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Allow Myself to Introduce...Myself: I'm The New Telltale Games Community Manager

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Hey everyone, I'm Alan Johnson and I am the new Telltale Games Community Manager. I've been keeping an eye on the boards for the past few days (I started Monday morning) but wanted to hold off on posting until I made my first official post on the blog; that is up now. In it, I describe a little about my background and how I got here. So without further ado, I'll re-post my blog here, but you can also head over to the actual blog link (Here) to check it out.

So hi everyone! I can't wait to get to know you!

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Let me start off by introducing myself - I’m Alan Johnson and I’m your new Community Manager here at Telltale Games.

I come to Telltale as a genuine fan of the company’s past releases (the entire run of Tales of Monkey Island being my favorite in the bunch); the finely crafted storytelling paired with the outright high quality of everything that gets released have made them irresistible to me. From downloading my first episode of Sam and Max and laughing during every minute of it to playing through Strong Bad’s Cool Game for Attractive People as a longtime fan of Homestar Runner and finding easter eggs around every corner, Telltale has never failed to deliver. Getting the opportunity to work alongside a team that has put together some of my favorite games is an absolute treat.

Outside of work, I do actually love video games, a lot. From fighting games, to shooters, to RTS, to whatever, I enjoy any and all genres. I come to you fresh from my time at 1UP.com where I was Associate Editor of their game cheats and strategy guide site, MyCheats.com. Just because I was based in cheats doesn’t mean I didn’t get my hands dirty with everything else under the 1UP sun; I was always busy writing a blog here, previewing a game there, or talking with the 1UP community on the weekly Game Night video show. I also recorded the at1UP podcast every week with the very talented Mike Cruz, Jade Kraus, and Travis Williams, where we would nerd out about everything from answering the question of who would win in a fight between Hawkman (the DC Comics superhero) and Robo-Cop to our love for Transformers characters Rumble and Frenzy.

I join Telltale Games as we prepare to unleash two games that I am personally extremely excited for through a partnership with NBC Universal, Back to the Future and Jurassic Park. Both film franchises rank among my most favorites and I’ve already seen so much cool stuff related to both games that I can’t wait to share with you all. Trust me, you’re going to dig these games!

As well as nurturing our already wonderfully rich community and working to make our blog and boards the ‘end all be all’ for the latest on your favorite Telltale games past, present, and future, I look forward to really growing the community’s scope and getting the word out on how awesome Telltale’s games really are (as you already know) to the uninitiated masses. We’ve got some very cool stuff ahead, going into PAX and beyond, that will get you as stoked as it’s gotten me.

As your community manager I want to make myself as available as possible to all of you, to talk about Telltale, video games in general, comics, whatever. You can follow Telltale Games on Twitter as per usual at @telltalegames , PM me at ‘ajohnson’ on the Telltale Forums, or comment in blogs and the forums where I’ll respond to you directly. Stay tuned to our community blog or, of course, you can always get your up to the minute Telltale news through at these locations as well:

Facebook: The Official Telltale Games Page
YouTube: Telltale Games’ Channel

I look forward getting to know you all (as many of you as I can at least) and serving you, the mighty Telltale community, to the best of my ability!

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  • @BoneFreak said: Yeah, alan: you need to get around the fad of calling soybean421 the right name(s). He keeps insisting his name is seibert999 or something.

    It's a win for everyone if we get a TTG employee to call Sleetblog names too.

  • And also, Alan, I noticed this a while ago but am going to mention it now: Has anyone ever told you you look a tad like Amir in Jake and Amir (without the beard)?

  • Hello hello hello! Pleased to meet ya, and my apologies for a greeting utterly bereft of originality and wit. :o :)

    @ajohnson said: I enjoy a good baby birthday cake, but with Splenda substituting for sugar. Got to keep the waistline looking good you know?

    How's that?

    So long as it looks something like this, I'm more than willing to put aside any qualms related to ethics and sugar substitutes.* Mmmm.

    --

    *Okay, that's not true. I like Splenda. But I'm a cake purist who steadfastly ignores caloric intake for the sake of unsullied taste, so.

  • @RingmasterJ5 said: It's a win for everyone if we get a TTG employee to call Sleetblog names too.

    No. It's not a win for the people who find it annoying (including me). I also have seen no reason to believe that he find it anything but annoying. And I really don't get the point of getting someone's name wrong again and again just because you know it's something they feel strongly about.

  • @Avistew said: No. It's not a win for the people who find it annoying (including me). I also have seen no reason to believe that he find it anything but annoying. And I really don't get the point of getting someone's name wrong again and again just because you know it's something they feel strongly about.

    What? Sleevebouy is the best thing to happen to these forums scince the Banned Game first appeared!

  • @Avistew said: So, Alan, as you can see, there is also some bullying going on around here, on top of the threads derailing and sometimes trolling. Sorry you end up inheriting us, but I'm glad someone finally is! It was becoming a not-so-friendly place to hang around.

    Hey I'm very excited to inherit you guys! I'll do my best to keep things pleasant here...AND get you guys pumped for Telltale stuff all the while.

    On a side note, I love LOLCat pictures.

  • @Avistew said: No. It's not a win for the people who find it annoying (including me). I also have seen no reason to believe that he find it anything but annoying. And I really don't get the point of getting someone's name wrong again and again just because you know it's something they feel strongly about.

    I have discussed things with Siebert via PM over the last month. If he had a problem with what was going on, it would have been shut down.

  • @ajohnson said:
    On a side note, I love LOLCat pictures.

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  • Hey, welcome! Nice to have someone around here so the blog gets updated more. :D

  • NOO!! Alan's offline!

    'Tis a shame :(

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