All the current answers seem to be treating the Bitcoin Gold fork as a legitimate hard-fork of the existing bitcoin block-chain (similar to the recent Bitcoin Cash fork).

This, in fact, is not the case. According to the Bitcoin Gold Blog stated below:

The Bitcoin Gold project has already privately copied the block-chain, presumably in order to mine themselves an arbitrary number of free Bitcoin Gold tokens, and the October 25th date has just been a bogus date all along when they come out of the closet.

With this kind of arbitrary private copying of the bitcoin block-chain, no release…

What is Bitcoin Gold, and why is it forking from Bitcoin on October 25th, 2017?

When do you think the Bitcoin Gold friendly fork will happen and will wallets and exchanges support Bitcoin Gold from the start?

Is coming to a Bitcoin hard fork to Bitcoin gold significant?

Which exchange will support Bitcoin gold after the fork?

What is Bitcoin Gold, and why is it forking from Bitcoin on October 25th, 2017?

When do you think the Bitcoin Gold friendly fork will happen and will wallets and exchanges support Bitcoin Gold from the start?

Is coming to a Bitcoin hard fork to Bitcoin gold significant?

Which exchange will support Bitcoin gold after the fork?

Why is the Bitcoin community hard-forking Bitcoin gold?

Whats going to happen to the price of Bitcoin before and after the Bitcoin Gold fork?

What is bitcoin gold? Is it a good investment?

What would the value of upcoming Bitcoin gold arising out of the fork be?

Can you elaborate on how bitcoin holders will receive bitcoin gold after the October 25th hard fork?

Will be able to receive Bitcoin Gold if I store my Bitcoin using my Trezor during the fork?

What is the difference between bitcoin & bitcoin gold?

What is best Bitcoin gold or bitcoin private?

What is Bitcoin Gold, and why is it forking from Bitcoin on October 25th, 2017?

When do you think the Bitcoin Gold friendly fork will happen and will wallets and exchanges support Bitcoin Gold from the start?

Is coming to a Bitcoin hard fork to Bitcoin gold significant?

Which exchange will support Bitcoin gold after the fork?

Why is the Bitcoin community hard-forking Bitcoin gold?