Long time readers of the site are familiar with The Stinger Report, a long-running amusement/out-of-home entertainment industry newsletter and the earliest of outside contributors to Arcade Heroes. That newsletter was founded in 1994 by veteran Kevin Williams and it has continued to this day in providing incredibly detailed reports on what really is going on behind the scenes of the business.
It has been a little while since the last podcast and here I took the opportunity to talk with Mr. Williams about his background and what led him to his current consultancy business. You’ll find out about how The Stinger Report got its start, Kevin’s history with Disney Imagineering, Disney Quest, Gameworks, the Virtual Reality business and more. Instead of the typical MP3 podcast, I did this as a vidcast although I do have to apologize in advance for the noisy audio on my end, that particularly covers the first 11 minutes. I tried to clean it up as best I could but I should already have learned not to record podcasts from inside the cacophony of an arcade 😛