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airboy:
John Ward the director of GAMA did not have his contract renewed.  GAMA runs Origins and is a trade association for game manufacturers.

I'm hoping the new director can fix the registration problem that happens every single year.  I'm also hoping the new director will do their due diligence when screening speakers/guests of honor so the debacle of announcing people and retracting the honor within a day never happens again.

bayonetbrant:
Some more info
https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/41228/gama-board-calls-membership-meeting


and this just makes it more soap-opera'ish
https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/41230/former-gama-deputy-director-retained-counsel

Barthheart:
Is Angela John's wife, daughter, or some other connection?  ??? I know next to nothing about the GAMA organization....

EDIT---- There's another Ward, Jennifer, that is the secretary of the GAMA Retail Board.....  ???

bayonetbrant:
Angela is John's wife

AFAIK Jennifer is not related, but I can't say for certain

airboy:
At the link is a GAMA board member discussing what he sees as some of the opportunities for GAMA - which also can be read as what he sees as things GAMA is not doing now.

http://www.jefftidball.com/posts/it-is-wise

What Tidball is suggesting is that GAMA provide better service as a trade organization.  What he is discussing is pretty standard stuff for trade associations.  Of course, this has a lot of focus on things currently hot in the game world.

What I did not see is any discussion of how Origins itself could be better run.  The registration snafus in recent years have been appalling. 

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