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Randall Flagg
04-04-2011, 03:37 PM
Thread Link (http://www.thedarktower.org/palaver/showthread.php?12272-Grand-Prize-Announcement-2011-Fundraiser%21-King-to-Personalize-Book%21&p=603570#post603570)

Merlin1958
04-04-2011, 04:05 PM
Me and my "Contest" winners are "In" right????????


"Dog" that Paypal Widget Folks!!!!!!!



Feed Bomber!!!!!!

Randall Flagg
04-04-2011, 07:35 PM
I think Collectors are going to be very intrigued with the final book.
Right now we have less than 100 unique individuals who have donated $10 or more. Were we to double that, each person would have greater than a 1/200 chance.

<------------just had an idea........the winner could supply or designate from a published list the book they want inscribed......possible. Imagine winning and choosing (insert book choice here).
Just thoughts, so you can quote me, but don't hold me to the "winner choose the book" idea.

The Library Policeman
04-05-2011, 04:47 AM
I'll be donating very soon. What a fantastic prize. Well done, Jerome.

wizardsrainbow
04-05-2011, 05:08 AM
Jerome....YOU THE MAN! Well, after sai King himself I guess.

Ok, Jerome... YOU THE #2 MAN! LOL

biomieg
04-05-2011, 05:28 AM
If the Grand Prize is a book supplied to the winner I would like to get a signed F/F UK 1st edition of CARRIE or a signed 11/22/63 proof, please.

If I have to supply a book from my own collection to be signed it will be my best UK 1st edition of THE STAND or my slipcased edition of KNOWING DARKNESS (now wouldn't THAT be an awesome book to have signed)?

WeDealInLead
04-05-2011, 06:13 AM
I'll send an entry on payday. As far as what I'd like signed... hmm... The Dead Zone from Easton.

Ben Mears
04-05-2011, 06:27 AM
Probably my dogeared paperback of 'Salem's Lot as it was my first ever SK purchase back in August of 1976 and has the most sentimental value to me.

biomieg
04-05-2011, 06:48 AM
... or have King sign one of your SECOND COMING prototypes, Ben... wouldn't that be amazing and unique!

Ben Mears
04-05-2011, 07:11 AM
... or have King sign one of your SECOND COMING prototypes, Ben... wouldn't that be amazing and unique!

My guess is it wouldn't be returned!

Cutter
04-05-2011, 09:50 AM
That is a low number Jerome in saying only 100 people qualify so far. I've only made one donation that was $10 or more, it's about time I do another! :)

Merlin1958
04-05-2011, 12:54 PM
That is a low number Jerome in saying only 100 people qualify so far. I've only made one donation that was $10 or more, it's about time I do another! :)

Please, use the paypal "Widget"!!!! It's $135.00 shy of the GOAL!!!!!!


:thumbsup:

George at C-Springs
04-05-2011, 03:11 PM
If it's me, I'm thinking it would have to be my remarqued The Waste Lands. Glad I kept the box that Rick shipped it in, just in case!

Dolso
04-05-2011, 03:27 PM
The way things are going, I guess I'd have to say that I'd be trying for a first 'IT'.........for some reason, I already have the case for it! :unsure:

Randall Flagg
04-05-2011, 06:10 PM
That is a low number Jerome in saying only 100 people qualify so far. I've only made one donation that was $10 or more, it's about time I do another! :)
I mentioned in the announcement thread that for the Grand Prize drawing each person will only have their name entered once. For subsequent drawings (2nd, 3rd, etc) it will be a weighted drawing.

Ari_Racing
04-06-2011, 05:29 AM
I'd choose the spanish hc edition of IT. :)

Cutter
04-06-2011, 11:31 AM
That is a low number Jerome in saying only 100 people qualify so far. I've only made one donation that was $10 or more, it's about time I do another! :)
I mentioned in the announcement thread that for the Grand Prize drawing each person will only have their name entered once. For subsequent drawings (2nd, 3rd, etc) it will be a weighted drawing.

OK, got it!

If we got to choose, that would be really rough. There are so many that I would like to have a signed copy of, like the easton press Dead Zone for example would be very cool to have signed. I know I would not choose a proof, though.

Patrick
04-06-2011, 12:48 PM
If King were to personalize/inscribe one book in my collection, I would likely choose my 1st edition of THE GUNSLINGER. Then I would ask Michael Whelan to do the same.


(All wishful thinking in this case since I am ineligible for our Fundraiser drawing.)

Randall Flagg
04-06-2011, 06:49 PM
The decision is not final, but it is unlikely (this year) that the winner can specify (and supply) a book.
It still is a remote possibility, but rest assured that the winner will be greatly pleased.

CRinVA
04-07-2011, 04:19 AM
So when will you announce what the Grand prize is as well as the consolation prizes??? Inquiring minds would like to know! :orely:

biomieg
04-07-2011, 04:47 AM
Yes, please! Bob said it!

Randall Flagg
04-07-2011, 01:16 PM
Relax, It's a month away. :) I haven' t announced the final details although the King personalization really is in effect the Grand Prize. The rest I wanted to finalize and not have to amend the announcement.

The Library Policeman
04-09-2011, 05:40 AM
Just made my donation. I'll be making another couple before the closing date :thumbsup:

Jimimck
04-11-2011, 01:57 AM
Can't believe you guys have arranged Sai King to donate such a prize. Well done in the organisation of this years fund raiser...

Randall Flagg
04-12-2011, 05:25 AM
I wonder how many signed copies Storm of the Century are out there?

Mr. Rabbit Trick
04-12-2011, 05:44 AM
I wonder how many signed copies Storm of the Century are out there?

At least a dozen fakes!

namelessnpoor
04-12-2011, 07:23 AM
I wonder how many signed copies Storm of the Century are out there?

At least a dozen fakes!


Well I know there is one less as I destroyed one. My mother thought she was getting me a great present and it turned out to be a fake. It wasn't to bad, but I am no expert and even I had my doubts. After consulting with many of the trusted big collectors on here, it was determined to be a fake. Not one person even gave it a second look. So I cut the sig page out and donated the book to the local used bookstore that ships them overseas for the troops !
Mom still doesn't know !

Mr. Rabbit Trick
04-12-2011, 07:37 AM
Good on you Rusty, both for cutting the page out, and donating it.

carlosdetweiller
04-12-2011, 12:04 PM
Good on you Rusty, both for cutting the page out, and donating it.

And for not letting your Mom know!

Randall Flagg
04-12-2011, 04:17 PM
As it stands right now, there are fewer than 75 unique individuals who qualify for the Grand Prize........

Cook
04-12-2011, 05:27 PM
As it stands right now, there are fewer than 75 unique individuals who qualify for the Grand Prize........

I went to donate tonight after work but unclear as to where to enter the "gift" word.

Pasiuk57
04-12-2011, 05:43 PM
not very many I would guess....

Randall Flagg
04-12-2011, 05:50 PM
As it stands right now, there are fewer than 75 unique individuals who qualify for the Grand Prize........

I went to donate tonight after work but unclear as to where to enter the "gift" word.
If you use the Paypal Widget at the top of each page your donation will be noted, and not overlooked (the Widget is used for that specific purpose and nothing else).
PM me if you wish another donation method.

Thanks

Cook
04-12-2011, 06:06 PM
Ok, I donated.
Thanks

Randall Flagg
04-12-2011, 06:15 PM
Good Luck. This is going to be an interesting drawing (of The One..). The prize will be priceless, and the pool is small (right now). I'd be flabbergasted-but pleased if there were more than 150 people in the drawing.

east-tennessee
04-12-2011, 08:00 PM
I feel good vibes coming my way:huglove:
Is there a date set & a method for the draw?
will you be filming as last year?

Brian

Randall Flagg
04-13-2011, 05:40 AM
May 20 is the drawing. I am thinking of filmimg it. Not sure exactly yet how I will do it. I might just use Word to create a table with each entrants name in it, cut the boxes up, put them in a hat, and pull one.

Mr. Rabbit Trick
04-13-2011, 07:54 AM
May 20 is the drawing. I am thinking of filmimg it. Not sure exactly yet how I will do it. I might just use Word to create a table with each entrants name in it, cut the boxes up, put them in a hat, and pull one.

Oooooooowwww. Technology.

Randall Flagg
04-13-2011, 08:54 AM
Or assign an integer to each contestant and use http://www.random.org/integers/
to decide.

I just did a TEST with the current donators, and you would never guess who won.

Mr. Rabbit Trick
04-13-2011, 09:34 AM
I just did a TEST with the current donators, and you would never guess who won.

Stephen King

Randall Flagg
04-13-2011, 11:17 AM
Yes. He was assigned #19.

Erin
04-13-2011, 11:48 AM
:lol: That is so bizarre.

harrison ryan
04-13-2011, 11:51 AM
Ka like a wind.

carlosdetweiller
04-13-2011, 12:08 PM
Yes. He was assigned #19.

I wonder which book he would have picked?

biomieg
04-13-2011, 12:10 PM
Bob, what book would you have King sign?

Randall Flagg
04-13-2011, 12:20 PM
BTW, Bob is in the drawing. He donated an item that qualifies him.
Sadly, the winner will not be able to choose the book they would wish-it complicates things too much. I think what we have in mind will be well thought of.

herbertwest
04-13-2011, 01:32 PM
I am waiting for my new card to come to donate (got it stolen in the metro at the end of last week)

Robert Fulman
04-13-2011, 01:52 PM
If I could pick a prize, it would be to sit next to Stephen King at a Red Sox game.

beam*seeker
04-13-2011, 03:00 PM
Yes. He was assigned #19.

But was teh assignment of the integer random??? hmmm

willie3
04-13-2011, 04:56 PM
Yes. He was assigned #19.

Jerome, don't know what else to say but

Wow !

Karl

Randall Flagg
04-13-2011, 05:43 PM
I was kidding. It would be too easy to assign SK #19. Plus, he hasn't donated $10.

Merlin1958
04-13-2011, 06:17 PM
If I could pick a prize, it would be to sit next to Stephen King at a Red Sox game.

Not this year you would'nt. They're 2-8!!!!!! LOL

Merlin1958
04-13-2011, 06:18 PM
Is the book by anychance gonna be 11/22/63?????????????????????

:clap:

George at C-Springs
04-14-2011, 12:13 AM
I'd be willing to wait for a Wind Through the Keyhole.

Cook
04-14-2011, 04:47 AM
I'd be willing to wait for a Wind Through the Keyhole.


I'll second that !!

namelessnpoor
04-14-2011, 01:21 PM
Anymore books to be auctioned off? or has that part of the fundraiser come to an end?

Randall Flagg
04-14-2011, 03:15 PM
Anymore books to be auctioned off? or has that part of the fundraiser come to an end?
I auction off what has been donated. Right now there is nothing in the queue :cry: That could change.

Jimimck
04-17-2011, 05:44 PM
I'd be happy to sign a book for King. He can even choose what one I sign for him :P

ICry4Oy
04-17-2011, 05:57 PM
I'd be happy to sign a book for King. He can even choose what one I sign for him :P



:rofl:

Randall Flagg
05-11-2011, 01:16 PM
The rest of the prizes have been announced:
http://www.thedarktower.org/palaver/showthread.php?12441-Prizes-For-2001-Fundaiser&p=610656#post610656

Besides the Grand Prize (Stephen King Personalized copy of Full Dark, No Stars, with two full pages of original art by Glenn Chadbourne), we have a few other items to be given away.
Drum roll please......

Matted and Framed Alan M. Clarke Print featuring cover art for The Regulators S/L Edition.
Copy #4/500, this also has a cool little remarque in the lower right hand corner. Donated by Randall Flagg

http://www.thedarktower.org/custom/images/1305147871-IMG_2761.JPG

The Colorado Kid 3 Pack with slipcase. These are the three 2nd Print Editions, housed in an original slipcase from PS publishing. Donated by Merlin1958

http://www.thedarktower.org/custom/images/1305147894-IMG_2755.JPG

TheDarkTower.org Hoodie sweatshirt Size XL:

http://www.thedarktower.org/custom/images/1305147916-hoody.JPG


Stephen King: Non-Fiction. S/L Slipcased Version (Not signed by King)-New. Donated by Merlin1958:

http://www.thedarktower.org/custom/images/1305147932-IMG_2759.JPG

The Long Walk. 1st. Edition Near Fine condition. Donated by Randall Flagg:

http://www.thedarktower.org/custom/images/1305147952-The%20Long%20Walk.JPG

The Dark Tower. Four Pack of paperbacks featuring DTI-DTIV-New. Donated by Merlin1958:

http://www.thedarktower.org/custom/images/1305147960-IMG_2757.JPG

TheDarkTower.org Tee-Shirt XL:

http://www.thedarktower.org/custom/images/1305147977-IMG_2348.JPG

The Passage by Justin Cronin. Signed 1st Edition with Bonus signed and dated promotional flyer-New. Donated by Randall Flagg:

http://www.thedarktower.org/custom/images/1305147989-IMG_2762.JPG

1st Edition Trade Hardback trio. The Regulators, Full dark, No Stars, Different Seasons Great condition. Donated by Merlin1958:

http://www.thedarktower.org/custom/images/1305148004-IMG_2758.JPG

Custom wood case The Colorado Kid trades. New. Donated by Dolso:

http://www.thedarktower.org/custom/images/1305148475-col_kid_2.jpg

Custom Wood Case-Generic. Can be used for whatever fits. New. Donated by Dolso:

http://www.thedarktower.org/custom/images/1305148037-trade_slip_eng_left_500.jpg

Jimimck
05-11-2011, 01:34 PM
Wow there are some very generous members out there. Thanks guys!

George at C-Springs
05-11-2011, 01:50 PM
RF, Merlin, Dolso, you guys rock! I think a photoshopped group photo of the three of you wearing the DT hoodies is in order :ninja:

Dolso
05-11-2011, 02:35 PM
You don't want to break the camera (or computer) do you??
I mean that Merlin guy is one UUUUgly dude!!!
But, come to think of it, he might match up with a walking Crow pretty well!!

Ben Staad
05-11-2011, 02:58 PM
Awesome job on the prizes! Very generous donations from some really fantastic folks...good job :thumbsup:

Randall Flagg
05-12-2011, 07:19 AM
As of now, there are fewer than 75 unique qualifying entrants for the Grand Prize.

Ricky
05-12-2011, 07:50 AM
I keep looking for a donation deadline for the fundraiser, but cannot find one. I would guess next Thursday?

Ric
05-12-2011, 07:58 AM
These are some outstanding prizes! Thanks to all that donated them!

MLG
05-12-2011, 08:34 AM
I finally got around to getting my donation in. Great cause and winning one of the prizes would be a nice bonus.

Randall Flagg
05-12-2011, 10:39 AM
I keep looking for a donation deadline for the fundraiser, but cannot find one. I would guess next Thursday?
The "books" close at 11:59 PM EDT. Thursday May 19, 2011. We probably will take donations year around, but for the purpose of the Prizes that is the cutoff.

Resident Chris
05-12-2011, 12:25 PM
Made my Donation. Great Prices!

Ricky
05-12-2011, 12:26 PM
Yep, that was the info. I was looking for. Thanks.

Stockerlone
05-12-2011, 12:35 PM
Also made my Donation. Amazing Prices !!!

Randall Flagg
05-12-2011, 02:58 PM
I have asked Brian freeman at Cemetery Dance to be the neutral party conducting the drawing for The Grand Prize. I will be sending Brian an envelope containing the "tickets" with each qualifying entrants name on them. He will shake them up and announce the winner. Cemetery Dance (and their partners, employees etc.) are not eligible to win the Grand prize. Additionally, staff members of TheDarkTower.org and Stephen King affiliated publishers and artists are not eligible to win.
This really be the "I know the winner" type drawing as there will likely be less than 100 entrants, most every one of them a member here.
I will handle the weighted drawing for the alternate prizes-too much work for Brian.:)

Robert Fulman
05-12-2011, 04:25 PM
Just want to clarify: if I donate $30, do I get three entries into the (non Grand prize) drawings, or do I need to enter $10 three times?

Jimimck
05-12-2011, 04:40 PM
My understanding is you'd get three entries. I don't recall reading they had to be separate donations. I'm sure someone official will confirm though...

Randall Flagg
05-12-2011, 05:31 PM
Drawing Clarification (http://www.thedarktower.org/palaver/showthread.php?12281-Drawing-Clarification)

Randall Flagg
05-12-2011, 05:33 PM
Just want to clarify: if I donate $30, do I get three entries into the (non Grand prize) drawings, or do I need to enter $10 three times?
$30=three entry's (Max 10).

willie3
05-14-2011, 10:11 AM
Just warning ya'll...

Keep yer mitts offa that there Long Walk !!!
:shoot:

Karl



Jerome, those are some fantastic prizes.
Many Karma points to all who donated prizes and cash.
K

Randall Flagg
05-19-2011, 07:43 AM
We now have collected over $7,400!
This years Fundraiser ends tonight at 11:59 PM EDT.
There are still less than 100 qualifying entrants for the Grand Prize.

Cutter
05-19-2011, 08:12 AM
Oh heck I threw in another $20. It's for a good cause, and the prizes had nothing to do with me giving the money. :innocent:

different_seasons
05-19-2011, 08:24 AM
Just warning ya'll...

Keep yer mitts offa that there Long Walk !!!
:shoot:

Karl



Ay! I entered to win the Long Walk too!

Robert Fulman
05-19-2011, 08:39 AM
I was going to throw in another $50, but now I'm just going to pretend that I did and say that I won the "He Stepped Through" lettered in the raffle. (And by pretend, I mean "tell my wife.")

Randall Flagg
05-19-2011, 08:45 AM
Good idea.

Patrick
05-19-2011, 10:23 AM
:lol:

willie3
05-19-2011, 03:07 PM
Just warning ya'll...

Keep yer mitts offa that there Long Walk !!!
:shoot:

Karl



Ay! I entered to win the Long Walk too!

Aaron,
Got fingers crossed for you or me Brother!
Karl

Merlin1958
05-19-2011, 08:10 PM
I was going to throw in another $50, but now I'm just going to pretend that I did and say that I won the "He Stepped Through" lettered in the raffle. (And by pretend, I mean "tell my wife.")

You bastard!! You beat me out!!!!!! LOL


Can I read it after you????? LOL LOL LOL


OK, I'll donate another $10 to pay for my snide remark!!!!!


LOL Enjoy the book!!!!!

Robert Fulman
05-20-2011, 04:42 AM
I saw a chance to irk a Yankees fan, and I took it.:borg:

CRinVA
05-20-2011, 04:58 AM
Sounds like fighting words to me - I'm backing ya up Merlin!!!!!

Merlin1958
05-20-2011, 08:45 AM
Sounds like fighting words to me - I'm backing ya up Merlin!!!!!

No need Bob, though I do appreciate it. He's probably a Red Sux fan, so his team will tear his heart out for him!!!!! LOL

Nerak
05-20-2011, 08:57 AM
(cough) offtopic (cough)

Merlin1958
05-20-2011, 06:35 PM
(cough) offtopic (cough)

Just wanted to bracket you with my avatar, Karen. LOL

Now, how bout that Grand Prize? Really something, eh?


LOL

Pasiuk57
05-21-2011, 06:29 AM
When is the drawing again?

Randall Flagg
05-21-2011, 06:46 AM
The Grand Prize Drawing is tentatively scheduled Wednesday 5/25/11 at~Noon EDT. Brian Freeman will pull the winner, email me the name, and I will announce it. The lesser prizes will likely be drawn later in the day.

Nerak
05-21-2011, 05:56 PM
man.....that's too long to wait!!!

Randall Flagg
05-24-2011, 12:43 PM
Brian Freeman has the tickets. We will be drawing VERY soon, perhaps tonight. Stay tuned......

George at C-Springs
05-24-2011, 01:07 PM
Brian Freeman has the tickets. We will be drawing VERY soon, perhaps tonight. Stay tuned......

Awww, don't say that! I can't afford to stay up and lose sleep waiting two nights in a row!!!!

Randall Flagg
05-24-2011, 01:09 PM
Brian is pulling the Grand Prize Winner's name in less than 1 Hour!

biomieg
05-24-2011, 01:09 PM
I hear you, George... I didn't stay up too late yesterday but slept very badly so I'm getting ready to go to bed now. I guess it doesn't really matter... if I win something it won't run away, I suppose.

Randall Flagg
05-24-2011, 01:10 PM
Less than 1 hour, hang in there.

George at C-Springs
05-24-2011, 01:28 PM
Hmmm ... stay up for the possibility of a huge win or for the likelihood of a dismal loss ... hmmmmmm ........ yaaawwwwwwnnnnn ............

Randall Flagg
05-24-2011, 01:30 PM
Fewer than 80 qualifying entries.
Did I mention....Must Be Present To Win.:evil:

biomieg
05-24-2011, 01:31 PM
Fewer than 80 qualifying entries.
Did I mention....Must Be Present To Win.:evil:

I'm... still....






....hanging...









... in here

(sort of)

Now wouldn't that be sad, me staying up after midnight with some very hectic days at work coming up and then finding out I'm not eligible for the GP!

George at C-Springs
05-24-2011, 01:33 PM
Fewer than 80 qualifying entries.
Did I mention....Must Be Present To Win.

You are a mean and evil-spirited man.

So, who's up for a little forum sex? Gotta keep my eyes open. Any new boob gifs floating around? (Sorry, wrong thread).

Jimimck
05-24-2011, 01:40 PM
Sweet, 9:40am here and I have nothing to do at work but to hit the refresh button lol

Come on inscribed FDNS!!!!!

George at C-Springs
05-24-2011, 01:44 PM
Sweet, 9:40am here and I have nothing to do at work but to hit the refresh button lol

I'm trying to think of a polite way to say "You Suck", but nothing comes to mind :yawn:

Jimimck
05-24-2011, 01:45 PM
Don't worry, if you fall asleep you can ready about my win tomorrow morning :evil:

**EDIT** Just released what the time is in the States. Probably not gonna fall asleep ay.
Hassle Fail....

George at C-Springs
05-24-2011, 01:55 PM
Dang it.

Randall Flagg
05-24-2011, 01:59 PM
And the winner is................................................ .............

George at C-Springs
05-24-2011, 02:00 PM
Come on ..... say it .........

Randall Flagg
05-24-2011, 02:00 PM
http://www.404errorpages.com/images/image003.png

George at C-Springs
05-24-2011, 02:01 PM
Oh, that is just so not funny.

Randall Flagg
05-24-2011, 02:02 PM
Dave Hammand (Oy The Brave)

Couldn't have been won by a nicer person.

George at C-Springs
05-24-2011, 02:03 PM
Congrats Dave! And goodnight!

Ricky
05-24-2011, 02:03 PM
Congrats, Dave!!! :)

biomieg
05-24-2011, 02:05 PM
Congratulations!!! And Jerome, did you literally just pull the plug out of the site? Awesome!

Goodnight!!

Ric
05-24-2011, 02:06 PM
Congrats to Dave! An awesome prize! :clap:

super sam
05-24-2011, 02:07 PM
Congratulations Dave!

Ben Staad
05-24-2011, 02:09 PM
Congrats Dave!

Merlin1958
05-24-2011, 02:16 PM
Sweet, 9:40am here and I have nothing to do at work but to hit the refresh button lol

I'm trying to think of a polite way to say "You Suck", but nothing comes to mind :yawn:


ROFLMAO!!!!!!!!!

Merlin1958
05-24-2011, 02:21 PM
Well????????


Where's the freaking "Drumroll"???????????????


LOL

jhanic
05-24-2011, 02:23 PM
Congratulations, Dave!

John

Jimimck
05-24-2011, 02:28 PM
Posted by Jerome on the other thread:


The Winner IS: Dave Hammand (Oy The Brave)!

Congratulations to Dave!!!! :clap:

Merlin1958
05-24-2011, 02:28 PM
Congrats "Oy-the-Brave"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

carlosdetweiller
05-24-2011, 02:29 PM
Congratulations, Dave! I'm happy for you.

Merlin1958
05-24-2011, 02:29 PM
Posted by Jerome on the other thread:


The Winner IS: Dave Hammand (Oy The Brave)!

Congratulations to Dave!!!! :clap:

Sneaky Bastard!!!!!


LOL LOL LOL


Congrats Dave!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

:clap:

Patrick
05-24-2011, 02:37 PM
Having met Dave in person, shortly after he commissioned an Oy tattoo, and knowing what a great guy he is, I am quite pleased that he has won. Congratulations, Dave!





(I can be so gracious because I was ineligible, otherwise I'd be cursing his name.)

Ari_Racing
05-24-2011, 02:37 PM
Congratulations! As I said in the other thread:
Lucky Bastard! :)

Ari_Racing
05-24-2011, 02:38 PM
Congratulations, Dave!!! :)

Fsmdr
05-24-2011, 02:40 PM
So cool that Dave won this. Congrat's Dave.

MLG
05-24-2011, 02:41 PM
Congratulations!

Randall Flagg
05-24-2011, 02:43 PM
Over the years that we have done the Fundraiser, Dave has donated over $1,000 in cash and items used as prizes. The KA wheel has revolved and stopped on Dave's number!

MLG
05-24-2011, 02:43 PM
Congratulations Dave!

Dolso
05-24-2011, 02:46 PM
Good for you! Congrats, Dave!

Randall Flagg
05-24-2011, 03:18 PM
I will merge this into the main announcement thread tomorrow.

tomi_cc16
05-24-2011, 03:40 PM
Brian is pulling the Grand Prize Winner's name in less than 1 Hour!

Congrats!!

Next time maybe ...

gsvec
05-24-2011, 03:44 PM
Congrats, Dave! I'm soooo jealous!!!

Randall Flagg
05-24-2011, 04:19 PM
Pics of Oy the Brave from our gathering in October, 2008:

Dave is 2nd from left in both of these pictures:

http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x282/zoidsmith/P1010352.jpg


(Jae Lee is 4th from left)
http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x282/zoidsmith/Picture028.jpg

Dave got a tattoo while in Vegas:

http://www.thedarktower.org/gallery/data/500/medium/oy2.jpg

Dave and Jae Lee:

http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x282/zoidsmith/Picture042.jpg

Merlin1958
05-24-2011, 04:21 PM
Very Cool!!!! Great shots!!!!

The Road Virus
05-24-2011, 06:46 PM
Do you have to be present to win the other prizes tomorrow (or the next day) as well? If so, where will the time be announced when it is set?

Randall Flagg
05-24-2011, 06:48 PM
I was joking about the must be present to win. I will announce a time when I will announce a time tomorrow.:evil:

thegreattim
05-24-2011, 06:49 PM
Congrats Dave! I'm really happy to hear the prize went to such a generous individual, and not some punk like me who only donated $10 one time this year. You truly are a great recipient of such a wonderful grand prize!

Shannon
05-24-2011, 08:13 PM
Congrats Oy! :)

Who is everyone else in the pictures? I'm new here, remember?

oy-the-brave
05-24-2011, 08:58 PM
Thanks everyone :grouphug:, I am floored at winning the grand prize. Will definately post pics when I receive the book. Thanks to Jerome and everyone else here involved, thanks to Brian and Cemetery Dance, Glenn Chadbourne and of course Stephen King (feel like I am making an Oscar speech). I am trully honored to win such a fantastic prize.

oy-the-brave
05-24-2011, 09:04 PM
:)
Having met Dave in person, shortly after he commissioned an Oy tattoo, and knowing what a great guy he is, I am quite pleased that he has won. Congratulations, Dave!


Thanks


(I can be so gracious because I was ineligible, otherwise I'd be cursing his name.)

Too funny :wtf:

oy-the-brave
05-24-2011, 09:15 PM
Congrats Oy! :)

Who is everyone else in the pictures? I'm new here, remember?

Rather than post the names here is a link to the thread for the 2008 TD.org (TD.com at the time) get together, one of the pics is shown with a list of those pictured, was a great time we really need to do it again.

http://www.thedarktower.org/palaver/showthread.php?5330-Gathering-2008-Pictures!

George at C-Springs
05-24-2011, 10:32 PM
Hey RF come on, it's already tomorrow morning and I'm two cups of coffee into it .... wake up and annnounce the consolation prizes already!

George at C-Springs
05-24-2011, 10:35 PM
Wow ... that's a scary looking bunch. Exactly what I'd a picture a gang of rabid Stephen King fans to look like (and be doing).

So, when's the next gathering!

Tito_Villa
05-25-2011, 12:08 AM
Congrats Dave!!!

Stockerlone
05-25-2011, 12:33 AM
Congrats Oy!!!

ICry4Oy
05-25-2011, 05:15 AM
Sweet! Congrats Dave!!!!!

..LOVE the tat!

Randall Flagg
05-25-2011, 05:41 AM
The Drawings and announcements for the remaining prizes will be Today at 11:15 AM EDT. Follow it in this thread:
Prizes For 2011 Fundaiser (http://www.thedarktower.org/palaver/showthread.php?12441-Prizes-For-2011-Fundaiser)

Randall Flagg
05-25-2011, 05:41 AM
The Drawings and announcements for the remaining prizes will be Today at 11:15 AM EDT. Follow it in this thread:
Prizes For 2011 Fundaiser (http://www.thedarktower.org/palaver/showthread.php?12441-Prizes-For-2011-Fundaiser)

The Road Virus
05-25-2011, 05:46 AM
LOL RF, I am sorry. Apparently my sense of humor (or brain) is on the fritz. Hope you are feeling better

ICry4Oy
05-25-2011, 05:51 AM
Did someone say pain killers?:excited::clap::drool:

Randall Flagg
05-25-2011, 07:32 AM
The prizes are being announced. Follow the link in my previous post.

agrabin
05-25-2011, 08:14 AM
Congratulations Oy...fabulous prize...well done

frik
05-25-2011, 09:22 AM
Thanks everyone :grouphug:, I am floored at winning the grand prize.

:clap:

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

sk

Mr. Rabbit Trick
05-25-2011, 10:01 AM
Nice one Dave. Well deserved.

Cutter
05-25-2011, 10:15 AM
Congrats Oy, that's going to be awesome. Now the question is "What the heck is the book?"

Randall Flagg
05-25-2011, 10:45 AM
Congrats Oy, that's going to be awesome. Now the question is "What the heck is the book?"
Where have you been the last 2 months? :)
Book:

Stephen King has agreed to personalize and sign a book for our Grand prize drawing winner!

We have a very special book that once personalized by King will likely be a one of a kind.
I won't reveal the book yet, but here are the details for the Grand Prize drawing:

Anyone who donates $10 (Paypal, cash, check, accepted auction item) or more to our 2011 Haven Foundation Fundraiser receives one entry into the drawing. The Paypal widget at the top of each screen is the easiest way to donate, use the drop down box next to the "Give" button to choose $10 or more. You may donate more than $10, and you may donate more than once (and we would appreciate it), but for the Grand Prize ONLY, the limit is one entry per person. Cutoff to donate and be entered is 11:59 PM Eastern Daylight Time May 19, 2011.

For our other giveaway items it will be a weighted drawing. EVERY $10 donation puts the donors name in the drawing one time. If you make seven $10 donations, your name will go in the drawing pool seven times.
Staff members, as well as owners and employees of Specialty King publishers are ineligible for the Grand Prize, but can be entered into the regular drawing. Patrick and I are ineligible for any all prizes.

More news to come.....


Sneak Preview:

Glenn Chadbourne did full page original art on TWO pages of a Cemetery Dance Gift edition of Full dark, No Stars. He also dated and numbered the art. We have higher resolution pics coming, but here is a sneak preview. (BTW, try and decipher the writing on the page next to the rats head on the second remarque).

http://www.thedarktower.org/gallery/data/510/tmp5776_640x480.jpg

http://www.thedarktower.org/gallery/data/510/tmp8D84_640x480-1.jpg

herbertwest
05-25-2011, 11:08 AM
congratulations !!

Randall Flagg
06-03-2011, 11:18 AM
Today I mailed a check to The Haven Foundation for $7,706.10!

I will post the acknowledgement letter when I receive it.
Thanks to everyone who made this year a smashing success.

herbertwest
06-03-2011, 11:39 AM
:clap:

biomieg
06-03-2011, 11:40 AM
Today I mailed a check to The Haven Foundation for $7,706.10!

I will post the acknowledgement letter when I receive it.
Thanks to everyone who made this year a smashing success.

An awesome achievement! Congratulations! Let's see if we can top it again next year. I enjoyed being part of this for the second time.

Ric
06-03-2011, 12:29 PM
That is too awesome!! Great job Jerome and everyone who participated!

Cook
06-03-2011, 04:09 PM
Congrats Randall,
Well done, thanks for all your help.

Patrick
06-03-2011, 04:15 PM
Thank you to everyone who contributed to this year's fundraiser!

Merlin1958
06-03-2011, 05:05 PM
Thank you to everyone who contributed to this year's fundraiser!

Yeah, what he said!!!!


Seriously, Thanks to all who contributed!!!!!!!!

Cook
06-03-2011, 05:20 PM
I can't wait for next year!!

Merlin1958
06-03-2011, 05:24 PM
Why wait? I say the Fund Raiser should be year round with a special "push" from 3/19 until 5/19 (open to suggestions). Who's with me? Donations could be made quarterly or semi-annually. It's a great cause, no?

Cook
06-03-2011, 06:43 PM
Why wait? I say the Fund Raiser should be year round with a special "push" from 3/19 until 5/19 (open to suggestions). Who's with me? Donations could be made quarterly or semi-annually. It's a great cause, no?

We could start next years fundraising with more donations to auction.
let's say a hundred DTorgers from this site all donate some type of book or king item now!
Trust me, they'll all make great donation money

Randall Flagg
06-07-2011, 09:12 AM
I was thinking of creating a wall thanking donors to the 2011 Fundraiser.
Here is the Wall for 2010. (http://www.thedarktower.org/?page=2010wall)

Just wondering about suggestions as to put names up so that a person gets recognition, but still can be anonymous.
My thought was to put up an announcement, and ONLY those who OPT In would be on the wall.
Thoughts, suggestions?

jhanic
06-07-2011, 09:24 AM
Looks okay to me. I'm opting in, by the way.

John

biomieg
06-07-2011, 09:52 AM
Me too. I feel no need to remain anonymous in this case.

CRinVA
06-07-2011, 10:18 AM
I'm in it for the long haul! :-)

Ben Staad
06-07-2011, 10:31 AM
Sounds good to me and btw I'm opting in.

evilash
06-07-2011, 10:38 AM
Sounds Great! I'm in! By the way, thanks Randall for the fundraiser draw prize! I didn't expect it come without paying for the shipping but it arrived yesterday and was a nice surprise at the end of a long Monday! Thanks Heaps!!

Merlin1958
06-07-2011, 11:02 AM
My contributions, as always, are in memory of my Nephew Mike who passed at the age of 21 from congestive heart failure in 2009.

Patrick
06-07-2011, 12:41 PM
Bill: :couple:


Jerome, I'm in, too. People who want some level of anonymity could just use their screen names, as in years past.

Cook
06-07-2011, 01:44 PM
Randall,
Sounds good to me, I'm in.

ICry4Oy
06-07-2011, 03:05 PM
Sounds good....I'm also "in"!

Ari_Racing
06-07-2011, 06:24 PM
Also in. :)

agrabin
06-08-2011, 12:25 AM
I'm in.

Well done to all the prizewinners, much kudos to all who donated and obviously to the organisers for their hard work.

Room 217 Caretaker
06-08-2011, 02:41 AM
Put me in, I'm not shy.

Ralph Mulleins

Tito_Villa
06-08-2011, 02:44 AM
I'm in :D

Jimimck
06-08-2011, 02:57 AM
Sounds like a great idea. I'm in.

George at C-Springs
06-08-2011, 04:17 AM
I'm in.

divemaster
06-08-2011, 06:19 AM
I'm in again.

Resident Chris
06-08-2011, 08:51 AM
Iīm in

alkanto
06-08-2011, 08:55 AM
I'd opt in

SkippyD023
06-08-2011, 09:05 AM
I'm In

Stockerlone
06-08-2011, 09:31 AM
Iīam IN

oy-the-brave
06-08-2011, 12:43 PM
I'm in

Nerak
06-10-2011, 06:05 AM
In for a penny in for a pound

Ric
06-10-2011, 06:56 AM
In

thegreattim
06-10-2011, 08:05 AM
In as well.

Cutter
06-10-2011, 08:13 AM
In

different_seasons
06-10-2011, 08:56 AM
I'm in. Now I have to scroll back a page or two and see what I'm in for.

Cook
06-10-2011, 10:36 AM
I'm in. Now I have to scroll back a page or two and see what I'm in for.

I'm not sure either, I think it has something to do with a snow globe?

Shannon
06-10-2011, 10:53 AM
ARRRGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!

I just pooped myself.

Cook
06-10-2011, 11:12 AM
ARRRGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!

I just pooped myself.

Shannon,
Just wanted to let you know I want one as well... But you can bet I'll never inquire for one from the DTorger's :nope:

Merlin1958
06-11-2011, 08:12 PM
ARRRGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!

I just pooped myself.

Shannon,
Just wanted to let you know I want one as well... But you can bet I'll never inquire for one from the DTorger's :nope:


Right Cook, you can never really own "The World's Most Interesting Snow Globe"!!!!!!!!!! Just be it's "Care-giver"!!!!!!!

Randall Flagg
06-15-2011, 10:00 AM
This is the list I have so far. Please advise if you are not on the list, but donated and wish to "opt in":
John Hanic
MichaŽl van den Berg
CRinVA
Ben Staad
evilash
In Memory of Michael Bender
Patrick
Richard D. Cook
ICry4Oy
Ari_Racing
agrabin
mulleins
Tito_Villa
James McKenzie
George at Ramstein
divemaster
Resident Chris
alkanto
SkippyD023
Stockerlone
oy-the-brave
Nerak
Ric
thegreattim
Cutter
Different_ Seasons
Cemetery Dance
Subterranean Press
PS Publishing
Betts Books
Dolso
The Collector
Gauntlet Press
Alex McVey
Greg Stanton (shibus)
Eric Lazansky
Jerome


BTW, if I don't get some help designing the wall, it is going to look something like this (I have no art or Photoshop skills):

http://www.thedarktower.org/custom/images/1308160979-2011%20walljpeg.jpg

biomieg
06-15-2011, 10:40 AM
It's biomieg, Jerome ;) but you can use my full name just like last year: MichaŽl van den Berg

jhanic
06-15-2011, 11:04 AM
And you can use my name, John Hanic too!

John

Jimimck
06-15-2011, 01:39 PM
jimimck can go in as James McKenzie

Cheers

ELazansky
06-15-2011, 02:52 PM
I donated as well, and you can add me to the list - Eric Lazansky

CurtSeattle
06-15-2011, 03:08 PM
Can we get an entry for every $10 donated now towards 2012?

Dolso
06-15-2011, 03:35 PM
Just got caught up on a thread or two --- I'm in.............

Shannon
06-15-2011, 03:43 PM
I wanna be in, but I don't know what I'm in for ...

Dolso
06-15-2011, 03:55 PM
I wanna be in, but I don't know what I'm in for ...

You have to obtain TMSG (which seems to be a bit difficult for you), then donate it (you know, like for free-) to the Haven fund raiser. Then R.F. tells everyone who you are.........very simple actually.

Patrick
06-15-2011, 04:28 PM
:lol:

Actually the year they came out, I donated one of my TMSG's to the TDT Haven Foundation fundraiser. Nerak won it. Too bad you weren't around back then, Shannon!

Merlin1958
06-15-2011, 05:18 PM
Michael Bender, if that's OK. My name doesn't have to be mentioned, as long as his is, your call. BTW I think the "wall" you created looks just smashing!! Great job, Jerome!!!! You "Da Man"!!!!

Merlin1958
06-15-2011, 05:22 PM
TMSG is a bit "under the weather" right now, having just returned from a wild night of debauchery and decadence!!!


http://img607.imageshack.us/img607/3421/003aov.jpg

Shannon
06-15-2011, 06:43 PM
If I ever find TMSG I'm going to find a way to produce baby TMSGs with it so that I will never be without one again.

east-tennessee
06-16-2011, 11:28 AM
This is the list I have so far. Please advise if you are not on the list, but donated and wish to "opt in":
http://www.thedarktower.org/custom/i...20walljpeg.jpg

I opt in....Brian Murphy

Randall Flagg
06-17-2011, 04:53 PM
I posted a separate thread in the main news forum, but I wanted to copy it here.
Without the incredible support of our members (Collectors), and donors, this would have never succeeded. Also a shout out to Merlin 1958. Last year he was driving Patrick and I so crazy asking what we were going to do/when were we going to do it, that at one point Patrick and I thought it might just be easier to ban him (JK).:couple:


Today I received the acknowledgment letter from The Haven Foundation for our donation.
Thanks to all the members, and donors who made this possible. You are truly great people!

Jerome

http://www.thedarktower.org/custom/images/1308357985-scan0001.jpg

jhanic
06-17-2011, 05:10 PM
:thumbsup:

John

Merlin1958
06-17-2011, 05:12 PM
Ummmm, I hesitate to mention, but TMSG wants to contribute as well next year!!!!

Shannon
06-17-2011, 05:41 PM
lol you're the reason people hate TMSG

Ricky
06-17-2011, 06:17 PM
I swear, I'm going to smash every TMSG out there so everyone will stop talking about it. Maybe Jerome can put a couple more on top of his car. :evil:

Merlin1958
06-17-2011, 06:19 PM
C'mon folks, TMSG is a charitable entity!!!!!! What's the beef????



Really, its for a good cause, no?????

Ricky
06-17-2011, 06:37 PM
It's not beef. It's glass and plastic. Honestly Bill, if we can't trust you to not eat TMSG, how can you be a part of this community?

Shannon
06-17-2011, 07:05 PM
"Got TMSG?"

Ari_Racing
06-18-2011, 07:31 AM
:clap:

Cook
06-18-2011, 07:34 AM
I posted a separate thread in the main news forum, but I wanted to copy it here.
Without the incredible support of our members (Collectors), and donors, this would have never succeeded. Also a shout out to Merlin 1958. Last year he was driving Patrick and I so crazy asking what we were going to do/when were we going to do it, that at one point Patrick and I thought it might just be easier to ban him (JK).:couple:


Today I received the acknowledgment letter from The Haven Foundation for our donation.
Thanks to all the members, and donors who made this possible. You are truly great people!

Jerome

http://www.thedarktower.org/custom/images/1308357985-scan0001.jpg

Very Nice Jerome,
Congratulations, well done

Randall Flagg
06-18-2011, 10:00 AM
The wall is up on the Home page: http://www.thedarktower.org/

Cook
06-18-2011, 10:22 AM
The wall is up on the Home page: http://www.thedarktower.org/

Jerome,
Nice art work, you should have small poster copies made up, auction them to start off next year fundraising.

Randall Flagg
06-18-2011, 10:25 AM
The wall is up on the Home page: http://www.thedarktower.org/

Jerome,
Nice art work, you should have small poster copies made up, auction them to start off next year fundraising.
I wonder if there is a market for a 8x11 Wall print?

Cook
06-18-2011, 11:56 AM
The wall is up on the Home page: http://www.thedarktower.org/

Jerome,
Nice art work, you should have small poster copies made up, auction them to start off next year fundraising.
I wonder if there is a market for a 8x11 Wall print?

I'd buy an 8x11 to frame for my wall.

Patrick
06-18-2011, 10:27 PM
Thanks for sharing the letter, Jerome. Wall looks good, too. :thumbsup:

Merlin1958
06-19-2011, 07:16 PM
Excellent work!!!! Thanks Jerome and Patrick!!!


:clap:

Randall Flagg
08-20-2011, 08:23 AM
Just a quick update. Evidently King took the book-along with other items to his lake house in Maine. Marsha is waiting for him to sign it and return it to CD.
I check every week with Brian Freeman about this.

oy-the-brave
08-20-2011, 11:13 AM
Thanks for the update, can't wait to get it :excited:

Merlin1958
08-20-2011, 04:11 PM
Thanks for the update, can't wait to get it :excited:

And I can't wait to give it to you!!!! (figuratively speaking) LOL LOL :lol1:

Again Congrats on the win!!!! Sure it'll have a nice home!!! :thumbsup:

Randall Flagg
01-11-2012, 07:38 AM
Thanks for the update, can't wait to get it :excited:
You should have it tomorrow or Friday. Chadbourne did two remarques in it! And of course King personalized it. I have seen pictures and it's gorgeous.

Randall Flagg
01-11-2012, 11:54 AM
Dave has given me permission to post the pictures. Anyone interested in seeing them?

ELazansky
01-11-2012, 11:55 AM
Dave has given me permission to post the pictures. Anyone interested in seeing them?

I am I am!

Tito_Villa
01-11-2012, 11:57 AM
Yes yes

Randall Flagg
01-11-2012, 12:03 PM
Image 1 of 3:

http://www.thedarktower.org/custom/images/1326312206-Chadbourne%20remarque%202%20672x896.jpg

CRinVA
01-11-2012, 12:24 PM
very nice

Randall Flagg
01-11-2012, 12:45 PM
Image 2 of 3:

http://www.thedarktower.org/custom/images/1326313116-Chadbourne%20remarque%201%20672x896.jpg

Shannon
01-11-2012, 01:26 PM
I really like the first one! Third one third one! Come on slowcoach! :)

Randall Flagg
01-11-2012, 01:30 PM
I really like the first one! Third one third one! Come on slowcoach! :)
The third image is King's inscription.

Shannon
01-11-2012, 01:54 PM
Oh ... ok! :)

Randall Flagg
01-11-2012, 01:58 PM
Image 3 of 3:

http://www.thedarktower.org/custom/images/1326319038-King%20inscription%20672x896.jpg

DanHocker
01-11-2012, 02:18 PM
Image 3 of 3:

http://www.thedarktower.org/custom/images/1326319038-King%20inscription%20672x896.jpg

Huh, I didn't notice when the book was here, but he totally signed that on my birthday.... lol.

Ben Staad
01-11-2012, 03:20 PM
That is way cool! Thanks for sharing the pictures Dave...and RF :)

carlosdetweiller
01-11-2012, 03:21 PM
That is really a cool book. Congratulations, Dave!

Shannon
01-11-2012, 03:25 PM
Excellente! :) Must.Not.Be.Jealous.