Spring Thing, the annual festival for interactive fiction, is actively seeking prize donors for 2015!
Prizes this year work a bit different from the past: instead of cash donations, think “Secret Santa.” Anything that a fellow lover of text games might enjoy is welcome, be it quirky, funny, entertaining, or even (gasp) useful. Authors with a game in the Main Festival will be sorted in random order for a turn to pick a prize from the pool, until authors or prizes run out. The organizer then puts donor and author in contact to arrange prize delivery (through an intermediary, if either party prefers anonymity).
Need ideas for prizes? Check out the prize list for past Spring Things (such as '14, '11, or '08) or past IF Comps (in this lovely page breaking them down by category) for inspiration. Homemade prizes are especially welcome: the best prize I’ve ever won was “an original song about your game,” for my entry in a long-past IF Comp…
(Keep in mind that part of your prize donation, if it’s a physical item, is the cost of shipping it to the recipient, who may be from a different country than you; although you won’t need to actually deliver the prize until after the festival ends in May.)
If you’d like to donate a prize, please PM me here or email email@example.com. Thanks in advance!