Yes, it’s that time already.
I realize this may seem very soon considering NBI 2013 ran very late last year. It was never intended to be a Fall event. This year, I want the community to return it to a Spring/Summer time event. It’s usually a very inspirational time for bloggers and the community is very active and engaged. With all the new game announcements and conventions there’s constant buzz in the blogosphere, much more so than in the Fall. And this time of year is also when school is winding down in the US and bloggers all over the world are taking more vacation time. In my experience, it’s a very good time to start blogging.
This year’s NBI will probably launch in May/June, but that’s not been decided. That’s what this article is about!
I want to reach out there into the community and ask for volunteers for this year’s NBI. We need leaders. We need bloggers who can offer us some time and skill. Volunteers can expect to be tasked with specific roles and spend maybe 3 hours a week helping organize the event. We need volunteers of ALL talents: writers, podcasters, vloggers, artists, musicians. As long as it’s related to gaming in some way, even tangentially, it’s relevant. It’s also possible that NBI will be opened up to bloggers outside of the gaming community. Perhaps we’ll open it up to geeks of all stripes, I don’t know. But I need volunteers in order to find out! The more community involvement we have, the more likely we will have the resources to open the event up for other kinds of bloggers.
Please contact me via email or use the comments to ask questions, volunteer, make suggestions and generally discuss the possibilities for NBI 2014. You can also visit the official NBI forums for community discussion.