Stephanie graciously conceded yesterday morning in a public email. I look forward to meeting her for the first time at the Summit coming in late February.
I want to heartily thank everyone who voted for me. To those who did not vote for me, don’t worry. I am not the Anti-Christ. It is not my intention to bring the SIG crashing down as the sole non-founding member of the board.
Much the opposite – it is my role to join the Committee and inject new life and ideas to the organization. I clearly outlined those in my candidate statement and I stand behind them. The SIG is the world’s leading body and authority on Game Localization issues. The unfortunate fact is that Game Loc is not as well-respected or received as it should be. There are lots of reasons for this, but the SIG can work to combat these perceptions and the realities they create.
These are still early days in game localization. The industry remains an English-dominated one, with some interesting exceptions. It is our job to facilitate the transition of the industry to a truly international, multilingual one.