Welcome to one of the best kept secrets in gaming! Gary Con is an annual game convention held every March in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. It honors the memory of the Father of Role Playing Games, E. Gary Gygax.
I started at TSR in August of 1978, being the 17th employee. The Dungeon Master's Guide was the first editorial project I worked on, and the Gateway To Adventure catalog was the first product I designed. I co-authored the module C1 Hidden Shrine of Tamoachan and either edited/proofed/playtested most products back then.
I worked in many departments from janitorial to editing to Assistant Manager of the Dungeon Hobby Shop.
Those were the best years of my life as I attended virtually every convention and spent my life "living and breathing" games.