Inductee ~ Class of 2012

First Name: Aaron
Last Name: Buckles

Company Name: Jamination Productions
Past Affiliations: The Ohio State University

Number of Golden Matrix Award Nominations: at least five

Golden Matrix Awards Won: 

  • 1991 Best Color Matrix Display
  • 1992 Best Color Matrix Display
  • 1992 Best Black & White Matrix Display
  • 1999 Allied Member Production Award
  • 2004 Allied Member Achievement Award

Special Events:

  • 1996 World Series Yankee Stadium (Braves vs Yankees
  • Cal Ripken "Iron Man" 2131 for

Achievements / Innovations: Part of The Ohio State University "Whiz Kids" during the early years of IDEA.  This group pushed the technology envelope to create programming that was not considered possible with the

Major Milestones:

  • Pushed technological advancement by creating programming that previously did not exist.
  • Jamination: Formed by IDEA members, operators of the displays at OSU. For the past 20 years, their primary focus has been the Game Entertainment industry.

Honors / Awards

  • GMAs for both production excellence and contributions to the industry.
  • 2004 Regional Emmy for "Reading is Cool", PSA San Jose Sharks/Fox Sports Net

Industry Affiliations: Jamination Productions, The Ohio State University

Way Nominee has Helped to Further the Industry: By creating programming that challenged both the technology of the day and introduced creative ways of interacting with the fans.

Years of IDEA Membership: Since 1990
Years in the Industry: Since 1990

IDEA Leadership: Conference Content, GMA, Hall of Fame Committee and Website committees.

IDEA Role: Aaron has always willingly donated his services to provide IDEA with artwork whenever asked. Jamination Productions has provided the cover artwork for the annual conference program for many years, as well as many of the graphics for the IDEA website.

Character Beyond Reproach

Special Consideration:

Nominated by: Susan Brooks