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October 16, 2001


As part of the Auction for America effort currently underway at MGM Television Entertainment will auction costumes, props and set pieces online from The Outer Limits and Stargate SG-1 to benefit victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Proceeds will go to the September 11th Fund.

Auction items from Stargate include costumes worn by SG-1 cast members Richard Dean Anderson, Christopher Judge, Michael Shanks and Amanda Tapping; a Tollan guard phaser used in "Between Two Fires"; an armband ring activator device used in "Enemies"; Osiris' knife used in "Summit" and "Last Stand"; the urn for Moac's ashes used in "Maternal Instinct"; Brenna's alien computer/clipboard used in "Beneath the Surface"; Jaffa (Aphosos) head tattoos; signed scripts and photos; and Stargate blueprints.

Outer Limits items include costumes worn by Jessica Steen ("The Refuge"), Heather Graham ("Resurrection"), Sheena Easton ("Falling Star"), Barry Corbin ("Joyride") and Matthew Lawrence ("In Another Life"); the alien mask used in "The Vessel"; the Medusan egg used in "Rule of Law"; the communicator used in "The Human Factor"; the bracelet worn by Col Sage in "Human Trials"; the helmet used in "Human Trials"; the communicator screen used in "Rule of Law"; a signed script from "Time to Time"; and various original studio art design drawings.

911 Comic 9-11 Comic Book Collection to Benefit the American Red Cross
Mock-Up By Cover Artist Frank Cho

(Gainesville, Florida, September 17, 2001) The terrorist attacks in New York City and Washington DC on September 11th touched people worldwide, and cartoonists have turned to art to express their grief. 9-11: Emergency Relief is a comic book project to benefit the American Red Cross featuring some of the comic world’s leading talents. From legendary creators such as Will Eisner to hot new talents such as cover artist Frank Cho, cartoonists from all areas of the cartooning world have joined together in this community effort. Scheduled for January 2002 release from Alternative Comics, 9-11: Emergency Relief is a collection of these cartoonists’ personal non-fiction accounts of their experiences related to the tragedy. "Cartoonists have been contacting each other regularly since the tragedy and have come up with this project," said editor Jeff Mason, "The cartoonists wanted to create a collection of thoughtful, introspective stories." At $14.95 and at 128 pages, all profits from the 9-11 Emergency Relief trade paperback will be donated to the American Red Cross (ISBN: 1-891867-12-1; Alternative Comics). 9-11: Emergency Relief is just the first of a variety of benefit books that are in the early stages of planning. Comic book industry companies including Diamond Comic Distributors and Quebecor Printing have thrown their support behind this and similar projects.

The creators contributing to this project as of press time include: Jessica Abel, Jason Alexander, Tom Beland, Nick Bertozzi, Frank Cho, Daniel Cooney, Leela Corman, Guy Davis, Tom Derenick, Danny Donovan, Will Eisner, Evan Forsch, Dan Fraga, Jenny Gonzalez, Eric Wolfe Hanson, Tom Hart, Dean Haspiel, Danny Hellman, Marc Hempel, Phil Hester, Neil Kleid, James Kochalka, Michael Kupperman, A. David Lewis, Jon Lewis, Matt Madden, Mike Manley, Tony Millionaire, Gray Morrow, Scott Morse, Jason Narvaez, Josh Neufeld, Mike Avon Oeming, Evan Quiring, Harry Roland, Gail Simone, John Staton, Mark Stegbauer, Neil Vokes, Mark Wheatley, and Ashley Wood.


Stars from The Young and the Restless, General Hospital, Passions, Port Charles, The Bold and the Beautiful and Days of Our Lives and As the World Turns joining together for "Daytime Unites," an October 20 benefit at the TV Academy with proceeds going to relief funds. For more info, see


Former Beatle Paul McCartney releasing a new song worldwide on October 29 titled "From a Lover to a Friend." Proceeds from the sales of the single will benefit familes of the firefighters who died in the September 11 attacks.

SHARE Many humanists have contacted us asking what they can do to help in this time of national tragedy. Of course, you can donate blood at the nearest blood bank. You can also send a contribution to S.H.A.R.E. (Secular Humanist Aid and Relief Effort), which will direct the money collected to a fund established by the City of New York for families of the uniformed services personnel who lost their lives in the rescue effort.

Please make your checks out to the Council for Secular Humanism,
Note on your check that this is for S.H.A.R.E., and send to:
CSH, PO Box 664, Amherst, NY 14226-0664

Creation Entertainment:

In light of the recent tragedy, we know all the fans who have attended conventions over the years wish to send their heartfelt thoughts and prayers to those who have lost loved ones and been effected by these events. Let's come together to be witness to the aftermath of something extraordinary in our history.

Anita Ellis from the James B. Ellis Foundation, Tina Giangiacomo from Creation Entertainment and Mike Ownby of The Hudson Leick fan club, would like to raise money for The Dean St Heroes Fund which supports Firehouse Ladder Company #105 and Engine Company #219 in Brooklyn who lost 7 of their brave firemen.

On November 3rd in Manhattan with the help of Hudson Leick, Ted Raimi, Claire Stansfield and Alexandra Tydings, we are having a Charity Brunch Boat Cruise on the World Yacht Cruise Ship.

If you would like to join us please visit

SCRIPTS & CHARITY: Here is a terrific offer for you. If you are a fan of THE CHRONICLE or DARK ANGEL, here is a way of getting a signed script -- and making a contribution to the relief efforts for September 11th's victims. Writers of both series are making copies of autographed scripts available for a donation of $30 or more the United Way's September 11th fund. For Dark Angel, details can be found at Details on how to get The Chronicle script are at

COMIC BOOK EFFORTS: Marvel Comics editor-in-chief Joe Quesada is collaborating with Todd McFarlane on an image for Marvel’s upcoming HEROES book. Quesada penciled the image, and McFarlane inked it. The poster book, which will benefit the New York fire and police departments and the American Red Cross, is scheduled for an Oct. 17 release. "What really affected me emotionally is when Todd called Joe and, unsolicited, offered to ink Joe’s piece," says Marvel’s Bill Jemas. "That really put it in a very bold light."

9-11 Comic 9-11: COMIC RELIEF: In the wake of terrorist attacks, disaster assistance has been flooding into the New York and Washington DC areas. In an effort to help, 9-11: EMERGENCY RELIEF, is a comic book project that will benefit the American Red Cross. Featuring some of the industry’s hottest creators (from the legendary Will Eisner to cover artist Frank Cho), the book – scheduled for a January 2002 release from Alternative Comics – is a collection of non-fiction accounts detailing how each participating artist was affected by the tragedy.

RELIEF EFFORTS: A number of individuals at Marvel, Tidal Wave and other comic book production houses are making special efforts to join the relief efforts of the United Way and Red Cross. For some, there will be special comic books sold, special art work available. You can read about the individual efforts at


'Concert for New York' Draws Big-Name Star
From The Hollywood Reporter: Miramax Films, VH1 and Cablevision Systems are teaming to sponsor "The Concert for New York," a benefit event at Madison Square Garden to help victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and honor the rescue workers, officials said Thursday. Musical guests signed on so far for the Oct. 20 fund-raiser include Paul McCartney, the Who, Bon Jovi, James Taylor, John Mellencamp, Macy Gray and Goo Goo Dolls. Also signed are Melissa Etheridge, India.Arie, comedians Jim Carrey and Jerry Seinfeld and actors Gwyneth Paltrow and John Cusack.

Tribute CD, Other Songs Benefit Charity
A CD of the musical performances from America: A Tribute to Heroes is in the works. Also Michael Jackson works on his own benefit song and Whitney Houston re-releases her decade-old rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner."

The National Association of Theatre Owners raised an estimated $5 million Tuesday as part of its Victims' Benefit Day at the Movies. More than 450 exhibitors and nearly all of the major film distributors participated in the event, which contributed 100% of the day's ticket and concession sales to the September 11th Fund of the United Way and the American Red Cross. "It's an amazing show of unity from the whole industry," NATO president John Fithian said.

$100 Million in 100 Days

Introducing Auction for America
At the request of the State of New York, Governor George Pataki and New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, eBay is pleased to announce Auction for America.

Auction for America is a joint effort between eBay, the eBay community and eBay partners. eBay will waive all listing and final value fees, by crediting the seller for all Auction for America listings. Billpoint - with the support of Visa®, MasterCard® and the Discover Card® - will waive all fees including standard seller credit card processing fees.

To help ensure the success of this effort, eBay and its partners are donating their services for free and will receive absolutely no profit from Auction for America listings.

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"We believe that people are basically good"
"We believe that everyone has something to contribute"
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Since the day eBay was founded under these values, millions of people have come together to form a powerful global trading community. The combination of this community and the eBay platform presents an extraordinary opportunity to provide relief in the wake of September 11th.

Our Community has a unique strength. With your help, together we can raise $100 million in 100 days for the individuals and communities impacted.

Visit to buy, sell or donate money.


Here are some telephone numbers and websites that have information on how you can help the victims in Washington and New York City:

New site:

New York City information:

To Give Blood:
American Red Cross 1-800-HELP-NOW

New York Blood Center 1-800-933-BLOOD

To Make Financial Contributions:
American Red Cross 1-800-HELP-NOW

United Way 1-212-251-4035

Salvation Army 1-800-SAL-ARMY

To Volunteer Services (New York):
FEMA World Trade Center Relief 1-800-801-8092

National Prayer:


Disaster response: How you can help

Amazon Books has opened up a page for contributions to the American Red Cross. Go to and make a contribution. Their total this morning is listed at $5.5 million dollars.

AOL Time Warner has made a $5 million dollar contribution to the relief effort. They are also matching funds from employees. Their total yesterday was $7.5 million dollars.

Z Readers around the world have sent in their sympathies. Countries around the world have sent in aid and assistance as the recovery efforts continue. Loss of life is, unfortunately, something we can all identify with.

Here are some photographs from around the world, as people honor those who have died.

Here is a place to light a candle for those lost at the wtc attack