Gets Rights from WotC
November 18, 2002
White Wolf announced that its Sword & Sorcery Studios has acquired the rights to publish the Gamma World campaign setting from Wizards of the Coast.
Campaign Setting and Novels
September 18, 2002
Wizards of the Coast announced new details of its agreement with Sovereign Press of Williams Bay, Wisconsin. The Dragonlance Campaign Setting hardcover to be published by WotC next summer will be written by Margaret Weis and Don Perrin of Sovereign Press.
Attendance Up 5% in 2002
September 17, 2002
In a press release from Gen Con LLC, which is run by ex-WotC honcho Peter Adkison, the company announced new Gen Con conventions for 2003. In addition to the 'original' Gen Con, there will also be a Gen Con Europe (which replaces Gen Con UK), as well as a Gen Con So Cal.
Another Experienced Hand
September 14, 2002
Diamond Book Distributors announced the hiring of Doug White as a Sales Manager. White comes to Diamond from Holtzbrinck Publishers, the company that markets Wizards of the Coast's role-playing games and books to the traditional bookstores.
September 6, 2002
Wizards of the Coast has eliminated 60 employees as part of a company-wide reorganization. While t he layoffs are quite wide-spread (ranging from senior VPs to game designers with considerable experience including Jeff Grubb and J.D. Wiker), the number of positions eliminated represents only 6% of WOTC's approximately 1000 employees.