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    Default The 2015 Fundraiser benefiting The Haven Foundation

    The 2015 Fundraiser benefiting The Haven Foundation kicks off January 1st and will run through May 19, 2015.
    Last year we raised $13,900! Our goal this year is $15,000.

    From Stephen King:
    "In the summer of 1999, I was struck by a careless driver and nearly killed while taking my daily walk. It was ten months before I was able to work productively again. Some years later, a good friend of mine, audio reader Frank Muller, suffered terrible head injuries as a result of a motorcycle accident. He never worked again. My luck was infinitely better than Muller’s, but the two events set me thinking about the uniquely perilous situation of many freelance artists. The majority of mid-list writers, audio readers, and freelancers in the book and publishing industry have little or no financial cushion in the event of a sudden catastrophic accident such as that suffered by Muller and myself. Many aren’t affiliated with any professional associations or guilds that can help them in the event of such reversals. Even those who are affiliated with organizations such as The Authors’ Guild cannot look for much beyond token help over a short period of time.
    My response to this has been the creation of The Haven Foundation. Its goals will be threefold:
    First, to establish a compassionate and committed group of board members willing to sift through cases and identify those where the need seems to be the greatest. These “greatest need” cases would be freelance members of the fine arts community – who have found themselves unable to work due to disease or accident. We will also focus on freelancers who lost their homes and work spaces (with freelancers these are often the same) as a result of natural disasters or other catastrophic events.
    Second, to help a number of these individuals each year, based on need.
    Third, to establish cut-off points for such help. As I have discovered, the decision to cut off aid is an agonizing one, and best made by a group rather than by an individual. I have come to believe, however, that it must be made if help is to be rendered to the many rather than the few.
    Stephen King"

    At the top of every page is a donation widget. Keep in mind that $10 gets you an entry for the grand prize. $100 total gets the max 10 entries.
    Last year there were less than 100 unique donors and less than 420 total entries.
    Pretty good odds considering the prizes.

    We are streamlining this year’s event to make it easier to manage and hopefully increase the donation total.
    Several book dealers have already committed to donating things that will either be used as giveaways, or auctioned off-we are hoping for more once this official announcement is posted.

    100% of the net proceeds from all cash, check, Paypal gift donations and Ebay auctions will be forwarded to The Haven Foundation. (Ebay ad insertion, commission, shipping fees and shipping materials are the expenses that will be paid from the Gross proceeds).

    Every person who donates $10 or more, or donates an item used for auction or giveaway (donors need to contact me in advance before sending potential items) will receive one entry into our giveaway*-maximum 10 entries per donor. Items for the giveaway have yet to be finalized, but rest assured they will be really exciting and cool! Please use the donation "widget" that is atop each forum page.

    Stephen King has kindly agreed to personalize one of his books to our Grand Prize Winner!**

    Personal Paypal donations must be noted as a “Gift” so that Paypal does not take a commission.
    The Paypal address is Crownandcola@aol.com
    (Name is Dolores, don't freak out)

    Checks must be made out to Jerome Smith (Please don’t make them out to The Haven Foundation as I will have to forward them and they won’t count towards our fund-raising total) and mailed to:

    The Haven Foundation Fundraiser
    C/O Jerome Smith
    PM me for address


    Last years Grand Prize winner received an inscribed Gift Edition of The Shining:






    * Small print here:
    Drawing Clarification

    ** Actual title to be determined by TheDarkTower.org
    Last edited by Randall Flagg; 04-29-2015 at 11:56 AM.

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    $15k???? Oh, we're in the weeds now, Jerome!!! LOL We're gonna need the "Minions" to have "Minions"!!! LOL




    Edit: Isn't your address 1919 Lollipop Lane? LOL

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    Jerome, tried to PM you but it bounced back.

    Messages below:

    Quote Originally Posted by divemaster
    (12/10/14)

    Update: I received the second payment and went ahead and put the book in the mail today to Jerome. Media mail w/ $150 insurance. So if the box shows up waterlogged or full of potatoes instead of a book, let me know!

    Dave
    Quote Originally Posted by divemaster
    (1/16/15)

    Hey Jerome, I assume the book arrived? I sent it 4-5 weeks ago. Just making sure. No potatoes, right?

    Thanks,
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    We have quite a few things coming up for auction. One very cool item is an original drawing by Jae Lee. This is a very nice sized piece.





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    Nice!
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    Here is a peek at a work in progress. There at at least two more pieces of art, and a custom coffin case in the works















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    WOW!!!

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    Wow! very very nice Stand.

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    I love the artwork!! That is truly AMAZING!!!!
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    McVey's 2 page piece is great, and Chadbourne's "Captain Trips" is very different from his normal style.

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    Wow! what is the history behind the page block for that custom bound Stand? is it a rebound signed copy or the later released Uncut edition?
    "A real limited edition, far from being an expensive autograph stapled to a novel, is a treasure. And like all treasures do, it transforms the responsible owner into a caretaker, and being a caretaker of something as fragile and easily destroyed as ideas and images is not a bad thing but a good one...and so is the re-evaluation of what books are and what they do that necessarily follows." - Stephen King

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    Quote Originally Posted by stroppygoblin View Post
    Wow! what is the history behind the page block for that custom bound Stand? is it a rebound signed copy or the later released Uncut edition?
    This is a tease. More info later. Just trying to give a sneak peek.
    It is the page block from The Stand Uncut.

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    That's awesome, I can’t wait for more info.
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    Very nice Jerome.. I love these rebound books. Been wanting to do this sort of thing for a while but never get around to it... can't wait to see more about this one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zelig View Post
    Very nice Jerome.. I love these rebound books. Been wanting to do this sort of thing for a while but never get around to it... can't wait to see more about this one.
    Ordinarilly we wouldn't attempt something like this, but McVey had the book for quite some time and after the trials and tribulations of doing the art, and such, the book DJ and cover were damage beyond repair.
    I'm am in awe of the binders ability to remove the cover, yet still keep the two page FFE intact.
    He literally stripped the HC binding off, and bound it with no damage to the end-pages.

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    The book is outstanding!!! Amazing what a professional binder can do. Lots of love and craftsmanship went into this edition. You're getting to be quite the "Re-Binder", Jerome!!! Anxious to see the finished piece.

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    I personally asked Chadbourne to do a piece that indicated a biohazard, and had a "Captain Trips" graffiti.
    Knowing the "saturation" of Glenn's art, the hope was that this piece would be subtly but noticeably different from other Chadbourne remarques,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randall Flagg View Post
    I personally asked Chadbourne to do a piece that indicated a biohazard, and had a "Captain Trips" graffiti.
    Knowing the "saturation" of Glenn's art, the hope was that this piece would be different noticeably from other Chadbourne remarques,
    Good job. Simple yet, still powerful. He hit it out of the park on that piece.


    Spoiler:
    Ahem, will this actually be making it to auction? (wink, wink) LOL J/K I know this guy, who knows another guy..... LOL

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    Love it!!!
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    Absolutely fantastic! A very beautiful binding!

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    That looks amazing. Can't wait to see that up for grabs....

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    When can we expect this book to go up?
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    Quote Originally Posted by webstar1000 View Post
    When can we expect this book to go up?
    It will be several weeks. The custom coffin case has to be made.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randall Flagg View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by webstar1000 View Post
    When can we expect this book to go up?
    It will be several weeks. The custom coffin case has to be made.
    Your even making a case RF? WOW! This will fetch BIG MONEY... probably more than I can handle right now. We have had MAJOR issues at our new home. Storm after storm and once day of rain has led to an incredible amount of leaking
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    Looks great!!!

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