The Escapist Blog is a journal on the positive promotion of tabletop, pen-and-paper roleplaying games: dispelling the myths and misconceptions, educating the public about their benefits, encouraging new generations of players, and more. For more information on roleplaying advocacy, visit the Basic Gaming FAQ.

Google Search

 
www.theescapist.com
WWW

Click these links!

DRIVETHRURPG
Support the Escapist!
Buy your RPG PDFs through the DriveThruRPG Affiliate link!

CAR-PGa
The Committee for the Advancement of Roleplaying Games

Calimacil LARP weapons

Send blog post

Return to blog

Send post to this addresses

List of email addresses separated by commas
Gygax memorial attracts a lot of support
Posted by WJWalton on Tue 04 of Aug., 2009 08:00 PDT
A memorial to Gary Gygax may be in the works very soon, according to the Janesville Gazette (external link):

Gygax's wife, Gail, and his children want the local gaming giant to be remembered for his immeasurable contribution by erecting a memorial statue of him in his hometown.
...
Gail is working with a local attorney to form a corporation to begin raising money for the project. She also is planning a fundraiser to be held during Gen Con in 2010.

At that time, some of her husband's personal items, including original manuscripts, will be auctioned off.

She said big names in the gaming, computer and film industries already have contacted her with interest in supporting the project.

She said local businesspeople likely will join the ranks, too.

If approved, the statue may be erected in Library Park, where Gygax spent a lot of time reading and writing.

It's great to see this kind of support from computer and film companies. That's a wonderful recognition of Gygax's contribution to creativity and imagination.

(Now let's see a memorial for Arenson too, please...)

Read the full article here: article (external link) | archive

(Hat tip to Grognardia (external link) for sharing this article)

Permalink (referenced by: Posts references: Posts) Print Email This Post

Submission rules

PLEASE NOTE: Due to an excessive level of spam accounts being created, I have disabled automatic account creation. If you would like to create an account to post to the blog, forums, or wiki, please contact me with your desired username, and I will create one for you. I apologize for the inconvenience.

NOTICE: Before posting to the blog comments, forums, or wiki - be sure to read the submission rules & guidelines

Previous News & Updates

(Archives from the old site)
2009 - 2008 - 2007 - 2006 - 2005 - 2003 - 2002 - 2001 - 2000 - 1999 - 1998 - 1997 - 1996
The Escapist - Main - Features - FAQs - Forum - Projects - Resources - Support - Contact -
RSS feed Blogs