New to TokenCon this year is our Indie Zone, which will feature independent developers demoing and selling their games. In addition, exciting special activities will take place in the the indie zone, including a rapid prototyping event, where you will be given a bunch of components and a few hours to design a game, and a Shark Tank style show where designers pitch their games to our special guest, designer and publisher Jay Cormier.
If you are an independent developer who wants to either sell or demo your game at TokenCon, read the below for some more information.
How do I get a booth in the Indie Zone? Booths in the indie zone are only available to independent game designers. To get one, apply for an exhibitor booth, and we will automatically approve you for this zone if you are an independent game designer. The Indie Zone is the only area where anyone will be able to demo games at a booth, as there is not enough space for that in the Vendor Hall.
What can I do at my booth in the Indie Zone? With an indie developer booth, you can do anything you can do at a booth in the Vendor Hall—you can sell any products you want. In addition, you can demo your games, including games that you have for sale, or upcoming and prototype releases. All booths will be set up with extra chairs facing your booth to provide attendees opportunities to sit and try your games.
What are the hours of the booths in the Indie Zone? Indie Zone booths will follow the same vendor hours as the Vendor Hall. See our main exhibitor page for more information. After the vendors close, the room will remain open for additional activities. While staff will be present in the room until activities end and the room is locked, you may wish to have materials on hand to cover or secure any items you have for sale.
I have a prototype game, but nothing to sell. Do I need a booth? It depends. In addition to the booths in the indie zone, we will have several tables available that you can reserve to demo prototype games, regardless of whether you have a booth or not. However, these spaces are limited to a max of 3 hours per day per designer. You will need a TokenCon badge to reserve these spaces, and reservations will open later this year. If you would like to demo your game more often, you would be best served by securing a booth.
How do I submit a prototype game to be played at TokenCon? To submit a prototype game, just visit our submissions page, and select Playtest as the event type. It will automatically be scheduled in the indie zone.
If you have any other questions about the indie zone, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.