GameCola friend and contributor Britney Brimhall passed this along to me, and I thought I’d pass it along to the entire world, via this blog:
This is Britney Brimhall. I’m the Chairman & CEO of Himalaya Studios, LLC and the President of AGD Interactive, LLC. I’ve developed adventure and adventure/RPG hybrids for the PC, including “Al Emmo and the Lost Dutchman’s Mine” and remakes of the Sierra’s Classics, “King’s Quest” and “Quest for Glory”. You can find out more about these projects at www.agdinteractive.com and www.himalayastudios.com .
I just wanted to let you know, this weekend (November 15th, 2008), I’m embarking on a REAL LIFE adventure, riding my pedal bicycle from Phoenix, Arizona to Panama City, Panama. It’s about 3,500 miles through 8 countries, and I’ll be carrying everything on my bicycle like a pack mule. It’ll be my home for the next four months. I’m hoping to gain some media exposure, as I think it may be interesting to the gaming community, and also, my friend and I are doing it for a good cause. I’d be happy to participate in any email interviews, even while I’m on the road. You can contact me at email@example.com –I’ll be checking that email at internet cafes while on the road.
My friend and I are attempting to raise money for a charity I support, which is the 100 Club. They provide financial assistance to the families of police and firefighters who are seriously injured or killed in the line-of-duty. I used to work for the police department, and recently spent time in private security as an armed guard, and it’s a way for me to support the people I care about. If anyone is interested in donating, or knows of anyone who would like to donate, please do such at:
All donations are tax deductible and 100% goes to the charity. My friend and I are paying for the entire adventure ourselves. We’re attempting to raise $50,000 for the cause.
We have an online journal, which we’ve already started posting in, and will be updating it as frequently as possible with stories and pictures from our journey. You and your readers can follow along vicariously at:
You can also check our official website to find out more about the adventure itself:
Again, please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org while I am traveling by bicycle through the SW of the USA, Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama. I’d be happy to answer any questions and participate in any interviews.