[Dramatic voice] Oh, haven’t you heard? [/Dramatic voice] Lost Hemisphere is teaming up with the New England Privateers to run our annual fundraiser at CaptainCon in February. Yes, we do this every year. Yes, it’s amazing, I know, I know – and I’m thrilled to be able to give you an update and an insight into some of the goodies that are going to be on the prize table, thanks to the generous support of some of our friends in the industry and some amazing Losties, just like you, dear reader. We first announced the 2019 fundraiser here: Linky!
For 2019 we are raising for the Asperger/Autism Network, who support both those on the autism spectrum and those who care for them. Raising a child is hard enough under the best of circumstances. Supporting them when there are additional challenges can be utterly heartbreaking. Services like AANE help people on the spectrum learn skills they need as they deal with the world at large, and they also help the caregivers by providing them with tools, techniques, and better understanding of what our loved ones are going through.
What makes this fundraiser a success every year is support we receive from our friends, both gamers and game companies. Today I’d like to tell you about some of the wonderful stuff we have coming in for the prize table, thanks to our generous contributors.
Arena Rex will be contributing multiple starter sets, packed with their utterly gorgeous gladiators. Which schools will be represented this year? Ludus Magnus? Legio XIII? Morituri? Zephyri? Maybe even the new Helleniki…
Small logo, big support! KR Multicase has supported us every year with amazing cases, which are always among the first prizes to be claimed from the table. I’ve been using their products pretty much exclusively since I discovered them, and I can’t say enough good things about KR as a miniatures transport solution. This time around some lucky winners are going to have their pick from:
- Kaiser2 with colour trays
- Backpack2 with colour trays
- Standard card case with colour trays
- 2x Half size card case with colour trays
If you haven’t had the pleasure of meeting Elizabeth Beckley, then I really don’t know what to tell you. She’s pretty spiffy, and has teamed up with Aaron Lovejoy to produce Miniature Monthly, a Patreon based service offering painting tutorials. If you’d like to see some of Elizabeth’s work, she was the brush behind a whole bunch (all?) of the Wander miniatures. Elizabeth has pledged to send us something from her own painting table. We don’t know just what yet, but I’m excited to see what she sends.
If you’ve flipped through Forces of Warmachine: Retribution of Scyrah, you may have already marveled at this helmeted House Shyeel Magister. Gosh, you may have thought, I’d love to own that. Thanks to the generosity of Drew Drescher, someone will. It’s already in a box and on its way.
Stay tuned for more updates as we get closer to February, and share some of the other amazing support coming in. Also, if you’re coming to CaptainCon, remember to bring a little extra to buy tickets 😉