Congrats! Rising Phoenix Reaches Our Goal

From Tea & Revelry, our charity event held at the ModVic House on October 8th. We raised a total of $400 that night. Click for more pictures on Flickr.

As you may have known, since March 2011, Beyond Victoriana and Button Me Up on Etsy have been fundraising money for Shelterbox as part of the Rising Phoenix Fund for Japanese aid relief. Our fundraising period closed on October 16th, 2011, and I’m thrilled to announce that we’ve gone over our expected goal to raise a total of

$3,033

Thanks to the hundreds of readers, congoers, fans, and regular folks alike for contributing to our cause.

In addition, the three winners of our grand prize pack  have been contacted and will be announced shortly.

It has been a long ride and an absolute pleasure to work with many, many kind folks over the course of the fundraising process, and I would partcularly like to give special thanks to the following for their help as prize contributors & event staff (in no particular order):

My business partner Morgan Payne, along with Dillon Payne & Jess Idres of Button Me Up

Tor Books & Tor.com
Yen Press
Orbit Books
Jake von Slatt of the Steampunk Workshop
Phil & Kaja Foglio of Girl Genius
Cherie Priest
Scott Westerfeld
Jeff & Ann Vandermeer
Gail Carriger
Vernian Process
James Ng
Paul Guinan & Anina Bennett
SJ Chambers
Jaymee Goh
Opera Scura
Lev AC Rosen
Veronique Chevalier
Leanna Renee Hieber
Fox Chapel Publishing
Dr. Grymm Laboratories
Big Bear Trading
Red Fork Empire
Hattitude by Dorothy Winterman Designs
Thee-Gartisan Works
The Rose West
Psyche Corporation
Bruce & Melanie Rosenbaum of The ModVic House
Miss Kitty McNiff & Janel Norris, tea mistresses
Jeff Mach & the staff of The Anachronism NYC
Stephen of PDX*GearCon
Authors After Dark
Stella Price
PJ Schnyder
Sue Soares of the Great New England Steampunk Exhibition
Diabolus
Painless Parker
Dennis of Conjure Photography
Josephine Boone, bellydancer
Deborah Lawson, professional balloon twister
NYC Steampunk 
The Wandering Legion of the Thomas Tew

Though our fundraising period is over, help never ends when tragedy strikes.

You can continue to show your support by donating directly to Shelterbox, and the org’s main site will still be linked here.

Thanks again everyone, for your welcomed support! :D

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