The voting booths are now open and Dream...

I am pleased to announce that the voting booth for the 2010 ENnie Awards is now officially open! To vote click the link below: http://www.ennie-awards.com/voting/voting.asp 2011 Judges Voting This year, you will have the opportunity to vote for the 2011 ENnies Judges immediately after you vote for your favorite products. If you would rather vote separately, you can visit the 2011 Judges Voting Booth at any time at this link: http://www.ennie-awards.com/voting/judgesballot.asp Dream Dates The 2010 ENnie Awards Dream Date Auctions have begun! Listed below, you will find...

Thanks for the opportunity!

I’m taking a break from the 95 degree weather and the backyard landscaping project that goes along with it, to thank everyone involved (ENnies staff, judges, publishers, and fans) for a wonderful year.  It’s been a pleasure working with the ENnies. Nominations will be made public soon and we’ll all have a chance to vote on the products that we think deserve Gold and Silver awards.  In a slight departure from previous years, we’ll also have a chance to vote for next year’s judges at the same time we’re voting on products for this year. ...

Time to run for ENnies Judge!

And the time is now, folks! If you want to throw your hat into the ring, fill out the application here: http://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?hl=en&formkey=dGhVWVR3YWY4Z19nN0lXMEo2MWlkeFE6MA.. For more information, see this post: So you want to be an ENnies...

So you want to be an ENnies judge…

It’s that time of the year again. The siren’s call of the ENnies has been sounded and the question goes out; who will answer? Do you think you have what it takes to be an ENnies judge? Do you have the fortitude to stand up against the barrage of RPG products, the reflexes to navigate the plethora of text and toys, and the will to emerge with the finest goods produced during the year? If so, then this is a great opportunity for you! Starting on July 1, 2010, people will be able to throw their hats in the ring and nominate themselves. The last day for nominating...

Read it, rank it, repeat.

I didn’t really have a review process in place when I became an ENnies Judge. I was new, after all, and hadn’t been through “the process” before. Of course, I have a process now (without some sort of review process, the submissions would be overwhelming). My process sort of came about organically. I have several piles that of sorted books. [As an aside, I have a box that contains all the non-book items and computer files are stored on my computer’s desktop.] When I’m ready to read a new book, I grab something out of a pile. For those...

The nice thing about podcasts

As we approach May, the submissions have increased from a trickle to a steady flow.  One of the categories that is starting to fill out is the podcast category. Podcasts are fundamentally different from other submissions we receive.  They are non-visual, so there isn’t any art or layout to draw you in.  Not being games, in and of themselves, there are no rules or mechanics to play and ponder.  Instead, podcasts require an entirely different set of judging criteria. Based on the ENnies submissions rules, podcasts have to submit a “must hear” episode of...