EDIT: THIS WAS ALL WRONG! READ THE POST AFTER THIS ONE! THIS ONE IS DUMB AND STUPID! Thank You.
My wife ran into Chris Engle and Terri Klingelhoffer today. They're our friends.
Chris is a games designer. He's the creator of the Engle Matrix game system, a system of which I am most fond. It's very neat, very fun, very home-grown and arguably very well-liked.
Terri, his wife, is a puppeteer. She builds puppets which she sells and uses in her puppet shows. Her shows have a keen sense of humor and kids dig them. (On this one, you have to scroll down to "Salads, Goats and Rats".)
Together they have a little company called Hamster Press/Klingel-Engle Puppets. They usually get a booth at Gen Con, where they sell games and puppets. They do pretty well.
Well, my wife related to me a story that Chris and Terri told her today. Seems that, last Gen Con, Ron Edwards told them something.
He told them that, because they sell games and puppets, they are not professional enough.
I'll leave you to make your own call on that.