I know that many GMs face a similar problem at GC--your game isn't full, or it is full but you suspect there will be noshows. With GC being spread out so far and wide (which has its advantages), it's much harder to fill games the way we used to in Mecca and when gaming was actually in the RCA Center--which was to literally approach people in the hallway and pitch your game that's running in 5 min. :)
So here's the thing--I'm wondering if we can't figure out beforehand a centralized way for GMs to announce open spots in games. Or even spontaneous games not listed in the book.
My group has a Twitter account, but it would be nice if there was an agreed-upon hastag we could get into use for the general population at the Con.
If we can get a good hashtag to use, someone could set up a retweet bot that attendees could follow. Players interested in gaming would follow @GenConTicketBot (or something less dorky sounding). GMs with openings could tweet at the bot, and it would RT to the players.
Don't want a bot that RTs everything sent its way--way too spammy. Could set up a bot that RTs everything tweeted at it from within 5 miles of the Con Center...but my tinfoil hat is too tight to want my location turned on that whole time. So...the idea is to create a bot that RTs any tweet sent its way including a particular hashtag.
That leaves the question, what's a good hashtag for this purpose.
(In short: GM is running a game, is short on players. GM tweets @GenConTicketBot with #WeNeedPlayers, includes name and location of game, relevant info. @GenConTicketBot retweets. Players following @GenConTicketBot get the info, run off to the game, everyone's happy.)
¿Se tiene sentido?