In my list of announcements earlier this week, I mentioned I’ll be playing in an Extra Life Ravenloft game to help me raise money for sick kids.
I now have an awesome donations page set up! For as little as $10 you can affect my character. Huzzah! All donations will be fulfilled on Saturday, October 23rd during our fun game.
You do not have to be in attendance to participate; you can watch virtually or donate ahead of time.
Link to Stream: twitch.tv/demiplanerpg
Link to Donate: Monica Valentinelli’s Donation Page on Extra Life
On Saturday, November 7th I’ll be raising money for sick kids by playing Dungeons and Dragons with a stellar group of players that includes Wesley Chu, Brent Weeks, Kevin Hearne, and myself during virtual GameHole Con. Join DM Amy Vorpahl as she runs our group through an amazing three-hour adventure! You can watch our game on Twitch. Just visit: twitch.tv/GameHoleCon at 7:00 p.m. CST on Saturday, November 7th.
If you’re stressed and worried about chipping in, please know there will be a LOT of silliness in our game and opportunities to donate. Here’s my page on ExtraLife if you haven’t already checked it out, too. If you can’t—that’s okay! I hope our game brings you a little joy.
Hope to see you virtually on Saturday!
Hey readers! This is the second year I’m pledging to play games and raise funds for kids at my local children’s hospital. Last year was the first time I played D&D live! For this year’s events, I will be in full costume for the Guiding Light Streaming Game for Extra Life with Satine Phoenix and have obtained a fabulous gnome hat (and new forest friend!) for the D&D Live event with Mike Mearls. For times and dates, please visit my GameHole Con 2019 schedule.
This year, I’ll be filling the shoes of two unique D&D characters. The first character is a brand new concept the fabulous Annie Chen (http://theyarnmission.com) helped me devise. I’ll be playing a wild elven sorceress who’s under the mistaken impression she’s been blessed by the fae. Sporting a single horn, Moondust “Dustie” Sylvanwood thinks she’s a 4,000-year-old magical unicorn. Unfortunately for Dustie, her power comes from an infernal source–a mysterious demon who she has yet to encounter. Her past shrouded in mystery, Dustie is convinced her magic is destined to help her party members be the heroes they were meant to be.
The second character debuted last year. I’ll be stepping back into the role of A. Happy “Hap” Gnome with a new forest friend–a hedgehog named Maze! The hedge, Maze, and Hap are bound to embark on hilarious adventures with a new crew!
For more information and to see my pledged rewards, visit: Monica Valentinelli’s 2019 ExtraLife Campaign page.
I am happy to announce that I will be participating in an “Ask You Anything” on Reddit to support awareness for Pat Rothfuss’s Worldbuilders charity fundraiser on Tuesday, November 29th.
What is the Worldbuilders mission?
From the website: “Worldbuilders is a charity founded by author Pat Rothfuss in order to use the collective power of readers, fellow authors and book lovers to make the world a better place. During the Worldbuilders fundraiser, Pat blogs about the cool book donations we receive from authors and publishers (and all the other cool swag from artists, webcomics, etc.) Everyone who donates to Heifer International through our Team Heifer page is eligible to receive one or more of those cool books and swag at the end of the fundraiser.”
Although I am only participating on Tuesday, this event will take place each day from Monday, November 28th through Friday, December 2nd and will include several other authors, artists, editors, and publishers. It will be hosted by the r/Fantasy community over at www.reddit.com/r/fantasy to support awareness of Worldbuilders. Hop on over each day and see what questions we have to ask you. Then, let’s kick some ass and raise some funds for an awesome charity!
My friend Kerrie Hughes linked to an article about LuminAID on Facebook the other day. I checked into this further, and the solar-powered light has a cool story behind it.
The LuminAID solar light was designed to fulfill the basic need for light in post-natural disaster situations shortly after the January 2010 earthquake in Haiti. When thinking about what we could design to make a difference, we decided to focus on affordable, renewable light because it had the potential to greatly improve the comfort, safety, and survival of disaster victims. — SOURCE: LuminAID.com
The light is available to buy or donate. For less than $30 you can get one and give one. I love the fact that the light weighs less than four ounces, is totally packable, and solves a basic need. Science is cool.
Mood: It’s PI DAY!!!
Caffeinated Beverages Consumed: Yep, soda is a problem. Very clearly.
Work-Out Minutes Logged Yesterday: I hang my head in shame. Diet’s going well though!
In My Ears: Not one, but TWO fish tanks.
Game Last Played: Tetris
Book Last Read: A huge pile o’ reference books.
Movie Last Viewed: Push
Latest Artistic Project: National Craft Month
Latest Fiction/Comic Release: Last
Man Zombie Standing
Latest Game Release: Freedom Flyer
What I’m Working On: Primarily tie-in games work and novels.