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.
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I tried to donate bu the "donate" button on the Memorial Fund website does not appear to be functioning for me in Chrome or Firefox.
Did you contact them directly, cibet?
Don't know if it was you but we did get an email contact and are working to fix it! Thanks for your (attempted) donation, cibet, and for drawing attention to the Memorial, Joseph!
Donation button fixed now.
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