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Posted Wed, May 09, 2007 by LadySirse

Ziggurat Con - The World's First War Zone Game Convention?

We all love to support the men and women serving our country - which ever country we hail from. There are stories in the news of grade schools that adopt pen pals, mothers who send care packages and even a thank you card drive. There is now a way that gamers can help out those troops who are gamers too!
When President Bush ordered troops to Iraq, he probably never imagined that he would be ultimately be responsible for what very well could be the very first D&D convention/game day ever held in a war zone. Ziggurat Con, being held June 9 from 1200 to 2100 hours at Camp Adder/Tallil Airbase, is open to all allied military personnel and civilian contractors in Iraq.

"Here in Iraq, we do many things on the different Forward Operating Bases to help keep our spirits up," said SPC David Amberson, the Con's organizer. "Here at Camp Adder/Tallil Airbase, we have lots of sports activities -- baseball, football, dodgeball, kickball -- and we work with many marathons across the US like the Boston Marathon. This is a great way to improve morale among the troops, but what about those who prefer Role-Playing Games?"
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