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  • Captain 2019 Fundraiser Update!

    [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 😉

  • Templecon Fundraiser Call For Contributions

    Man, I’d be so much more productive if I stopped playing SimCity Buildit… Maybe then I wouldn’t be so far behind in my painting for Templecon. Relevance, you ask? Well, not much other than the link to Templecon itself, really. It is time for a reminder of this year’s annual Lost Hemisphere Charity Fundraiser though.

    Templecon 2015’s beneficiary is the Hope Alzheimer’s Center of Cranston, Rhode Island. Some folks have asked why not a larger charity, and it’s a fair question. The reason is that a lot of larger charity organizations have a larger overhead to match, and portions of the proceedings are lost to that overhead. $500 is a drop in the bucket to multi-million dollar groups. They do amazing things, for sure, but that same $500 for a smaller charity could mean, for example, doubling their monthly budget for recreation therapy for their residents. It is in this way that we can make a direct and significant impact on the lives of people suffering from Alzheimer’s and the people that care for them. In the past twelve months the Gdayclan has lost two of its matriarchs, and other members of the Titans have also been affected by Alzheimer’s in a large way this year. The choosing of the Hope Center is a very personal thing for us.

    Of course, we hope that you’ll be able to join us at Templecon and you’ll have a generous spirit, purchasing many raffle tickets, from which all proceeds will go directly to the Hope Alzheimer’s Center, facilitated by our good pals from the New England Privateers (who you can support further by looking into maybe attending CaptainCon).

    Now, I did just say raffle tickets – we’d like to give attendees a chance to win something shiny to bring home from Templecon. To make that happen, we need shiny things. We’ll be providing a bunch of stuff ourselves, but we’re also accepting donations for the prize table. We’re looking for donations to be either New-In-Box or fully painted – we want to have them displayed on the table, catching the eyes of passers-by and enticing them to support our fundraising efforts. To that end, the prize pool currently includes (but is not limited to):

    • Fully painted Cephalyx (Exulon Thexus) force, donated by Lost Painter (and Party Fouler) Tuna
    • Fully painted Legion of Everblight (Kallus) force, donated by Rawrmachine‘s Tyrant Mithras
    • Fully painted Shae theme force, donated by prolific podcast pom Kev Bryant
    • Asphyxious the Hellbringer, donated by Noghannan and painted by Rob Hawkins
    • Custom Earthbreaker Colossal, donated by Faultie
    • Custom Rask and Ironback Spitter, donated by CaptainSpud
    • Vyros2, Destors and Thanes, donated by Podthrall Dale of THACO Podcast
    • Archangel, donated by ANDY FROM UK!
    • War Hog, donated by local awesome guy MortymerXT
    • High Command: Faith & Fortune w/ Escalating Conflict
    • High Command: Castle of the Keys
    • Level 7: Invasion

    There’s more coming that we’re waiting on the final details for, including (but again, not limited to) tournament trays from Broken Egg Games, miniature storage solutions from KR Multicase, resin bases from Dragon Forge Design, and more models from Privateer Press, Soda Pop Miniatures, Arena Rex and Lord knows who else by the time we’re done.

    This is where you can help out.

    We had a fantastic table last Templecon, and I’m not going to lie – this one’s already looking pretty sweet, but we can make it even sweeter. If you think you might have time to paint up a model or two for the table… if you think your local store might be interested… if you’ve managed to make a life-size plush Shredder… If you think you might be able to contribute to the prize table in any way, please drop me an email at gdaybloke@losthemisphere.com and we can get into a dialogue to make this happen.

    I know I’m not speaking just for myself when I say thank you for your consideration.


  • The Road to LHR ep100: HOW YOU CAN WIN STUFF

     Ladies and Gentlelost, it’s been a long time coming but we’re now on the final approach towards Lost Hemisphere Radio episode 100. If you’ve listened to LHR 99 then you’ll know that we have a bunch of stuff to give away, and we’d like you to have a shot at winning it! What do you need to do? Well, all we’re looking for us a little audience participation.

    What’s in the prize pool?

    • Warmachine: Tactics download codes
    • Skull Island Expeditions books
    • All six Hordes: Exigence warlock models
    • IKRPG core rules
    • High Command: Faith & Fortune
    • Privateer Pins
    • Relic Knights starter boxes
    • Super Dungeon Explore Relic Knight models
    • Whatever else I can find to throw onto the heap!

    How can you get into the draw?

    • Skype: Ping Gdaybloke (gdaybloke) or Northblade (jamie50bell). If you catch us live we’ll give you a little quiz! If you don’t, leave us a Skype voicemail that we can include in LHR100! Shout-outs are groovy, but keep it family friendly or we can’t include it!
    • Email: Drop us an email at our submissions addy with something we can read on air!
    • Blog: Leave a comment on this post or either of the LHR99 or LHR100 posts.
    • Facebook: Like, Follow, and leave a comment on this announcement, or either of the LHR99 or LHR100 posts.
    • Twitter: Follow, Retweet, and reply to either this or the LHR100 tweet

    We’ll be splitting the prize pool into stuff to be given out for entries received before we record LHR100, and for those who comment and share after LHR100 has hit the interwebs.

    Call us, comment, retweet, send us emails. We want to hear from you, and to celebrate our milestone by giving you stuff.