1. Follow up with contacts

    Shuffle through all those new business cards and get in touch. Follow folks on Twitter. Email your top connections. Expect to see the same faces if you plan on exhibiting again.

  2. Write a blog post

    Postmortems are great way to chronicle success, document failure, recognize your volunteers, and share knowledge with other indies. Submit yours to our showcase.

  3. Treat the team

    Don't forget to thank your volunteers for their hard work. Treat everyone to dinner. Consider giving them free swag, or putting special thanks in the game credits. Ask them about their experience and some of the highlights and feedback they received throughout the weekend.

  4. Send feedback

    Email your convention contact to thank them for the opportunity, and to let them know how the experience could be improved for an exhibitor of your size. The indie con circuit is young, and any input helps.

  5. Critically review your game

    Grab all those notes we told you to jot down (because you didn't touch the game, right?). Review them with your team, and process all of the helpful feedback you heard from your visitors. Consider how it changes the game's direction, user experience, and overall vision, if at all.

  6. Assess your booth materials

    If you're doing a convention circuit this year, consider how your layout and marketing materials performed. You might want to do a reprint or add a sticker if key information was missing from your postcards or business cards. Store everything safely until next time or recycle your leftovers.