Well, with Gen Con having winded down and no longer having the excuse of recovery from that event, I've jumped right in to the product that needs reviewing for next year's ENnies. I've organized my office space to handle the process as best I could--turned the whole thing into a queue of sorts, really. Aside from that, I'm ready to start chatting with the other judges and seeing the lay of the land, so to speak.
One thing's for sure--by the end of it all, someone will have called me an asshat for some product that gets put into the awards. You can't please everyone, so you know it's coming. What I will try to do, though, is answer as many questions as I can about the process and what went into it. Then, at least people will be a little bit better informed as to why things panned out the way they did.
Then they can call me an asshat.
Guys and gals reading this, please don't fail me. Your thoughts are important, too. While judge's vote remains his own, your commentary can help me think about things in a different way or possibly help me see something I've missed. So get those comments rolling!