The Carnival of Gamers HQ

Here you will find the latest information about the Carnival of Gamers, a travelling show of the best (and worst) kept secrets in the world of Video Game Blogging. We’ve had a successful, inaugural stop of the Carnival here, at buttonmashing.com and the momentum never stopped. The next stop is right here at buttonmashing.com on April 6th. You can always check back here for up-to-the minute information about the Carnival of Gamers. You can also read the Frequently Asked Questions after the Carnival Schedule

Next Carnivals: (in the waiting room: Urban Retro Lifestyle, Gamers Radio, Gaming Nexus)
#21 January 2007: Coming soon

Coming Soon:
#20 December 7th, 2006: MMOGNation

Current Carnival:
#19 November 2nd, 2006: Unfettered Blather

Previous Carnivals:
#18 October 5th, 2006: Man Bytes Blog
#17 August 17th, 2006: Cheap Ass Gamer
#16 July 6th, 2006: Grumpy Gamer
#15 June 1st, 2006: …on pampers, programming & pitching manure
#14 May 4th, 2006: buttonmashing.com
#13 April 2006 6th, 2006: n3rfed
#12 March 2nd, 2006: Virgin Worlds
#11 February 2nd, 2006: Slashdot Games
#10 January 5th, 2006: Kill Ten Rats
#9 December 1st, 2005: The Game Chair
#8 November 3rd, 2005: Aeropause
#7 October 6th, 2005: Flicker Gaming
#6 September 1st, 2005: AFK Gamer
#5 August 4th, 2005: Unfettered Blather
#4 July 7th, 2005: Cathode Tan
#3 June 23rd, 2005: Man Bytes Blog
#2 June 9th, 2005: Mile Zero
#1 May 26th, 2005: buttonmashing.com

Carnival of Gamers FAQ

What is this Carnival of Gamers you speak of?
The Carnival of Gamers is a bi-weekly monthly gathering of video game bloggers at a central location. The premise behind the Carnival of Gamers is similar to those of other “Blog Carnivals” — it is a showcase of blogs that are about video games. Some of the participating blogs are almost exclusively about video games while others deal with a wide range of topics, from music and movies to politics and punditry to video game design. The Carnival of Gamers has an open format. Anyone wishing to participate in the Carnival is welcome. While the Carnival is hosted by a different blog each time, its entries are currently unedited and unfiltered. We reserve the right to filter entries in the future, but as it stands now, we accept all entries and present them as-is. This did cause a bit of a furor with the first Carnival but that seems to have settled down now.

Interested in reading more about Carnivals? Here’s a site with some great information.

Who can participate?
Anyone with a blog and an opinion about video games can participate. You can visit this page for a link to the host of the current Carnival, along with information regarding the Carnival in general.

Where do I submit my entry to the Carnival?
Josh of Cathode Tan has set up a Carnival Gmail account. You can submit your entries to carniegrue@gmail.com and the Carnival host will have access to that account. After you’ve submitted your entry, just sit back and wait for the next Carnival to be posted!

There are now TWO ways to submit your blog post to the carnival. Along with directly sending an email to the carniegrue email above, you can also submit via the Carnival Submit Form at Conservative Cat. Just select the “Carnival of Gamers” from the list of Carnivals, fill out the information and click “SUBMIT YOUR POST”. It will send a copy of your submission to the carniegrue email as well, but I set this up at the request of a commenter on the last carnival. This way more people outside of our “blogosphere” can find the Carnival and hopefully they’ll take part in the fun.

What if I want to host an edition of the Carnival?
I thought you’d never ask! We are always looking for hosts and gladly welcome anyone willing to put up with the hassle. So if you’re a brave soul wishing to host the Carnival, send an email to buttonmashing@gmail.com and you’ll be promptly added to the list!

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