This one is easy. The first person I introduced was my younger brother Brian.
The edition most certainly was Moldvay Basic / Cook/Marsh Expert.
I am nearly certain that his first character was an Elf. He liked the idea of the character doing magic and being able to fight at the same time.
When I was in Jr. High and High School most everyone that was going to ever play already did.
But since then I have introduced dozens more. Most notably my own kids.
Text Versions of Questions:
The D&D 40th Anniversary
Blog Hop Challenge
Day 2: First person YOU introduced to D&D? Which edition? THEIR first character?
Day 3: First dungeon you explored as a PC or ran as a DM.
Day 4: First dragon you slew (or some other powerful monster).
Day 5: First character to go from 1st level to 20th level (or highest possible level in a given edition).
Day 6: First character death. How did you handle it?
Day 7: First D&D Product you ever bought. Do you still have it?
Day 8: First set of polyhedral dice you owned. Do you still use them?
Day 9: First campaign setting (homebrew or published) you played in.
Day 10: First gaming magazine you ever bought (Dragon, Dungeon, White Dwarf, etc.).
Day 11: First splatbook you begged your DM to approve.
Day 12: First store where you bought your gaming supplies. Does it still exist?
Day 13: First miniature(s) you used for D&D.
Day 14: Did you meet your significant other while playing D&D? Does he or she still play? (Or just post a randomly generated monster in protest of Valentine's Day).
Day 15: What was the first edition you didn't enjoy. Why?
Day 16: Do you remember your first edition war? Did you win? ;)
Day 17: First time you heard D&D was somehow "evil."
Day 18: First gaming convention you ever attended.
Day 19: First gamer who just annoyed the hell out of you.
Day 20: First non-D&D RPG you played.
Day 21: First time you sold some of your D&D books--for whatever reason.
Day 22: First D&D-based novel you ever read (Dragonlance Trilogy, Realms novels, etc.)
Day 23: First song that comes to mind that you associate with D&D. Why?
Day 24: First movie that comes to mind that you associate with D&D. Why?
Day 25: Longest running campaign/gaming group you've been in.
Day 26: Do you still game with the people who introduced you to the hobby?
Day 27: If you had to do it all over again, would you do anything different when you first started gaming?
Day 28: What is the single most important lesson you've learned from playing Dungeons & Dragons?
Feburary 2014, d20darkages.blogspot.com