hosts all of the game days and parties worldwide. If you don't see an event near you, simply follow the free submission process to create and host your own TableTop Day event that we will promote for you. Download all the free content and collect all the exclusive promotional items made specifically to commemorate this event. All we ask in return is that you share your experience with us by using the social media hashtag #tabletopday on all your posts, pictures, stories, and videos. This way, we can all share in the fun wordwide. Let's for one day, all come together, put down our worries and play more games. Thank you!
FELICIA DAY’S GEEK & SUNDRY NETWORK ANNOUNCES CREATION OF INTERNATIONAL TABLETOP DAY, A WORLDWIDE CELEBRATION OF GAMING
FOR RELEASE ON FEBRUARY 27, 2013
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 27th - Geek & Sundry, the award-winning original YouTube channel, is proud to announce the first International TableTop Day on March 30, 2013. International TableTop Day encourages people from around the globe to participate in the joys of board gaming by empowering the community to host thousands of gaming events internationally. Participants can sign up at www.tabletopday.com for free events at their favorite local game stores or submit their own event at their home, community center or business. Participants are encouraged to use the hashtag #TableTopDay on social media to share and connect their own events on a global scale.
Inspired by tremendous fan response to the the critically acclaimed show TableTop co-created and hosted by Wil Wheaton (Star Trek, Big Bang Theory, Leverage), Felicia Day and her team hope that the day will grow the gaming community by encouraging fans to come together and play more games. “Gaming is a huge passion of mine, and I’m thrilled to help launch this event that will allow gamers all over the world to celebrate their passions together in real life.” Felicia Day, Creator and Founder of Geek & Sundry said. “The response we’ve received around our show, TableTop, has shown us that tabletop gaming brings people together in a unique and powerful way. We want to celebrate this on a larger scale and give back to our wonderful community.”
Industry-leading sponsors such as Asmodee Editions, Days of Wonder, Mayfair Games, Steve Jackson Games, Wizards of the Coast, and many other major publishers are offering free promotional items and games as part of International TableTop Day to over 1,000 game stores around the world. “In the 20 years I’ve been in the game industry, nothing has moved the needle the way TableTop has,” said John Zinser president of Alderac Entertainment Group. “We’re proud to be a partner for International TableTop Day and take Geek & Sundry’s success to the next level.”
In conjunction with this announcement, Geek & Sundry has revealed their website www.tabletopday.com, the central hub for the community to bring together tabletop fans, publishers, and retailers from around the world. The tabletopday.com website provides fans with resources such as the interactive event map which tracks all #TableTopDay events worldwide, inspirational videos from their favorite YouTube stars, blog posts by popular columnists on how to plan for their event, and fun downloadable content to keep fans excited leading up to March 30th, 2013. Organizations, businesses, community centers, retail stores, and fans worldwide are invited to submit their own events for free and help make International TableTop Day a community-driven celebration of tabletop gaming.
About Geek & Sundry: Original YouTube channel Geek & Sundry features the best of indie geek culture and the internet’s foremost geek voices. Founded by the producers of the hit web series The Guild, Geek & Sundry offers a diverse lineup of shows that create a hub for fans of comedy, gaming, comics, music, and literature around the world. Spearheaded by prominent geek figureheads, Geek & Sundry features original content by Felicia Day (The Guild, Dr. Horrible, Eureka), Wil Wheaton (Star Trek, The Big Bang Theory). For more information, visit www.geekandsundry.com & watch us on YouTube at www.YouTube.com/GeekandSundry.
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ABOUT GEEK & SUNDRY
Premium YouTube channel Geek & Sundry features the best of indie geek culture and the internet’s foremost geek voices. Founded by the producers of the hit web series The Guild, Geek & Sundry offers a diverse lineup of shows that create a hub for fans of comedy, gaming, comics, music, and literature around the world. Spearheaded by prominent geek figureheads, Geek & Sundry features original content by Felicia Day (The Guild, Dr. Horrible, Eureka), Wil Wheaton ( Star Trek , The Big Bang Theory ). For more information, visit www.geekandsundry.com & watch us on YouTube at www.YouTube.com/GeekandSundry.
1. Will my private event show up on the map?
No, for privacy reasons we will not show your private event on the map nor will we publish your address. We would still like you to fill out a submission for your event though so we can send you information closer to the date.
2. Why isn't my event showing on the map?
If your event was not approved, you will get an email. If your event is at a house, we can't approve it for privacy reasons. Everyone else should appear on the map. The best way to check if you're on the map is to zoom out of the map and watch the icons fall onto the map. Once they stop zoom back in and enter your zip code. Your event should then display.
3. Will I get an email confirming my event?
No, if you submit and you get a screen that says that your submission has gone through then your event has been received.
4. Can I edit my event after I've submitted it?
Unfortunately no, simply resubmit your event and add (resubmit) to the title so we can flag it as a duplicate.
5. How long does it take for my event to show on the map?
Between 24-48 hours. We're manually approving each event so it may take some time.
6. What games do we need to play at our #TableTopDay event?
You can play anything! The table(s)' the limit!
7. How long does our event need to be?
As long as you want.
8. What are the icons on the map?
Stars are premium stores, playing cards are stores, and meeples are groups/libraries/churches/clubs.
9. There's no event near me?
First, make sure the map is fully loaded. It can take awhile (we're working on it). Zoom out in the map and watch the icons drop all over the world! If you still don't see something near you keep checking back, more and more events are submitted daily. OR submit your own event!
10. Can Wil or Felicia come to my event?
They're going to be busy doing a live stream on TableTop Day!
11. Waiiiit this day is right before Easter/Doctor Who/a wedding/my dog's birthday! How can I participate?
The reason for March 30th is it celebrates TableTop's first birthday! Also, TableTop Day is 24 hours on March 30th (and it's YOUR March 30th, got that Australia?) so do something that day, even if it's for a couple hours. If you do, you participate. Take pictures and video, tag them with #TableTopDay so we can see what you did!
12. The site gave me an error message.
Sometimes there's a lot of people on the site at once, just wait a couple minutes and refresh.
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