CaptainCon Fundraiser Update

Rosies750It’s been  almost three weeks since our last Fundraiser update, and we’re about the same timeframe away from CaptainCon itself. Seems like a good time to remind everyone that we’re running our annual fundraiser in Rhode Island at CaptainCon, February 7-9. What, you’ve got somewhere else to be? Come engage in a variety of tabletop gaming shenanigans, and support our fundraising efforts to benefit Rosie’s Place, the first women’s shelter in the United States, having opened their doors to help women in need in 1974. Conveniently, the same year I was born. Coincidence? Well, yeah, most likely, but still…

Prize support continues to roll in, and today I want to tip my hat in particular to the New Jersey S.O.B’s, hosts of the Bokur Brawl, for their contributions.

Not only are they contributing a very industrial looking Martian Menace force for Monsterpocalypse…

But they’re also donating copies of Rise of the Kage, Sedition Wars, Rivet Wars, Super Ninja Ambush…

… and a whole bunch of stuff for the Lost Worlds classic RPG…

… but they’re also donating a passel of Project: ELITE stuff including the Therion and Turtalon expansions.

Just in case you thought they were resting on their laurels there, we’re also looking at a Legion of Everblight army led by Thagrosh the Messiah in all his draconic glory!

Year after year the S.O.B.’s step up to the plate with some amazing donations, and I’m delighted to say that this year is no exception. We are honored and grateful to have their support.

Of course, we have more news  to share as well…

DUST 1947 fans can expect to find some new toys on the prize table. With the Cthulhu mythos bleeding into reality, the armies of mankind are going to need all the reinforcements they can get.

And from the painting table of Drew Drescher, some utterly gorgeous Khador models. Orsus Zoktavir, The Butcher of Khardov, would like to introduce you to his battlegroup, including his good dog, Dog-Dog.

To say that the slew of contributions this year been humbling is an understatement. I’m very much looking forward to seeing the friendly faces of CaptainCon attendees in a few weeks, and to developing carpal tunnel separating tickets for the draw. As usual, we’ll be doing the draw after the team tournament on Saturday night, and then I’ll be spending Sunday wandering in an aimless haze, but such is the nature of things.

Here’s to a successful fundraiser, my friends. Should anyone wish to play a part…

You can help. Every year we fill the prize table with stuff from the Lost Hemisphere prize pool and also from various gaming industry sponsors, but we also turn to you, our readers, and ask if you have something you’d like to donate. In the past we’ve had  fully painted armies donated by the community, new in box product that was otherwise collecting dust, even one-of-a-kind paintings. With your help, the prize table can be amazing.

So you can do one of two things (or, preferably, both):

  1. Email me at gdaybloke@losthemisphere.com and tell me how pretty I am… also, let me know if you or your gaming community can help us out with the prize table. New In Box or fully painted models only please. This is open to any and all game lines. If you think you can help us raise funds for a worthy cause, get in touch.
  2. Actually attend CaptainCon, and bring your generous heart with you. We want an awesome prize table, yes, but we also need people there to buy raffle tickets. This is an opportunity for you to directly benefit women in need, and with any luck to walk away from the prize table with something particularly shiny at the same time.

I look forward to hearing from  you, and to seeing as many of you as possible at CaptainCon.