For those of you in the U.S., your citizen-soldiers-RPGers need your help! For those of you NOT in the U.S., your fellow RPGers need your help!
Ziggurat Con is currently scheduled for 9 June 2007, from 1200-2100 hours at Camp Adder/Tallil Airbase in Iraq. Billed as the first RPG Con to take place in a war zone, many military personnel are coming together to celebrate their love of roleplaying games by holding this convention.
I am currently engaged in an effort to get these men and women the supplies they need for a successful convention and I could use your help.
In speaking with Specialist Dave Amberson, the coordinator for the con, I have the following tentative schedule of events:
Sunday - 1200-1600
4. Magic Tournament
6. Babylon 5 RPG
Sunday - 1600-1700
1. Wind up games, prepare for next session.
2. Drawings for FREE STUFF
Sunday - 1700-1830
1. Dinner - To Conform To DFAC Hours
Sunday - 1830-Finish
1. White Wolf System-Vampire
2. White Wolf System-Werewolf
3. Starship Troopers
4. MechWarrior Miniatures Demo
5. Cyberpunk 2020
6. Historic Miniatures Battles
Spc. Amberson says, "Honestly, we are still in need of pretty much everything, so anything you can send will be appreciated."
I am going to check with local gaming and comic book stores to see if they can donate anything in support of this event. I am also scouring eBay to look for deals in the areas needed.
I will then send everything I can get in one large shipment to Spc. Amberson. Given that APO mail often takes a long time to get where it is supposed to get, action is required sooner rather than later.
If you can contribute anything--old Magic cards, RPG books/manuals, miniatures, models, RPG-related novels, dice, RPG-related comics, etc.--and wish to do so, please send it to me--I will provide contact info in e-mail--and I will include it in the general package.
Alternatively, send it directly to Spc. Amberson. His e-mail address is available via the above link, or you can e-mail me and I will provide it.
Please look at your old collections and online to see if you can contribute to Ziggurat Con.
More coverage here, here, here, and here.
UPDATE: .PDFs are welcome as they are more portable. They have printers, so that's not a problem.
UPDATE: Here is a clearinghouse for information on ZigCon. And, Wil Wheaton has a post up on his blog about it.