As of today (July 9, 2021) I have repaid my debt to society and am free to continue life on life’s terms.
Over the last two and a half years I have integrated back into the community, first by taking a job as a newspaper carrier, then volunteering at a local food pantry as my community service, and now as a full-time employee of said food pantry. I have come a long way from where I was on that night in October 2018. And I know I still have a long way to go.
Having said that, I am tentatively looking at the possibility of doing some game shows on a very limited basis if there is still a want for my services.
I have submitted two panels to Tsubasacon this October. If they are accepted I’ll be attending as a panelist (uncompensated) hosting two game shows: Press Your Luck and a new game based on the UK show Tenable.
I’m also announcing today that I’m making myself available to host game shows at conventions beginning in 2022. There will be restrictions at first: I don’t want to travel more than four hours’ drive from home in Morgantown, WV, so that it won’t negatively affect my new job and so that my lovely girlfriend and assistant can join me. I will be asking for a small appearance fee to compensate for the amount of work these shows will entail. I will also ask that conventions give at least three months lead time with any invitations, so that I can prepare accordingly. And although I still have prizes left over from before my retirement, I will lean hard on conventions for help providing prize support.
I will be hesitant on doing any game shows with other guests at first until I get a feel for how I’m perceived among folks in the industry. I know there will be people out there who will never be willing to share a stage with me, and that’s completely okay and expected.
I have no expectations that I will get invited to any conventions at this time, and that’s also completely okay. I won’t reopen the booking page for a few days, instead gauging interest from any responses this blog post may get, both good and bad. I would like the opportunity to entertain fans again, but I also understand that that may not be in the cards at this time. Either way, thank you for your continued support. I appreciate each and every one of you.
-Greg Wicker, Greggo’s Game Shows