Saturday, January 26, 2013

Gygax Magazine Launch Party

I was one of the scores of people who attended today's launch of Gygax Magazine at the Brooklyn Strategist. It was certainly a hoot-- not only was the event itself a lot of fun (there were dignitaries from the elder days via video), but I got to meet a bunch of OSR bloggers face-to-face for the first time. Erik Tenkar, Mike Curtis, and Chris Mennell were there, and apparently Tavis Allison was there but I didn't manage to hook up with him. Alas!

I also got to hang out with four of the players from my own game; Dennis, Kate, Dale, and Mollie (who is also the editrix and one of the artists for the Adventures Dark and Deep Players Manual). After some excellent Brooklyn pizza (anchovies, olives, and capers-- yay salt!), we went to the Strategist only to wait for 30 minutes until they let folks in for the event. Did I mention it was 17°???

Here are some pics of the event. It's a small thing, but I'm glad I can say I was present at this bit of gaming history.

Waiting outside for the event to start. So cold. So very, very cold.

Fortunately, once we were inside, the place was so packed we warmed right up.


Editor-in-Chief Jayson Elliot and Games Editor James Carpio

The grand unveiling!



4 comments:

Michael Curtis said...

Sorry we didn't get a chance to chat, Joe, but as you know, it was a madhouse. Another time, perhaps?

A quick note: That's games editor James Carpio with Jayson. Jim Wampler is the art editor. He "attended" via video with Tim Kask.

Joseph Bloch said...

Whoops! I actually knew that, too. Fixed.

We should do an OSR blogger lunch soon.

Kirk Katzburg said...

Joseph,

While I didn't get a chance to say " Hi" , I wanted you to know how much I enjoy your blog. I am the guy 3rd picture down.(baseball cap and red Stay Calm and Roll for Initiative shirt ) I knew you looked familiar from your avatar here and other blogs. Keep up the good work.

Joseph Bloch said...

Hi Kirk! I remember you and the shirt well. Sorry we didn't get a chance to chat-- the place was a madhouse and I needed to get home to cook for a house full of my wife's friends!