Is this tournament still happening yearly? The latest entry in this wiki page is for 2011, but I don't know if that is because no one has updated it or the tournament has stopped. Will there be one in 2016?
Psshhh... I have no idea, but I wish. I played in the one in 2011, and it was amazing, though I had no idea what I was doing and Jacob Davenport was teaching me the tricks of the trade between rounds. My first official move was to crash and hand over a piece to Andy Looney, and I was more than happy to do so. It was GREAT. Best gaming experience of my life, and I'd pretty much show up wherever I could do do it again.
It used to be held at The Big Experiment, at Origins. Looney Labs stopped doing The Big Experiment, because it was a lot of work! hey wanted to fFocus more on cool games, not big expensive convention experiences. And so, the IIT quietly dissipated. There remains a great deal of interest in some circles, to be sure. But I wouldn't count on it happening again anytime real soon unless a throng of interested people make it happen.