We're now just 30 days away from one of my favorite events of the year: Slay-a-Thon, a "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" themed charity event to raise money for the Make-A-Wish foundation.
After my original post last month, I started selling my extra "Buffy" and "Angel" action figures on eBay to raise money for the event. So far I'm covering the eBay fees and shipping charges out of pocket to raise as much money as possible, and we're up to about $250 through two weeks. This week's auctions have been moving a little slower, but hopefully things will pick up in the last day of bidding.
If you've been holding out on bidding for something, waiting to see what's next, well, here's the full list of six-inch action figures that are going to go up on eBay in the next two weeks: Pylean Demon Angel, Season 5 Angel, Season 4 Wesley, Rain of Fire Wesley, Pylean Princess Cordelia, You're Welcome Cordelia, Judgment Lorne, House Always Wins Lorne, Reunion Darla, Season 2 Darla, Season 5 Spike, Vampire Buffy, Chosen Buffybot, Deluxe Graduation Day Buffy, Red Dress Glory, The Gift Dawn & Glory, Season 5 Anya, The Wish Cordelia, Lessons Dawn, Autographed Red Dress Glory.
I've also got a Villains Willow Bust and a lot of Buffy Season 8 and Angel: After the Fall comics I'm going to post.
As for the event itself, my original plan was to road trip to Chicaco, but realistically that's going to take too much time and money. I can fly out to Chicago the day before the event, fly out the day after and rent a car for my stay in Chicago for around $450, which isn't bad at all. That said, if there's anyone out there who wants to "sponsor" my trip, I'd definitely appreciate it (and I'd find a way to re-pay you via advertising/exposure on AdamReisinger.com).
As it is, between the eBay auctions and my own personal commitment, we're well on our way to raising the goal of $1000 I set a month ago. Still, I'd definitely love it if some of my readers/twitter followers/facebook friends/etc wanted to step to the plate and make a donation. Just click the PayPal button below. On the PayPal site, enter in your donation amount and then log-in. Before you finish the process, you'll see an "Add special instructions to merchant" link under the "Make A Wish Donation" description. Click on that and type in my name -- "Adam Reisinger" -- so the organizers know which attendee you're helping. Hell, if you wanna donate and don't want to put in my name, that's fine too, because you'd still be helping a good cause. But if you do support me, drop me an e-mail, so I can track you on my donations sheet.