Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Help Japan, LA!

The tragedy of what happened in Japan plainly sucks.

Here's two events where you can support Japan.

We Heart Japan

Thursday, March 17 · 8:00pm – 11:00pm

Meltdown Comics
7522 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA

☆Donations Suggested!

In response to the calamitous events unfolding in Japan, individuals and organizations around the world have banded together to show their support and concern with the WE HEART JAPAN project.

Special Guests Include:

Stephanie Sheh (Naruto, Bleach)

Crispin Freeman (Slayers)

Troy Baker (Generator Rex, Bleach, The Avengers)

Richard Epcar (Ghost in the Shell, Mr. Men, Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe)

Wendee Lee (Cowboy Bebop, Haruhi Suzumiya, Bleach)

Mary Elizabeth McGlynn (Naruto, Ghost in the Shell, Silent Hill)

Daran Norris (Team America, Fairly Odd Parents, T.U.F.F. Puppy)

Liam O’brien (Naruto, Dissidia 012: Final Fantasy, X-men: Destiny)

Ellyn Stern (Blue Dragon, Noein, Bleach)

Michelle Ruff (Gurren Lagan)

DC Douglas (Resident Evil)

JB Blanc (Technolyze)

Tony Oliver (Robotech)

Sam Riegel (Naruto, Yûgiô,Texhnolyze, Fallout: New Vegas)

Bid on artwork from: Heidi Arnhold, Sam Randazzo, Cathy Clark, Alexandria Hoevel, Sawdust Bear, Jo Ann, David Mertl, Pinguino, Olivia Scheibe, Jason Leung, Zane DeGaine, Ryan Tumaliuan, Dekker Dreyer, Patrick Smith, Geoffrey Golden, Shibuya Girls Pop, Kevissimo, Aaron Bjork, Eron Rauch, Rachael Faught,Sasha Palacio, Sara Tea and more!

100% Proceeds benefit Japanese Earthquake Victims through the Japan NGO Earthquake Relief and Recovery Fund, which sends money to a variety of disaster aid organizations at work in Japan, and groups working to rebuild the country for years to come.

Featuring music by COUNT NINJULA


Free drinks provided by ARTA TEQUILA and COMIKAZE EXPO
Help Japan
Friday, March 18, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm.


128 Astronaut E S Onizuka st
Los Angeles Ca 90012

from Chris Battle

A benefit art show has begun at Q-POP in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles featuring works from artists from the L.A. animation and art communities-- RIGHT NOW you can buy artwork that will benefit relief efforts in Japan (80% will go to the International Red Cross and 20% will cover Q-Pop's costs with credit card company charges and staff costs only) with a special auction of remaining artwork on Friday, March 18, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm.
Chris' work


A benefit for UNICEF and child victims of the earthquake in Japan

March 19 - April 13, 2011

Reception: Saturday, March 19, 6:30 - 10:00 p.m.

2062 Sawtelle Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 445-9276

The U.S. Fund for UNICEF (USF) is raising funds to help children in Japan impacted by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami
This event is made possible by the generous help of Intertrend Communications, the most innovative, digitally savvy Asian marketing agency in the country. In addition, Intertrend has pledged to match the first $10,000 raised by proceeds and donations through Giant Robot.


The opening reception featuring many of the artists will take place from 6:30 - 10:00 on Saturday, March 19.

Update: Another show this Saturday

Saturday, March 19 · 7:00pm - 10:00pm

7320 1/2 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, CA

The Art Show titled, "#PrayForJapan" is named after a popular Twitter hashtag, Twitter being our main line of communication with Japan. 100% of the proceeds from the art sales will go directly to the Red Cross efforts in Japan. The show will run March 19th - April 4th.