Group Picture SDCC

Several Kids Need to Read volunteers returned from San Diego Comic-Con International excited over the amazing amount of support poured out for our organization. Not only was the work fun, but the sentiments shared with the volunteers, officers, PJ Haarsma and Nathan Fillion were inspirational.

The special limited edition Serenity: Better Days #1 comic, sold to raise funds for KNTR, was flying off the shelf. We thank Dark Horse Comics and the many sponsors who made this exclusive comic possible. We also thank those who were unable to attend San Diego Comic-Con, but bid on the exclusive comic during the California Browncoats’ eBay auctions.

Dr Horrible SDCC

Many of the celebrity guests at the booth, including actor Mark Sheppard, encouraged donations to Kids Need to Read. Thank you Mark, Jamie Chambers, Brian Wiser, and authors Kevin J. Anderson, Rebecca Moesta and Nancy Holder for encouraging and giving! We must give a special mention to The Amazing Tabin and her spectacular donation enticement skills – WOW!

Jayne SDCC

We are so glad that so many people came to visit with PJ at his signings. KNTR co-founder Nathan Fillion also stopped by for a visit – signing and taking pictures with fans for two hours alongside PJ. The fans were so kind to PJ and Nathan, offering so much encouragement for the work KNTR is doing. Each and every success story was appreciated, as well as your voices of enthusiasm.

PJ and Nathan SDCC

Kids Need to Read thanks all of the California Browncoats who worked so hard to conduct this fundraiser to benefit Kids Need to Read. The warmth and friendliness of your officers and volunteers made the experience a joy. Thank you, James and Lynn, for allowing our volunteers to be guests in your booth.


KNTR is awaiting an update on the amount raised from this benefit. We know that it will result in the donation of a great many books for kids eager to read. Until then, please accept our thanks to all of you who were so generous to Kids Need to Read in San Diego.

KNTR Officers SDCC


4 Responses to “Kids Need to Read and the California Browncoats Put on the Fun at San Diego Comic-Con!”

  1. Suzi on August 9th, 2008 5:23 am

    Awesome job folks! And yep, Tabin, Lynn and James are wonderful…BDHs in their own right! Sorry I missed seeing Nathan, but I got to meet PJ and visit for a few minutes with the Cali-coats!

    Suzi aka Saxon

  2. Worldofhiglet on August 9th, 2008 2:46 pm

    What a fantastic post – really great to see everyone having fun and working hard at the same time! 🙂 I didn’t see this until this morning, so I’ll add it to my Whedonage post now – congratulations everyone.

  3. Denise on August 9th, 2008 9:41 pm

    Thank you so much, Suzi and Higlet!

  4. Elysia on August 29th, 2008 2:48 pm

    Hey, it was a pleasure meeting all of you at Comic Con. A lot of things has happened since then & I lost your contact info. I was able to talk to a few artists & authors at Faerie Worlds in Oregon earlier this month who are wanting to donate. Please feel free to contact me for more information. I’d also still like to donate things myself.

    Amazing people & a great cause!!

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