Road trip! John Lindemuth and I flew out to California last week to take in the sights and have 8 meetings with big, big organizations.

Taking a meeting implies no relationship, and our discussions were confidential with Fox Digital Entertainment, Activision, Daybreak Game Company, Electronic Arts, Jam City, Google, and Square Enix. However, just getting the meeting is a good first step, and without giving any specific names, some or all of those we met asked for follow-ups and next steps.

At the airport. We're beyond tired.

At the airport. We’re beyond tired.

At Activision, which made the games of my childhood.

At Activision, which made the games of my childhood.

At Daybreak Game Company, which makes EverQuest, a competitor to my last company, Turbine. They didn't have horns.

At Daybreak Game Company, which makes EverQuest, a competitor to my last company, Turbine. They didn’t have horns.

Visiting Fox

Visiting Fox

A last-minute meeting with Jam City, a major mobile game publisher.

A last-minute meeting with Jam City, a major mobile game publisher.

At Square Enix

At Square Enix

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How generous. Square Enix even came to see us off at the airport.

How generous. Square Enix even came to see us off at the airport.

Breakfast with Marcus Schaub, a former executive at Universal

Breakfast with Marcus Schaub, a former executive at Universal

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