, the charity started up by Penny Arcade that hooks up kids in the hospital with videogames to play while there, is holding a benefit event in Chicago
early next month on December 9th, and I'm going to be there. It's definitely a worthy charity, and I know there are lots of WoW Insider fans in the Second City (many of whom I was able to meet at our Wrath launch meetup
), so if you're a fan of videogames, helping sick kids, and want to come out and talk some WoW
with me, tickets are available
There's a raffle going on as well (I'm angling to get some World of Warcraft
-related gear in the pot), and there'll also be a Mortal Kombat vs. DC
tournament going on thanks to Chicago's own Midway Games (and I heard there was a Rock Band
event, though that may have since fallen through -- we'll see). And oh yeah, since the event is taking place at Plan B
, there'll be drinking. It's $10 admission, or you can give $50 for admission and an open bar, though you have to be over 21 for both. I'll let you guess which ticket I bought (hint: the one with the booze).
Should be a lot of fun -- if you're in Chicago and weren't able to make it to our launch party, see if your calendar's clear for this event. And if you're not in Chicago, Child's Play has lots of events going on
around the country, and obviously they're happy to take donations
anyway. Hopefully we'll see lots of WoW Insider readers at the event next month -- when else do you get to drink, play games, and help kids all at the same time?
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