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Adam77 writes:

I would advise everyone to avoid anything to do with Brian Pedersen. He is a fraud. How do I know? I am ashamed to admit that he is a member of my family.

Brian disappeared from his family in PA more than a decade ago and nobody had seen or heard from him since, until now. Recently, out of the blue, my family was contacted by his soon-to-be ex-wife from Denmark. I stumbled onto your site a few weeks ago while I was searching the internet for signs of his existence. We were shocked to find out who he is now and where he is living. We were even more disturbed by his web of lies.

Brian Pedersen is actually Brian Grant Thompson. He also sometimes refers to himself as "Dane of War" or "The Big T". He used his second ex-wife's (from Denmark) last name to hide from his responsibilities to his original wife and kids. He abandoned his family over a decade ago and has never stepped up to support his children. We aren't sure if he is even in Denmark legally; that might be why he got married in the first place. Now he's wreaking havoc in their lives too.

He was an assistant editor with a website called Geekcentricity until about a week ago, and he claimed many things about his background and qualifications that just aren't true. I'm not sure how he managed to become a teacher, but his claims of a doctorate and 18 years of experience are false.

I have tried to find him before, but all I ever found were some posts on some collector sites claiming that Brian (Thompson) stole from them too. Once we had a name, it was easy to find him. He slipped up and got complacent, and now he is busy deleting his profiles in an effort to disappear again.

Why am I telling you this? Once we found him, he finally had a chance to do the right thing. Instead, he has decided to run away again like the coward he is. He put his family through hell and he doesn't have the balls to even attempt to make things right.

Brian, if you are reading this, you are truly a piece of crap. You are a hero in your own mind, but reality will always catch up with you. Next time you find a rock to crawl under, just stay there and hide because I will be looking forward to dragging you out into the sun. I've always wanted to see Denmark; now I have a reason to go.

Thanks to your forum for giving me a place to put this. I hope this answered some of your questions about the background of this "fund raiser."

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Brian Pedersen writes:

I've started an Indiegogo fundraiser for Kids Need To Game.

Kids Need to Game

Kids Need To Game is a program that I started in March of 2010 in order to solicit donations of new and old games and gaming material for my school's gaming club, making it the very first-of-its-kind in Denmark.

My school, like many other public schools, operates with very little government funding for anything outside of the most necessary items, so there is simply no money available to purchase tabletop games. And when I started the program, I was doing it for just one school. In the course of a year and a half, Kids Need To Game has expanded beyond my wildest dreams.

I'm now running the program for five different schools, plus a regular summer program. There are over 250 kids now involved.

While I have received many generous donations of games, there simply is no longer enough material to go around, which is why I have decided to go for actual monetary funding of the program. Our school board has agreed to match every amount donated via this fund-raiser - so for every dollar that you donate - we get two of them! This is why I've set the goal of $2,000 USD... if we raise it, I'll have $4,000 USD to purchase everything we need.

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