Origins Convention: Interesting Podcast Episode
This morning while jogging I listened to one of my favorite podcasts, Slice of Sci-Fi. The 23 May 2006 episode features an interview with Anthony Gallela, Executive Director of the Game Manufacturer’s Association, who is also the organizer of the upcoming Origins gaming convention.
Mr. Gallela had some interesting things to say about the gaming industry and how he thought technological developments were spurring the recent game surge. The episode is definitely worth a listen. I almost tripped and ran smack dab into a tree though when Gallela said the most popular games right now at Origins were Blokus and Settlers of Cataan!
Are we just totally the earliest of early hardcore fringe adopters here in SABG? At least he didn't mention Monopoly. I suspect his observations were based on industry sales data, but I thought at least Days of Wonder or Fantasy Flight Games would have merited a mention.