January 23rd, 2010


I swear I'm going to bed soon; but first, update on Help Haiti Heal!

Don't forget, the fundraising webcast is from 2 - 6 pm ET *today* (Sat., Jan. 23), at this website: http://www.thehpalliance.org/haiti/

And now, exciting news! Another donation has come in, this time from the talented and awesome John K. Snyder III, comic book illustrator and cover artist extraordinaire! You may have seen some of his work on this journal before, and here is another link to some of his work.

For the fundraiser, John is donating an 8.5" X 11" Sirius Black/Gary Oldman mugshot/prison color sketch on black canson paper. It sounds AWESOME. Seriously, you guys; I want this! Hee. So I am sure there will be a lot of other Potter fans out there who do, too. Yay, John! Thank you!

The website has been adding to the list of donations all day, and here, in easy-to-read format, is Collapse )

A big personal thank you to Terry Pratchett, John Snyder, Colin Smythe, and Esther Friesner for their donations, and a big thank you as well to all of the other wonderful folks who have donated so far! Three cheers for you!
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Help Haiti Heal, Live, Right Now!

The Help Haiti Heal webcast fundraiser is going on live right now! Currently Mugglecast is podcasting live for it.

Click the link to see & hear the video, and/or to participate in the chat.

Click HERE to donate and thus enter the drawings for fabulous prizes!

(The way it works with prizes is that you choose which "box" you want to donate in, and if you donate in that box you are entered in the drawing to win those prizes. You can donate more than once in any box to be entered multiple times in that category. E.g. if you want the signed Pratchett books, donate $40 to the box that lists the signed Pratchett books, and you are entered to win either the signed Wintersmith or the personalized Unseen Academicals. Donate more than once using that particular PayPal button to be entered more than once. If you ALSO wanted to be entered in, e.g., the John Snyder sketch drawing, you would want to donate to both the Pratchett box and the Snyder box, i.e. $90 total for one entry in each category).

UPDATE: The prize eligibility rules are here, and the donation boxes are open until the evening of January 30. So all week, spread the word and enter to win prizes by donating money for Haiti.

So go forth and give money to help the very worth cause of Haiti relief (donations go to Partners in Health, one of the main charities helping with relief efforts on the ground in Haiti).

ETA: Currently, David Lawrence of "Heroes" is talking about Haiti and Partners in Health on the podcast (prerecorded for the podcast).
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LiveTweeting Help Haiti Heal. :)

I inadvertently ended up pretty much liveTweeting the live webcast of Help Haiti Heal and now I feel compelled to share some of it with everyone JUST BECAUSE. It was pretty fun.

Don't forget, you can donate all week until the evening of January 30, and they are going to be adding SEVERAL more big prizes tonight (things offered during the webcast).

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And now, *I* am going to go decide which boxes to put my donation in.

P.S. Apparently they will be replaying the livestream at some point, too.