I have a new neighbor who works at Firaxis Games in Sparks, MD. I didn't realize that there are several significant studios here in Hunt Valley. I couldn't remember the label you worked for in L.A. Are you still with them or completely independent now?
This guy is also into drones - fixed wing and rotor. Haven't seen one go down the street yet, but its only a matter of time.
There's actually quite a few game companies up there, I think most of them are spinoffs from Firaxis. LA was a company called Pandemic, but they got shut down 6 years ago, so I've been a combination of independent and contract stuff since then.