Chris Hardwick has been the host of the TV show Shipmates. From his website:
I know discrimination. In sixth grade I was the victim of a hate crime. Four white kids attacked me simply for the color of my velvet 100-sided die side-pouch. Using my D&D �Fiend Folio� as a plunging device, they stuffed me into a lunchroom trashcan. Because I am a positive person, I noted that the can was half-full, yet I couldn�t help but feel like a 9th level loser with a +5 sadness.