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 Post subject: fundraiser for Japan - 5/10 7pm
PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 12:51 pm 
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Come out for a night of fun and food to benefit the people and animals affected by the disaster in Japan!

This event is still a work in progress so save the date and stay tuned for more info!

We'll have two floors of entertainment featuring:

Oscar-nominated Japanese film Kwaidan
A special presentation by chef Terry Hope Romero
Live music by Gretchen Witt (and more!)
Tunes by Dj3dg
Raffles with fabulous prizes
Food from V-Spot, Terri (and more!)

All proceeds will go to Japan Earthquake Animal Rescue and Support and Americares!

Exact lineup, ticketing info and more coming soon!

RSVP here: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=203384849693074

http://japanearthquakeanimalrelief.chip ... d-support/
http://www.americares.org/
http://veganlatina.com/
http://www.gretchenwitt.com/
http://www.spreadvegan.com/
http://www.terrinyc.com/

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 Post subject: Re: Some kind of fundraiser for Japan?
PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 1:35 pm 
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Maybe a yoga class or movie screening?


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 1:47 pm 
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Dance party! Vegan sushi eating contest!


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 Post subject: Re: Some kind of fundraiser for Japan?
PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 1:49 pm 
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Anime screening...with a bakesale thrown in for good measure?


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 Post subject: Re: Some kind of fundraiser for Japan?
PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 2:28 pm 
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Hrm. A movie or anime screening where we sell refreshments and have a table where people can buy a piece of paper and crane instructions for a few bucks?


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 Post subject: Re: Some kind of fundraiser for Japan?
PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 3:26 pm 
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Terry wrote:
Anime screening...with a bakesale thrown in for good measure?

taking this idea... an anime screening with a sushi sale (people can make sushi instead of baked goods)? people can eat sushi all day and watch movies? i'd go to that.

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 Post subject: Re: Some kind of fundraiser for Japan?
PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 4:09 pm 
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We can have sweet and savory refreshments. Sushi, mochi, stuff like this: http://steamykitchen.com/13791-sushi-ca ... cakes.html

I'm wondering if anime might be too niche to get a decent turnout. If we make it a whole day thing, maybe we can mix it up with stuff like Ringu or martial arts films?

Back in 2004, one of my friends coordinated an event he called "Tsunami Tsunday". It was a marathon screening of all the LotR extended editions in an auditorium at NYU. It was pay what you wish and people came and went since no one could sit still through all that. They also sold refreshments. Maybe we can do something similar?


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 Post subject: Re: Some kind of fundraiser for Japan?
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i like the idea of mixing up the films.

i think it could be really fun!

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 Post subject: Re: Some kind of fundraiser for Japan?
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If I don't hear from my friend about NYU by tomorrow (I only know how to get in there via the AR club and I don't think this qualifies), I'm going to try contacting some regular venues like Littlefield, Union Hall and the Bell House. They all do occasional free events, so I think they may be OK with making money just on the bar. And I'm pretty sure the Bell House did a benefit for Haiti last year, so I think they may be open to this kind of thing.

It'd be great if I could tell them specifically what movie(s) we'd like to show. What are your thoughts?

I also just reached out to my friend who works anime conventions to find out how to get permission to charge to show other people's work.

And who should we raise money for? I'm thinking Doctors Without Borders and an animal rescue group. What do you all think? Here's a list of animal groups: http://consciouscat.net/2011/03/12/help ... -in-japan/


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2011 2:08 pm 
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Someone on Facebook suggested these dudes for animal rescue: http://japanearthquakeanimalrelief.chip ... nd-support

So how does Doctors Without Borders + Japan Earthquake Animal Rescue and Support sound to everyone?


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 Post subject: Re: Some kind of fundraiser for Japan?
PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2011 2:18 pm 
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for films: miyazaki and kurosawa, for sure - doesn't really matter what from either of them
akira
godzilla
tetsuo: the iron man
tokyo gore police was fun
a lot of people like the machine girl, but i couldn't get into it
tokyo drifter
branded to kill
grave of the fireflies

i will try to think of more.

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 Post subject: Re: Some kind of fundraiser for Japan?
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Cool. My friend is trying to put me in contact with a company that holds licenses for loads of Japanese movies (anime and live action). He thinks there's a good chance they'll give us the license for the event, but we'll obviously be limited to their catalog.


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Sounds good to me!


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I could do a sushi making demo too! Anything to bring the kids in.


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That'd be totally rad!


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 Post subject: Re: Some kind of fundraiser for Japan?
PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2011 11:01 am 
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I just emailed the licensing people. I'll see what they have to say before reaching out to venues (which would probably be pointless today anyway).

ETA: They already replied. They can provide the films but need more details. Woo!


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2011 12:13 pm 
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Also: Do we want to try soliciting donations for a raffle?


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i'm good at raffles! but i have no idea who i would contact for vegan japanese stuff. if someone wants to send me companies and whatnot, i'd be happy to send out emails and stuff.

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of course, the raffles don't have to be thematic or whatever. either way, i'm good at getting people to send me their stuff. do we have a date? that might be the only issue. i know a lot of people want weeks and week to get stuff sent out. but maybe the nyc people can go solicit places on foot.

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Yeah, I don't think it'd have to be themey, just awesome. Or relatively cool at the very least.


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 Post subject: Re: Some kind of fundraiser for Japan?
PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2011 5:47 pm 
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Hi --

This is Chris. I'm a friend of Dayna's who migrated from the Facebook thread, where planning had also been going on. What movies are available in the catalog?

For the raffle, maybe we can get a comic book store to donate some Japanese manga? Or maybe, since the people most interested in the event would be Japanese film affectionados, some Japanese movie DVDs?


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What a brilliant idea! Count me in for any help I can offer <3

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2011 8:23 pm 
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Yay Tofulish!

Chris thats a great idea. I have a pretty good relationship with Midtown Comicssince I'm in there every Wednesday, so I'll ask next week (or sooner, if this starts moving quickly).

I'm waiting for the guy to get back to me about the best way to access the catalog, but the name of the company is Media Blasters, if anyone wants to take a look.


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