Neil Gaiman, who’s had a hell of a yr with the hit TV adaptation of his 2001 novel, American Gods, is well-known to have a incredible voice, which he’s leant to narrating lots of his personal audiobooks, in addition to odds and ends like a Christmastime reading of “The Raven” final yr. Gaiman might learn, say, the Cheesecake Manufacturing facility menu and nonetheless captivate an viewers. And it seems that very effectively might occur.
An enormous Gaiman fan, comic and author Sara Benincasa has organized a Crowdrise campaign to learn the United Nations Refugee Company. If she will elevate $500,000 by June 20 (World Refugee Day), then Gaiman will regale an viewers, be it stay or through stay stream, with the chain restaurant’s voluminous, thematically disadvantaged collection of dishes.
I’ll prepare with Neil at his comfort to do the studying throughout the subsequent yr in a public setting, whether or not onstage or on-line. If it’s onstage, I’ll promote tickets and donate income after prices to UNHCR. Regardless, I’ll make the occasion out there to most of the people through livestream or a beautiful video you’ll be able to watch later while weeping at the fantastic thing about Neil Gaiman saying “avocado egg rolls.”
Everybody’s on board, too, together with Cheesecake Manufacturing facility, who tweeted out the trigger together with the remainder of the important thing gamers.
As of this writing, the marketing campaign has raised simply over $5,000 of its purpose, so start donating now. It’s actually value it, not only for the charitable trigger, but additionally as a result of Gaiman’s studying would offer as a lot leisure as his present Starz season is throughout a complete season.
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