Online Animation Auction Goes Live

Dec 4th 2004
fpsmagazine.com will donate 100% of profits of its online charity auction to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Canada. Bidders will be able to select from an assortment of animation paraphernalia

(December 1, 2004) Montreal, Quebec, CANADA—The team at frames per second (fps) animation magazine are pleased to announce a new annual event: the fps online charity auction. What better way to begin the holiday season than by finding a gift for the animation fan who has everything—and giving to a worthy cause at the same time!

From Friday, December 3rd to Friday, December 10th, 2004, anyone with Internet access will be able to bid on animation items put on eBay by fps. These items include books, CD soundtracks, posters, pins and DVDs, including manga and anime-oriented items.

To contribute to fight one of North America's most prevalent killers, and help raise awareness, the entire amount donated will be given to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) Canada.

The online charity auction will be the first of what is hoped to be an annual event for fps. In the future, visitors to the site will be asked to nominate worthy charities, and then vote on a short list of worthy causes. This year, however, the charity was selected by editor Emru Townsend, in memoriam of his former colleague Gayle Lang, who lost the fight to this disease earlier this year. She will be missed.

frames per second (www.fpsmagazine.com) continues the tradition of articulate and insightful analyses of animation in all its forms. The site features news, features, commentary, festival overviews, reviews, a treasure trove of links, a list of animation releases and books of interest, and the fps Store, which lists fps' affiliates (all proceeds of the store defray costs of operation for the web site). Emru Townsend, the founding editor of fps, lives in Montreal and writes about animation, live-action films, technology, music, comics and books for such diverse publications and web sites as PC World, The Hub: Digital Living, January Magazine, The All-Movie Guide, and his own web site, The Critical Eye (including articles and interviews from fps' previous print incarnation, and items from before the creation of fpsmagazine.com).

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Canada (www.jdrf.ca) is an affiliate of Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International which started in 1970, by a group of concerned parents of children with juvenile (type 1) diabetes. They saw a need for an organization dedicated to finding a cure for this potentially deadly disease, and felt the way to find a cure for diabetes was through significant funding of diabetes research.

Over the years, JDRF, through its many fundraising efforts, has contributed over $900 million to research projects throughout the world. JDRF has funded, in whole or in part, the research projects of scientists involved in every major breakthrough in diabetes research for over 25 years.

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