Saturday, February 2, 2008
Sometimes I forget; this blog won't write itself! Cripes, this got a lot of attention. It started with Regina Hackett at the PI. Then KOMO 4 picked it up which brought it to the attention of Ken Scram, who blessed it with a "Schrammie". Now Ryan Hobson, the game's creator, is getting solicited by every news agency in the country. Keep your eyes peeled for something to run on Fox News, Chicago Public Radio, and others.
Of course, this all happens three days before the Gathering show is over, which is a mixed blessing - we don't get the benefit of the national publicity directly, but we also don't have to deal with the fanatical critics or morbidly curious masses. Rest assured, Ryan really is a nice kid and we wish him success with getting the game produced, regardless of the complaints that its tasteless. We live in a tasteless society (that has a bizarrely wide knowledge of Serial Killer Trivia, thanks to movies, books and the media).