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Ways to help victims of Hurricane Harvey

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Ways to help victims of Hurricane Harvey

We wanted to take a moment to point people towards sites where you can donate money to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. Even a little bit helps, the situation is catastrophic right now and anything you can do would be amazing. CNN and publicgood.com have a list of 18 charities that have been verified as legit (watch out for scam donation sites) and you can find that here, or there’s a list below:

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Binary System Fan Art Gallery – 2016 Tributes

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Binary System Fan Art Gallery – 2016 Tributes

Obviously, 2016 was a tough year in terms of losing celebrities we love. And if you know anything about Binary System, you know we love a good piece of fan art, especially the ones that kick us right in the feels.

This collection is just a tiny portion of the art that pays tribute to a tiny portion of the well-known people who passed away. There’s no way that we can get everybody, but if you have a bit of memorial fan art you’ve found (or made!) please send it over so we can add it.

And geez, cross your fingers that we don’t have anybody else to add to the list in the next three days.

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Comic book bundles to benefit Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and Saved Whiskers Animal Rescue

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Comic book bundles to benefit Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and Saved Whiskers Animal Rescue

Dynamite Entertainment is once again teaming up with StoryBundle, the literature bundling site known for its support of indie authors, to host an all-new comic book and graphic novel promotion hosting over 2,500 pages of horror and fantasy-inspired stories.

The “Pay What You Want” model lets readers pay as little as $5, with a portion of the proceeds contributed to two very important charitable organizations: the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and Saved Whiskers Animal Rescue. The more given, the more they receive, and bonus comics are unlocked at the $15 and $20 thresholds. But the promotion only lasts through Thursday, December 31, 2015.
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Two Geeks and a Podcast #Fourteen – The Geeky-Couples Game

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Two Geeks and a Podcast #Fourteen – The Geeky-Couples Game

This week Anthony and Ashley are taking the Newlywed Game and putting a geeky spin on it. Together they’ll answer 24 questions about each other and see if they’re still a couple when they’re done. Spoilers, everything turns out fine. Listen in and find out how much and how little the adorable geeky duo know about each other.

But before the fun beings Anthony and Ashley talk about their night out at the Dress 4 Breasts Charity Fundraiser, hosted by Anthony. Check out their Facebook Page for photos of guys in dresses to support the fight against breast cancer. That’s not all though, Ashley gets fired up over the price hike for Disney’s Annual Passports. Find out what it costs to enjoy the Magical Kingdom these days.

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Build your Karma with “Indie Games for Good Marathon”

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Build your Karma with “Indie Games for Good Marathon”

The holiday season is arriving shortly, and as any normal holiday-loving person would do, I’ve started plotting ways to rack up my karma in time for Christmas.  That’s right, Calvin has nothing on me.

I know what you’re thinking: preparing for the holiday season this early triggers vivid flashbacks to Christmas decorations filling the department stores a full two months before the actual event.  What is wrong with you?

The cause for this early karma collecting spree, however, is neither tacky nor irritating, but an inspiring endeavor to help children in hospitals find solace through the ever-loved medium of video games.  Indie Games for Good is hosting an indie gaming marathon and they’re accepting donations towards Penny Arcade’s very own Child’s Play.  So be like the greedy karma-grabbing brat I am and donate to a good cause (and enjoy some indie gaming comedy gold, of course).

Interested?

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Level Up: Why I am Doing This.

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Level Up: Why I am Doing This.

I made something. You should go buy it. Let me tell you why.  Many ask me what I plan to do with the money. I want to make my dreams happen, travel to more places, try some new foods, not worry about bills, but — most importantly — I want to make the world more fantastic.

I could build an empire of nerdy and geeky pillows, blankets, and other things I wish to make for profit. (This is kinda the point of business.) I want to go one step farther: I want to build fantastic products that give people warm fuzzies on the outside and the inside. Charity work has always been important to me; I’ve been part of a giving club from the time I have had a real first pay check to now. I think that we need to give; this world isn’t limited to what we need and want, but what we can give and create.

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Anime Expo’s Charity Auction to Benefit Japanese Disaster Relief

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Anime Expo’s Charity Auction to Benefit Japanese Disaster Relief

Each year, tens of thousands of anime fans gather in Los Angeles for Anime Expo (AX), America’s largest anime convention.  This year, it is held July 1 -4. And, each year, the convention staff holds an auction, in which attendees can bid on items donated by sponsors and industry professionals.  All proceeds go to a charity chosen before the event.

This year, given the tragedies that recently struck Japan, Anime Expo announced that it will donate proceeds from the auction to the Japanese Red Cross Society, a cause that is both worthy and fitting, given the nature of the convention. As Marc Perez, chairman and CEO of the SPJA, put it: “While news of the disaster may start to recede from the headlines by July, we know it will still be top-of-mind for anime fans who have a heartfelt connection with the people of Japan.”

The SPJA, or the Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation, is the non-profit organization that created and produces Anime Expo. You can visit www.spja.org for more information on the organization and its mission, or www.anime-expo.org for more information on Anime Expo and its charity auction.

Extra Life 2010: A Sarcastic Gamer Community Charity Event

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Extra Life 2010: A Sarcastic Gamer Community Charity Event

I heard about this awesome charity event and I wanted to spread the word about it. So for the details: this is for gamers, and it’s sort of like a gaming marathon. Well, if I didn’t know any better, I would say that it were a marathon. You have to find at least four sponsors who will donate a minimum of $1.00 per hour for every hour that you play video games. The money goes toward your local area hospital. We are aiming for a full 24 hours here, so stock up on those energy drinks! The best thing is that it’s for charity! I mean, what gamer wouldn’t want to game for 24 hours? Not to mention that the money is going to a good cause. The start date is October 16, 2010 at 8:00 am.  Check out more of the details after the break!

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