On this, the anniversary of the birth of E. Gary Gygax, I wanted to take a minute to draw attention to the Gygax Memorial Fund. It’s been linked in the upper-left corner of my blog for quite some time now, under the heading “worthy causes”, but I and others around the OSR blogosphere would like to place a special emphasis on it today, on Gary’s birthday.
For those unfamiliar with it, the plan is to erect a statue of the father of the most popular role-playing game of all time in his home town of Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. They have already received permission from the town fathers to erect the statue; all that’s required now is to collect the money to make the statue itself. And it isn’t going to be cheap.
If you can, please take a moment to visit the Gygax Memorial Fund website and make a donation. And for those of you who will be attending GenCon this year, the Fund will have its own booth — #1541 — and I am certain that donations will be accepted there as well. The Fund is a recognized 501(c)3 corporation, which means your donations are tax deductible.