Saturday, January 23, 2010

Harry Potter fans Help Haiti

are Helping Haiti Heal

I just got the word:

Harry Potter fans have joined with members of fandoms from other popular books, movies, and tv series (including Heroes, Lost, True Blood, The Wire and Firefly) to create Helping Haiti Heal, a home-grown effort to contribute to the growing humanitarian aid and charitable relief activities in Haiti.

This Saturday, January 23rd, at 2 P.M. EST, The Harry Potter Alliance's Potterwatch, PotterCast, MuggleCast, Hogwarts Radio, and FictionAlley will come together for a live fundraising webcast on Livestream to benefit Partners in Health. This four hour live event will feature a donation drive where donors have the opportunity to win prizes (including complete set of signed Harry Potter books and a note from JK Rowling!), live performances from many wizard rockers; leaders in fan communities; personal interviews with Haitian-Americans about the importance of giving to Partners In Health; human rights activists; a representative from MIT’s Media Lab discussing ways that we can donate our time using new media; and much more.


As I write this post, they have reached over $20k in donations.

If you donate to the fund you will be eligible to win prizes at various donation levels.

This includes up to YA signed novels donated by YA authors we love! One package includes these:

R.J. Anderson -- FAERY REBELS: SPELL HUNTER (signed hardcover)
Pam Bachorz -- CANDOR (signed hardcover)
Lauren Bjorkman -- MY INVENTED LIFE (signed hardcover)
Leigh Brescia -- ONE WISH (signed hardcover)
Jennifer Brown -- HATE LIST (signed hardcover)
Megan Crewe -- GIVE UP THE GHOST (signed hardcover)
Kirstin Cronn-Mills -- THE SKY ALWAYS HEARS ME AND THE HILLS DON'T MIND (signed paperback)
Erin Dionne -- MODELS DON'T EAT CHOCOLATE COOKIES and THE TOTAL TRAGEDY OF A GIRL NAMED HAMLET (signed hardcovers)
Deva Fagan -- FORTUNE'S FOLLY (signed hardcover)
Megan Frazer -- SECRETS OF TRUTH & BEAUTY (signed hardcover)
Cheryl Renee Herbsman -- BREATHING (signed hardcover)
Jennifer R. Hubbard -- THE SECRET YEAR (signed hardcover)
Jennifer Jabaley -- LIPSTICK APOLOGY (signed paperback)
Danielle Joseph -- SHRINKING VIOLET (signed paperback)
Malinda Lo -- ASH (signed hardcover)
Sarah Maclean -- THE SEASON (signed hardcover)
L.K. Madigan -- FLASH BURNOUT (2010 Morris Award winner) (signed hardcover)
Lisa Mantchev -- EYES LIKE STARS (signed hardcover) and PERCHANCE TO DREAM (advance review copy)
Neesha Meminger -- SHINE, COCONUT MOON (hardcover)
Kate Messner -- THE BRILLIANT FALL OF GIANNA Z (signed hardcover)
Saundra Mitchell -- SHADOWED SUMMER (2010 Edgar®-Nominated) (signed hardcover)
Jenny Moss -- WINNIE'S WAR (signed hardcover)
Sarah Ockler -- TWENTY BOY SUMMER (signed hardcover)
Jackson Pearce -- AS YOU WISH (signed hardcover)
Shani Petroff -- BEDEVILED: DADDY'S LITTLE ANGEL and BEDEVILED: THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY DRESS (signed paperbacks)
Aprilynne Pike -- WINGS (signed hardcover)
Cindy Pon -- SILVER PHOENIX (signed hardcover)
Carrie Ryan --THE FOREST OF HANDS AND TEETH (signed hardcover)
Sydney Salter -- MY BIG NOSE AND OTHER NATURAL DISASTERS (signed paperback) and JUNGLE CROSSING (signed hardcover) and SWOON AT YOUR OWN RISK (advance review copy)
Kristina Springer -- THE ESPRESSOLOGIST (signed hardcover)
Rhonda Stapleton -- STUPID CUPID (signed paperback)
Charity Tahmaseb/Darcy Vance -- THE GEEK GIRL'S GUIDE TO CHEERLEADING (signed paperback)
Lara Zielin -- DONUT DAYS (signed hardcover)
Michelle Zink -- PROPHECY OF THE SISTERS (signed hardcover)

YAY for YA authors!

Go to the Harry Potter Alliance site to see and hear this AMAZING online fundraising event TODAY!


Donations are being collected and the prize offers will go through Jan 30, 2010.

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