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Derek Guder
Works at Gen Con LLC
Attended Coe-Brown Northwood Academy
Lives in Seattle, WA
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I love the battle scars on the armor. The Mohawk looks particularly good as a painting.
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just some irreverent holiday cheer from yours truly.

#happyholidays   #postitart  
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I like my room the most when it's lit only by my many screens.
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"Perhaps the most valuable result of all education is the ability to make yourself do the thing you have to do, when it ought to be done, whether you like it or not."
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"Hey, my name's Rod. Are you ready to join the buff body buddy  club? First, take off your pants..."
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Who else is gonna hit this up in Tacoma? Looking at the list of events, I suspect I'll be spending most of my time with the Games on Demand folks.
 
Our next Game Day is at PLU on February 1st:
http://gamerati.com/gamedays/tacoma.html

This is a Magic: The Gathering Pre-Release weekend, so we'll have tons of flights available for those who are interested.

Alex Flagg from +Crafty Games will be one of our industry guests of honor. He'll be showing off Spycraft Third Edition, which will be released later in the year.

Joanna Gaskell from +Standard Action will also be attending!

Also on Facebook? You can find this event at https://www.facebook.com/events/590195087718857/
Game Day at PLU
Sat, February 1, 2014, 10:00 AM PST
Pacific Lutheran University

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It will be my first event as "industry" and I'll be running demos of Wizard Dodgeball.
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It's for the kids, my dad, and the holidays.

As many of you know, my dad passed away recently and I was having a pretty hard time with it. Some people have asked how they could help or what they could do, and I've finally figured it out.

My dad was born the last of 10 kids, the only one to be born in a hospital, and was plagued with health issues all his life. I can't bring my dad back, and I don't feel I can champion the fight against any one thing that ailed him. And while it's horrible to lose a parent, it must be even worse to lose a child. So instead I'm going to champion the cures and care for sick children. I KNOW my dad would be tickled to see me and hopefully you supporting hospital care for sick kids.

So what am I doing? This year I'm part of a team working for Extra Life charity, and I'm raising money for the Seattle Children's Hospital. Yes, we're playing D&D and helping sick kids at the same time. What can you do? Well, donate to my cause!

But that would be too simple, and the holidays are upon us, and I do have this wealth of gaming stuff around me, so let's put it to good use. I've got some special rewards listed below for anybody who donates to my page any time in the next 24 hours. So help the kids, honor my dad and get some cool stuff all in one!

Donation - Any Amount!
Anybody who donates within the next 24 hours will receive one of promo cards that I have collected over the years. You will get this promo card in addition to whatever donation reward if you donate at a higher level.

Donation - $25
Everybody who donates at the $25 level gets an unopened box of Dungeon Command. Either Curse of Undeath, Blood of Gruumsh, Sting of Lolth or Tyranny of Goblins.

Donation - $50
If you donate at the $50 I'll send you either a Beholder Gift Set or one of the special Holiday Magic cards I've collected over the year. We'll start with Evil Presents, and once I run out of those, we'll move on to other selections.

Donations - $100
I have several unopened booster displays of Magic going back to sets made throughout the last 5-6 years. If you donate at the $100 level, I'll send one to you.

Donations - $150 (4 only)
I have one each of the Christmas miniatures that wizard's has given to employees and Partners (Included in the picture below). If you donate at this level I'll send you one determined randomly.

Donations - $200 (2 only)
I have a couple From the Vault: ???? which I am holding on to for those people who donate at the $200 level or higher. Yes, I'm keeping it a secret, no you won't be disappointed!

So there you have it. I'd like to see if we can at least double my current donations (a not too shabby $600) by this time tomorrow. So please donate and spread the word. And hey, if you don't want to donate for whatever reason, please try to positively affect the life of a sick kid somehow!

http://www.extra-life.org/participant/Trevor_DnD
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It's part of the Army of One technology wish list since the 1990s. 
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Just in case you were too happy today.
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Very important to remember, especially in the current climate where everything seems to think it's a weakness to change your mind.
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event management
Employment
  • Gen Con LLC
    event management, 2005 - present
  • RomNet, Inc.
    project manager
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Seattle, WA
Previously
Wiscasset, ME - Boston, MA - Barrington, NH - Acton, MA - Ayer, MA
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206.957.3976 x3811, 857-559-2420
Mobile
857-389-6675
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Introduction
I'm a gamer, both table top and video. I'm an anime & asian film fan. I read sci-fi & fantasy. I love Apple and I love/hate technology, and it love/hates me.

I swear. A lot. Consider this your warning.

I'm the event programming manager at Gen Con, which means I'm responsible for almost all the games at the convention, as well as the anime & film, video games, and some other special projects. I'm on our forums, Facebook, and Twitter accounts a fair amount.

I'm going to experiment with trying to self-filter my posts on Google+, so I have a few different "public" circles. Let me know here if you actually want to hear from me on any of these topics:
  • anime & asian film 
  • Ashes of Athas (I'm one of the campaign admins)
  • conventions 
  • Gen Con (just remember that this is me personally and not the official voice of the con)
  • hobby gaming 
  • technology
  • video games
Bragging rights
I was one of the founders of Anime Boston, and have been working on cons for over a decade now.
Education
  • Coe-Brown Northwood Academy
  • Boston University
    physics & philosophy
  • Showa Institute Boston
    Japanese
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Male
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Friends, Networking
Birthday
July 26
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Single