Gen Con is Holding Another Charity Auction–Previous Charity Still Owed Money

Today I received an email from Gen Con entitled “Indy 2008 Updates.” I dutifully read through it. A few blurbs about events like the “World of Warcraft” miniatures game comprised most of the email. And then I saw this item:

Charity Auction
We are also setting aside a few hours to sell items for charity – Christian Children’s Fund – and this is Gary Gygax’s favorite charity! You may donate any item you bring to the charity auction, if you want. 100% of the charity auction proceeds go to the charity. See for details.

For those who missed my earlier posts on this issue, Gen Con owes $148,562.13 to the “Make a Wish Foundation ” from a previous charity auction. You can view the complete bankruptcy filing here . As of today(I checked PACER ,) there is no indication in the legal filings that any money from the charity auction has ever gone to the “Make a Wish Foundation.”

Now, Gen Con is asking you to trust them with yet more charitable contributions.

I want Gen Con tp pay off the outstanding debt to the “Make a Wish Foundation” before it hosts another event. A successful charity drive requires confidence that the money will go to the charity in question. I will have no such confidence in Gen Con until their charitable debt is paid in full.

If you are a charitable gamer, I suggest that you donate directly to the charity of your choice.

Trask, The Last Tyromancer



Trask is a long-time gamer, world traveler and history buff. He hopes that his scribblings will both inform and advance gaming as a hobby.