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    Default 2011 Fundraiser Auction Item 1 The Five-Robert McCammon Advance Proof

    First up for auction is an Advance Uncorrected Proof of The Five, by Robert McCammon.
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    This proof was donated by Subterranean Press. It is in Fine condition, never having been read.
    There will be very few of these Proofs printed and most will go to reviewers.
    100% of the net proceeds of this auction go to our 2011 Fundraiser at WWW.TheDarkTower.org
    The fundraiser benefits The Haven Foundation. First established with the help of Stephen King, The Haven Foundation helps “ ‘greatest need’ cases would be freelance artists—writers, readers, and those in the associated publishing industry—who have found themselves unable to work due to disease or accident”.

    About the book:
    Robert McCammon, author of the popular Matthew Corbett historical thrillers (Speaks the Nightbird, Mister Slaughter), now gives us something new and completely unexpected: The Five, a contemporary novel as vivid, timely, and compelling as anything he has written to date.
    The Five tells the story of an eponymous rock band struggling to survive on the margins of the music business. As they move through the American Southwest on what might be their final tour together, the band members come to the attention of a damaged Iraq war veteran, and their lives are changed forever.
    The narrative that follows is a riveting account of violence, terror, and pursuit set against a credible, immensely detailed rock and roll backdrop. It is also a moving meditation on loyalty and friendship, on the nature and importance of families—those we are born into and those we create for ourselves—and on the redemptive power of the creative spirit. Written with wit, elegance, and passionate conviction, The Five lays claim to new imaginative territory, and reaffirms McCammon’s position as one of the finest, most unpredictable storytellers of our time.



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    Awesome idea putting the auctions on eBay !!

    Karl

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    Quote Originally Posted by willie3 View Post
    Jerome

    Awesome idea putting the auctions on eBay !!

    Karl
    I agree with Karl. Much larger numbers of buyers on ebay. Some of the items in last year's auctions went for far too little.

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    Spread the word!

    BTW, we have something in the works, that if successful will truly be a one of a kind beauty.

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    Excited! While I head about last year's promotion, I was not an active member and therefor did not take part. While I regret missing out on the "far too cheap items", I look forward to bidding this year!

    Thanks to everyone who put this together. Great cause.

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    Brilliant idea to put the auctions on Ebay!!!!


    Can't wait to see some more stuff come out!!! Can we still make direct donations? Maybe something regarding how its gonna work this year?

    I'm so glad you all decided to keep doing this!!!!! Anything I can do to help out, just yell!!!!!

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    Great item! Did you notice who placed the opening bid? This promises to be a nice first auction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Merlin1958 View Post
    Brilliant idea to put the auctions on Ebay!!!!


    Can't wait to see some more stuff come out!!! Can we still make direct donations? Maybe something regarding how its gonna work this year?

    I'm so glad you all decided to keep doing this!!!!! Anything I can do to help out, just yell!!!!!
    We are trying to have direct contributions be via Paypal or check.

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    For the convenience of those who do not regularly venture out of the Corner, here is a link to the general information on this year's TheDarkTower.org fundraiser:

    2011 Fundraiser Benefitting The Haven Foundation

    Thank you in advance to everyone for your support this year!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick View Post
    For the convenience of those who do not regularly venture out of the Corner, here is a link to the general information on this year's TheDarkTower.org fundraiser:

    2011 Fundraiser Benefitting The Haven Foundation

    Thank you in advance to everyone for your support this year!



    Sorry Patrick, I found that thread after the fact!!! However, I'm in with both feet!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick View Post
    For the convenience of those who do not regularly venture out of the Corner, here is a link to the general information on this year's TheDarkTower.org fundraiser:

    2011 Fundraiser Benefitting The Haven Foundation

    Thank you in advance to everyone for your support this year!
    Life outside of "The Corner"? I'm not buying it............Government forum conspiracy.............I've tried to cross the bridge to the other side. Take this as a warning my friends, this is a true story:

    As my friend Bill was getting ready to cross the bridge in front of me to the leave the land of "The Corner" we met a man who yelled....STOP....I'm Patrick, the bridgekeeper

    Patrick the Bridgekeeper: Who would cross the Bridge of Death to leave The Corner must answer me these questions three, ere the other side he see.
    Bill: Ask me the questions, bridgekeeper. I'm not afraid.
    Patrick the Bridgekeeper: What... is your name?
    : Sir Bill of "The Corner".
    Patrick the Bridgekeeper: What... is your quest?
    Sir Bill: To seek life outside of "The Corner"
    Patrick the Bridgekeeper: What... is the third thread title from the bottom of the second listing of the forum outside of "The Corner"?
    [pause]
    Sir Bill: I don't know that.
    [he is thrown over the edge into the volcano]
    Sir Bill: Auuuuuuuugh.

    Don't believe Patrick the Bridgekeeper. No life outside of "The Corner"...it's a trick.

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    Wow, that must mean I have 14,000 posts in the corner alone.
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    That is a frightening story! I'm glad I've never had the desire to wander from "the Corner." That Bridgekeeper sounds like a badass.

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    Just over a day left. Come on bidders!

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    I just 'upped the ante' a bit but Chris is still in the lead... I don't think I can go higher than this though.

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    Wow! Sold for $202.50.

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    Congratulations to the winner and thank you to everyone who bid so generously! This is a very nice start to the charity benefit!
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    I wonder who the winner was. Not me, not Chris Cavalier. Anyone here?

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    Congrats to the winner!!!!!! Nice start outta the gate!!!!



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    Awesome!

    Wait....someone beat Chris Cavalier bidding on a book. I was under the impression this didn't happen.
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