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March 8th - 11th, 2018

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Erik Garland

Erik Garland – Gary Con

What GaryCon Means To Me I clearly remember the first time I actually saw a Dungeons and Dragons product.  It was in the winter of 1979 and I was in a Woolworth’s department store in Omaha, scouting for potential Christmas presents.  At about eye level, in an aisle with nothing else interesting, was this strange […]

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Thanks Gary – Zach Glazar

My very first gaming convention was in Lake Geneva in 2012. It changed my life and switched its focus. At GaryCon I finally recognized what the late Gary Gygax had done for me. As a boy Dungeons & Dragons was about bringing dreams into reality, the people I have met have showed me it was […]

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Gary Gygax Eulogy (Gary Con I)

Although the video quality isn’t stellar, the words in honor of E. Gary Gygax were. It was in this first year that friends and family decided to honor Gary’s memory through the activity that he loved most of all – Gaming.   “This is my home video footage from my Dad’s funeral in Lake Geneva, […]

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Erik Tenkar Coppers & Crullers

I never met Gary Gygax and greatly regret that. I cut my RPG teeth on AD&D 1e and never looked back. It wasn’t until many year’s later, over on Gary’s thread at ENWorld that we actually communicated. I used to use “Coppers & Crullers” as my tag line on ENWorld, and I mentioned to Gary that […]

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Scott Duncan – On Gary’s Porch

As IFW chair at the time, I came up with the extra $35 to add to Gary’s to rent the Hall for the first GenCon (and attended). Then I made it to GenCon V a few years later. I do remember the sand table and the shoe repair “bench” in the basement. There was the […]

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Stephen Chenault – Mind the shot

Some years back Davis (my brother) and I were up at Gary’s. I think we there for one of the conventions in Milwaukee, the one that replaced Gencon (the name escapes me). We had trundled over to Lake Geneva to visit Gary, talk business and other sundries. We had bought Gary a bottle of his […]

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Patrick Bird – Gary Calling

In seventh grade (1980-81 school year) our language arts teacher told us to form groups and to choose a favorite living author. Each group would submit their choice, and the school would try to contact the authors to see if they could arrange a conference call during school hours so we could talk to and […]

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Lloyd Metcalf – Gary made my dream

My life and the existence of Fail Squad Games is due to the creation of a game by Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson – Then later Frank Mentzer got me hooked solidly! As a young teen after some difficult home situations, my school work and attendance were dropping fast. I don’t know where I was headed, […]

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Shane Moore – Abyss Walker

I’m Shane Moore, creator of the Abyss Walker series. A little about why this project is absolutely amazing. In 1985, I was ten years old. I was growing up in a home with addict parents struggling with chemical use and alcoholism. I used to stare in the mirror and tell myself how stupid, lazy, and […]

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Luke Gygax – Operation Overlord!

My father’s birthday is July 27th, EGG Day. I will never forget the date, not because I have a good memory. Actually I am pretty bad at remembering such things, but it is emblazoned in my memory because of the ribbing I got from my father in 1985. I gave my Dad the book Footfall […]

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