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Title: The Ranting Gryphon *IS GOING* to Eurofurence 16!!!
Post by: Onkel Kage on 23.05.2010, 01:12:11
Through the generosity of the Eurofur community (and despite some rumblings from various corners), Mr. Gryphon will be joining us at Eurofurence this year.  I wish to express my deepest gratitude to Tig-wolf on Livejournal who made it all possible by finding a far more affordable flight than I had found. 

We need no more donations, please.  Our last donor put us about $100 over what was required to get the Gryphon to EF.  At that donor's specific request the remaining amount will be donated to Anthrocon's charity this year, Fayette Friends of Animals.

Lest anyone think that Mr. Gryphon is getting a relaxing vacation out of the deal, let me assure you that he'll be working quite hard to ensure that the community who welcomed him so cordially will get their money's worth, and more.

Thank you all once again!

My friend and colleague "2, the Ranting Gryphon" is short on cash this year and has told me that he cannot afford to make it to Eurofurence this year.  

I won't have that!  I am not capable of being funny without him there to give me a boost.  :(  I am therefor hoping that some members of the EF community might be willing to help out with a fund that I have started, the "Get 2 to Eurofurence 16 or Everyone Will Be Sad" fund.

If you would like to help bring this extraordinary performer back to Eurofurence, please consider a donation via PayPal (yes, I know they've been naughty to other folks, but they would not dare mess with me) to samuel_conway@yahoo.com.  Please mark it specifically for the Ranting Gryphon fund.

We're going to need about EUR 1200 it seems.  That's quite a bit, I know, but think about what will happen if '2' is not able to attend.  There at the hotel you will see poor, old Onkel Kage, sitting miserably in a corner with tears in his eyes.  You wouldn't want that, would you?  So any small donation will do -- as will any large ones if you feel so inclined.  NO ALCOHOL WILL BE PURCHASED WITH THESE FUNDS!  Every bit will be used for air fare for the gryphon.  Anything in excess (or if we have a shortfall, then all of it) will be turned over to the Emmrich Sanctuary on behalf of the Eurofurence Community.

Remember, my job at Eurofurence is to make you laugh.  Think of how difficult that will be for me without my partner-in-comedy!


 
Title: Re: No Ranting Gryphon at Eurofurence 16????
Post by: Barney on 23.05.2010, 01:55:35
Even though I won't be there 'cause of funding problems myself, I sure hope 2 will be there for you and everybody else. I send you a little money, Uncle Kage. Good luck with the fund raise!
Title: Re: No Ranting Gryphon at Eurofurence 16????
Post by: Zefiro on 23.05.2010, 04:35:09
We're going to need about EUR 1200 it seems.  That's quite a bit, I know,
It would be around 1 Euro... averaged, for everyone.

*purrrr*
Title: Re: No Ranting Gryphon at Eurofurence 16????
Post by: Cheetah on 24.05.2010, 16:43:45
I've made a donation :) And split off the off-topic part of the thread.
Title: Re: No Ranting Gryphon at Eurofurence 16????
Post by: nifelan on 24.05.2010, 18:14:39
Anyone want to enlighten me, how I can set a reason for payment with PayPal?
Title: Re: No Ranting Gryphon at Eurofurence 16????
Post by: Rorschfox on 24.05.2010, 19:02:47
I've just donated something to the "Get 2 to Eurofurence 16" fund, too!

I may not get a chance to see 2 (too busy in the dealers' den and fursuiting), but I know a lot of furs would miss him if he didn't make it: so I'm more than happy to try to help!
Title: Re: No Ranting Gryphon at Eurofurence 16????
Post by: Honey on 24.05.2010, 19:05:31
I donated. I hope Kage can raise enough funds to get 2 till EF.
Title: Re: No Ranting Gryphon at Eurofurence 16????
Post by: Pony on 25.05.2010, 11:33:53
Mister Kage... otherwise there is always The Ranting Pony?  :P

Hmmm... wait. Not quite the same is it?  :(

Ok, definitely going to donate!  ;D

...One question before I do...

What if we cannot get enough money.
Will you refund all those individual persons?
I am asking this, because I am pondering a three figure donation...  ;)
Title: Re: No Ranting Gryphon at Eurofurence 16????
Post by: Honey on 25.05.2010, 11:36:14
I guess it would be easier to just donate the money to charity?
Title: Re: No Ranting Gryphon at Eurofurence 16????
Post by: Pony on 25.05.2010, 11:51:04
I guess it would be easier to just donate the money to charity?
Now that is a good idea. Something I could definitely live with. Depends what charity though.  ;D
Title: Re: No Ranting Gryphon at Eurofurence 16????
Post by: Suran on 25.05.2010, 11:55:28
What if we cannot get enough money.

"Anything in excess (or if we have a shortfall, then all of it) will be turned over to the Emmrich Sanctuary on behalf of the Eurofurence Community."
Title: Re: No Ranting Gryphon at Eurofurence 16????
Post by: Pony on 25.05.2010, 12:01:17
"Anything in excess (or if we have a shortfall, then all of it) will be turned over to the Emmrich Sanctuary on behalf of the Eurofurence Community."
Son of a mare! Totally read over that part. DOH!  ::)
Title: Re: No Ranting Gryphon at Eurofurence 16????
Post by: Xander Shadow on 25.05.2010, 18:11:17
If I can scrape some stuff together, will send it out.

Still waiting for Lowie to confirm my payment for EF, n then will get a donation going :3 I wanna meet 2 dangit X3 owe him n Kage drinks
Title: Re: No Ranting Gryphon at Eurofurence 16????
Post by: Pinky on 25.05.2010, 23:06:47
Maybe we could have monthly updates on how things are going or something. I hope you make it. :-) Would be a shame if he didn't come.
Title: Re: No Ranting Gryphon at Eurofurence 16????
Post by: Kisu on 28.05.2010, 09:00:57
Kisu donated. EF is not same without Griffin
Title: Re: The Ranting Gryphon *IS GOING* to Eurofurence 16!!!
Post by: Pony on 27.07.2010, 08:54:25
Fantastic!
Glad to know "2" will be at the gathering.
I will be ever so curious what he will bring to the stage this time!  ;D
Title: Re: The Ranting Gryphon *IS GOING* to Eurofurence 16!!!
Post by: Phoenixghost on 11.08.2010, 11:51:11
It is splendid to know that a high-quality comedian shall be present after all.
Especially him!