The Charity Event is Changing

The charity event I’m working on is still on as planned. However, we have to go through a branding change which includes name and website. I’m hoping to have everything squared away by Monday to make an official announcement, but here’s the skinny:

  • The event really hasn’t changed for San Francisco and is still on as planned!
  • December 9th, 2009 will be a charity event for Child’s Play Charity involving playing Rock Band and much more.
  • It will still be at DNA Lounge.
  • It will not be called Fünde Razor.
  • The Denver event will be Kotaku’s event, but still for Child’s Play.
  • NYC, Portland, and Austin events will not occur this year.

Fünde Razor is On!

Last Tuesday, Chris Kohler and I signed the venue contract, so it’s really official now:

Fünde Razor Logo

Wed. December 9th, 2009
7pm – 2am

San Francisco: DNA Lounge
NYC, Denver, Austin, & Portland: TBA

The other cities haven’t reported in with an official date/venue yet, but they will happen. In the next few months we’ll have plenty of information about the event, but if you’re in the SF bay area, mark your calendars now!

Working on Fünde Razor

Seg Rocking Out at Fünde Razor SF 2008

I would like to publicly announce that I am working on Fünde Razor, a charity event for Child’s Play Charity. Specifically, I am the event planner for the San Francisco event in December. While I don’t have too much to announce yet, I’ll go into a little background about what the charity event is for and my my role is.


Child’s Play Charity is a foundation created by Penny Arcade to provide video games, toys, and other financial support for children’s hospitals around the globe. The Child’s Play website can tell you more in detail about what they do.

Fünde Razor was founded by Joel Johnson (currently the editor of Boing Boing Gadgets) started Fünde Razor in NYC where Rock Band is played to raise funds and awareness for Child’s Play. Last year the event was in three cities: NYC, Denver, and San Francisco. The other cities run by other bloggers like Brian Crecente (Kotaku), Gawker Media, and Chris Kohler (Wired Game|Life). The idea is to have a nationwide event where all cities have the events on the same night. More cities and more people are involved, but I’ll wait for Joel to make that announcement.

The overall purpose of Fünde Razor is to raise awareness for Child’s Play. Come to the events if you can, but if you can’t, consider donating directly to Child’s Play. This makes the judgement of success less about the returns of the one night, but the overall fundraising goals of Child’s Play.

My Involvement

I attended the San Francisco event last December and as you can see from these photos, it was a great time with a lot of people for the 150 capacity at Shine. It was a fun time, but with a media push on the day of the event, I know that the SF event can hold a much larger audience with some additional planning. I decided to get back to the family “business”* and get back into fundraising.

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