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Fri, Apr. 13th, 2007, 11:41 am
Ziggurat Con

By way of John Kovalic, Game = Life, and GameGrene we learn about Ziggurat Con, a one-day gaming convention to be held June 9... at Camp Adder/Tallil Airbase in Iraq.

This is a tremendously cool thing, and I've contacted them about sending over some CDs. Anybody else want to kick in stuff? Contact david.amberson (at) iraq.centcom.mil

Donations can also be sent to SPC Amberson directly at the following address:

SPC David Amberson
A Co 86th Sig Bn
APO, AE 09331

Fri, Apr. 13th, 2007 03:53 pm (UTC)
knitmeapony

Oh fabulous -- with the tour of duty extension that was just announced, I'm sure some people are in deep need of some good times.

I'm a Looney Labs rabbit, I'm going to post this to the discussion list and send some Treehouse sets and Fluxx decks with my rabbit card/email address.

Fri, Apr. 13th, 2007 03:56 pm (UTC)
selenesue

Thank you, I have just forwarded this to some sci-fi groups that are into public service like Starfleet, which harbors a lot of gamers. Also to my favorite Dice Collector, who can stand to part with a few dozen plastic polyhedrons.

Fri, Apr. 13th, 2007 04:03 pm (UTC)
ladypoetess

I posted information about this on my FFXI Linkshell's forums (RyuuNoKage) - we have several members that are in the military, and I'm sure that would love to know about this!

Fri, Apr. 13th, 2007 04:34 pm (UTC)
underpope

My wife and I are hoping to organize a dice drive with the gamers in our community. Depending on whether they still need dice, of course.

Fri, Apr. 13th, 2007 04:41 pm (UTC)
filkertom

All together, now, gang: First rule of the gaming universe? "EVERYBODY ALWAYS NEEDS MORE DICE."

Fri, Apr. 13th, 2007 06:08 pm (UTC)
tth

Thanks for the information. Mystic Station Designs, LLC is making up a package now of gmaing books.

Thanks again.

K

Fri, Apr. 13th, 2007 06:53 pm (UTC)
kshandra

Regarding books, if you can afford the extra time and expense, you might wish to consider putting the individual pages in sheet protectors (having the binding cut off, if need be) and packing the whole thing in a three-ring binder. A local fannish friend of mine has done two tours in the Sandbox and pointed out that paperback bindings tend to MELT in the summer months....

*checks your website* 'course, it looks like you're dealing with mostly stapled and/or comb-bound materials, rendering the above moot, but it's useful information to have nonetheless. (You have ACQ! *beam* My husband gridlore is the mad penguin responsible for half of that book.)

Fri, Apr. 13th, 2007 07:22 pm (UTC)
tth

Baghdad hobby club in previous years and I know how hard the sand is on most books, especially on the perfect bound books.
I would be worriied avbout our Uni-bid books.

Thank you for the information.

Kory

Fri, Apr. 13th, 2007 08:11 pm (UTC)
kestrels_nest

Tom, has someone posted this to the D.I., do you know?

Fri, Apr. 13th, 2007 09:35 pm (UTC)
filkertom

Dunno. It did get to con_central and dragoncon.

Sat, Apr. 14th, 2007 04:59 am (UTC)
eiblyn

Thanks for posting this information. I know it will give my husband and crew hope to know that they are starting to do stuff like this in the Sandbox. I had written this whole aside about posting military address from downrange sites and how that is a security risk before I realized that you don't really have any effect on it and that if the service member isn't worried about it and is handing it out willy-nilly (as the internet is because you can't control who can get to it) then there is nothing anyone can do. Thanks for trying to support making the quality of life for the troops better. Sorry to be such a worry wort :-/.

Sat, Apr. 14th, 2007 12:10 pm (UTC)
lemmozine: I've donated proceeds from a gig or two to these folks:

http://www.ukesfortroops.com/

Sun, Apr. 15th, 2007 06:55 pm (UTC)
aylinn: um, Tom?

As my husband tth posted above, we're making up a box for Ziggurat. We've supported the Baghdad Hobby club in the past and this was an easy decision.

I offered a while ago to become a distro point for catsittingstill's cd, I promised Eli.

so I thought I'd put some of those in the box. I've got friends who are over there and I know they like the music, so, again an easy decision.

Well, Cat upped the ante:
http://catsittingstill.livejournal.com/48120.html

and we've had a offer already.

I've already downloaded some of your i-Tom songs - would you mind if I threw them in on the cd mentioned?

I think I might have started something...

*sheepish worried look*

Tue, Apr. 17th, 2007 01:10 am (UTC)
filkertom: Re: um, Tom?

I do not mind at all. Go for it!

Thu, Apr. 19th, 2007 04:13 pm (UTC)
jaegamer

Thanks for spreading the word! I've set up an information clearinghouse at www.toys4troops.org

These guys and gals are going to be sooooo pleased!

Wed, Apr. 25th, 2007 04:17 am (UTC)
clackablog: Operation Dice Drop for Ziggurat Con

I created some art for 'Operation Dice Drop' and anyone organizing gaming supplies to Ziggurat Con on a nonprofit basis may use that art free of charge. See http://kiloseven.blogspot.com for the art, and for a schedule of deadlines for timely arrival.