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Uniting for a Cause: Dragonmount's #reWoTch Marathon Charity Stream for #MauiFires Relief


Thom DeSimone

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Greetings fellow WoToholics aka “Statistically the best” Fandom! First off we want to thank you from the peaks all the way to slopes of Dragonmount! Because…. 🐉

 

This past Saturday, our community came together for an non-stop squee inducing, 11-hour “Charity Livestream #reWoTch Marathon of The Wheel of Time S1”, and because you and ALL our fabulous guests. We overchanneled right past our fundraising goal bringing in over $2000 for the victims of the #MauiFires through the American Red Cross on our Twitch channel. If there's one thing about our community those who have observed over the of the past 25 years can take away, it's our dedication to the embodiment of the title “Aes Sedai”. Our unity, compassion and altruism are forces to be reckoned with. 

 

The support from you touched the heart of the team that makes up this lonely mountain. Not only did we surpass our target to help the people of Maui, but we also gave away more than 50 prizes, making sure that balance is met and the generosity of our fellow Wheel of Time fans is rewarded in kind. Prizes like: 

 

  • Vintage “The Wheel of Time” TCG (trading card game) cards - Donated by Dragonmount Staff

  • Rare Brandon Sanderson pins - Donated by Dragonmount Staff originally from Dragonsteel

  • Swag from other fan groups from the “first age” of our community all the way through to today! Tarvalon.Net - Ta’varen Tees - The Black Tower Podcast

  • Full six issue set of The Eye of the World Graphic Novels, recently republished and donated by Macmillian. 

  • A copy of The Great Hunt with tie in show cover art accompanied by a SIGNED ROBERT JORDAN BOOKPLATE! - Donated by the Jordan Estate

  • Bumper stickers …and more! - Donated by Dragonmount Staff

 

As we mentioned we were blessed by the Light with the extraordinary guests who brought their unique flair (and followers) to the livestream. We were joined throughout the day by the lovely Harriet McDougal and Maria Simons, as well as Innkeeper Hatch from The Dusty Wheel, Uno, Daniel from Black Tower Podcast, Jess from The Amrylin’s Study, Ta’veren Tavern, Sulin, Joe Lott from JordanCon, Amys FarstriderReese Sedai, WolfBrother, Roofmistress Leigh-a from Three Fold Talk, Dani from the Wheel Weaves Podcast, Zuul, Taffy B, Joe from tWoTcast, Ryan & Kay from Way of the Leaf, and the one and only Kevin Angus. The enthusiasm was palpable as we listened to their insights, shared laughter, and maybe even shed a tear or two. I think we can all agree that once GradeKangusBeef entered chat, one may say pure gold was milked from the very teat of a Trolloc. 

 

But it wasn't just the guests who made this event a moment for the Ages; it was all of you who participated and showcased your talents. The hilarious poems that were shared, the creative cosplay entries that brought our beloved characters to “life”, and the responses to our “Caption This” posts produced gasps of horror, incredulity, laughter, and heartfelt raw emotions dug from the frozen ground surrounding Dragonmount.

 

The staff would also like to express our gratitude to Bill aka MatsdaggerX, who selflessly volunteered his time to ensure the event ran smoothly as a moderator and was one of the fastest clicks in the Westlands with his sharing of all the links in chat. His dedication and hard work helped make this event the success that it was, and we're deeply appreciative of his contributions.

 

Now, let's talk about our community—why the Wheel of Time fandom stands out as “statistically the best fandom!” - Rafe Judkins.  We not only revel in the magic and wonder of Robert Jordan's world, but we also channel that fervor to leave lasting marks in the ‘Age Lace’ that makes up our timeline. Through events like charity streams that us and many of our fellow content creators put together. We, as a community, showcase the strength of our unity and the depth of our compassion that flows through and links each and every one of us.

 

And as if all that wasn't enough, we've got another piece of thrilling news to share: you helped our brand new baby Twitch channel grow in power!! We hit a milestone that opens up new avenues for us to provide even more interactive content to our beloved community- thank you!


In conclusion, this charity stream event was more than just a marathon—it was a testament to the incredible power of this community’s dedication to the meaning behind the title of Aes Sedai. THANK YOU to each and every one of you, for your involvement, your support, and your love for “The Wheel of Time” series.

 

 

Edited by Thom DeSimone

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