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Helping Haiti Heal: LiveStream Fundraising Event Saturday at 2pm EST

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Posted by: Edward
January 21, 2010, 04:45 PM

The Leaky Cauldron is helping Haiti heal.  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, HPA's PotterWatch, PotterCast, MuggleCast, Hogwarts Radio, and FictionAlley will come together for a live fundraising webcast here 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, 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.

Help spread the word by Tweeting the following:
We're Helping Haiti Heal - learn about a huge fandom event happening Sat. from 2pm to 6pm ET! http://bit.ly/5603s6 #hhh
A major part of this event will be raising funds to help those in Haiti through Partners In Health.  Countless fan sites, wizard rockers, authors, entertainers, and organizations have donated to this donation drive.  As part of this effort, Leaky has donated:
  • A full access pass to LeakyCon 2011, worth well over $300
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Deluxe Edition
  • Rare copy of Jingle Spells 1
  • Free Jingle Spells 2 and 3
  • Personalized Harry, A History by author Melissa Anelli
  • Guest spots on PotterCast; outgoing voicemails and birthday messages from the PotterCasters
  • Harry Potter LEGO Game (upon game's release)
  • PotterCast posters
Those items represent a small selection the many amazing, unique, and rare prizes are available to donors.  The full list includes such items as:
  • Five signed and dedicated copies of novels by bestselling author Terry Pratchett.
  • Signed books from Time Magazine's Lev Grossman, Movies in 15 Minutes author Cleolinda Jones, and Urban fantasy novelist Lilith Saintcrow, as well as young adult authors Karen Healey, Aprilynne Pike, Pam Bachorz, Lisa Mantchev, and many more.
  • A signed Mega Book Pack of 30 novels from The 2009 Debutantes, including: Malindo Lo, Saundra Mitchell, Sarah Ockler, Michelle Zink, and Jackson Pearce.  
  • Guest spots on PotterCast and Hogwarts Radio.
  • Busted keyboard used by Harry and the Potters at over 200 shows. 
  • Signed CDs from such wizard rock bands as The Remus Lupins, The Whomping Willows, The Butterbeer Experience, and Oliver Boyd and the Rememberalls.
  • Quality replica LightSaber based on Luke's from Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. 
  • $200 Gift Certificate to Infinitus 2010.
  • Limited edition, artist signed, Replica Slimer from Ghostbusters.
A full list of items can be found on the Helping Haiti Heal website.

Join us Saturday, January 23rd at 2 P.M. EST right here on Livestream for this live, jam-packed, fundraising event.  Together, we can help Haiti heal.

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41 Comments

Wand_thumb
4852 Points

Wow, that is great!

Posted by #1 Witch ROAR! on January 21, 2010, 05:08 PM report to moderator
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4852 Points

FIRST!!!

Posted by #1 Witch ROAR! on January 21, 2010, 05:09 PM report to moderator
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427 Points

I will be there! So awesome you are doing this. I’m very glad the HP fandom is a part of the fandom giving.

Posted by Olivia on January 21, 2010, 05:40 PM report to moderator
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3777 Points

great incentive to raise money for a great cause

Posted by ZachBlack [ROAR] on January 21, 2010, 06:52 PM report to moderator
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237 Points

The event sounds so awesome! Hopefully I will be able to make at least an hour of it! I can’t wait!

Posted by lunalovegood97 on January 21, 2010, 06:55 PM report to moderator
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67 Points

this is going to be so incredible. i love that the love for haiti is continuing. we cannot forget about the devestation when the news slowly stops covering it. i believe our fandom is strong enough to make an incredible difference.

Posted by Grace on January 21, 2010, 07:08 PM report to moderator
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433 Points

Love this idea. I wish I didn’t have to work though. Good Luck! (and Yay for Cleolinda’s M15M).

Posted by mollywobble on January 21, 2010, 07:19 PM report to moderator
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1435 Points

So I’m in for it :)
Good to know that everybody is pitching in to help out with the Haiti relief, even in the online Potter world.

Posted by Sauvium ROAR!? on January 21, 2010, 07:33 PM report to moderator
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38 Points

Looking forward to being a part of this amazing fandom project!

Posted by HeidiT on January 21, 2010, 08:26 PM report to moderator
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1466 Points

That really is great!

Posted by Jacket on January 21, 2010, 09:22 PM report to moderator
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2064 Points

I’ll be there!

Posted by hp29 [ROAR!] on January 21, 2010, 09:55 PM report to moderator
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45 Points

save Haiti!
woo

Posted by VeronicaRiddle on January 21, 2010, 11:29 PM report to moderator
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866 Points

The prizes sound pretty great, too. I hope they get a lot of people to tune in and donate. =)

Posted by Kami Malfoy on January 22, 2010, 02:07 AM report to moderator
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733 Points

We hope to see you all at Helping Haiti Heal!

Posted by Melissa Anelli on January 22, 2010, 09:26 AM report to moderator
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80254 Points

Very, very nice!!!

Posted by Won_Two on January 22, 2010, 09:27 AM report to moderator
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