Gary, Alan Rothberg, Jack Beckman, Phil Jones, Ian Schofield, The Amish Robot and other have been meeting for online chat each Wednesday for years. Gary has graciously put me up twice for Origins there in Columbus, OH near where he currently lives, married with children. He is here and on the regular ConsimWorld site.
My cool story.
I lived near Prüm, Germany when my copy of Wacht am Rhein was purchased. I worked at Prüm Air Station (see my photos for the beer stein) which is on the Schnee-Eifel ridge. I lived in a village so small you will not find it on any wargame map but it was near the road to Stadkyll where the SS division lined up.