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Gabe / on Fri, Nov 10 2006 at 11:18 am

Child’s Play!

I’ve got some Child’s Play auctions to tell you guys about. Keep in mind that 100% of the proceeds from all these auctions will go directly to the kids.

First up we are auctioning off two tickets to the Guitar Hero II release party courtesy of the awesome people over at Harmonix. It’s essentially a kick ass party in Cambridge with bands from the game and a bunch of the developers.

Next up is something anyone who attended PX this year should be familiar with. It’s the Ball. This one is hard to explain if you weren’t actually there. You can hit the link to the auction and check out a couple YouTube videos from the event. All hail the Ball!

I’ve also put a bunch of original artwork up for auction. These are all pencil sketches on 8.5 by 11 sheets of white printer paper. I don’t actually sell original sketches like this. The only way you can get them is when I do these Charity auctions.

The first one is actually the pencil sketch that became the Beach poster. Now you can own the humble beginnings of what went on to become our most popular poster ever.

This one is the original artwork for the Dr. Raven Darktalon limited edition print. What better way to compliment your print thatn by hanging the original sketch right next to it?

My Gears of War fan art seemed to be pretty popular so I figured someone out there might want to own the original. This is a neat one because you can see that I actually drew a different head on it once I had it imported into Photoshop.

This one is another sketch I had a lot of positive comments about. I’m hoping that will equate to big money for Child’s Play. This is just a sketch of my favorite Star Wars character Boba Fett.

Up last is the original artwork for a strip "Nightmare At Twenty-Thousand Feet". Almost all of the strips start out like this. Here’s your chance to own a pretty cool piece of PA that very few people ever get to see.

Also our friend Pork is auctioning off a very cool card from the WOW CCG. Pork managed to get one of the very rare snap jaw turtle mount cards and he’s donating it to Child’s Play. What a swell guy.

Also you can now purchase tickets for this year’s Child’s Play charity dinner and auction. This is our third year holding this event and honestly I look forward to it every year. Let me tell you about what we’ve got planned for 2006.

The Penny Arcade charity dinner and auction is a swanky fundraising event held once a year in Bellevue Washington. The evening begins Wednesday December 13th at 6:30 pm on the 4th floor of the Meydenbauer center. Hors d’oeuvres and wine will be served while we all get a chance to mingle and check out some silent auction items. At 7:30 the dinner will commence as well as the live auctioned which is hosted by Tycho and I.

You’ll have a few different choices for dinner this year. The full menu can be seen on the official page for the dinner along with more details about the event. Like I said it’s a swanky event so you can’t show up in jeans. Better to look at this as a rare opportunity to really go all out. Tycho and I will be in tuxes because seriously, why the fuck not.

Tickets are $125 per person ($75 of which is tax-deductible). This years we also have the option to purchase an entire table. Maybe you’re a corporation and you’d like to send some people or maybe you just want to treat nine friends to an incredible night. Either way it’s $2,000 for an entire table ($1,500 of which is tax-deductible).

I don’t have any misconceptions about what exactly Penny Arcade is. We’re not making peanuts here of For Better or Worse. I don’t expect I’ll still be drawing the adventures of Gabe and Tycho when I’m seventy. It’s commentary on a community moving so fast that our material from two years ago might as well be ancient history. We try to be topical and entertaining three times a week and we’ll keep doing that as long as you keep reading it. If anything we’ve created here on the interweb will still be around when Tycho and I are old men I hope its Child’s Play. Even if we’re not making Penny Arcade cartoons in thirty years, I still expect to be on stage sometime around December in front of an audience full of gamers hosting the Child’s Play charity dinner and auction.

-Gabe out

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