Assuming you’ve been keeping up with our front page posts this month, our friends at Reddit subs r/FireEmblem and r/FireEmblemHeroes, or perhaps just my personal Twitter, you know that I partnered up with r/FEH mod /u/DarkDogDemon for the second year in a row, to put what was our second collaborative charity benefit, Team FE’s ThanksFEving. We hosted the event to benefit Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals through the Extra Life campaign, and while we were anticipating success, we were floored at just how well things went.
We opted to change things up for viewer convenience (and a little bit of a technical breather) from a single 24-hour streaming session, to four 12-hour sessions, spread across each Saturday in November. This effectively doubled our event time, and also made us easier to watch by our largely North American audience. What it also did was make things much easier for both player and guest appearance scheduling, as this year, showcasing the players was not the only side-objective of our event…
Not counting the several voice actors that offered up their hand in signing some goodies for giveaways/raffles/incentives (yes that pun was intended), we had more than fifteen voice actors and actresses join us live, on stream, to support the cause. Returning names include Greg Chun, our huge hit from 2017’s single VO appearance, as well as friend of Serenes Forest Rena Strober, both of whom shattered expectations and really made the event a memorable one with their contributions on top of their appearances. Not to sell the others short, we also had appearances from Brianna Knickerbocker, Rob Clotworthy, Kyle Hebert, Kaiji Tang, Kyle McCarley, Chris Hackney, Misty Lee, David Vincent, Yuri Lowenthal, Allegra Clark (twice), Christian La Monte, Carrie Keranen, Angela Marie Volpe, and to top it off with the VO that was on with us live as we beat our $10k goal, Lauren Landa (Several of which, also offered up their pen in support). It was a massive turnout, and I don’t know quite know how we’re going to top this next year.
To summarize our success, where we managed to raise $3,540 last year, this year we managed to raise $13,000 of our $10,000 goal, which was nothing short of monumental. It’s impossible for me to express my gratitude to the community, but with support from our players/commentary team (Nairo, Gwimpage, Kirbymastah, Mekkah, AbdallahSmash026, Lord Raven, General Horace, Aethin, Aggro, Shephen, Funny Valentine, Gradivus, GreyWulfos, and Nimious) our artists (Soeda Ippei, ciarre, tecchen, Ravenide, and 24914), our technical streamer (N7_Commander_John), the support team featuring designers, advertising blasters and chat mods from all of our supporting communities (Artists of Askr, FE Compendium and the two FE subreddits), our sponsors at Unlocked, and anyone else who just helped our event either through contribution or simply word of mouth, I thank you from the bottom of my heart.
If you’d like to support us in the future for our 2019 event, and don’t quite know how, please contact myself by way of: