On May 26th at 1pm, a couple friends, my Wife and I will begin a 24 hour marathon of playing the video game Borderlands to raise money for the Childs Play Charity.
"A game industry charity dedicated to improving the lives of children with toys and games in our network of over 70 hospitals worldwide."- about Child's PlayThe entire event will be broadcast online, hosted by more friends and volunteers. We'll have a chat room set up so that everyone can join in with the fun as well.
How to Help Out
Of course we're also taking direct donations if you just want to give a set amount.
You can also donate stuff for us to auction off during the event. (Such as geeky or gaming related products or crafts) Or if you'd rather, you can help support the event to cover some of our expenses. (Contact us to work out details)
If you're a business or organization, we have a page dedicated to providing credit for our Sponsors. We're just getting rolling, so help us fill that site up!
If you live in the Kitchener-Waterloo area of Ontario, Canada, then feel free to Email us about volunteering during the event.
All donations and auction winnings are being accepted using the ChipIn widget, so money goes directly to the charity without going through us.
You can also help out by advertising the event. Anything helps... a post on your site, a small banner, big banner... we appreciate it all. Winding up to the event, we'll all be posting various updates on the Headshots site as well as organizational info that might give others insight in to putting on their own events.
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A BIG thanks goes out to the guys and gals at MiniWarGaming, who have agreed to sponsor us! This is an awesome crew who have an online store with a wide variety of miniatures and resources (When TheWife bought my Hordebloods from them, they actually included free surprise candy) and they've also got a huge amount of videos full of battle reports, tutorials and other useful info. On a personal note, it was getting involved in their very positive forum that sparked the bug which led to me launching Wargaming Tradecraft in the first place.
They've provided the figures, so here's the plan:
The first four will be themed after the Borderlands player characters, and then time permitting I'll paint Moxxi and a young Marcus. Artistically, I'm going to try to bring that cell-shaded look to 3D figures and I'm aiming to magnetize them to be usable on their normal bases, and some larger ones for display purposes. You'll be able to watch these miniatures unfold both here and on the Headshots website.
The miniatures themselves are from Privateer Press, and I chose them because they resemble the characters quite well. There will still be a little sculpting and modding to make them look closer, but not too much. The Mordecai character may be modelled on the Vindicare Assassin from Games Workshop, we'll see.
For those interested, these are the miniatures:
Please note, that I and the Headshots team are not affiliated with 2K Games, Gearbox Games, or the Borderlands franchise.