No, the website’s not going offline, but we are, at Toy and Game Expo in Sydney.
Teaching Go for two days
Younggil and David will be there on Sunday 10 and Monday 11 June, 2012, teaching Go to beginners and giving free lessons to whoever stops by.
We’ll be teaching the game of Go, and handing out copies of the Rules of Go for Beginners and the Instant Go Set to as many people as possible for two days.
See the website for details: http://www.toyandgameexpo.com.au/
Calling all Sydneysiders
Now I know that the vast majority of Go Game Guru readers don’t live in Sydney, but if you are going to be there this weekend, why not stop by?
In particular, if you’ve been wanting to learn Go for awhile, now’s a good chance. And if you’ve been teaching yourself, but got stuck along the way, come and say hello and we’ll do our best to unstick you .
And of course, more experienced players are also welcome to stop by for a game or a chat, or even to help teach if you want to. We’d be happy to see you, come and introduce yourselves!
Don’t live in Sydney?
And if you don’t live in Sydney, why not setup your own promotional or teaching event?
I know Go players all over the world do this sort of thing all the time, and you can too! It’s the lifeblood of popularizing Go.
If you need some more inspiration, have a look at the European Go Centre’s Go Public idea.
Establishing a culture of board games
Unlike in some parts of Europe, we don’t have a culture of board game events here in Australia, but the organizers of the the Toy and Game Expo have been working hard to change that.
Over the last few years I’ve watched them build up this event under several different names, and in different cities. This year, for the first time, the Toy and Game Expo will be held in Sydney, and it promises to be the biggest yet.
So if you’re in Sydney, come along, play some games and see what else is on offer.
We’ll be there. How about you?