GAMA is pleased to announce Paul Tevis as the new Chair of the Academy of Adventure Gaming Arts and Design (AAGAD), which administers the Origins Awards on behalf of the Game Manufacturer’s Association (GAMA). Paul Tevis is a game designer, writer, and podcaster living in Santa Barbara, CA, with his wife and their three cats. His podcast about tabletop games, ‘Have Games, Will Travel’, won the Gold ENnie for Best Podcast in 2007, the first year the category existed. His most recent project, a storytelling game of improv and amnesia called ‘A Penny For My Thoughts’, and was published this summer in cooperation with Evil Hat Productions.
“Former GAMA Executive Director Anthony Gallela and the GAMA board of Directors have built a solid foundation for the Origins Awards over the last few years. I’m excited to work with John and the Board to continue that tradition,” said Paul. “For now, my focus is on making sure the existing process runs smoothly.”
Paul has a rich history with GAMA including serving as the Director-At-Large on the GAMA Board from 2008 to 2009, participating on the Origins Awards Card Game Jury in 2006, and contributing to the Origins Awards Task Force led by Matt Forbeck that developed the current awards process in 2005.
Paul holds a B.S. in Computer Science and a B.A. in Philosophy from Rice University. He is currently employed as a software engineer at Kollmorgen Engineered Solutions.
Please join GAMA in welcoming Paul to his new role!