May 8, 2021: Alex Yeager Away!
This story starts with Steve Jackson Games.
My first contact with the hobby game industry was falling hard for the Illuminati: New World Order CCG (although I had also played a lot of Illuminati before then). Through INWO, I met the team at Steve Jackson Games, worked my first convention booth with the staff (showing off this new game called Munchkin), and even got playtest credits on a few things before I joined Mayfair Games for a 13-year career.
After that adventure, Steve Jackson Games offered me a job handling their events, and we got to see our first company-specific convention (FnordCon), our first independent sales booths at Origins and Gen Con in over 20 years, and one of the industry's first virtual conventions last April. I've shown a lot of people the new Car Wars, played a few games that have yet to see the light of day, and even contributed an article to the recently-released Illuminated Manuscript.
Now, I'm moving on to become the Chief of Operations at AMIGO Games here in the US, but part of my heart will always be with Steve and the team in Austin, who have kept the eye in the pyramid glowing brightly for over 40 years. Thanks for the opportunity, and I'm still up for a game of Car Wars when next we meet at a convention!
-- Alex Yeager
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