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Insane Charity Bike Ride UPDATE 4! Nine Days to Go!

HOLY CATS, you guys! We hit $7,500 raised for the Fair Share Coalition, thanks to a hugely generous donation from Joshua Berne. And then we hit $8,500! And now we’re on our way to $9,000!

EDIT WE JUST PASSED $9,000!!! (Sept.6)

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And pledges are still coming in from around the world! And I’m going to be doing the insane sixty-mile charity bike ride with a Duck of Doom on my head AGAIN…but also with two plus tentacles mounted to my helmet, bike, jacket, or whoever they’ll fit.

This is amazing, and I can’t thank you all enough. It’s also much-needed, as overall, the Fair Share CSA Coalition is still 33% away from its fundraising goal. So the army of Dorkness is representing in a strong and powerfully helpful way!

The INSANE SADDLE-BAG OF HOLDING is already bursting, and anybody who pledges to my Insane Charity Bike Ride will get pdfs of:

  • WILD LIFE, THE CARDINAL COLLECTION – Carson the Muskrat’s first comic strip, from my college days.
  • A BRIEF HISTORY OF GAMING – Dork Tower #34
  • DR. BLINK #1 by me, Chris Jones and Melissa Kaercher
  • The Dork Tower LORD OF THE RINGS SPECIAL
  • DORK COVENANT, the first Dork Tower trade paperback, 160 pages of dorky fun!
  • EMBRACE THE SQUEE – the very, very geeky coloring book I created for this ride, last year.
  • SNAPDRAGONS #1 by John Kovalic and Liz Rathke (added August 29)

I hope to have some more pdfs from friends to add next next week – fingers crossed! But with nine days to go until the ride, there’s a chance we’ll come within spitting distance of $10,000 raised and HOLY CATS I’m so proud of you all! I’m seriously gobsmacked. I was worried that we’d make it to $5,000, and there’s a chance we might double that!

And of course anyone pledging $15 or more gets a Munchkin ONE GOOD DEED postcard mailed to them, signed by me, letting them start a game of Munchkin at level 3!

HOW CAN YOU GET ONE OF THESE FINE POSTCARDS? Well, let me tell you...
HOW CAN YOU GET ONE OF THESE FINE POSTCARDS? Well, let me tell you again…

Also, this happened:

Which led to this:

What more could you ask for?

This is a great cause, and the Army of Dorkness is making such an important contribution to it!

Thank you, thank you, thank you – from the bottom of my heart!

John

PS – for those wondering, all the PDFs should be sent to backers the week after the ride. Which is also when I’ll pull together the original Munchkin art for those pledging $200 or more. The postcards will start going out in batches as fast as I can, but with nearly 250 pledgers, these may take a bit of time.

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