The Toy & Game Inventor Awards

200809170041.jpgThe fine people at the Chicago Toy and Game Fair (Chi-TAG) and the Toy and Game Inventors Expo (TAGIE) just launched a new awards program aimed at honoring not toys and games but the people behind them: the TAGIE Awards. On November 21, at a gala dinner at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, they plan to hand out the inaugural awards for Excellence in Game Inventing, Excellence in Toy Inventing, and “Rookie” Rising Star Inventor of the Year.

If you are a toy or gaming industry professional, you can join in for free by stepping up and nominating anyone you think is worthy of any of the awards. Then you can sit back and wait for the fun with the rest of us.

I’ve been asked to attend the dinner as a guest, and I’ll be participating in the “Meet the Experts” at the show on November 23. If you’re in the area and want to chat, this is probably as good a chance as any to sit down and say hi!