Tuesday, January 18, 2011

It's a wrap

Thanks to everyone who pitched and helped out. Now Roy can enjoy the status of a struggling writer and we can enjoy the fruits of that reality. It's kind of like a win-win, with more links to losers.

Anyway, roy's put up a donation button at his own joint, so use that if you have a sawbuck or two burning a hole in your pocket. I'm out.

See you in the magical world of blogs!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

On P.O. Boxes -- UPDATE

Hang tight for the PO Box option. Roy should surface soon (I've talked to him) and I'm sure we can work something out.

 John Amato at C&L has offered use of his box (I feel a little dirty writing that), from his post:

"If you want to send checks instead, you can use C&L's PO BOX and I'll make sure to pay out the amount. Just write 'Roy" in your note section.

POBOX 66310
Los Angeles, CA 90066"

For the record, I don't blame anyone for hating the PayPal. But it was strictly a half-assed convenience for me.

A quick update

Things are going spectacularly well. I have to figure out, in fact, how to lift the "monthly limits" in the stupid PayPal account I set up so it can just get to him. I'd be happy to share the total as of this morning, but I don't know if that's correct or the right thing to do. While I do want to be the most transparent blogathon administrator in history, I want to respect whatever's left of Roy's privacy.

I also tried calling him to tell him about this, since it's entirely possible he doesn't know about it, but he didn't answer. Being the optimist, I assume he's not dead, so I just left a message. Which I'm sure came out weird.

Thanks to everyone who donated and thanks to TBogg and Scott at World O' Crap for helping to get the word out and anyone else who posted on it. 

I'm still trying to figure out the "PO Box" dilemma, which may be resolved if and when Roy checks in. But it's been an amazing outpouring of generosity from the blog world. 

UPDATE to the Update: James Wolcott and Tintin at Sadly, No have also answered the call. 

MORE: The excellent Sir Charles at Cogitamus is also on board. (h/t litbrit)

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Why Edrosothon?

Because noted blogger, Village Voice contributor, former Reverb Motherfucker and sometime shut-in Roy Edroso is too damn proud to do it himself.

By popular demand we want to help out and reward one of the Intertubes best and funniest writers. Give via the PayPal button on the right. Thanks!