Good idea about handing out ballots when getting their wrist pass. I do like the era categories for voting though. As people into a particular era or eras know what the game(s) should look like / play like and would judge appropriately and not on a whim as some voters who may vote for a game because they are into that particular era or title.
The Northeast is home to a wonderful pool of restoration talent.
Looking forward to some great competition across a bunch of eras and titles.
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I must confess that I am really excited about this. It's going to be an awesome competition and a lot of fun.
By the sounds of just the last few posts, I think we'll get quite a few machines for the competition. I'm going to try hard to get a nice chunk of prize money together for this.
As Gabe stated, please make sure you take some well document before pics. There's a difference with starting with a decent game to begin with and a machine that went through Hurricane Sandy that gets restored. So document it well.
I don't know if we'll have game categories or what, but I'm expecting it will be a contest based on the best of the best with prizes and cash for the top 3 spots. But, we'll see.
To answer Jim's question on game registration... There's no rush to register your game. Heck, I don't care if you register it a couple days before the show, but it MUST be registered to enter the contest.
As for ballots and judging, I was thinking of handing everyone out a ballot right when they get their Pintastic Wrist Pass. The ballot will have an explanation of the contest and how to vote, that way, everyone will get 1 and only 1 vote.