I've been told I don't mention The Tavern's LiveStreams often enough on the blog side to remind folks, but this time I'm going to recommend something other than The Tavern's Weekly Friday Night Livestream - I'm strongly recommending that you check out the Goodman Games Twitch Channel this Friday Night at 8 PM Eastern. Jim Kitchen will be hosting a charity auction for Aaron Koel.
Here's Jim's post from Facebook regarding the auction:
A friend of mine, Aaron Koelman, is currently fighting a battle with Stage IV Pancreatic Cancer. Aaron's spent most of the last year undergoing grueling chemotherapy sessions and doing his best to win a battle that has some pretty steep odds.
Aaron's a single dad to an amazing little boy. His son means everything and when Aaron revealed his cancer to me in March one of the things we talked about was fatherhood, particularly in his current circumstances.
Aaron is trying to put together a college fund for his son. To help with that effort I've organized a charity auction next week on Friday. It will be a virtual auction on Twitch. Joseph Goodman has been kind enough to donate the space on his companies channel. (As well as some pretty amazing things!)
We will have a lot of RPG items, original art and some great and unique items. I am still working on collating donations but here's a list of fine people who have already donated:
- Michael Badolato /NTRPG
- Julian Bernick
- Hector Cruz
- Jen Brinkman & Bob Brinkman
- David Baity
- Joseph Goodman
- Jon Hershberger
- Kenneth Kessenger
- Jim Kitchen
- Doug Kovacs
- Ian McGarty
- Peter Mullen
- Erol Otus
- James Pozenel
- Yorkus Rex
- James Michael Spahn
- Dak J. Ultimak
- Loz The-Eye
If I have somehow missed you please send me an email, PM or smoke signal. Work has had me extremely busy and I worry I have missed something somewhere.
If you have zero interest in RPG's or original artwork then you can still help. Donations can be made via Jon Hershberger's company Black Blade Publishing. Donations can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org via Paypal.
100% of all monies raised are going directly to Aaron. Winners of auction items will be pay shipping charges but no handling fees or premiums.
If you can skip a few coffees or a lunch for a week please know that it would mean a great deal to me. Aaron is a dear friend.
I'd like to add, that if you make a donation for the College Fund via Paypal via Black Blade Publishing at email@example.com, The Tavern will match the first $250 raised by this community. Simply comment below with how much you donated, or email me at tenkarsDOTtavern at that gmail thing.
I had Jim Kitchen as a special guest on the Tavern's YouTube Channel earlier today to discuss Friday's auction, complete with pictures of donated auction items. Link below:
You can catch the daily Tavern Chat vidcast on YouTube - Tenkar