Thursday, December 29, 2011

Game::Business::Law 2012

I will be moderating a panel at the rapidly approaching Game::Business::Law 2012 in January. The preliminary program has been posted to the GBL site. My panel is titled "Paying and Playing," and will be in the afternoon of the first day. One of the most exciting additions this year is the funding forum on the afternoon of day 2, facilitated by the Texas Entrepreneur Network.

I encourage anyone interested to check out the GBL site. The event will be January 25-26, 2012, and held at the SMU Dedman School of Law again this year. SMU's Dedman School of Law and Guildhall, in conjunction with The Center for American and International Law, always put together a great program.

Hope to see many of you there in a few weeks!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

A short Joystiq post

Many of you likely saw that Christopher Grant is leaving Joystiq. Many of you also likely saw that Justin and Griffin are following suit. From the time I have spent both reading Joystiq and writing LGJ, I can say without reservation that Joystiq is losing three truly great people. Of those, I spent the most time interacting with Chris, who really is a great person to work with. There has already been some speculation about what the future holds for those three, but I'm sure they will do well in their future endeavor.

Which brings me back to Joystiq. While this is a major loss, the team now in place is a really strong one. I know Ludwig is more than capable of taking the reins, and the others who remain that I have worked with are all very capable. I have probably had the most interaction with Alexander and Ben, both of which are very good at what they do. In short, I wouldn't worry about the future of Joystiq.

From Law of the Game, best wishes to all of you in your various new roles.

Friday, December 23, 2011

A Step Forward for Law of the Game

As I’m sure many of you have noticed, the amount of time I’ve been able to dedicate to Law of the Game over the past few months has diminished greatly. Between a new professional role and some other publication opportunities I’ve had presented, there simply hasn’t been time for Law of the Game content.

A long-time friend and reader contacted me about this very predicament, and I think we’ve come up with an exciting idea for 2012. He will be writing some content which will be posted on Law of the Game, starting in January.

I wanted to take this opportunity to introduce Zack Bastian, a third year law student at George Washington University Law School in Washington, D.C., and the first official outside contributor to Law of the Game.

Happy Holidays from Law of the Game

Happy Holidays to all of my readers from Law of the Game.

I know the second half of 2011 has been relatively quiet for a number of reasons, but I have some exciting things in store for 2012. Stay tuned!