Season for Giving

I hope you all had & are still having a fabulous Holiday season. They say that these couple months are the season for giving. I like to think we can do better than that! Why stop at December when you can keep spreading cheer after the new year. How? Thank you for asking, I've got a great idea on how you can help.

DnDMelt's Celebrity Charity Dungeons and Dragons Event!

When: January 28, 2012.
Time: 1-6 pm
Where: (online)
Charity: Reach out and Read Los Angeles

Http:// @ReadTogether

I'm Hosting a 4 table Celebrity gaming event at Meltdown Comics. Each table, with up to 6 players per table, will be running the same adventure written by Celebrity Writer Keith Baker (creator of Eberron, who will also be DMing one of the 4 tables.)

The fundraising part of this event starts from the comfort of your own home, online at We're working with to bring to you, wherever in the world you are, Pay Per View access to each table. With a minimum payment of $1 you can watch how one table of creatives solves this adventure. Don't limit yourself to one group, watch all 4 tables! But that's not all, you'll be able to purchase the adventure as a PDF for $5 to play with your own group of gamers!

The proceeds will then be announced the following Monday (allowing all who wish to continue to donate through the weekend to do so) and presented to Reach Out and Read.

What exactly is Reach Out and Read?

Reach Out and Read Is an evidence-based nonprofit organization that promotes early literacy and school readiness in pediatric exam rooms nationwide by giving new books to children and advice to parents about the importance of reading aloud.

Visit Http:// for more info or chat with them directly on Twitter @ReadTogether

Help us spread the word about January 28th 2012. Tell all your friends to tell all their friends to tell all their friends. Share it with your gaming groups and podcast buddies and anyone you think might want to spread a little cheer this new year. $1 can go a long way. If 100 people donate a minimum of $1, that's $100 worth of books to be given away. If 100 people donate $5, $10, $20...$30... I think you know where I'm going with this. We can buy a lot of books to give away to hundreds of kids! The more money we raise the more lives we can touch.

Here's why I chose this specific Charity:
My grandma used to read to me when I was little. Some of my earliest memories were of her reading to me and creating stories for me. She would write up these amazing fantasy stories with princesses, dragons and unicorns and I would draw pictures of them all. When I draw or play Dungeons and Dragons I get that same feeling of elation. But that's not all, her reading to me got me interested in reading. I absorbed all the fantasy novels I could find. By the time I was in second grade I was reading at a 4th grade level. A few years later I was public speaking comfortably and able to read and comprehend everything I read, getting Straight A's almost all the way through my school years. Reading is an essential part of my life and I want to share the importance of it with others.

Here's a couple photos from the first event we threw last year at Meltdown Comics:

Brian McCarty, Satine, Keith, Jason Charles Miller, John Zuur Platten

Todd Bringewatt, George Rockwell, David Nett & Satine

Satine & Connie from "I Hit it With My Axe"