Do any of you dorks know about The Dreams From Gary’s Basement? It’s a Kickstarter making a documentary about Gary Gygax. Funded to the tune of 400%. It’s kind of nice that all these entryists who will abandon the hobby after they ruin it for the rest of us, I give it five years tops, are helping fund some of this stuff that will stick around long after they chase the next big trend. I’m seeing some boss names associated with this project that have never irked me before. Names like Tim Kask and Mike Mornard, but they also interview Frank Mentzer?-I-Barely-Knew-‘Er! and purported human being despite all appearances to the contrary Satine Phoenix.
Personally, if they don’t go deep into the scary eccentric crackpot details unearthed by the reputable and honorable agents at the FBI (ha!) then I’ll be disappoint. Max disappoint.
Gygax in described by an informant as “eccentric and frightening” person, a known “substance abuser” who carries a weapon and corresponds with prison inmates. The report further notes that Gygax is a member of the Libertarian Party who set up a shell company in Liberia to avoid paying taxes, and would likely not cooperate with an investigation.
Looks interesting. I’m withholding judgement for now, but lawdy-lawdy is my outrage trigger finger itching like my crotch after a twenty minute session with your whore of a sister*.
I mean, it has to be legit, right? It stars a person who was on TV a few times. You can trust them. And people who won ENnies – those are almost as totally not corrupt and useless as the Hugos.
*I’ve been interning in Marvel Comickalbook’s marketing department. They assure me this is the way to better connect with my audience, and by audience I mean you filthy rubes.