I'm sure you've all heard the terrible news coming out of Japan.
It is, of course, a crisis we have been following with heavy hearts here at Anime Detour, and all of our heartfelt good wishes and prayers go out to the Japanese people in their time of need.
Of course, we aren't stopping there.
Thanks to the good and timely work of our own Jayson Stob, the proceeds of our charity auction will go to help the Red Cross relief efforts in Japan, and will hopefully be able to help many people in need over there right now. What's more, we will have several donation buckets placed strategically around the convention so that even if you aren't the sort of person who bids at the charity auction, you can, if you so desire, toss in a few dollars to help Japan in their time of need.
Japan is the birthplace of our shared obsession, and it is fair to say that we owe Japan and her peoples a debt we cannot repay for the community they have help us to form. It is our hope that we can give back in this time when Japan needs that help the most. So many of the Good Things in 'All Good Things!' have come from there - it's time to show them that the good people of Anime Detour remember and value them as well.
So please, even if you can only spare five dollars, do so. And if you can't, persuade someone who can. Right now Japan is hurting, and though we may not be able to fix all of the problems they are facing, we can ease them as best we can.
Anime Detour 2007-2011