We were honored to have the presence of Luke Gygax at our first ever ConQuest Ventura convention!! He ran a great game, had some amazing modules and items to sell, and engaged in a bar room Q&A. We fed him and his remarkable daughter Miriam and sent them home, full of good food from the Busy Bee Diner, and fond memories of a day well spent doing what we all love! Thank you, Luke, for a day we will never forget!
The following was Luke’s special ConQuest Ventura page.
We are so proud and happy to announce that the amazing Luke Gygax will be our Founding Guest of Honor for ConQuest Ventura!! Luke will be attending the show on Saturday, and will be running a D&D adventure from his exciting World of Okkorim setting! He will also be our guest at a Guest of Honor dinner where you can ask Luke questions, and then that evening, he will play in a home brew D&D adventure as a Legendary Paladin! What a day!!
ALL ABOUT LUKE!
Luke was literally born into gaming as he is the son of Gary Gygax, the co-founder of Dungeons & Dragons, the first Roleplaying Game ever created. Luke began his creative endeavors at an early age as he was literally raised playing D&D. He designed the Bullywug and played the iconic fighter/magic-user Melf whose eponymously titled Acid Arrow and Minute Meteors are still used in the latest version of D&D. Luke recently retired from the Army after over 30 years, and spends his time creating new material through his publishing company, Gaxx Worx (gaxxworx.com). His latest products are set in his World of Okkorim setting.
Luke is also the founder and head of Gary Con (garycon.com), a memorial convention held in honor of his Dad, in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin every March. The event grew out of the memorial held after his funeral where his family and friends gathered to do what Gary loved so much in life, play games and share camaraderie with fellow game enthusiasts. It has grown into a celebration that encompasses a salute to those great designers who laid the foundation of our community and welcomes all games and gamers. When Luke isn’t creating adventures or coordinating Gary Con, he enjoys spending time with his wife Bouchra, their three daughters and their dog, Grogu.