Hi, my name is Norman Rule and I'm running for the GCOM Presidency.
I discovered EuroQuest and GCOM more than a decade ago. My wife and I ran
a GCOM Limited location for several years, and to this day, EuroQuest is my
Some of you may recognize my name from EuroQuest. I was Convention
Director from 2010 to 2012. During that time, we completed a move to a new
hotel, saw the single greatest attendance to that time, and survived
Superstorm Sandy intact. I continued to GM several events at EQ, and last
year I agreed to chair the convention again.
No amount of planning prepared us for this year! 2020 taught us that the
world of gaming is changing and we need to adapt.
GCOM has already started work to improve communications tools and the
website and that has to continue.
Other things I will work toward:
Broaden our volunteer base. We have a large pool of talented gamers who
love the hobby and are eager to help it grow. We need to connect those
people with the work that needs to be done.
Online gaming is here to stay and we need to integrate it into our world.
There's limited GCOM presence on some of the gaming platforms. We need to
expand that and make it easier for GCOM members to find each other. We
also have to decide if/how online gaming has a place in our official
GCOM has a winning relationship with some of our local game stores, but we
need to expand. Game stores and gamers need each other. GCOM can work
with more stores to everyone's benefit.
Ultimately, I want to make sure that GCOM and our events thrive.
I'm asking for your vote to help make that happen.