I just read about this on RPG.net.
The U.S. military in Iraq is about to do something never before attempted: they are going to hold a game convention in a warzone.
The U.S. Army's Morale Warfare and Recreation Department has given permission for the troops to use the Community Activity Center at Camp Adder/Tallil Airbase for a game convention. The convention is known as Ziggurat Con (named after a nearby ziggurat), and it will take place on June 9 from 1200 to 2100 hours local time. It's open to all allied military personnel, as well as civilian military contractors.
While some game companies have graciously offered games and supplies, they are still in need of game books, prizes (for tournaments), and dice.
While the convention will be heavy on D20, they are also running some White Wolf and Steve Jackson Games RPGs (roleplaying games, in this case, not rocket propelled grenades), and historical miniatures games. They plan to do a LARP (live action roleplaying) event at the nearby ziggurat.
If you want more information about this (such as to donate stuff like dice and whatnot) here are some links:
The Toys 4 Troops web site:
The RPG.net thread:
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