Gygax-Cousino, Elise’

Gary’s eldest daughter attended the early Gen Con conventions as a young child, selling “gourmet” hot dogs and sodas to hungry game enthusiasts.
One of the original D&D play testers, and helped collate the original boxed sets in the basement of their 330 Center Street house.
Worked for TSR from 1976 to 1981 starting as a girl Friday, worked various positions; Reception, Sales and Advertising departments and attended Trade Shows and Gaming Conventions. She hesitantly, admits to modeling for various 1970’s gaming advertisements, and the last position she held at TSR was Executive Secretary to the President and CEO, (i.e. Gary Gygax), and was his personal chauffer. She also worked on the first Lanier word processor inputting original Dungeons & Dragons manuscripts, and answering fan mail. Read full biography...

    Gygax, Alex

    Greetings, I'm the youngest son of Gary Gygax.  I started playing D&D at the age of 6 in my fathers office during his work breaks.  With only our imaginations, a pencil, piece of paper and some dice my father kept in a drawer he sent me off for a lifetime of adventuring. Growing up my eldest brother Ernie would take me with him to the Game Guild. It was there that I played in Ernie's Hobby Shop Dungeon along side our father who played as his famous character Mordenkainen disguised as a teenage girl.  I later helped my father play test the Lejendary Adventures role playing game system and many of its modules.  Today I would like to invite you to join me in my Gelatinous Cube Draft events and celebrate of my fathers legacy with me.  Game on!

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      Gygax, Ernest

      The eldest son of Gary Gygax, co-creator of D&D, Ernie served as one of the very few original play-testers for Chainmail and Dungeons and Dragons. Ernie helped to shape both games by his ambitious and relentless play. His characters would become legendary to the D&D universe. Read full biography...

        Gygax, Heidi

        Heidi Gygax grew up around the gaming industry as the third child of Mary Jo and E. Gary Gygax.  From a young age, Heidi and her siblings worked concession stands at Horticultural Hall for Gen Con game conventions, and later worked in the TSR booth.  In her teens, Heidi began working summers at TSR, and later full time in the Gen Con department, at the Dungeon Hobby Shop, and Marketing, until the ousting of all named Gygax.  Read full biography...

          Gygax, Luke

          I am one of the sons of Gary Gygax and have been slinging dice at the gaming table for as long as I can remember. It is a distinct honor to help organize and run Gary Con every year along with my family, good friends and fellow gamers. I enjoy talking to people at conventions and swapping tales of adventures.  Feel free to come up and say hello whenever you can catch me.  Thanks for coming and being a part of the celebration!