The date for next year’s Free RPG Day has been decided – June 20, 2009. As with any event of this scale, this year’s event had its strong points and not so strong points, as some of you have already mentioned. We’ll discuss our observations of this year’s event in our next OgreCave Audio Report.
Impressions press release follows:
Impressions Announces Free RPG Day 2009
For immediate release:
June 30, 2008 – Impressions Advertising & Marketing announced today the date for Free RPG Day 2009. The in-store event will be celebrated Saturday, June 20th.
Impressions thanks all the support from publishers and hobby game retailers worldwide who helped grow Free RPG Day 2008 over double what it was in 2007. In 2009, we will once again work with hobby game retailers and RPG publishers worldwide to bring new RPG quickstart rules and adventure modules into the hands of gamers. Consumers will have the opportunity to play brand new material for a variety of RPGs – no overstock, retail-priced or dead product here.
“2008 had some great growth. We had about the same U.S. retailers sign up as 2007, so our real growth came from opening the event up to international retailers,” said Aldo Ghiozzi, owner of Impressions.
“The Book 0 for Traveller proved a great introduction for consumers,” said Alex Fennell, owner of Mongoose Publishing. Fennell continued, “In fact, our forums were full of praise from new customers who got their hands on it on Free RPG Day.”
The only thing gamers need to do is find a participating retailer (as they sign up in February 2009) at www.FreeRPGDay.com.
About Impressions Advertising & Marketing
Impressions handles the distributor sales and shipping for nearly 50 hobby game companies to over 40 distributors worldwide, while also being the publishers of GameBuyer Magazine, the only monthly business-to-business publication 100% devoted to the hobby game retailer. More information about Impressions can be found at www.impressionsadv.net