Here’s a SIGNAL BOOST for an event that you might want to know about, especially if you’re a Buffy fan who 1) live near Chicago, and 2) like to help make wishes come true.
The Slay-a-thon is an annual fundraising event for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Basically, the participants sit in a private room at a restaurant in Chicago and watch episodes of Buffy and Angel for 12 hours, with games in-between. They also do silent auctions for books donated by authors to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
The silent auction items tend to be Buffy/Angel/Firefly related, or at least fall within the scope of Whedonism, although as far as books go.
Full Slay-a-thon details may be had at www.Slayathon.org. Event info from the Slayathon website:
10th Annual Slay-A-Thon
Make-A-Wish Foundation Benefit
Saturday, June 16, 2012
11:30 AM – Midnight
Dave & Buster’s Gold Coast – Showroom
1030 N. Clark Street (Clark at Oak)
In 9 years…
23 wishes granted…
I may move to Chicago for such an awesome event.
I’ve been a very proud supporter and participant of Slay-A-Thon for just about the whole run, and I can’t begin to express how wounderful its ongoing success makes me feel. If you are in the region and interested in coming, don’t be shy! We have wall-to-wall fun, the food is good, the company is terrific, and the cause is sublime. Buffy would be proud of you for taking part! 🙂