Michael Witwer

Empire of Imagination

Michael Witwer

Talk: Empire of Imagination

Michael Witwer visited Google’s office in Kirkland, WA to discuss his book “Empire of Imagination: Gary Gygax and the Birth of Dungeons & Dragons”. Dungeons & Dragons has brought people together, forging lifelong bonds in the strangest of places, since its publication in 1974. It’s fitting that an author of a game that formed such a personal connection should get a personal autobiography focused on personal stories. Michael’s book explores the life of Gary Gygax, one of the creators of Dungeons & Dragons, in a narrative style based on interviews with many of Gygax’s family and associates. It’s a study of a man who forged a new imaginative space that’s been inhabited by generations of gamers since.

Michael Witwer

Michael is the proposal director of a national healthcare services company based in Chicago, IL. In this position, he manages a department of writers who develop proposals and other marketing material to support the firm’s sales efforts. He has more than 10 years of experience in marketing, communications, copywriting and business development for public and private sector clients.

Empire of Imagination: Gary Gygax and the Birth of Dungeons & Dragons

The life story of Gary Gygax, godfather of all fantasy adventure games, has been told only in bits and pieces.

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