The Xfire Debate Club is presenting a panel on independent gaming this month.
The Xfire Debate Club is a regular event hosted via the popular Xfire instant messaging platform. January's event, The State of Independent Games, promised to be large enough that they've added an extra Q&A session to the usual debate. On Thursday, January 24, at 5:00 p.m. EST, you can join Xfire for a Live Chat with independent game developers who will be online to answer your questions about game design and the trials and tribulations involved in breaking into the game industry.
On Friday, January 25, also at 5:00 p.m. EST, the Xfire Debate Club will feature a debate on the current state of independent games, the issues involved in the development and marketing of games and what the future looks like for the genre of indie games.
In order to participate in the Xfire Debate Club, you will need to download the free Xfire software and register a free account. The Xfire platform provides many services including--instant messenger, server browser, peer-to-peer file downloads and in-game messaging.