Comic-Con Charity from Author Nancy Holder

July 23, 2008

Author Nancy Holder fills us in on what she’ll be doing over the weekend at the San Diego Comic-Con. Stop on by to support a great cause and a score free copy of Nancy’s August Silhouette Nocturne, Son of the Shadows!

by Nancy Holder, author of Son of the Shadows

I’m so excited to announce my affiliation with Kids Need to Read, a charity I will be supporting at San Diego Comic-Con.

I don’t know if you have heard about Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog. It’s a three-part net-musical Joss Whedon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) created during the Hollywood writers’ strike and it’s been making the rounds all over the net. It’s now available for download for a small fee. Dr. Horrible stars Nathan Fillion, Neil Patrick Harris, and Felicia Day. A mad scientist, a love triangle, and lots of singing–what’s not to love?

Each year at Comic-Con, the California Browncoats, fans of the Joss Whedon TV show Firefly and its spin-off movie, Serenity, support the chosen charity of a Firefly cast member. They have raised over $25,000 for charity since June 2007.

This year, they are supporting Kids Need to Read, on behalf of Nathan Fillion, who starred as Captain Malcolm Reynolds. Dark Horse Comics has created a special limited edition 5000-copy Serenity comic for the Browncoats to sell at Comic-Con; and all proceeds will go to Kids Need to Read, to purchase library books for schools across the country.

The Browncoats will also hold raffles for scripts, photos, T-shirts, and other items, many of them signed. And I’ll be signing in the California Browncoats Booth on Thursday, July 24, from noon to 1 PM to show my support (Tables A7 & A8; just look for all the Chinese lanterns!) I will offer a free copy of Son of the Shadows to anyone who purchases a raffle ticket.

On Sunday, July 27, my eleven-year-old Belle and I are participating in a Browncoats-sponsored reading to celebrate Kids Need to Read. We go on right before Felicia Day, who co-starred in Dr. Horrible and played Vi the Potential on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The reading is in room 24A from 12 to 2 PM.

Come join the fun because…Kids Need to Read!

To recap:

July 24, Noon to 1 PM, Browncoats Booth Tables A7/A8, Signing
July 27, noon to 2 PM, Room 24A, Reading


  1. If I lived there, I’d certainly go. 🙂 Hope the event is a success.

  2. Hi Nancy.

    Thank you so much for your kind support of Kids Need to Read at San Diego Comic-Con. We are very grateful! I am sorry that we were not introduced, so that I could have thanked you in person. I learned of your support after the convention.

    I must say, Belle was extremely impressive at the reading. WOW! That kid can read! Wonderful!

    Denise Gary
    Kids Need to Read

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