Hi! I’m Mike Robles.
Community Manager for Magic: The Gathering at Wizards of the Coast.
Wait. No I’m not. Not anymore anyways. Recently I was let go. The company made the decision to terminate my employment with them.
Still, I’m sure there are questions you have and most of them I can probably answer.
How are you doing? Still not sure. Sometimes I’m fine and it doesn’t seem real. Other times I’m a complete mess and feel like I let everyone down. Tifa has been amazingly supportive and has helped me during these down times. I don’t know what I would do without her. The few friends I’ve told have also been supportive and have offered help in anyway possible.
What’s Next? What an EXCELLENT question. I’m glad I asked. Well. I don’t know 100%. What I am doing is sprucing up my résumé, reaching out to some contacts, and well… I’m doing things that I couldn’t do or never had time for. You can expect more blog posts about gaming, videos about… whatever, and maybe even writing for some websites here and there while I’m looking for work.
What about Social Media? The way I see it, I’m still going to be playing and talking about Magic: The Gathering. I’m still going to be involved in the community. There’s Lady Planeswalkers Society, MTGO (I plan on streaming), I’ll still go to events and play games with all the friends I’ve made. Only now I just WON’T be “ALL MTG ALL THE TIME” on Twitter. I’ll be sharing my thoughts on other games too!
Are you really wearing that shirt today? Yes. Yes I am. I’m hilarious.
I’m actually looking forward to seeing what my future holds - what the next community I can influence is. If you’re a company (or know of a company) in need of a Social Media & Community Manager then let me know! I’ve got a pretty impressive resume and I’ve done some great work in the past.