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Hey Gamers,

I need your help.

Many years ago in the Jack Vasel Memorial Auction, I bid on some voice work from Eric Summerer and a story from Eric Herman. Together they came up with story called The Bear with the Hair. It starred some guest voices of some well-known BGGers and was a charming homage to the Cat in the Hat. It was very clever and professional. I thought it was fantastic.

A couple of years ago, I reunited with an old friend of mine who is an aspiring puppeteer. Her name is Amy(Zing) Gray (say it quickly then try not to sing the rest). I asked her to make a video using the audio that Eric and Eric created.

Now here is the thing... Amy has always wanted to be a puppeteer. I met her in the 80's and back then she wanted to work for Jim Henson. She has devoted her life to creativity and, like any artist's life, it has been a struggle.

Please help me give Amy the best weekend ever! How do we do that?

1) Thumb the Bear Valley entry below.
2) There is no rule number two.
3) Go to the YouTube Entry for the Bear with the Hair and leave a POSITIVE comment for Amy.
4) On November 1, 2017, I will pick a winner from the Bear Valley entry.
5) If you did 1 through 3 above (I will check for that) and were the winner picked in #4 above, I will send you the (board, video or RPG) game of your choice (up to $50 US value) from either Amazon or a local game store.


Amy is not on BGG but some of her friends are. I am asking Amy's friends to keep this geeklist a secret so that we can surprise her on YouTube.

I want to remind you that this was one person who is putting herself out there creatively with no budget. If puppetry is not your cup of tea... well... it is a short video. Please do not rain on her parade.

I think the video is fantastic too. All the artists did such a wonderful job! It made me laugh. I hope you like it.
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1. Board Game: Bear Valley [Average Rating:5.41 Overall Rank:18545]
Board Game: Bear Valley
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Remember to also go to YouTube to leave a positive comment.
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2. Board Game Designer: Geoff Engelstein
Board Game Designer: Geoff Engelstein
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Geoff is the voice of the fish.

I owe him an apology. I forgot to send the correct spelling of his name to Amy. As a result, his name is wrong in the credits. Sorry, Geoff. Note: The credits have been corrected. Yay!

To make amends, I will send a copy of his new book (when it is released on Amazon) and a copy of his game Space Cadets to one lucky winner who thumbs this entry. This is a separate winner from the overall winner above!

The winner will be drawn on November 1, 2017.

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Eric Summerer did such a great job!

We will pick one winner from everyone who thumbs both this entry to win a copy of two audiobooks from Audible narrated by Eric Summerer!

The winner will be drawn on November 1, 2017.

A full list of Eric's books can be found here.

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4. Board Game Designer: Eric Herman Endres
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Eric was the author and voice of the Bear.

He's known for making fantastic children's music and videos and we'll pick one winner who thumbs both this entry to receive all 10 of Eric's CDs and DVDs! Note: Eric Herman himself has donated another set of CDs as a prize. Good Work, Eric!

To see all of Eric's work and the CDs and DVDs included in the contest, check out his website.

The winner will be drawn on November 1, 2017.

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5. Board Game Designer: Tom Vasel
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And the final thanks goes to the Jack Vasel Memorial Fund which was the inspiration for all of this!

For every thumb this item gets (and adding to it based on a algorithm known only by The Bear) we will donate $0.10 to the Jack Vasel Memorial Fund! Let's see if we can get at least 1000 thumbs, people!

If you're unfamiliar with the Jack Vasel Memorial Fund, check out their website.

The donation will be sent on November 1, 2017.

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