In this talk, Mars Ashton provides insight into the history and development of a 500+ member International Game Developers Association Chapter and offers advice on how to survive in growing game development communities. Interested in starting up a Chapter of your own? Looking to involve local businesses? Trying to get like-minded individuals together to start businesses, work on projects and be productive? Have experience in this realm and looking to validate your frustration when it all came crashing down? This is the talk for you.