One Helluva Buy! I became acquainted with The Weekend Warrior and Ken Fonarow when growing up in So. Cal. Someone just scored HUGE in securing his entire game collection which is truly one of a kind. Here's the article: http://www.mailtribune.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080506/BIZ/...

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Comment by tmssteve on July 29, 2008 at 11:35am
I worked with Ken in his "real" profession and I spent the occasional day or two helping out at the Weekend Warrior booth. Ken was a great guy--always very happy, as long as he had a Diet Coke handy. Did Ken lose money on the collection? Not if I know Ken. He always had a knack for buying low and being ahead of the market--whether that market was out of print wargames or Magic: The Goobering (which made him a tidy sum, if I recall correctly).
Comment by Skip Franklin on July 16, 2008 at 10:15pm
I did the same thing at Second Chance Games in Liverpool (Okay across the bay from Liverpool but the mind slips). The fella probably hadn't seen a silver Pontiac Grand Am before either.
Comment by Chris Fawcett on July 16, 2008 at 9:11am
I drove from Tucson to North Hollywood one year (maybe '89 or '90) just to trade him for a copy of Empires of the Middle Ages. We were both surprised when I knocked on the door to his house! I was expecting a store front (knowing TWW only from magazine ads) and he certainly wasn't expecting a buyer to interrupt his lunch!
Comment by Lawrence Hung on July 16, 2008 at 8:22am
Is he making a loss? An averaged $7.5 a game should have exceeded the costs of all these individual games. I wonder if there is a complete list of the inventory to look for more details.
Comment by Skip Franklin on July 15, 2008 at 8:30pm
Hmm. $7.50 a game. Should have used eBay.
Comment by Eric Walters on July 14, 2008 at 3:12pm
I'm seeing THREE copies of L2's STREETS OF STALINGRAD (3rd Edition) in the photo...plus copies of the old MB SHOGUN game (before it became SAMURAI SWORDS). Wow.
Comment by Mark Humphries on July 13, 2008 at 2:16am
I too remember Ken as a fixture of the eighties wargame collecting scene. In a way it makes me sad, kinda feels like the passing of an era in the hobby.

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