To those of you going to the Stargate convention in Chicago, I’m sad to announce that we will not be able to hold our planned fundraiser this year. For those of you that attended last year, you’re aware that we paid out of our own pockets for everything so 100% of the profits went to Sanctuary for Kids. We had planned on doing the same this year but The Westin is looking for almost 4 times as much as we paid last year. We tried to look into surrounding businesses as well as looking at ideas to raise the money to rent the room. What it comes down to is The Westin wants more to rent a room for our fundraiser then we usually raise (the exception being last year). So we regretfully announce that we’ve cancelled our plans for Chicago. On the bright side, we still retain permission from certain parties regarding what we had planned. We have a lot of ideas, so we’ll be seeing you guys again.
If you’ve been keeping up with Killjoys then next week should be extra special for you and if you haven’t been watching, why not? I’m a little bummed that the teaser for 1.07 didn’t show Amanda but that’s okay, we have episode stills. The promo for next week is below, as well as, a link to the episode stills and a description of the episode.
1.07 Kiss, Kiss, Bye Bye
Attempts to uncover the mystery behind D’avin’s missing memories sees the Killjoys making their way to an underground black market which triggers a shocking incident that will haunt the team.
AT Online finally has a new layout thanks to the ever talented Courtney. The last one was up since the site turned five in 2013 so I figured it was time for something different. The main site, gallery and video archive will all have matching layouts. The gallery and main site have already been changed and the video archive will be in the next couple of days. I’ve changed a few things around, updated the con list, etc. Let me know if you run into any problems or see something I missed.
The last fundraiser we did was held the last night of the Stargate Chicago Con in August and combined with the online portion, raised an amazing amount of money for Sanctuary for Kids. This was in large part due to Paula’s generous donation of props for an auction. A few of you might be aware that the reason we decided to do a live in-person event was that it was suppose to be the last Stargate convention. Obviously that wasn’t the case as there’s going to be another one this year. We were very much on the fence about attending again but with the recent announcement that Amanda was booked as a guest, I can’t even begin to tell you how quickly two tickets were bought. This of course led to a bunch of hemming and hawing about another event. Do we? Don’t we? What if no one shows up? Pretty much everything that went through our minds last time. The only thing we have on our side (besides you guys) is that this won’t be our first time anymore. We learned a lot last time, including the fact that the auction of props is what made it such a huge success. That being said, I’m going to be completely honest. We’ve decided that we’d hold another fundraiser like last year if we could collect some props to auction off. They don’t have to be Stargate/Amanda related, in fact the item which caused the biggest bidding war (and resulted in me having to watch Farscape) was a picture autographed by the entire cast of Farscape. If anyone has anything they’d like to donate as an auction item, we’d be eternally grateful. You have a few months to think about it but know that if you do decide you have anything you’d like to donate (whether you’re attending or not) we’d make sure that it wouldn’t go for anything less than what you think it should.
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