Articles

Articles, essays and information on Game Operations and Entertainment topics from industry pros.

Look Mom! I’m on the Jumbotron!

Kiss Cam, Hug Cam, Love Cam and Dance Battle Cam….We look at over 20 “Cam” options, along with tips and insight from industry leaders on how to make your next Cam even better.

Silent Night – Taylor University

Silent Night is an amazing and powerful game promotion that is now a signature event for a small Evangelical Christian college. Gameops.com made the trip to Taylor University to see their ballyhooed promotion which lived up to its billing and then some.

Lessons from a Multi-tasking Mascot

Professional Mascot Kelly Frank just performed 19 NHL games, 12 MLB games, and 3 football games in 2 months…and still had time to deliver a long list of Mascot Tips in this must-read essay.

Fur and Loathing

For well over a decade Kelly Frank has successfully avoided ever having to get a “real job.” She is a professional mascot. In her guest essay she pauses long enough to answer questions asked of her as a mascot.

Live Racing

No other game operations inventory has captured the public’s imagination in the last 10 years the way live costume races have. This month we span the country to get the full story on these races.

Circus Time Outs

You can keep adding more entertainment elements to a time out, but eventually they will have less of an effect in producing desired results. Read why and how to fix it.

The Curse of the Magic Donkey

Previously Kelly Frank shared her mascot audition story with Gameops.com. Kelly, recently blessed with some free time, has now realized the source of some of her recent misfortunes.

Inside a Mascot Audition

For the past 6 months Kelly Frank lived a double life: Intern by day, flying horse by night. Now she takes us behind the scenes as she auditions for the Denver Bronco’s mascot position.