Archive for the 'News' Category
File this one under "financial crisis," I guess... Topps announced on 10-Nov that WizKids was ceasing operations, effective immediately. D'oh.
This past week it was announced that Fantasy Flight Games would no longer be distributing Rackham's AT-43 and Confrontation pre-painted miniatures. Click here for a link to the official press release in PDF format. Make sure you check out This Week in Wargaming, a very well-done and in-depth look at tabletop miniatures games.
Artist Andy Hopp has a new podcast that I'm helping him put online. Andy is an amazingly talented person and, among many other creative endeavours, is the author/illustrator of the Low Life RPG for the Savage Worlds Roleplaying Game. Check out Andy's Hoppcast for everything related to Andy and his myriad endeavours!
The story of Gen Con's financial woes continues. Click here for the documentation mentioned in this episode about Gen Con's Chapter 11 filing.
The gaming hobby lost a true pioneer today. Venerable Dungeons and Dragons pioneer Gary Gygax passed away at the age of 69. Although I never knew the man personally I pay homage to him and the hobby he helped create in today's epiosde.
Gary Gygax, Gaming Luminary (1938-2008)
It looks like Gen Con's in some hot water. Lucasfilm filed papers in January of 2008 asserting that Gen Con owes them $650,000, $150,000 of which represents the proceeds from a charity auction that were to go to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Additional, on February 15th of 2008, Gen Con filed for Chapter 11. Are these two events related? It would seem so from my vantage-point. Here are some links:
I'm not sure what happened with the audio quality on this episode but I'll try and get it sorted out for the next show. Sorry!