Heidi Gygax Garland
Co-owner, Author and Editor
Heidi Gygax Garland grew up around the gaming industry as the third child of E. Gary Gygax. From a young age, Heidi and her siblings worked for TSR at Gen Con game conventions, and later full time at TSR in the Gen Con department, at the Dungeon Hobby Shop, and Marketing. After 30+ years in Hawaii working as an executive for a large jewelry manufacturer and retailer, Heidi and her husband Erik Gygax Garland collaborate on gaming adventures that are published under GAXLAND (www.Gaxland.com).
Erik Gygax Garland
Co-owner, Author and general dogsbody
"Yes, my middle name is actually Gygax. Heidi did me the honor of taking my surname when we married. I took her maiden name as my middle so I could enjoy standing beside her in the lovely lines at places like the DMV and Social Security office." Erik Gygax Garland is the Chief Information Officer for a small healthcare group in Kentucky and a professional firearms instructor. In 2015, while observing a workshop at an early Gary Con, he told author/artist Lloyd Metcalf, that, while he enjoyed seeing the behind-the-scenes work done on RPG creation, he was really a simple gamer and consumer that felt very out of place there. So, of course, Erik made it worse by becoming friends with the lovely Heidi Gygax. Then they got married and complicated the hell out of both of their lives.