Comic Con Fund Raising

After the Westboro Baptist Church announced that they would spend about 45 minutes picketing the San Diego Comic Con on July 22, Phelps-a-thon, a group which using Westboro’s appearances to raise money for various organizations, decided to use the event as a fund raiser. They are asking people to pledge donations based on the length of time the Westboro picket lasts, with the funds raised to go to the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and the Hero Initiative. A thank you note will be sent to Westboro following the event to let them know how much money their activities raised.

This item has been corrected regarding sponsorship of the fund-raising event.

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Strange Horizons Fund Drive

On-line zine Strange Horizons has announced its 2009 Fund Drive. They hope to raise $7,000 during the month of August to help pay for the costs of running the magazine. Everyone who donates will be entered into a raffle to receive on of several prizes. Strange Horizons is a 501(c)3 organization, which means that donations are tax-deductable.

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