So its 'Read an RPG Book in Public Week' where, as I understand it, you read an RPG book in a public place. Hmmm...
Ok, putting aside the fact that I do this all the time, I live in New York City and very often people try not to look too hard or closely at each other. How can I really spread the word and exalt the benefits of table top gaming?
Here's some ideas...
Discuss an RPG in Public
This I also do all the time, normally on the train ride home from my games or while I'm in a place like a comic book store, anime store or bookstore. Maybe generate some cross genre interest eh? For example, when your in a comic shop, talk about Champions or Mutants & Masterminds.
Where Game Logo T-Shirts to the Game
I usually where a t-shirt to my game sessions appropriate to the genre. For Star Trek I have one or two Trek 'T's, a D&D shirt for Fantasy and an superhero t-shirt to a supers game (luckily I also have all the Mutants & Masterminds shirts - red, green and blue!). Its awesome to see people who normally wouldn't look at you twice try to read a particularly cool gamer 'T'.
Play an RPG in Public
Either at the park, a open or indoor public space or in transit to your designated gaming destination ( on the train or bus for example). Try to focus on the parts of the game that don't involve die rolling if you do happen to play in a moving vehicle. Take my advice, you'll be glad you did.
Lastly...don't just read a game book in public this week, do it all the time. Be friendly and polite, answer questions and try to look presentable, even when wearing a crazy gamer geek t-shirt. Represent out there. Game companies have horrible advertisting and PR departments so they're best public face is us.