24-Hour Podcast Raises US$31,500+ for Quake Charity

posted on by Gia Manry
North American industry helps raise money for Japanese earthquake/tsunami relief

From 6:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) on Saturday, March 19 until 6:00 p.m. EST on Sunday, March 20, the fan-run One Piece Podcast held a 24-hour marathon podcast featuring voice actors and other members of the North American anime/manga industry as a fundraiser to raise money for earthquake and tsunami relief efforts in Japan.

At press time, the official website for the charity marathon stated that the event had raised US$31,515, which will be donated to the Global Giving charity organization. The website is also still taking donations, although its original goal was US$25,000.

The final list of guests included (in alphabetic order by last or organization name):

  • Anime Expo Live
  • Anime World Order
  • Zac Bertschy
  • Christopher Bevins
  • Steve Blum
  • Chainsaw Buffet
  • Hope Chapman
  • Luci Christian
  • Todd Cochran
  • Colleen Clinkenbeard
  • Terry Doty
  • Maile Flanagan
  • William Flanagan
  • Crispin Freeman
  • Scott "KaiserNeko" Frerichs
  • GameMarx
  • Clarine Harp
  • Stephen Hoff
  • The Konoha Corner
  • Little Kuriboh
  • MasakoX
  • Mary Elizabeth McGlynn
  • Reuben Langdon
  • Wendee Lee
  • Mike McFarland
  • Matt Mercer
  • Josh Morris
  • Daran Norris
  • Brina Palencia
  • Reverse Thieves
  • Michelle Ruff
  • Christopher Sabat
  • Patrick Seitz
  • Justin Sevakis
  • Stephanie Sheh
  • Ed Sizemore
  • Micah Solusod
  • SSAA Podcast
  • Jessica Straus
  • Eric Stuart
  • J. Michael Tatum
  • Eric Vale
  • Cristina Vee
  • Stephen Weese
  • Tony Yao

The official website for the podcast has also announced a "mini-marathon" fundraiser to take place on Sunday, March 27.

Update: Added more confirmed guests and mini-marathon information.

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