SUCCESS!


The Fly Gabe Newell Fund Has Been Successful!

We raised over $3000 in not-even-three-days. Gabe and Erik flew down on their own dime and hung out with me. All funds raised were donated to the Child's Play charity. See below for my summary of the event.

Thanks, everyone!

For the text that was previously here - detailing the sequence of events that led up to all this - go here and here.


Saturday, September 12, 2009

Just waiting on Gabe and Erik's responses

Getting down to brass tacks, I'm waiting on Gabe and Erik to let me know their plans. Thanks for all the donations, folks, we passed the actual airfares about $600 ago, which is incredible.

13 comments:

  1. Awesome. Give me a yell if they try to weasel out of it, and I'll send them an e-mail with an angry face.

    >:(

    They won't be able to handle it.

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  2. Thought you had to fly Doug too.

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  3. At the least, Gabe should match the money if it ends up being a Child's Play donation. Also, I would contact Penny Arcade and have them do a comic on it (not just a site write up).

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  4. As Heartless_ said, Gabe should match the money if it ends up being a Child's Play donation. I'd go a step further though and suggest that Gabe should eat humble pie and pay for the flights to enable the donation to still occur. They could also turn the trip into a promotion weekend in Brisbane for L4D2.

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  5. I really hope they match the money and donate it to Child's Play Perhaps if we all ask nicely they will.

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  6. With the extra money see if you can't get them in business it would be a nice gesture, along with it they will be better accommodated on Quatas, if you really want to be special get them on the A380 :D

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  7. While they're in Brisbane I hope you take them to the Belgian Beer Cafe, Cha Cha Char and the Brekky Creek Hotel.

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  8. congratulations on hitting your mark and gabe accepting! gave fun hanging out with gabe and erik!

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  9. Why aren't you flying ME out to see your map?

    That's it, I'm boycotting.

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  10. When you see Gabe can you please ask him to implement some feature in the Australian edit of L4D2 (assuming that's what we get) to make it possible (though, still illegal) to add the gore back in? Please?

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