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Randall Flagg
01-19-2018, 09:40 AM
The 2018 Dt.Org Fundraiser kicks off January 19th and will run through May 19, 2018.
Last year we raised over $15,400! Our goal this year is a modest $10,000.
Stephen King's Haven Foundation is no longer taking public donations. Therefore we will be donating to several different charities.

The first $5,000 we raise will be donated to the Bangor Public Library. This endowment will be in the name of TheDarkTower.org and will create funds to be used every year for the library. Like a trust fund, the endowment will generate over $250 a year (in theory in perpetuity) in the name of our site, and we can specify a subject or genre for the funds to be used for.

The next $1,000 will be donated to a library(s) in the Sarasota Florida area.

Any additional funds we raise will be divided among several charities including but not limited to: The Shriners Fund, and one or more of the charities suggested by The Haven Foundation here. (http://www.thehavenfdn.org/links)

At the top of every page is a donation widget. Keep in mind that $10 gets you an entry for the grand prize. $200 total gets the max 20 entries.
Last year there were less than 150 unique donors and less than 400 total entries.
Pretty good odds considering the prizes.

We are streamlining this yearís 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 (http://www.ebay.com/) auctions will be forwarded to the mentioned charities (Ebay (http://www.ebay.com/) 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 20 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 ďGiftĒ so that Paypal does not take a commission.
The Paypal address is Crownandcola@aol.com (Name is Dolores, don't freak out)

Patrick
01-19-2018, 11:42 AM
My favorite time of year!

Ben Staad
01-19-2018, 11:48 AM
That sounds great. I love how there are potentially multiple beneficiaries. :thumbsup:

becca69
01-19-2018, 12:21 PM
:clap:

jsmcmullen92
01-19-2018, 01:02 PM
Hey J just so you know when you donate the Receipt still says DT.org ad free.

Randall Flagg
01-19-2018, 02:37 PM
Hey J just so you know when you donate the Receipt still says DT.org ad free.
My apology. I believe that is fixed. Rest assured that any donations made beginning 1/19/2018 (There has been only one $20 donation so far) will go towards the DT.Org fundraiser benefiting the Bangor Public library and others.

Merlin1958
01-19-2018, 02:47 PM
:clap::clap::clap::clap::clap:

Zidan
01-19-2018, 03:04 PM
May be the last hurrah for the fundraiser but still the first one for me. Excited for this.

Merlin1958
01-19-2018, 03:11 PM
FWIW I need a FD/NS, gift or 1/1 to send to an artist for a unique auction item. PM me if you can help.

east-tennessee
01-19-2018, 09:30 PM
I'll have to dig out some of my extras and oddities to be auctioned........:idea:
These will be ebay auctions as before?

dnemec
01-20-2018, 05:16 AM
First donation sent!

Starkraven7
01-23-2018, 09:52 AM
Donated! Thanks for fundraising for such great library causes! I volunteer at my local library - might seem nerdy but it's a great way to help the community with something people seem to care less and less about, and you get to be surrounded by books. It's a win-win! :excited:

becca69
01-23-2018, 11:31 AM
Is there a theme this year? I need to change my avatar ;)

Randall Flagg
01-23-2018, 12:52 PM
Maybe hot librarians?

https://i.pinimg.com/736x/18/d9/01/18d901db7e7623a5d51be4de1ed8308a--sexy-teacher-sexy-librarian.jpg

T-Dogz_AK47
01-23-2018, 12:57 PM
An AWESOME suggestion, my good sir! :clap::clap::clap::clap:

Randall Flagg
01-23-2018, 01:23 PM
https://media2.giphy.com/media/26ufnedeJMkKySSac/giphy.gif

T-Dogz_AK47
01-23-2018, 02:46 PM
Hot librarians it is then! :D

Randall Flagg
01-23-2018, 03:42 PM
For those who prefer men:

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/e4/b9/7b/e4b97b6033751590e489a5e413becdb9.gif


https://media1.tenor.com/images/efca4e5a7e0ff41c1ff386a1ae4a9999/tenor.gif?itemid=7304792

Merlin1958
01-23-2018, 04:43 PM
Maybe hot librarians?

https://i.pinimg.com/736x/18/d9/01/18d901db7e7623a5d51be4de1ed8308a--sexy-teacher-sexy-librarian.jpg


An AWESOME suggestion, my good sir! :clap::clap::clap::clap:


https://media2.giphy.com/media/26ufnedeJMkKySSac/giphy.gif


For those who prefer men:

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/e4/b9/7b/e4b97b6033751590e489a5e413becdb9.gif


https://media1.tenor.com/images/efca4e5a7e0ff41c1ff386a1ae4a9999/tenor.gif?itemid=7304792

Oh, Lord!!!! Here we go!!!! lol lol

Randall Flagg
01-23-2018, 05:42 PM
FWIW I need a FD/NS, gift or 1/1 to send to an artist for a unique auction item. PM me if you can help.
This is for the fundraiser.
Someone please help. By donating, you will receive entries in the Grand Prize drawing.

herbertwest
02-06-2018, 06:54 AM
If the fundraiser runs til May, i'll try to send some contribution with the next wage

Merlin1958
02-07-2018, 10:00 AM
And just where have you been, young lady????? lol lol

Merlin1958
02-07-2018, 11:10 AM
The library and family have kept me busy. It's nice to see the place is still doing great things for great causes!

Good to see you checking in as well. We're trying to go out with a bang on this last fund raiser thing. Lots of library benefits ei;; result we hope!!!!


Next time you want to go on hiatus you need to check in with me first!! lol j/k. Hope the family is doing well!!!

George at C-Springs
02-10-2018, 11:09 AM
Donation made yesterday!

Merlin1958
02-10-2018, 12:18 PM
Donation made yesterday!

:thumbsup::thumbsup:

Merlin1958
02-13-2018, 06:16 PM
C;mon folks!!! This will be the last fund raiser EVER!!!!! Dig deep and don't forget the chance to get your favorite book signed by, Mr. King if, you are in the Grand Prize drawing ($20 per entry) and lucky enough to be the winner!!!!!!!


We need to go out with a ROAR, not a whimper!!!!!!!!

Patrick
02-13-2018, 06:21 PM
Bill, donít you mean $10/entry?

Merlin1958
02-13-2018, 06:35 PM
Bill, donít you mean $10/entry?

I could be wrong, but I believe, Jerome doubled down this year. Max entries into the drawing doubled as well and you can submit your own book (w/ some restrictions) for signature if you win the Grand Prize. Check the other threads, but I think I have it right, Patty-boy!!! lol lol

Patrick
02-13-2018, 06:49 PM
Bill, donít you mean $10/entry?

I could be wrong, but I believe, Jerome doubled down this year. Max entries into the drawing doubled as well and you can submit your own book (w/ some restrictions) for signature if you win the Grand Prize. Check the other threads, but I think I have it right, Patty-boy!!! lol lol
Ah, ok. Jeromeís initial post in this thread should be edited then. It still says $10/entry.

Merlin1958
02-13-2018, 06:56 PM
Bill, donít you mean $10/entry?

I could be wrong, but I believe, Jerome doubled down this year. Max entries into the drawing doubled as well and you can submit your own book (w/ some restrictions) for signature if you win the Grand Prize. Check the other threads, but I think I have it right, Patty-boy!!! lol lol
Ah, ok. Jeromeís initial post in this thread should be edited then. It still says $10/entry.

You know what? I think you're right. He only doubled the max entries/donation for the Prize drawing. So, you can donate $10 and get AN entry. However, $20 a pop will get you to the max 20 entries a heckuva lot faster, right? lol lol

Anyway, Patrick-my-boy you need to throw in a nice number for the benefit of St. Patty, no? lol lol Just think of all those snakes no longer in Ireland!!!! lol

Patrick
02-13-2018, 07:00 PM
Bill, donít you mean $10/entry?

I could be wrong, but I believe, Jerome doubled down this year. Max entries into the drawing doubled as well and you can submit your own book (w/ some restrictions) for signature if you win the Grand Prize. Check the other threads, but I think I have it right, Patty-boy!!! lol lol
Ah, ok. Jeromeís initial post in this thread should be edited then. It still says $10/entry.

You know what? I think you're right. He only doubled the max entries/donation for the Prize drawing. So, you can donate $10 and get AN entry. However, $20 a pop will get you to the max 20 entries a heckuva lot faster, right? lol lol

Anyway, Patrick-my-boy you need to throw in a nice number for the benefit of St. Patty, no? lol lol Just think of all those snakes no longer in Ireland!!!! lol
Ok, you got me. I just PayPalíed a donation for the max 20 entries. We should have doubled it years ago. :D

Merlin1958
02-13-2018, 07:05 PM
Who Da Man??????



You Da Man!!!!! :thumbsup::thumbsup:

















Oh, and I'm looking right at YOU, Travelingjack!!!!!!!!!! lol lol lol

becca69
02-13-2018, 07:35 PM
Bill, donít you mean $10/entry?

I could be wrong, but I believe, Jerome doubled down this year. Max entries into the drawing doubled as well and you can submit your own book (w/ some restrictions) for signature if you win the Grand Prize. Check the other threads, but I think I have it right, Patty-boy!!! lol lol
Ah, ok. Jeromeís initial post in this thread should be edited then. It still says $10/entry.

I think it's still $10/entry but you can get up to 20 entries for $200 donation. Is that right?

Also is a book donation 1 entry or more, I'm still confused at that?

Merlin1958
02-13-2018, 07:40 PM
Bill, donít you mean $10/entry?

I could be wrong, but I believe, Jerome doubled down this year. Max entries into the drawing doubled as well and you can submit your own book (w/ some restrictions) for signature if you win the Grand Prize. Check the other threads, but I think I have it right, Patty-boy!!! lol lol
Ah, ok. Jeromeís initial post in this thread should be edited then. It still says $10/entry.

I think it's still $10/entry but you can get up to 20 entries for $200 donation. Is that right?

Also is a book donation 1 entry or more, I'm still confused at that?

Question 1 You got, babe!!!

Question 2 I think it depends on general value (before any enhancements), but I punt that question to, Jerome.

Randall Flagg
02-14-2018, 05:47 AM
Bill, donít you mean $10/entry?

I could be wrong, but I believe, Jerome doubled down this year. Max entries into the drawing doubled as well and you can submit your own book (w/ some restrictions) for signature if you win the Grand Prize. Check the other threads, but I think I have it right, Patty-boy!!! lol lol
Ah, ok. Jeromeís initial post in this thread should be edited then. It still says $10/entry.

I think it's still $10/entry but you can get up to 20 entries for $200 donation. Is that right?

Also is a book donation 1 entry or more, I'm still confused at that?


A $10 donation gets a person one entry into the drawing.
The maximum number of entries is 20 entries (thus $200 in cash or items auctioned that total $200 or more).
Donated books that are auctioned, count as a donation. A book that auctions for $100 gets 10 entries for the person who donated it. A book that auctions for $150 gets 15 entries. Any book that auctions for $200 or more gains the max 20 entries.

shaq
02-14-2018, 12:29 PM
Missed out on the misery sl so drowned my sorrows with another small donation in the hope the artist edition is up for grabs as main prize 😁

Randall Flagg
02-15-2018, 09:26 AM
FYI, we currently are at $1,600. Long way to go to hit 6K.
We do w
have some cool auctions coming soon, but really need donations.

jsmcmullen92
02-15-2018, 01:19 PM
just dropped $50.

Another 100 should be coming before the end.

Merlin1958
02-15-2018, 03:07 PM
FYI, we currently are at $1,600. Long way to go to hit 6K.
We do w
have some cool auctions coming soon, but really need donations.

Yeah, what he said!!!! We could use some book donations for "enhancements and ideas as well. Feel free to PM, Jerome or I with any thoughts or contributions. We could really use some help!!!!

Merlin1958
02-15-2018, 03:08 PM
just dropped $50.

Another 100 should be coming before the end.


:clap::clap::clap:

ladysai
02-15-2018, 05:20 PM
Cant help much, but chipped in what I could. :)

Merlin1958
02-15-2018, 05:46 PM
Cant help much, but chipped in what I could. :)

:thumbsup::thumbsup:

becca69
02-15-2018, 06:06 PM
Bill, donít you mean $10/entry?

I could be wrong, but I believe, Jerome doubled down this year. Max entries into the drawing doubled as well and you can submit your own book (w/ some restrictions) for signature if you win the Grand Prize. Check the other threads, but I think I have it right, Patty-boy!!! lol lol
Ah, ok. Jeromeís initial post in this thread should be edited then. It still says $10/entry.

I think it's still $10/entry but you can get up to 20 entries for $200 donation. Is that right?

Also is a book donation 1 entry or more, I'm still confused at that?


A $10 donation gets a person one entry into the drawing.
The maximum number of entries is 20 entries (thus $200 in cash or items auctioned that total $200 or more).
Donated books that are auctioned, count as a donation. A book that auctions for $100 gets 10 entries for the person who donated it. A book that auctions for $150 gets 15 entries. Any book that auctions for $200 or more gains the max 20 entries.

Cool because I thought the whole time the book was only 1 entry, so I'm already ahead of the game as I've put in $60 plus whatever the book gets. I still plan on donating more cash before it's over and for sure make the 20 entries!

Merlin1958
02-15-2018, 06:08 PM
Bill, donít you mean $10/entry?

I could be wrong, but I believe, Jerome doubled down this year. Max entries into the drawing doubled as well and you can submit your own book (w/ some restrictions) for signature if you win the Grand Prize. Check the other threads, but I think I have it right, Patty-boy!!! lol lol
Ah, ok. Jeromeís initial post in this thread should be edited then. It still says $10/entry.

I think it's still $10/entry but you can get up to 20 entries for $200 donation. Is that right?

Also is a book donation 1 entry or more, I'm still confused at that?


A $10 donation gets a person one entry into the drawing.
The maximum number of entries is 20 entries (thus $200 in cash or items auctioned that total $200 or more).
Donated books that are auctioned, count as a donation. A book that auctions for $100 gets 10 entries for the person who donated it. A book that auctions for $150 gets 15 entries. Any book that auctions for $200 or more gains the max 20 entries.

Cool because I thought the whole time the book was only 1 entry, so I'm already ahead of the game as I've put in $60 plus whatever the book gets. I still plan on donating more cash before it's over and for sure make the 20 entries!



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXsGyWBo2xo

cit74
02-16-2018, 07:14 AM
Just donated $100 - the other half will come after next paycheck

Merlin1958
02-16-2018, 08:01 AM
Just donated $100 - the other half will come after next paycheck



:clap::clap::clap:

Randall Flagg
02-16-2018, 08:48 AM
Thanks to some recent activity, we are now over $2,100!

becca69
02-16-2018, 08:58 AM
Nice update!

Merlin1958
02-16-2018, 01:57 PM
Nice update!


Furthermore, the former "Haven fund whore" and his cohorts have had a good last few days and while I am not at liberty to divulge details, suffice to say that there are some very exciting, unique and totally awesome items recently committed to the cause that you should all be on the look out for in the coming weeks.

Remember, this is our last fundraiser EVER and conversely YOUR last chance to secure some of the unique, one of a kind, King collectible items we have become known for in the past!!! The annual fundraiser has a storied history of offering some of the more spec ial King collectible's generally not available through normal retail channels. Don't miss out!!! In years to come you will live to regret it, mark my words!!!!!

becca69
02-16-2018, 03:01 PM
Nice update!


Furthermore, the former "Haven fund whore" and his cohorts have had a good last few days and while I am not at liberty to divulge details, suffice to say that there are some very exciting, unique and totally awesome items recently committed to the cause that you should all be on the look out for in the coming weeks.

Remember, this is our last fundraiser EVER and conversely YOUR last chance to secure some of the unique, one of a kind, King collectible items we have become known for in the past!!! The annual fundraiser has a storied history of offering some of the more spec ial King collectible's generally not available through normal retail channels. Don't miss out!!! In years to come you will live to regret it, mark my words!!!!!

I really have my fingers crossed for the Grand Prize this year. We females are dominating 2018!

Randall Flagg
02-16-2018, 03:02 PM
becca, I GUARANTEE you will have a chance (likely 20) to win.

Merlin1958
02-26-2018, 05:42 PM
I sense a lack of enthusiasm out there!!! lol I could be full of shit (In fact I usually am), but let's get them Widget donations back on the path for success!!! There are also some very nice auction items to be had for the industrious collector!!! Still have some very, very nice items to come so, keep a weather eye out for new auction threads!!!!


Where we currently at, El Jefe? You know, total-wise. lol

becca69
02-26-2018, 07:39 PM
I sense a lack of enthusiasm out there!!! lol I could be full of shit (In fact I usually am), but let's get them Widget donations back on the path for success!!! There are also some very nice auction items to be had for the industrious collector!!! Still have some very, very nice items to come so, keep a weather eye out for new auction threads!!!!


Where we currently at, El Jefe? You know, total-wise. lol

I keep posting on the FB Groups. Not sure why there aren't more donations either... I still think maybe a "thermometer" type thing were we can see the progress would be great.

Randall Flagg
02-27-2018, 06:31 AM
Currently we are at $2,575!

Brian861
02-27-2018, 07:15 AM
When auctions become available, could the links be posted in this thread as well? I'm so bad about checking "What's New" that I've missed out on all of them thus far.

Randall Flagg
02-27-2018, 08:23 AM
https://thumbs4.ebaystatic.com/pict/2022407353036464_1.jpg (http://www.ebay.com/itm/202240735303?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2648)


Stephen King Signed Full Dark No Stars 1st ED. Original G. (http://www.ebay.com/itm/202240735303?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649)

dnemec
03-01-2018, 11:43 AM
Just threw some more money in!

herbertwest
03-01-2018, 12:48 PM
Sent a small contribution too

Brian861
03-01-2018, 07:01 PM
https://thumbs4.ebaystatic.com/pict/2022407353036464_1.jpg (http://www.ebay.com/itm/202240735303?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2648)


Stephen King Signed Full Dark No Stars 1st ED. Original G. (http://www.ebay.com/itm/202240735303?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649)

Thanks, RF for indulging my laziness.

Merlin1958
03-01-2018, 07:17 PM
https://thumbs4.ebaystatic.com/pict/2022407353036464_1.jpg (http://www.ebay.com/itm/202240735303?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2648)


Stephen King Signed Full Dark No Stars 1st ED. Original G. (http://www.ebay.com/itm/202240735303?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649)

Thanks, RF for indulging my laziness.

Of course, Bri you realize that after all that you better bid (and hopefully) win it, right? lol lol

Brian861
03-01-2018, 07:23 PM
https://thumbs4.ebaystatic.com/pict/2022407353036464_1.jpg (http://www.ebay.com/itm/202240735303?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2648)


Stephen King Signed Full Dark No Stars 1st ED. Original G. (http://www.ebay.com/itm/202240735303?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649)

Thanks, RF for indulging my laziness.

Of course, Bri you realize that after all that you better bid (and hopefully) win it, right? lol lol

Tall order, Bill but I'll see what I can do :) Still hoping I can throw in the max donate for a shot at the grand prize.

Randall Flagg
03-03-2018, 04:02 PM
As we stand today, there are less than 50 people (donors) eligible for the Grand Prize. Only a few of those donors have maxed out at 20 entries.
You can't win if you don't donate at least $10.

CRinVA
03-05-2018, 08:21 AM
Donation made to the widget! :-)

ICry4Oy
03-05-2018, 09:00 AM
^ditto

Randall Flagg
03-05-2018, 09:59 AM
Current total raised-$3,250!

HONKYTONKSMASH
03-05-2018, 10:23 PM
:thumbsup:

peripheral
03-06-2018, 01:24 AM
Great work...!

Randall Flagg
03-08-2018, 01:28 PM
Since the auction for "19" has reached straspheric levels (which is wonderful), I thought I'd put up an item that is impressive, but likely to sell for a bit less.

The Shining Deluxe with Original art:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/202253776869?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

peripheral
03-08-2018, 01:36 PM
Chadbourne nailed it... that is fantastic

becca69
03-08-2018, 02:11 PM
:thumbsup:

Room 217 Caretaker
03-08-2018, 03:21 PM
Oh yes, nicely done!

Mulleins

Merlin1958
03-08-2018, 03:36 PM
Very cool!!! I LOVE the art!!!!!!

herbertwest
03-09-2018, 01:28 AM
Am just gonna say it, because even though I can obviously not afford it, I think that Ari voiced it as well but: Glenn, Glenn, Glenn, Glenn... I grew out of his style, his artwork is everywhere
Still a pretty cool item nonetheless

Randall Flagg
03-13-2018, 06:36 AM
Current total $4,800!

webstar1000
03-13-2018, 07:30 AM
Current total $4,800!

I am sending $100 now

Randall Flagg
03-17-2018, 11:38 AM
Just a little tease for an upcoming item:

http://www.thedarktower.org/custom/images/1521315362-Dameron%20DTIII%202018%20pic%201.JPG


http://www.thedarktower.org/custom/images/1521315368-Dameron%20DTIII%202018%20pic%202.JPG


http://www.thedarktower.org/custom/images/1521315375-Dameron%20DTIII%202018%20pic%203.JPG


http://www.thedarktower.org/custom/images/1521315382-Dameron%20DTIII%202018%20pic%204.JPG

T-Dogz_AK47
03-17-2018, 11:42 AM
That looks AMAZING!!! :clap::clap::clap:

TravelinJack
03-17-2018, 11:44 AM
Amazing remarque!!

peripheral
03-17-2018, 12:27 PM
That is mind blowing. The detail!

Randall Flagg
03-17-2018, 12:37 PM
I will probably put it up for auction tomorrow.

TravelinJack
03-17-2018, 12:39 PM
:thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Merlin1958
03-17-2018, 12:43 PM
I will probably put it up for auction tomorrow.


With a starting bid of $299.19, right?



FWIW, according to, Ned and our discussion about the remarque it is a true 1/1 original piece of art. It will not be done again. It's the "Jawbone" that sets it apart from other similar pieces.

shaq
03-17-2018, 01:07 PM
Awesome

Merlin1958
03-17-2018, 01:16 PM
Awesome



What? Me, Ned or the art? lol lol

shaq
03-17-2018, 01:53 PM
2 out of 3 ainít bad.....


Heehee

Merlin1958
03-17-2018, 02:09 PM
2 out of 3 ainít bad.....


Heehee

Feels like some of the love has left our relationship, Shaq!!!!! LOL

shaq
03-17-2018, 03:40 PM
You are and always have been a good egg Merlin

Keep looking at that amazing Remarque! Wow

Oreo713
03-17-2018, 03:50 PM
All I can say is WOW!!!!

herbertwest
03-17-2018, 04:13 PM
Simply : WOW !

Ari_Racing
03-18-2018, 10:16 AM
Very nice piece by Ned. :)

Brian861
03-19-2018, 09:53 AM
Gorgeous Remarque!

Randall Flagg
03-19-2018, 12:33 PM
Currently over $5,100 raised! We have officially raised enough to make our first donation goal of $5K to the Bangor Public Library.

Thanks to everyone who has helped. 2 months left.

dnemec
03-19-2018, 06:26 PM
Currently over $5,100 raised! We have officially raised enough to make our first donation goal of $5K to the Bangor Public Library.

Thanks to everyone who has helped. 2 months left.

:biggrin1::biggrin1::biggrin1:


So...what is donation goal #2?!?!

Merlin1958
03-19-2018, 06:40 PM
Currently over $5,100 raised! We have officially raised enough to make our first donation goal of $5K to the Bangor Public Library.

Thanks to everyone who has helped. 2 months left.

:biggrin1::biggrin1::biggrin1:


So...what is donation goal #2?!?!

Glad you asked!!!! Once we reach $6,000 every penny will go to The Shriners Hospitals for Children. So, dig deep folks. A more deserving charity I can't think of at the moment!!!!


https://secure2.convio.net/shfc/site/Donation2?df_id=4363&4363.donation=form1&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI04nDp-752QIVEHF-Ch31Mw9aEAAYASAAEgIE3fD_BwE

https://www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org/shc/locations


They do absolutely wonderful things for children!!!!!

Randall Flagg
03-24-2018, 08:32 AM
Currently at $5,700!

stroppygoblin
03-24-2018, 09:30 AM
Have now fully paid Mr Suntup for all books and discovered even after buying food, I still have some money left over this month, so finally got round to making a donation. Hope to make another next month too.

(assuming nothing new from Paul... ;) )

becca69
03-24-2018, 10:30 AM
Way to go!

Randall Flagg
03-24-2018, 01:21 PM
(assuming nothing new from Paul... ;) )

You never know.

A little bird told me...

lotuz
03-26-2018, 05:43 PM
(assuming nothing new from Paul... ;) )

You never know.

A little bird told me...

Why do little birds tell you interesting news but the only thing they do for me is shit on my car

Merlin1958
03-26-2018, 06:11 PM
(assuming nothing new from Paul... ;) )

You never know.

A little bird told me...

Why do little birds tell you interesting news but the only thing they do for me is shit on my car

Obviously, you're conversing with the wrong birds!!!!! lol




My bird says this one may be a hum dinger!!!! lol So polish up them credit cards, boys & girls!!!

Randall Flagg
03-27-2018, 11:50 AM
$6,500 Raised!

Thanks to all who have helped.

Randall Flagg
03-27-2018, 12:42 PM
So...
You take a CD gift edition of The Shining...
Don Maitz does several 1 page remarques in it...AND a two page full color piece...

<-----------Wonders how that could be improved upon...

cit74
03-27-2018, 09:57 PM
So...
You take a CD gift edition of The Shining...
Don Maitz does several 1 page remarques in it...AND a two page full color piece...

<-----------Wonders how that could be improved upon...

Is this part of the hint thatís coming this Thursday? Or unrelated?

Randall Flagg
03-28-2018, 04:55 AM
So...
You take a CD gift edition of The Shining...
Don Maitz does several 1 page remarques in it...AND a two page full color piece...

<-----------Wonders how that could be improved upon...

Is this part of the hint thatís coming this Thursday? Or unrelated?
Unrelated. This was just a hint that Stephen King is going to sign the book that Maitz did art in.

becca69
03-28-2018, 05:28 AM
So...
You take a CD gift edition of The Shining...
Don Maitz does several 1 page remarques in it...AND a two page full color piece...

<-----------Wonders how that could be improved upon...

Is this part of the hint thatís coming this Thursday? Or unrelated?
Unrelated. This was just a hint that Stephen King is going to sign the book that Maitz did art in.

Oooohhhh!

cit74
03-28-2018, 05:45 AM
So...
You take a CD gift edition of The Shining...
Don Maitz does several 1 page remarques in it...AND a two page full color piece...

<-----------Wonders how that could be improved upon...

Is this part of the hint thatís coming this Thursday? Or unrelated?
Unrelated. This was just a hint that Stephen King is going to sign the book that Maitz did art in.

On a related note - is there a time we should be checking things out for clues on tdt

Beverly Marsh
03-28-2018, 05:49 AM
What is the cutoff date for donations?

Randall Flagg
03-28-2018, 06:07 AM
What is the cutoff date for donations?
May 19th, 2018

C1TIZEN_X
04-05-2018, 04:11 AM
What is the cutoff date for donations?
May 19th, 2018

How many more eBay auctions will you be doing?

Randall Flagg
04-05-2018, 05:50 AM
What is the cutoff date for donations?
May 19th, 2018

How many more eBay auctions will you be doing?
Hard to say. ~4-10.

Merlin1958
04-05-2018, 09:41 AM
What is the cutoff date for donations?
May 19th, 2018

How many more eBay auctions will you be doing?

Wait until you see what's next!!!!!!!!!! :cool:

Prepare to be amazed and awestruck!!!!!! :excited:



El Jefe is the slowest picture taker on the planet!!!!!! lol lol

Randall Flagg
04-05-2018, 11:57 AM
Man, I've had the book in my possesion for all of 3 hours and I'm lagging.

Bill, your wish is my command.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/202281119734

http://www.thedarktower.org/custom/images/1522958111-The%20Shing%20King%20Maitz%20signed%20gift.JPG

Patrick
04-05-2018, 12:13 PM
WOW! I love it!

jhanic
04-05-2018, 12:22 PM
Awesome!!

John

Randall Flagg
04-05-2018, 12:42 PM
Oh, and Bill, here's another piece (tease) that arrived today. Still call me slow?

http://www.thedarktower.org/custom/images/1522960886-King%20original%20Maitz%20WC%2010_20_2017.JPG

Patrick
04-05-2018, 12:56 PM
Looking forward to seeing that portrait.

Randall Flagg
04-05-2018, 01:02 PM
Just a little background info. On 10/20/2017 10/6/2017, Stephen and Owen King did the last stop on the "Sleeping Beauties" tour at a library in Sarasota Florida. We invited Don Maitz to meet a group of us for drinks and food prior to the event, and a member was kind enough to comp Maitz a ticket. Don sat right behind me, and during the Q&A and reading was working on a sketch pad. He knocked out the watercolor image in literally minutes.
After the event, Maitz showed me the piece, and I begged him to consider donating it for our fundraiser. He said he'd think about it.
Not only did Maitz donate the piece, but he was able to get Stephen King to sign it!

Patrick
04-05-2018, 01:07 PM
^ My respect for Mr. Maitz continues to grow!

Randall Flagg
04-05-2018, 01:07 PM
There are actually quite a few "rare" King items out there, but I wonder how many original portraits of himself (not a print, giclee etc.) that Stephen King has actually signed?

C1TIZEN_X
04-05-2018, 01:15 PM
There are actually quite a few "rare" King items out there, but I wonder how many original portraits of himself (not a print, giclee etc.) that Stephen King has actually signed?

I remember watching Don during the event, wondering what he was drawing. After the event was over my wife and I saw the picture. I gotta say, Itís a pretty cool piece!


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Merlin1958
04-05-2018, 01:33 PM
Oh, and Bill, here's another piece (tease) that arrived today. Still call me slow?

http://www.thedarktower.org/custom/images/1522960886-King%20original%20Maitz%20WC%2010_20_2017.JPG



You gotta admit, me kicking you in the ass did help motivate you didn't it? lol lol

Wow!!!! Don, contributed some serious stuff again!!!! Over the years he has been a great supporter of the cause!!! I'm actually going to miss his fantastically unique works in the future!!! You rock, Mr. Maitz!!!!!! :rock::rock::rock:



Edit: LOL My "K" key is sticking!!!! lol I fixed this post, but I apologize for the mis-spellings involving a "K"!!! LOL

Randall Flagg
04-05-2018, 01:37 PM
FYI, the event was on 10/6/2017, but Maitz dated the certificate 10/20/2017. I'm guessing Maitz did some minor touch-up after the event.

Enjoy:

http://www.thedarktower.org/custom/images/1522961852-King%20original%20Maitz%20WC%20portrait%2010_20_20 17.JPG

Randall Flagg
04-05-2018, 01:41 PM
Actual pic from event:

http://www.thedarktower.org/custom/images/1522964474-Photo%20of%20King%20Sarasota.JPG

Merlin1958
04-05-2018, 01:43 PM
Very nice!!!!!!

Patrick
04-08-2018, 12:53 PM
Such a great artist and Kingís signature takes it over the top.

Randall Flagg
04-12-2018, 01:15 PM
After recent auction, now over $8K!

Merlin1958
04-12-2018, 01:49 PM
:clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap:

Beverly Marsh
04-15-2018, 11:54 AM
Finally able to throw a little bit in the pot.
Congrats on a great run again this year!

shaq
04-15-2018, 12:33 PM
Me too. Just added a little bit more.

Brian861
04-15-2018, 03:55 PM
Understand this will be the last year King will sign but I hope it's not the last hurrah. It's going really well this year and maybe we could support other great causes out there.

Randall Flagg
04-16-2018, 01:46 PM
I kinda like this...

http://www.thedarktower.org/custom/images/1523915145-Dameron%20art%20UK%20Charlie%20Choo%20Choo%202018. JPG

Brian861
04-16-2018, 02:37 PM
I kinda like this...

http://www.thedarktower.org/custom/images/1523915145-Dameron%20art%20UK%20Charlie%20Choo%20Choo%202018. JPG

:drool: You're a better man than I if you can depart with that for the campaign! If only I could afford it. It's gorgeous!

sentinel
04-16-2018, 02:53 PM
I kinda like this...

http://www.thedarktower.org/custom/images/1523915145-Dameron%20art%20UK%20Charlie%20Choo%20Choo%202018. JPG

I would get King to sign that in a heartbeat!

Brian861
04-16-2018, 02:58 PM
Amen to that King sig!

Randall Flagg
04-16-2018, 03:28 PM
Not sure if this will be auctioned, or perhaps the only prize other than the Grand Prize. Time will tell. Original Maitz piece signed by Stephen King:

http://www.thedarktower.org/custom/images/1523921122-Maitz%20King%20signed%20Shining%20original%202018. JPG

Patrick
04-16-2018, 03:35 PM
Those are both fantastic!

Randall Flagg
04-16-2018, 03:44 PM
I won't say this year will end up being the finest hour (2015 was a good vintage), our finest work, or any such early boast. I can say thanks to all involved over the last few years we as a group have raised, and (by the time it's all said and done) have donated close to $120K net (~$14K by the fine folks from DT.com) with zero admin costs (yes I work for free too).

Randall Flagg
04-16-2018, 03:48 PM
and....it's been a hell of a ride...

Merlin1958
04-16-2018, 05:10 PM
Not sure if this will be auctioned, or perhaps the only prize other than the Grand Prize. Time will tell. Original Maitz piece signed by Stephen King:

http://www.thedarktower.org/custom/images/1523921122-Maitz%20King%20signed%20Shining%20original%202018. JPG



Oh, this goes up for auction, my brother!!!! That's an awesome piece!!!!

Merlin1958
04-16-2018, 05:12 PM
I kinda like this...

http://www.thedarktower.org/custom/images/1523915145-Dameron%20art%20UK%20Charlie%20Choo%20Choo%202018. JPG



i asked, Ned to do something to make it exclusive to the fundraiser!!! LOL I guess he kinda did, huh? LOL LOL He out did himself once again!!!!! :rock::rock::rock:

Brice
04-16-2018, 05:21 PM
Those are both beautiful!

BTW: Thank you (and everyone else involved) for all the effort they put into the fundraiser every year. I'm going to try to get a donation in soon.

Merlin1958
04-17-2018, 07:06 PM
Okay boyz and girlz!!!! A little more than a month from the fundraiser deadline!!! The last deadline EVER!!!!! If you've been "meaning to", 'Thinking about contributing" or "waiting for that pay day" now's the time to pull that trigger!!!! Get those "Grand Prize Drawing" entries secured before the drawing date when you'll be sitting on the edge of your seat hoping and praying that your name gets drawn for the personally signed by King book of your discretion!!!!!

Don't forget to keep a weather eye out for the remaining auctions!!! We try to save some of the best items for last and this year is no different. There are still so things to come that will BLOW YOU AWAY!!!!! So keep those credit cards cool and handy!!! This is it folks, the last fundraiser ever here on the site!!!! Let's make sure we go out with a BANG!!!!!!!

webstar1000
04-18-2018, 04:57 AM
I will throw more in the pot for sure.

Br!an
04-19-2018, 11:59 AM
FYI, the event was on 10/6/2017, but Maitz dated the certificate 10/20/2017. I'm guessing Maitz did some minor touch-up after the event.

Enjoy:

http://www.thedarktower.org/custom/images/1522961852-King%20original%20Maitz%20WC%20portrait%2010_20_20 17.JPG

This is doing nicely. $762 on 10 bids with 1 1/2 hours left to go. :thumbsup:

Randall Flagg
04-20-2018, 02:23 PM
Now at ~$9,000.00!

Woo hoo!

dnemec
04-20-2018, 06:32 PM
Sold some stuff and added some cash. Less than a month to go!!!

Brian861
04-21-2018, 04:25 AM
Will be over 10K here shortly.

webstar1000
04-21-2018, 05:09 AM
That misery proof gonna put us over 12k... at least!

ICry4Oy
04-21-2018, 12:56 PM
For those who prefer men:

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/e4/b9/7b/e4b97b6033751590e489a5e413becdb9.gif




How in hell did I miss this!!!???


.....sent more money...

Hunchback Jack
04-21-2018, 01:58 PM
Late to the party, but not too late. Threw some money into the pot.

HBJ

Merlin1958
04-21-2018, 02:01 PM
Late to the party, but not too late. Threw some money into the pot.

HBJ

:clap::clap::clap:

Merlin1958
04-24-2018, 10:45 AM
How about an update, El Jefe????????? Feel free to speculate including the current auctions not closed as yet.

Randall Flagg
04-24-2018, 11:49 AM
How about an update, El Jefe????????? Feel free to speculate including the current auctions not closed as yet.
Not counting the two current auctions, we are at ~$9,500.

With the two current auctions, (after fees) we should be over $11,500. Of course more if the bids go up.

Merlin1958
04-24-2018, 11:51 AM
How about an update, El Jefe????????? Feel free to speculate including the current auctions not closed as yet.
Not counting the two current auctions, we are at ~$9,500.

With the two current auctions, (after fees) we should be over $11,500. Of course more if the bids go up.




:thumbsup::thumbsup:

Merlin1958
04-26-2018, 11:06 AM
Whoa!!! Significant cash donation from Nocturnal Readers Box!!! :thumbsup::thumbsup:

herbertwest
04-26-2018, 12:17 PM
I may be bitching, but maybe that "significant cash donation" would have been better to reimburse the pissed off customers?

Merlin1958
04-26-2018, 12:19 PM
I may be bitching, but maybe that "significant cash donation" would have been better to reimburse the pissed off customers?

As opposed to helping out suffering & sick children?

T-Dogz_AK47
04-26-2018, 12:22 PM
I may be bitching, but maybe that "significant cash donation" would have been better to reimburse the pissed off customers?

As opposed to helping out suffering & sick children?

+ 1 What Bill said. :clap::clap::clap:

Randall Flagg
04-26-2018, 12:35 PM
I may be bitching, but maybe that "significant cash donation" would have been better to reimburse the pissed off customers?

NRB came into the thread about them, apologized, and said they would try to fix any issues.
Do you have an issue with them that you have requested be fixed, but it hasn't been resolved to your satisfaction?

herbertwest
04-27-2018, 12:22 AM
I may be bitching, but maybe that "significant cash donation" would have been better to reimburse the pissed off customers?

NRB came into the thread about them, apologized, and said they would try to fix any issues.
Do you have an issue with them that you have requested be fixed, but it hasn't been resolved to your satisfaction?

Nope I have not been personally involved with it.
If i remember correctly what I read, he apologised and said to 1-2 people to contact them. That doesnt necessarily mean that he was trying to fix things for everything that was disappointed. But once again that's only what I remember and I can obviously be wrong.

Therefore that was my thought : before contributing to help a Public Library, first try to fix things with the damages that you've done to your own business?

herbertwest
04-27-2018, 12:23 AM
Oh and I did missed the fact that the fundraiser is not ONLY for the Bangor Public Library.
Kudos for contributing to a charity supporting sick children !

Merlin1958
04-27-2018, 06:54 AM
I may be bitching, but maybe that "significant cash donation" would have been better to reimburse the pissed off customers?

NRB came into the thread about them, apologized, and said they would try to fix any issues.
Do you have an issue with them that you have requested be fixed, but it hasn't been resolved to your satisfaction?

Nope I have not been personally involved with it.
If i remember correctly what I read, he apologised and said to 1-2 people to contact them. That doesnt necessarily mean that he was trying to fix things for everything that was disappointed. But once again that's only what I remember and I can obviously be wrong.

Therefore that was my thought : before contributing to help a Public Library, first try to fix things with the damages that you've done to your own business?


Oh and I did missed the fact that the fundraiser is not ONLY for the Bangor Public Library.
Kudos for contributing to a charity supporting sick children !

Allow me to enlighten you The fundraiser will not only offer support 2 libraries, one in Maine and one in Florida, but it will (as it stands right now) make a sizable, four figure contribution to "The Shriner Hospitals for Children" an absolutely wonderful charity and organization that performs miracles for sick & suffering children. Perhaps you should consider contributing something to the cause yourself and worry less about what folks are doing.

I may be biased, but I applaud NRB for their commitment to a deserving cause!!! What they do or don't do regarding their business has nothing whatsoever to do with the fact that they made a donation to a worthy cause. IMHO anyway.

Check them out.......................................

https://www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org/shc/locations?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI7cXPutva2gIVRgOGCh1R7Q q1EAAYASABEgLGE_D_BwE


A man never stands as tall as when he stoops to help a child.

herbertwest
04-27-2018, 08:18 AM
That's really great that the foundation will help children in need !

Randall Flagg
04-27-2018, 11:18 AM
Current total $11,500!

Thanks to everyone who has helped.

Frondz
04-27-2018, 11:46 AM
Since joining the site not long ago, I've been helped by generous members to hone my collection via trade and even an amazing gift, met and gotten together with a local collector for beers and book banter, been advised upon a few signatures I eventually added to my collection, and been introduced to a wonderful publisher and subsequent opportunity to own my first King limited edition, forthcoming. The least I can do is donate to the cause; I hope to donate more before the deadline. Thanks all at DT!

TravelinJack
04-27-2018, 11:48 AM
Since joining the site not long ago, I've been helped by generous members to hone my collection via trade and even an amazing gift, met and gotten together with a local collector for beers and book banter, been advised upon a few signatures I eventually added to my collection, and been introduced to a wonderful publisher and subsequent opportunity to own my first King limited edition, forthcoming. The least I can do is donate to the cause; I hope to donate more before the deadline. Thanks all at DT!

:thumbsup:

Randall Flagg
05-05-2018, 05:13 AM
Current Total $12,500!

Merlin1958
05-05-2018, 06:11 AM
Nice!!!!!!!

peripheral
05-05-2018, 06:19 AM
Huge! Tremendous stuff!

ladysai
05-05-2018, 02:46 PM
Fantastic!
Kudos to everyone who has contributed!

webstar1000
05-05-2018, 03:52 PM
Very impressive!

LokiJake
05-05-2018, 08:25 PM
Pulled myself out of Babyland for a minute to get Donation in :smile:

https://i.imgur.com/8H3FMai.jpg

Merlin1958
05-05-2018, 09:25 PM
Pulled myself out of Babyland for a minute to get Donation in :smile:

https://i.imgur.com/8H3FMai.jpg

:clap::clap::clap:

Merlin1958
05-12-2018, 01:20 PM
Last Hurrah!!!!!


Okay, folks this is it. The final push for the final week of the last fundraiser!!!! Time to pony up what you can. Get those entries in for the Grand Prize drawing (the last time King will sign and personalize a book for us). The first time that the winner will be able to select a book for signature from his/her own collection!!!! Everything donated from here on in will increase our donation to the Shriners Hospitals for Children a truly worthy organization, helping sick and suffering children from all walks of life.

We still have a few whopper type auctions in store for you folks so, keep your eyes open to see when the auctions go live!! Really, one of a kind type stuff you will not want to miss out on!!! Eveyone who has participated, contributed and supported the fundraiser this year and in years past should pat themselves on the back for a job well done. On behalf of myself please accept my profound thanks and admiration to all of you folks out there who have contributed, big or small. Every little bit counts so, THANK YOU!!!!!

Brice
05-12-2018, 09:54 PM
I really couldn't afford much, but I got a small donation in this morning. :)

Merlin1958
05-13-2018, 05:56 AM
I really couldn't afford much, but I got a small donation in this morning. :)


:clap::clap::clap:

Oreo713
05-13-2018, 06:19 AM
Good morning everyone. In honor of all the wonderful moms out there, I made a small donation this morning, Mother's Day. I wish I could have donated more for such a wonderful fundraiser. Right now I have a very high medical bills, my husband is suffering from end stage renal disease among many complications due to this awful condition. Thank you for all your hard work.

Randall Flagg
05-13-2018, 12:22 PM
We are going out with a bang. Just posted two ebay ads for very special items:
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[U]Original Ned Dameron Painting from The Stand (https://www.ebay.com/itm/202312420031?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649)


Advance Proof of "Flight or Fright" (https://www.ebay.com/itm/202312519639)




One more original Dameron art going up tomorrow.

Hunchback Jack
05-13-2018, 12:29 PM
Wow, you're not kidding! Fantastic items!

Randall Flagg
05-14-2018, 04:10 AM
Benefiting our fundraiser. Thanks Father Cody.


Georgie Boat (https://www.ebay.com/itm/153018566369?ul_noapp=true)

Oreo713
05-14-2018, 08:13 AM
Good morning everyone. In honor of all the wonderful moms out there, I made a small donation this morning, Mother's Day. I wish I could have donated more for such a wonderful fundraiser. Right now I have a very high medical bills, my husband is suffering from end stage renal disease among many complications due to this awful condition. Thank you for all your hard work.

Did I do this correctly? I didn't see any notification of my donation. Thanks

Randall Flagg
05-14-2018, 09:11 AM
PM sent.

Merlin1958
05-14-2018, 12:20 PM
Lest I (we) forget I wanted to acknowledge and say a special THANK YOU to all the artists and publishers who have generously contributed their time, efforts and resources to insure the success of our fund raiser, not only this year, but over the years we have been doing this for charity. Not to belittle the contributions of others (who have all been very generous and a pleasure to deal with), but there are a few folks who deserve a little 'Special" recognition for their selfless contributions, dedication and support over the years. Without the help of these folks it just wouldn't even approach the levels of success we have managed over the years. So a special "THANK YOU" to, Don Maitz, Ned Dameron and all the folks over at Cemetery Dance Publications!!!!

It should also be noted once again that the fundraiser would not happen were it not for our fearless leader, Jerome Smith (a.k.a. Randall Flagg). He doesn't endorse any fanfare, but the time, effort and dedication that he and his family put into making this thing a success every year is nothing short of AMAZING!!!!!

I don't mean to belittle the efforts and contributions of the many, many others who help to make this a success every year. There is just too many of you out there to list individually, but you know who you are and you deserve a pat on the back, each and every one of you whether big or small. Every little bit helps to make the whole a success!! So, a huge THANKS to all of you folks out there as well!!!!

There are still a few auction items to be had for those lucky few. I think we may have topped ourselves once again with the rarity and overall "coolness" of the items still up for auction. Also, there is still time to get donations in on the widget and garner those entries into the GRAND PRIZE DRAWING!!!

Thanks again to all who have so selflessly given of themselves to make the world just a little bit better for those less fortunate!!!! :clap::clap::clap:

wolfehr
05-15-2018, 07:31 AM
Donation is in!

Randall Flagg
05-16-2018, 05:29 AM
Currently at $13K with several auctions ending over the next few days!

Merlin1958
05-16-2018, 04:36 PM
^ That is just so many kinds of awesome, J I am at a loss for words. What is our "record" for most dollars raised in a fund raising season? I gather its lookig like we might get close to that tally?

TravelinJack
05-16-2018, 04:53 PM
Excellent :thumbsup:

Randall Flagg
05-17-2018, 05:55 AM
^ That is just so many kinds of awesome, J I am at a loss for words. What is our "record" for most dollars raised in a fund raising season? I gather its lookig like we might get close to that tally?
$17219.19 in 2015. I think that will be tough to match or exceed, but we have a shot at $15K.

Merlin1958
05-17-2018, 07:46 AM
^ That is just so many kinds of awesome, J I am at a loss for words. What is our "record" for most dollars raised in a fund raising season? I gather its lookig like we might get close to that tally?
$17219.19 in 2015. I think that will be tough to match or exceed, but we have a shot at $15K.

Yeah, I thought our best number might be a bit out of reach, but hey $15k would be more than respectable. Heck, where we are so far is impressive!!! Great job, folks!!!!

lotuz
05-17-2018, 07:53 AM
Just got my last minute donation in! Thanks for making this possible - it's such a great cause.

lotuz
05-17-2018, 07:58 AM
If you are on the fence about donating to the fundraiser, or hesitant about the amount, here's some incentive (for one person at least):

http://www.thedarktower.org/palaver/showthread.php?6468-Collectible-Classifieds-Primarily-for-Stephen-King-Items&p=1109121&viewfull=1#post1109121

Merlin1958
05-17-2018, 08:05 AM
If you are on the fence about donating to the fundraiser, or hesitant about the amount, here's some incentive (for one person at least):

http://www.thedarktower.org/palaver/showthread.php?6468-Collectible-Classifieds-Primarily-for-Stephen-King-Items&p=1109121&viewfull=1#post1109121

Very cool!!!!!

Cook
05-17-2018, 03:25 PM
Jerome,
Did my donation go thru ???
(It was glitchy, had to repeat twice)



Currently at $13K with several auctions ending over the next few days!

Randall Flagg
05-17-2018, 04:29 PM
Jerome,
Did my donation go thru ???
(It was glitchy, had to repeat twice)



Currently at $13K with several auctions ending over the next few days!
Received a donation from you on 5/16/2018.
Do you want me to publicly reveal the amount?


J

Merlin1958
05-17-2018, 05:16 PM
Jerome,
Did my donation go thru ???
(It was glitchy, had to repeat twice)



Currently at $13K with several auctions ending over the next few days!

Whatever the amount, thanks for chipping in, dude!!! :clap::clap::clap:


Get those last minute donations in now folks and get your associated entries into the Grand Prize Drawing, which is just around the corner!!!!!

Remember, this year the winner will be able to select a book from his/her own private collection for inscription!!!! Something we have never done before and will likely never do again!!! So, don't miss out!!!

Cook
05-18-2018, 04:58 AM
Jerome,
Did my donation go thru ???
(It was glitchy, had to repeat twice)



Currently at $13K with several auctions ending over the next few days!
Received a donation from you on 5/16/2018.
Do you want me to publicly reveal the amount?


J

Just sent you a text

Randall Flagg
05-18-2018, 07:42 AM
$13,600!


Reminder; Window for personal donations closes tomorrow (5/19/2018) at 9PM PDT

Lurker
05-18-2018, 12:32 PM
Between hurricane bills and medical bills I was going to skip this year but since two books sold in a couple of days -ok.

Randall Flagg
05-19-2018, 06:14 AM
$14,400!

dnemec
05-19-2018, 08:06 AM
Threw in a bit more. Last day!!!!!!!!!!!!

Merlin1958
05-19-2018, 09:11 AM
$14,400!



:rock::rock::rock::rock::rock:

firemonkey66
05-19-2018, 10:20 AM
$14,400!

+150:)

Randall Flagg
05-19-2018, 02:15 PM
$14,800!

Father Cody
05-19-2018, 02:22 PM
Was there ever a new goal set since the original one was obliterated?

Randall Flagg
05-19-2018, 03:47 PM
Was there ever a new goal set since the original one was obliterated?
No

Randall Flagg
05-20-2018, 06:43 AM
$15,300 with 3 auctions to go!

firemonkey66
05-20-2018, 07:23 AM
Wow, congrats on a great result!

becca69
05-20-2018, 09:13 AM
Awesome!

Merlin1958
05-20-2018, 09:20 AM
:clap::clap::clap::clap::clap:

ICry4Oy
05-20-2018, 11:59 AM
Sweet! Going out with a bang!!!!!

Randall Flagg
05-20-2018, 12:22 PM
I'm going conservative as one recent auction hasn't been paid for, nor the actual shipping determined (so I estimated the net from the auction), but we are at.........




$16,000!!


When it's all said and done, this will likely be our second greatest fundraiser (as determined by total raised) ever, and has a very small chance of being the best ($17,219.19)

Merlin1958
05-20-2018, 12:28 PM
:panic::panic::panic:

TravelinJack
05-20-2018, 01:32 PM
This is so great!

Patrick
05-21-2018, 10:08 PM
Amazing!

shaq
05-21-2018, 11:32 PM
Fantastic. Congratulations. This shows how amazing this site is. Well done RF and all.

Merlin1958
05-21-2018, 11:45 PM
Fantastic. Congratulations. This shows how amazing this site is. Well done RF and all.

It sure is and you folks have proved it year in and year out!!! There just aren't any other online communities quite like this one!!!!



Plus, Jerome and I are some Funky Fundraising Fuckers if I do say so myself!!!! lol lol lol

Oreo713
05-22-2018, 05:05 AM
Congratulations on a job well done!

Randall Flagg
05-22-2018, 08:00 AM
Still to be finalized, but we are looking at ~$16,750!!!!

Randall Flagg
05-22-2018, 08:00 AM
That would be our second highest amount ever raised.

Ben Staad
05-22-2018, 03:09 PM
That is awesome. I appreciate the hard work that I am sure goes into this every year. A job well done to everyone involved.

Randall Flagg
05-22-2018, 03:15 PM
The wife and I are on vacation for a couple of days.
AFAIK, everything has been shipped. When I return, I'll get the entries together, hoping BJF from Cemetery Dance will conduct the drawing.
If all goes well, the winner will be announced in early June.

The winner will have 10 days...if USA to get the book to me. International winner would be allowed 14 days.
Insurance if desired is incumbent upon the sender

sentinel
05-22-2018, 05:03 PM
Great job Jerome!

Randall Flagg
05-22-2018, 05:54 PM
I'd love to take all of the credit...So I will. Incredibly brief acceptance speech: I could not have done this without myself. I dedicate this award to myself.


P.S. There is only one "I" in Bill, but none in Jerome, Randall, or Flagg




Last chance to comprehend I'm making lame attempt at being funny.

Merlin1958
05-22-2018, 06:52 PM
:crow burp:

Br!an
05-23-2018, 02:14 PM
:crow burp:

More like...

http://www.thedarktower.org/gallery/data/500/crow_burp_long.gif

Randall Flagg
05-24-2018, 02:41 PM
Brian James Freeman has agreed to do the drawing. I'm doing everything I can to have the entry tickets to Brian on Wednesday (5/30) or Thursday (5/31) with an announcement of the winner on or before Friday.




Just thought about it, since I'm going to Vegas on 5/31, maybe I should have Shannon's (my) daughter do the drawing...

Merlin1958
05-24-2018, 02:48 PM
Brian James Freeman has agreed to do the drawing. I'm doing everything I can to have the entry tickets to Brian on Wednesday (5/30) or Thursday (5/31) with an announcement of the winner on or before Friday.




Just thought about it, since I'm going to Vegas on 5/31, maybe I should have Shannon's (my) daughter do the drawing...

IDK, J she seemed a tad biased in that video. lol lol

Randall Flagg
05-24-2018, 02:50 PM
Biased against you, or her daddy...


Don't worry, I'm ineligible to win.

Merlin1958
05-24-2018, 02:57 PM
Biased against you, or her daddy...


Don't worry, I'm ineligible to win.

If someone's name other than mine is drawn then the thing is rigged!!! lol j/k lol

Shannon
05-24-2018, 08:12 PM
DNA test came back, she's the mailman's

Brian861
05-25-2018, 03:53 PM
Brian James Freeman has agreed to do the drawing. I'm doing everything I can to have the entry tickets to Brian on Wednesday (5/30) or Thursday (5/31) with an announcement of the winner on or before Friday.




Just thought about it, since I'm going to Vegas on 5/31, maybe I should have Shannon's (my) daughter do the drawing...

That'd be awesome!

Merlin1958
05-25-2018, 05:25 PM
Well, the end of another fundraiser and purportedly our last and I would like to thank everyone that participated. Either you donated books, bid on auctions, helped promote or, just threw into the widget. No contribution was too small or too big. It takes all of us in this unique community to make the fundraiser successful year in and year out. So, feel free to pat yourselves on the back as we posted a near record tally this, our final year!!!!!



Thank You Everyone!!!!!









Now begs the question, what the fuck am I gonna do with myself around hear now????? lol lol lol At least, Jerome has a job!!!! lol lol lol

Randall Flagg
05-26-2018, 10:57 AM
Finalizing the entries now. FYI, there are less than 100 unique individuals and less than 750 entries in the drawing. VERY likely the winner will be someone we all know from the board.


I'll be posting a separate thread with rules and procedures for the winner to submit their Stephen King book for an inscription.

George at C-Springs
05-26-2018, 11:43 PM
Heh heh Ö he called us unique. But we're SPECIAL.

Merlin1958
05-27-2018, 04:41 PM
Heh heh Ö he called us unique. But we're SPECIAL.

And some, such as yourself Georgie, are MORE special than others!!!!! LOL Let's get you some of your favorite candy and a "special seat" so you can watch the drawing and not get too excited!!! lol j/k lol

TravelinJack
05-27-2018, 05:13 PM
Good luck to all entered!

webstar1000
05-28-2018, 04:43 AM
Good luck to all entered!

I agree! Good luck to all!

becca69
05-28-2018, 05:45 PM
Congrats to everyone who made this fundraiser such a huge success!

peripheral
05-28-2018, 05:55 PM
What an amazing total - congratulations to everyone's contributions for this great cause, and especially to RF for spearheading this fundraiser...

Merlin1958
05-29-2018, 05:04 PM
So, the Grand Prize drawing sometime this week? :sharepopcorn:

Move over all you poor sod's, this is finally my year to win!!!!!! :wtf:

Lot guy
05-29-2018, 07:39 PM
So, the Grand Prize drawing sometime this week? :sharepopcorn:

Move over all you poor sod's, this is finally my year to win!!!!!! :wtf:
I hope you do Buddy!!!!

George at C-Springs
05-29-2018, 08:23 PM
Yeah, I'd clap for you Bill!

MikeDuke
05-30-2018, 05:51 AM
Wow, that's a very nice amount. Good luck to everybody.

becca69
05-30-2018, 03:41 PM
I want to say thank you to everyone again. I feel extremely lucky to be a part of the best website/forum on the interwebzzzzzzz and stuff.

Merlin1958
05-30-2018, 04:19 PM
I want to say thank you to everyone again. I feel extremely lucky to be a part of the best website/forum on the interwebzzzzzzz and stuff.

:clap::clap::clap::clap::clap:

Lot guy
05-30-2018, 05:47 PM
CONGRATS Becca, VERY HAPPY for you!!!!

Randall Flagg
06-04-2018, 11:18 AM
I mailed off two checks today. Each is for $5,000.19 and made out to Shriner's Children Hospitals. One is designated for the Springfield, Ma hospital, and the other for the Sacramento, Ca hospital.
Once I have all of the acknowledgement letters, I'll post them in a dedicated thread.
For the year we have donated:




$5,000.19 to the Bangor Public Library
$1,000 to the Sarasota Library foundation in the name of TheDarkTower.org
$1,000 to the Sarasota Library Foundation in appreciation of Don Maitz
$5000.19 to the Springfield, MA Shriner's Children's Hospital
$5000.19 to the Sacramento, Ca Shriner's Children Hospital



Thanks to everyone who has helped make this a fabulous fundraising year!

Ari_Racing
06-04-2018, 11:20 AM
Congratulations everyone involved! :)

Merlin1958
06-04-2018, 12:18 PM
I mailed off two checks today. Each is for $5,000.19 and made out to Shriner's Children Hospitals. One is designated for the Springfield, Ma hospital, and the other for the Sacramento, Ca hospital.
Once I have all of the acknowledgement letters, I'll post them in a dedicated thread.
For the year we have donated:




$5,000.19 to the Bangor Public Library
$1,000 to the Sarasota Library foundation in the name of TheDarkTower.org
$1,000 to the Sarasota Library Foundation in appreciation of Don Maitz
$5000.19 to the Springfield, MA Shriner's Children's Hospital
$5000.19 to the Sacramento, Ca Shriner's Children Hospital



Thanks to everyone who has helped make this a fabulous fundraising year!


:clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::c lap::clap:

becca69
06-04-2018, 12:57 PM
That's terrific that the fundraiser could help so many worthy causes!