A strange request…

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    • #25385 Reply
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      Ken,

      Sometime in the early 90’s, I wrote a letter to you and Roberta just thanking you for your wonderful games and company. At that time I couldn’t have been more than 11 or 12. I received a letter (much to my surprise and excitement!) from your assistant Kristy Welton. We quickly became something of pen pals, writing back and forth about ourselves. In retrospect, it was a pretty amazing thing for me. Unfortunately, I’ve lost touch with her over the past few years… I was wondering if there is any chance you could help me get back in contact with her… I have an old e-mail address but it doesn’t seem to work any longer. Would it be at all possible to have you e-mail me with her address or e-mail information? It would mean more than you can imagine to hear from her again.

      And since I have the opportunity now after all of these years to say it again, thank you for the part of yourself that became part of ourselves…it really was an amazing journey, and my only hope is that it is one not quickly forgotten by anyone who experienced it. I certainly won’t.

      Jeremy Hedges
      jeremyahedges at yahoo dot com

    • #25386 Reply
      Unknown,Unknown
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      no love?

    • #25387 Reply
      Unknown,Unknown
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      sigh.

    • #25388 Reply
      Unknown,Unknown
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      Jeremy:

      Sorry not to respond to your first posting. I get a lot of “fan mail” … and can’t respond to each email individually, although I do read EVERYTHING that comes in.

      I wish I had more time…

      -Ken W

    • #25389 Reply
      Unknown,Unknown
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      FYI — the email above was posted by me (Ken) not Roberta. I was signed on as her for some reason.

      Sorry for the confusion.

      -Ken W

    • #25390 Reply
      Unknown,Unknown
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      I suppose that means you don’t have Kristy’s contact information? or ?

      I don’t mean to be a nuisance, I would just really like to hear how she is doing.

    • #25391 Reply
      Unknown,Unknown
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      I sent it to you privately, so that it wouldn’t be posted publically…

      Say Hi for me!

      -Ken W

    • #25392 Reply
      Unknown,Unknown
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      Ken,

      On that same note, do you by chance have a current email adress of a Mr. Tony Caudill? Like the previous post, he and I became quite good penpals when I was younger, and would love to get back in contact with him. He was a great guy and always took the time to respond to my letters (goodness, I’m remembering a day where there was no email!!!!LOL)

      If you can send it to me, my email address isMerlynNY@aol.com 

      Thank you in advance!
      -Dion

    • #25393 Reply
      Unknown,Unknown
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      I know that this might sound a little odd, but back in 86, I did send some snail-mail to Mrs. Williams thanking her for her ideas for the King’s Quest games. However, she responded to it personally. I was kind of wondering if it might be possible to re-establish what little contact we once had. I mean, she was the one that got me into programming games myself. Granted, none of them have been as awesome or popular as her King’s Quest games, but still, she is the one that got me started to where I am now.

      John Hawthorne

    • #25394 Reply
      Unknown,Unknown
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      Ken does not still have contact with everyone who worked at Sierra. Sometimes yes, sometimes no. Ken is really busy working on the website right now, and he doesn’t have the time to respond to 100 people who once got a letter from Roberta or from another former Sierra employee. Ken may or may not respond to you guys, but if he doesn’t, you know the reason why. So let’s not have everyone start posting these type of requests, please.

    • #25395 Reply
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      Yes, it would truly be a tragedy if people could reconnect with the people who made their experiences with Sierra a truly unique and special one.

      I understand your reasons for discouraging a specific attempt to ask about just general persons who may have worked for Sierra (I’m sure Ken didn’t have the opportunity to personally know each of them well enough to know their names and e-mail addresses), but that is a really important part of what made my relationship with Sierra so special: that people did care enough to write letters back, to make connections, to put a human element to things.

      In a world over-run by corporate and commercial interests, is it so wrong that people still want to feel like there are people out there on the other end?

    • #25396 Reply
      Unknown,Unknown
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      The Sierra family obviously extends far beyond simply including those people who actually worked for Sierra. We, the fans, are/were also part of this family. Ken mentions at several places on this site how one of the major goals pursued by Sierra was to create and maintain a personal relationship with customers. Because of its original influence and impact, many fans still view this relationship (years after classic Sierra’s demise) as important. And I reckon Ken and Roberta should respect that, as I’m sure they do.

      To coincide with these thoughts, I reckon this site is a wonderful place for fans to be put in contact with those individuals who crafted the games we loved. I have many questions myself. For example: Why wasn’t Dynamix allowed to make more adventure games – why cancel Willy Beamish 2 and the second Blade Hunter game? Why was QFG4 and Outpost released when they were obviously in unfinished states, thus undermining these games forever? And why pursue a partnership with a mediocre developer like Coktel Vision when there were many other, better options – it would seem solely for business reasons (giving Sierra a foothold in continental Europe)? Certainly Ken doesn’t have the time to provide the in-depth answers we seek to these and other questions.

      Anyway, my point is: this site is about reliving the glory days of Sierra On-line, a magical place we all hold in high regard. Obviously many fans would love to have access, through this site (how else?), to the people who made up Sierra and produced those great games we all still cherish.

    • #25397 Reply
      Unknown,Unknown
      Participant

      There are some former employees of Sierra registered with this site. I guess they would speak up if they had time / interest to do so. At some point I could contact these individuals and ask if they’re willing to have their names listed so fans know who’s here so they can ask them questions. In the future I think we could also schedule chat sessions.

    • #25398 Reply
      Unknown,Unknown
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      Brandon, that sounds like a great idea!

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