The Private Guerrilla Showcase (PGS) floor is always buzzing with music and excitement. At FAR-West 2013, PGS showcases will begin at 10:30 pm and end at 2:30 am on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.
For PGS questions, contact the 2013 PGS Coordinator, Mark Kaufman,<email@example.com>.
Hosting a Room
Hosting a Guerrilla Showcase room is a great way to meet people, present yourself and others, and put yourself in charge. The cost is $170 per night (which covers the room rental, taxes and FAR-West's insurance costs). Most hosts charge performers a fee to present in their room. You may choose to host your room on Thursday, Friday and/or Saturday nights…and you can sleep in your room on the nights that you host.
PGS rooms can be reserved during the conference registration process by going to the Merchandise page and choosing the days you want to sponsor a showcase. If you have already registered, you can log back in to the Registration site and add a PGS room on the Merchandise page. Then download and submit a Private Guerrilla Showcase Contract to finalize the reservation for your PGS room. The deadline is September 15, but plan early!
DO NOT RESERVE A ROOM THROUGH THE HOTEL FOR YOUR SHOWCASE. FAR-West books the PGS room block through the hotel and holds liability insurance for the evenings of the PGS program. That is why the cost of PGS rooms is higher than a regular hotel sleeping room.
For an interesting perspective on hosting a PGS room, download and read this blog posting by Michael Gaither from September, 2010 (edited by Mark Kaufman for 2013).