Right now a lot of things are still uncertain about the marathon, but I'm looking for signups/expression of interest for two different roles right now:
- Post if you are interested in being on the marathon organization committee. You would need to be willing to spend a decent amount of time on things like scheduling and organization, working with the other committee members to plan a successful marathon. The organization will most likely be taking place within a Skype group (with regular updates posted to the forums as appropriate), so you will need to be an active Skype user. I'm looking to establish a committee within the next few days to get some discussions going as soon as possible, so please don't delay your application too long if you're genuinely interested.
- Update 16/04/2015: Restreamer applications are no longer required for the time being. See this post for more details. Please continue to post if you're interested in becoming part of the organizing committee, that should be formed shortly.
If we want to arrange it around a weekend, then the weekends in July/August are July 4-5, 11-12, 18-19, 25-26 and August 1-2, 8-9, 15-16, 22-23, 29-30. SGDQ 2015 is from July 26-August 1 so those two weekends are out, but which dates would everyone else prefer? Some opinions on this would be handy, but the final decision won't be made until the organizing committee is finalized and we may well seek further opinions as part of game submissions (from within a smaller set of dates).
On that note, game submissions will be opened once the committee is established and a target length/format for the marathon is decided upon.
As a final thought, in my opinion this marathon should be a for-fun (not for-charity) marathon like the first marathon ended up being for the same reasons as were established back then (see here for a post I made on the matter). But if you disagree, feel free to argue your case for it being a charity marathon here (along with a potential choice of charity).