We have turned to people “in the company” to sort of project manage the things we want to accomplish. Jeff regularly harangues me about the Lookouts novel, and Mike Hayes (nee Fehlauer) prods Gabriel until he starts sanding the edges on the Thornwatch GM’s Guide. Too hard at work, frankly. There’s too much focus. He needs to ease off the throttle a bit, to reintroduce those lumps and failures and delicious oversights that have brought me such comfort in the past, that ones that have so pleasantly situated my place in the universe.
There are a couple businessy things that need to be seen by the maximum number of people, so I’m going to make a place for them right here in the post. Are we ready? Let’s go.
- We are hiring, right now, for a PAX Event Director. Robert wrote the posting, so you can have every faith that it is a robust indicator of our desires for that person. PAX currently represents three shows - PAX Prime, PAX East, and PAX Australia - but you can probably guess that it won’t stop there. It needs somebody. It’s entirely possible that it needs you.
- Child’s Play is 10 years old this year, which is weird to think about, because the way my memory works I can recall sensations and experiences at such a high resolution that they seem fresh. There’s nothing I don’t know about it; trying to stuff four times the reasonable amount of cardboard into the recycling bin where Gabe used to live, having to jump around in there, trying to make his garage fit the coagulated enthusiasm and generosity of a global gamer community in toy form. I would leave his apartment at midnight and come back again the next morning by nine to do it all again.
Tickets for the Annual Child’s Play Charity Dinner & Auction are moving incredibly fast this year for some reason, much faster than usual, so if you (or your org) wants in, now is the time. Our treasure house of auction is heaped also, but if you have something amazing for the silent or stage auctions, please talk to Jamie because we have a process that can transform it into toys and games. The evening will be hosted by Scott Kurtz and Kris Straub (of Scott Kurtz and Kris Straub fame), and has historically been a pretty rad time.