Thursday, November 20, 2008

EVENT: Cryptozoology benefit Nov 22

My blogging has suffered lately due to a recent, unexpected moving-of-house, but I would be remiss to lose a chance to remind folks of this very important event, a huge effort to assist our own Loren Coleman in his work to open a more public version of his International Cryptozoology Museum!

WHAT:Bene-Foot: A Comedy Benefit for the Cryptozoology Museum
WHEN:Saturday, November 22nd, starting at 8:00pm
WHERE:The EMPIRE Lounge, 575 Congress Street, Portland, Maine
FMI:See, or call the Empire at (207)879-8988

If you are unable to attend, you can still donate. Just use the mailing address given below, or scroll down to the bottom of this post to click on the blank PayPal button to do it electronically.

Here is more detailed information about the event from his post on Cryptomundo:
A wonderful groundbreaking event to support the International Cryptozoology Museum has been planned by Boston comedian Shawn Donovan.

Coming on Saturday, November 22, 2008, at the Empire Lounge on Congress Street, downtown Portland, Maine, the “Bene-foot: A Comedy Benefit for the Cryptozoology Museum” will kick off at 8 PM.

Besides Shawn, who has been part of the Boston Comedy Festival for the last 3 years, the other comedians confirmed to be performing will be Paul Nardizzi (Late Night w/Conan O’Brien, Comedy Central) and Dan Sally (Comedy Central, Just For Laughs). Shawn told a popular comedy forum this morning that he would “leave it up to Sally to bump with the Patterson/Gimlin film.”

“Bene-foot: A Comedy Benefit for the Cryptozoology Museum” is being held to support the museum, and all proceeds go to the museum. No corporate fiscal umbrellas in the mix here. Although tickets can be bought at the door for $25, I’m going to begin selling tickets online via my PayPal account and through the mail at a pre-event discount.

Here’s the rundown for ticket sales:

Pre-event tickets: $22.00/one ticket ($20 + $2 service charge) ~ Via PayPal (to ) or via snail mail (International Cryptozoology Museum, attn: L. Coleman, PO Box 360, Portland, ME 04112).

Pre-event tickets plus a signed book by Loren Coleman = $45.00/one ticket/one book.

One of eight tickets to the VIP table, $100 per ticket.

Special to someone, have dinner with Loren Coleman, $250.00, before the Bene-Foot or perhaps at a time convenient to you.

Additional donations to the Bene-Foot, $25 to $1000, will be appreciated for the museum fund. Use PayPal or the mailing addresses above. DO NOT use the PayPal button for Cryptomundo on the upper right corner on this page. Use the instructions above for funds, thank you.

Shawn is also taking donations for raffle items that will be announced closer to the event (gift certificates to eating and entertainment locations to objects you wish to donate are what he is thinking about).

Further details on event poster art, possible tee-shirts and more will be forthcoming.

Fund Bene-Foot, support the Museum!!

All donations are greatly appreciated, and they are not tax deductible due to the home museum not being a 501(c).

View his original post for video clips of the performers and more: Source
You can click the blank button below to link to PayPal to donate to the museum:

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