Fans of all kinds will be coming together to raise money for the victims of the Haiti earthquake. Rooted in the Harry Potter community, and representing many fan communities (including Heroes, Lost, True Blood, The Wire and Firefly), this group of podcasters, musicians, artists and activists will put on a four-hour show that includes entertainment, performance, interviews, news and a lot more. We will laugh, talk and listen while we raise money for Partners in Health, an organization helping those hardest hit by the tragedy.
It's still in the process of being pulled together, so the list of participants and donations is growing as we speak, but my understanding is that they're going to have a raffle setup where you get entered for various levels of prizes based on how much you donate. You're eligible for this/that at $20, you're eligible for this/that and more at $50, I don't know, they can explain it better than I can. So, again, what I'm providing is a copy (or three, or five, or whatever, I don't know how many they want yet) of the paperback edition, which you cannot get in North America, forget if it's signed or not. But it will be! For Haiti! But not signed to Haiti, because Haiti's a land mass and it can't read. Woe.
The paperback does have a different cover from the hardback edition, and the title has been tweaked, but they are the same text. I just want you to know what you're raffling for. I don't know exactly how this is going to work, but a copy would probably be mailed straight to the winner from me, so I don't see why I couldn't personalize it. AND ALSO they're going to be giving away various items, generally signed where applicable, including books from Lilith Saintcrow, Rosemary Clement-Moore, Lisa Mantchev, and Heather and Jessica from Go Fug Yourself, and other things that have been added to the scrolly widget while I was in the process of writing this. I think I saw a $200 replica lightsaber in there somewhere.
OH AND ALSO
Five lots of one signed and DEDICATED copy of UNSEEN ACADEMICALS by Sir Terry Pratchett (VERY RARE!)
donated by Sir Terry Pratchett
There's at least a couple of other donations in the works that will be equally exciting, if not more so, if that is even possible, but I am not at liberty to reveal them at this time.
In conclusion: Does George Clooney give you awesome stuff? No, he does not. I mean, thank God that his show is on Friday and the HP one is on Saturday. I'm just saying.