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Articles, essays and information on Game Operations and Entertainment topics from industry pros.

A Wave of Controversy

In the world of sports, it’s kind of like wondering how the Pyramids were built, or who created Stonehenge. It’s just one of those elusive mysteries. Or is it?

Remembering Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant’s untimely death created the need for teams and players to honor the legendary star. We look at examples from around sports.

Mascot Mechanics

Wicall and Cudo boil down the mechanics of being a strong effective mascot character into 3 main traits: Be Aware, Be a Character and Be a Professional with 10 ways to keep your character focussed on success.

Pro Panel – The “Offensive” Bobblehead

The Pittsburgh Pirates had a tricky situation on their hands this spring when 20,000 bobbleheads that appeared to be giving fans the finger arrived. Find out how our panel of industry pros might have handled the case of the “offensive’ bobblehead.

Audio Playback App Review

In the game ops world, instant audio playback tools are critical for your in-game experience. But how about away from the venue?  Are you bringing your laptop to a school show, mobile marketing event, parade, or dance team performance?  No need, all you need is one of these apps available for your smart phone. We look at the best options in this app review.

NY Mets Host Special Night Following 9-11

A very special night was planned for the citizens of New York when the Mets return to Shea Stadium to host the Atlanta Braves. This event was the first game played back in New York following the 9-11 Terrorist Attack.

Mascot Tips from the Pros

We asked several top NBA mascots for their advice to aspiring mascots on how to advance their mascot career and get prepared for mascot opportunities.

T-Shirt Launcher Safety

T-shirt launches can be a safe part of your presentation with consideration to the risks. You can provide entertainment for the Homer Simpsons in your crowd, while minimizing the risks for the Maude Flanders.