Jon

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 Wish list as of 10/9/2022
Editing Perpetually in progress, Forgive weird Formatting things

Experiences

  • Gaming or Nerdy Conventions (Gencon, Blizzcon, E3, PAX, etc.)
  • Disney World and Universal Studios in Florida (Harry Potter World, Animal Kingdom)
  • Hiking and Camping - State parks etc.
  • Playing with or swimming with various sea Creatures (Dolphins, Turtles)
  • Book signing or talk by some of my favorite authors (See below for ideas)
  • Community volunteering / poverty alleviation: Homeless shelters, FMSC, Pet Shelters etc.
  • Swimming in lake Michigan/walking along the beach (preferably in warmer weather)
  • Six Flags Great America/ Theme and amusement parks
  • Seeing My turtle, or the Pangolins at Brookfield Zoo (Hamill Family Play zoo, By the name of Too-chey)
  • Cubs Baseball games @ Wrigley Field
  • Frisbee Golf Outings

Music

I have a Spotify Premium account so I listen to what I want most of the time, these are more in the realm of physical media I would appreciate

Handel's Messiah, *NEEDTOBREATHE*(*Rivers in the Wasteland), Rich Mullins (I would like some of his lesser-known songs if possible), Crowder (I Know a Ghost, Milk and Honey), Skillet, Anberlin

Other online music/cds (These are Internet artists I follow(ed) and would like to support)

Lindsey Stirling: Shatter Me, Brave Enough

Peter Hollens: https://peterhollens.com/store/c/album/

Taylor Davis: https://www.taylordavisviolin.com/store/

I am also a fan of Classical music, Especially violins and brass. CDs or electronic copies of larger works would be appreciated. I have nothing specific enough.

Big Band, Jazz, Swing era Music

Books

Honestly, I will love just about anything you give me. Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Adventure, or interesting History books (a la Malcom Gladwell) are my current favorites

Misc Books

Introverts in the Church (from Intervarsity Press)

*Phillip Reeve*

Mortal Engines, A Darkling Plain, Infernal Devices, Predator's Gold,

Larklight, Starcross, Mothstorm

A Web of Air, Scrivener's Moon

Railhead, The Blacklight Express, Station Zero

Andy Weir Project Hail Mary

Kazuo Ishiguro Klara and the Sun

Sarah Gailey The Echo Wife

Becky Chambers A Psalm for the Wild Built

Terry Miles Rabbits

Arkady Martine A Memory Called Empire, A Desolation called Peace

J.S. Dewes The Last Watch

*L.E. Modesitt Jr.*

The Towers of the Sunset, The Magic Engineer, The Order War, Fall of Angels, The Chaos Balance, The White Order, The Colors of Chaos, Magi'i of Cyador, Wellspring of Chaos, Natural Ordermage, Mage-Guard of Hamor, Arms-Commander, Cyador's Heirs, Heritage of Cyador, The Mongrel Mage, Outcasts of Order, The Mage-Fire War,

*NK Jemisen* The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, The Broken Kingdoms, The Kingdom of Gods, The Shadowed Sun, The Killing Moon,

*Robert Jordan* Wheel of TIme (There are three book sets for this series that would work out well, I own books 0-6)

A Crown of Swords, The Path of Daggers, Winter's Heart, Crossroads of Twilight, Knife of Dreams, The Gathering Storm, Towers of Midnight, A Memory of Light

Pretty much any series by Brandon Sanderson

Bryan Davis

Children of the Bard: Song of the Ovulum, From the Mouth of Elijah, The Seventh Door

Tales of Starlight: Masters & Slayers, Third Starlighter, Exodus Rising

Dragons of Starlight: Starlighter, Warrior. Diviner, Liberator

Echoes from the Edge: Beyond the Reflection's Edge, Eternity's Edge, Nightmare's Edge, Reapers

*Brian Jacques*

(I am looking for hardcover versions of this whole series of these novels, I currently have Mossflower, Triss, and Eulalia I think)

The Sable Queen

The Angel's Command

Voyage of Slaves

The Ribbajack & Other Curious Yarns

The Redwall Cookbook

The Rogue Crew

Patrick Rothfuss

The Lightning Tree

How Old Holly Came to Be

Robert Silverberg

Majipoor Chronicles, Valentine Pontifex, The Mountains of Majipoor, Sorcerers of Majipoor, Lord Prestimion, King of Dreams, Tales of Majipoor

D.J. Machale

Pendragon Series: Book Eight: The Pilgrims of Rayne Book Nine: Raven Rise Book Ten: The Soldiers of Halla

Pendragon Before the War: Book One of the Travelers Book Two of the Travelers Book Three of the Travelers

Morpheus Road: The Light The Black The Blood

Brent Weeks

The Perfect Shadow

The Light Bringer series: The Black Prism, The Blinding Knife, The Broken Eye

Joel Shepherd 23 Years on Fire, Operation Shield, Originator,

Jeanne Duprau The Diamond of Darkhold

Maxwell King The Good Neighbor: The Life and Work of Fred Rogers

Paulo Bacigalupi Shipbreaker, Drowned Cities, Tools of War, The Water Knife

Mira Grant Feed

Justina Ireland Dread Nation

Emily St. John Mandel Station Eleven

James S.A. Corey Leviathan Wakes, Butcher of Anderson Station, Caliban's War, Gods of Risk, Drive, Abbadon's gate, The Churn, Cibola Burn, Nemesis Games, The Vital Abyss, Babylon's Ashes, Persepolis Rising, Tiamat's Wrath, Leviathan Falls

Kameron Hurley The Light Brigade

Ruthanna Emrys Winter Tide

Rachel Hartman Seraphina

Katherine Addison The Goblin Emperor, Unspoken Name

Andy Duncan Agent of Utopia

Cixin Liu The Three Body Problem, Supernova Era

David Mitchell The Bone Clocks

Chen Quifan Waste Tide

Lila Bard A Darker Shade of Magic

Rivers Solomon An Unkindness of Ghosts

Brooke Bolander The only Harmless Great Thing

Rena Barron Kingdom of Souls

S.B. Divya Contigency Plans for the Apocalypse and Other Possible Situations

Saad Z. Hossain The Gurkha and the Lord of Tuesday

Naomi Kritzer Catfishing on Catnet

Silvia Moreno-Garcia Gods of Jade and Shadow

Chris Kluwe Otaku

*Christopher Paolini* The Fork, The Witch, and The Worm, Fractal Noise

Elizabeth Moon The Deed of Paksenarrion novels

  1. Sheepfarmer's Daughter 
  2. Divided Allegiance 
  3. Oath of Gold

Paladin's Legacy or Legend of Paksenarrion novels

  1. Oath of Fealty 
  2. Kings of the North 
  3. Echoes of Betrayal 
  4. Limits of Power 
  5. Crown of Renewal 

Heris Serrano trilogy

  1. Hunting Party (July 1993)
  2. Sporting Chance (September 1994)
  3. Winning Colors (August 1995)

Esmay Suiza continuation

  1. Once a Hero 
  2. Rules of Engagement 

Suiza and Serrano

  1. Change of Command 
  2. Against the Odds 

Jason Schreier Blood Sweat, And Pixels, Press Reset

Pretty much anything by Brandon Sanderson

Games/Nerd Items

Tabletop Board/Card Games

Betrayal at House on the Hill,

Catan Starfarers,

7 Wonders Duel

Kingdomino

Smash Up Expansions (There are maybe a dozen of these, any one will do)

Alita Battle Angel

Complete Series Box Set

Model/Action figures (I have the 3 mini-epics from WETA workshop and all the Funco POP! Alita figures), there are some 1/6th scale figures that also look really cool but are super pricey, perhaps a collective gift?

Deluxe Boxed Set

HexBug Battlebots Sets

Movies

( I want to own these or need them to complete collections)

The Princess Bride,

*Dead Poet's Society, *Big Hero 6,

Tomb Raider(2018), Ready Player One, Ralph Breaks the Internet, A Beautiful day in The Neighborhood, Abominable,

John Wick I,II, III

Studio Ghibli Films

(I currently own My Neighbor Totoro, and Castle in the Sky):

Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind

Grave of the Fireflies

Kiki's Delivery Service

Only Yesterday

Porco Rosso

Whisper of the Heart *

Princess Mononoke

Spirited Away

Ponyo

Arrietty

From Up on Poppy Hill

The Wind Rises

The Tale of Princess Kaguya

TV Series( DVD sets)

*Doctor Who: Tenth Doctor(Tennant, Seasons 2-4 of the new series) Eleventh Doctor( Smith, Seasons 5, 6, 7 )Twelfth Doctor (Capaldi,Season 8, 9, 10)

Thirteenth Doctor ( Season 11)

Person of InterestSeasons 1-5

The Librarians

Seasons 1-4

Avatar: The Last Airbender

Complete Collection of the original Series (3 seasons I believe named Water, Earth, Fire)

The Legend of Korra complete series

Clothing

Sweatpants or Pajama pants (Anything repping one of my fandoms would be great)

Winter hat, prefer one that can cover my head and my ears comfortably without being too tight, Perhaps this?

Hats- Two lines of thinking, either more curved brim baseball hats like the ones I wear now Like this,, or this OR I am looking for a formal wear hat to wear for nice occasions with a suit/dress clothes

Battlebots Team Merch Here's a sample link I like the Teams behind Shatter!, Whiplash, Witch Doctor, and Hypershock

Miscellaneous

Stuffed Animal/ blankets or pillows: Turtle themes Preferred

Frisbee golf discs: Good brand is Innova Discs (Looking for the following discs -- Driver: Valkyrie, Wraith, Shryke, Leopard | Midrange: TeeBird, Archangel, Eagle| Putter: Dart, Nova) Play it again sports is a good place to start.

Also could consider a short term disc golf subscription box. ~ $ 30 a month for the low end. Here are some links to get you started - Disc Member, Dynamic Discs, Disc Golf Boxes

Frisbe Golf Disc Bag (Backpack)

Lanyard Materials, including String/cord, hooks, and perhaps a book on various braids/stitches (Rexlace is a good Brand)

AMC Gift cards (For treats etc)

A newer Pocket Knife, Needs to be pretty utilitarian, able to use for CFA and for camping.

A New Bike Seat

You can't go wrong with Legos, I have a bit of a Star wars collection going, but any fun little set would be good.

If all of the above fails here's a current list of favorite games/shows/things to work with:

World Of Warcraft, StarCraft, Magic the Gathering, Doctor Who, Kingdom Hearts, Avatar: Last Airbender, Sword Art Online, Legend of Korra, Turtles, Armadillos, Angels, Dragons, Kittens, Paladins, Knights, Harry Potter, Alita Battle Angel, Mr. Rogers, Pangolins, Star Wars, Chicago Cubs, Sea of Thieves, The Mandalorian, Tomb Raider, Frisbee Golf