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September 02 2015

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Czequestria 2015

Czequestria 2015

Last year’s Czequestria was a life-changing experience for me. This year’s Czequestria will become a life-changing experience for hundreds of people who will be spared an infection with malaria.

This time the table was run mostly by Sara and me, but during the time that Ashley took over, supported by catra, they raised significant koruny too.

Again Stable-Tec Studios will contribute their complete profits to our invaluable cause. Thank you!

The total of almost €4,000 is enough to save about two lives in expectation and avert easily 300 times as many nonfatal cases of malaria that would’ve meant treatment costs and lost income for many of the poorest of the poor.

Donations

Czequestria and Your Siblings are transferring the donations we raised to the Against Malaria Foundation in several batches. Since all transfer that involve currency conversions to euro are complete, the counts below can now be viewed as authoritative.

Assuming that Czequestria had in the area of 260 attendees, this puts the contribution per attendee in the €15 area, roughly the same as at GalaCon. You rock!

Donations EUR CZK USD Table Saturday € 270.00 Kč 12,536 $5 Table Sunday € 25.00 Kč 7,676 $ 95 Stable-Tec € 80.00 Kč 4,075 $ 0 Auction € 0.00 Kč 67,677 $ 0 € 375.00 Kč 91,964 $ 100

Finally the counts after conversions. Here the Stable-Tec donation counts into our table donations. Additional fuzziness is the result of different conversion rates charged for different transfers, and with one transfer a bank fee that Jamis generously paid for privately with an offset.

Donations EUR CZK in EUR USD in EUR Sum (EUR) Table € 375.00 € 898.52 € 87.81 € 1,361.33 Auction € 0.00 € 2,503.74 € 0 € 2,503.74 € 375.00 € 3,402.26 € 87.81 € 3,865.07

Top Items at the Table

Bound Together   31 CMC button   16 Metal pin   15 EA Handbook   3 BfG button   8

We (especially Ashley) also distributed 66 of our charity guides.

Top Items in the Auction

Perry’s hat Kč 10,777 Fallout Equestria book Kč 4,500 Plush Discord signed by de Lancie Kč 4,200 Libussa sculpture Kč 4,000 CCG signed by de Lancie and St. Germain Kč 3,000

Czequestria and Bronies for Good History

Czequestria 2015 Czequestria 2014 Estimated attendance 260 260 Highest auction bids € 399 (Perry’s hat) € 162 (signed T-shirt) Totals of auction € 2,486 € 1,657 Totals of direct donations € 1,561 € 346

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June 16 2015

08:45

Charity Album: Seeds of Kindness: Building Bridges

Charity Album: Seeds of Kindness: Building Bridges

Bronies for Good is pleased to announce its fifth Seeds of Kindness charity album, Building Bridges. Musicians, heed our call!

Over the years, Bronies for Good has raised over $200,000 for various impactful charity projects, thanks to the creative contributions of the fandom's many talented musicians and artists, and the generosity of thousands of fans who want to make the world a better place.  

Our new fundraiser will launch in November, along with the album, and all funds will benefit the highly effective prevention program of the Against Malaria Foundation.    

The Music

The Seeds of Kindness albums feature hours of music from both up and coming artists and old time fandom favorite musicians alike. You can download our previous releases from our fundraiser page.

The albums encompass genres from dance to orchestral to ska to rock to 80s metal to hip-hop, and include contributions from musicians such as EileMonty, Feather, Forest Rain, So Great and Powerful, and Carbon Maestro.

The Theme

Our new album theme, epitomized by the title of Building Bridges, is global empathy: There is a vanguard among us who care equally about feeling beings of all species and countries—no matter how different they are or how far away—and who want all of them to thrive.

We want to make our new album a testament to an altruism that extends beyond the bounds of countries and species, an altruism that stands up for everyone no matter where, an altruism that inspires action!

The Charity

Over 200 million people contract malaria every year, the death toll is equivalent to half a dozen plane crashes every day, and many who survive are locked in poverty due to expensive treatments. It is a permanent catastrophe. It is also easily preventable. As the infected mosquitoes mostly bite at night, it can be prevented with cheap, long-lasting insecticidal nets. As little as $3 buys a net that will protect two people for three to four years and contribute the permanent elimination of the disease. The efficiency of the intervention has been thoroughly proven. The Against Malaria Foundation stands out in particular because of their strong track record and commitment to efficiency, program monitoring, and transparency.

Instructions for Musicians

The Timeline

Soft deadline: October 1, 2015

Hard deadline: November 1, 2015

Release date: November 22, 2015

What to Submit

  1. Pony and nonpony songs are equally welcome.
  2. No copyrighted material can be used, and we cannot accept entries that remix, sample, or cover the show either. (Sorry!)
  3. Submitting a remix requires the composers’ permission.
  4. Collabs are encouraged!
  5. There is no genre restriction besides common sense. Don’t make anything angry, creepy, or overly depressing (but sad is fine) and your song should have no problem fitting in.
  6. There is no set length restriction, and most importantly, short songs are just as welcome as longer pieces are. Don’t stretch your song solely to fit a given length—this was perhaps the most common issue with entries for the previous albums!
  7. You can submit as many songs as you want (within reason). Two songs from the same artist can get in without any problem, but over that number (not counting collabs), we might only take the best two of them.

How to Submit

Please send an email to smile.bfg@gmail.com, with the subject “[BB]” followed by your artist name, and include the following:

  1. An MP3 file without the artist’s name in its title or metadata, hosted on a service that offers streaming (preferably Mediafire). Please make sure to take the sharing link rather than copy-pasting from your URL bar. You may check your link by accessing it while logged out, e.g., using private browsing.
  2. A lossless file (preferably FLAC or AIFF) also hosted on a service like Mediafire. We tend to see a lot of Dropbox links dying when we need them, so please be careful.
  3. The title, your preferred artist name, a link for credit (YouTube channel, Soundcloud, etc.), and lyrics if applicable.

Things You Should Know

  1. For the sake of musicians who submit their songs early, there is a set release date.
  2. We recommend that you submit before the “soft deadline” so we can still give feedback on tracks that are close to making the cut.
  3. You may release your song as soon as the album is out but link the fundraiser instead of a direct MP3 download.
  4. We will continue to trust our fans to donate to download the album.
  5. You can upload your song on YouTube when the album is released, but please do not make your song public until then. However, feel free to upload previews or ask for feedback!

If you have any questions, you can email us at smile.bfg@gmail.com or ask in the My Little Remix thread.

08:45

Charity Album: Seeds of Kindness: Building Bridges

Charity Album: Seeds of Kindness: Building Bridges

Bronies for Good is pleased to announce its fifth Seeds of Kindness charity album, Building Bridges. Musicians, heed our call!

Over the years, Bronies for Good has raised over $200,000 for various impactful charity projects, thanks to the creative contributions of the fandom's many talented musicians and artists, and the generosity of thousands of fans who want to make the world a better place.  

Our new fundraiser will launch in November, along with the album, and all funds will benefit the highly effective prevention program of the Against Malaria Foundation.    

The Music

The Seeds of Kindness albums feature hours of music from both up and coming artists and old time fandom favorite musicians alike. You can download our previous releases from our fundraiser page.

The albums encompass genres from dance to orchestral to ska to rock to 80s metal to hip-hop, and include contributions from musicians such as EileMonty, Feather, Forest Rain, So Great and Powerful, and Carbon Maestro.

The Theme

Our new album theme, epitomized by the title of Building Bridges, is global empathy: There is a vanguard among us who care equally about feeling beings of all species and countries—no matter how different they are or how far away—and who want all of them to thrive.

We want to make our new album a testament to an altruism that extends beyond the bounds of countries and species, an altruism that stands up for everyone no matter where, an altruism that inspires action!

The Charity

Over 200 million people contract malaria every year, the death toll is equivalent to half a dozen plane crashes every day, and many who survive are locked in poverty due to expensive treatments. It is a permanent catastrophe. It is also easily preventable. As the infected mosquitoes mostly bite at night, it can be prevented with cheap, long-lasting insecticidal nets. As little as $3 buys a net that will protect two people for three to four years and contribute the permanent elimination of the disease. The efficiency of the intervention has been thoroughly proven. The Against Malaria Foundation stands out in particular because of their strong track record and commitment to efficiency, program monitoring, and transparency.

Instructions for Musicians

The Timeline

Soft deadline: October 1, 2015

Hard deadline: November 1, 2015

Release date: November 22, 2015

What to Submit

  1. Pony and nonpony songs are equally welcome.
  2. No copyrighted material can be used, and we cannot accept entries that remix, sample, or cover the show either. (Sorry!)
  3. Submitting a remix requires the composers’ permission.
  4. Collabs are encouraged!
  5. There is no genre restriction besides common sense. Don’t make anything angry, creepy, or overly depressing (but sad is fine) and your song should have no problem fitting in.
  6. There is no set length restriction, and most importantly, short songs are just as welcome as longer pieces are. Don’t stretch your song solely to fit a given length—this was perhaps the most common issue with entries for the previous albums!
  7. You can submit as many songs as you want (within reason). Two songs from the same artist can get in without any problem, but over that number (not counting collabs), we might only take the best two of them.

How to Submit

Please send an email to smile.bfg@gmail.com, with the subject “[BB]” followed by your artist name, and include the following:

  1. An MP3 file without the artist’s name in its title or metadata, hosted on a service that offers streaming (preferably Mediafire). Please make sure to take the sharing link rather than copy-pasting from your URL bar. You may check your link by accessing it while logged out, e.g., using private browsing.
  2. A lossless file (preferably FLAC or AIFF) also hosted on a service like Mediafire. We tend to see a lot of Dropbox links dying when we need them, so please be careful.
  3. The title, your preferred artist name, a link for credit (YouTube channel, Soundcloud, etc.), and lyrics if applicable.

Things You Should Know

  1. For the sake of musicians who submit their songs early, there is a set release date.
  2. We recommend that you submit before the “soft deadline” so we can still give feedback on tracks that are close to making the cut.
  3. You may release your song as soon as the album is out but link the fundraiser instead of a direct MP3 download.
  4. We will continue to trust our fans to donate to download the album.
  5. You can upload your song on YouTube when the album is released, but please do not make your song public until then. However, feel free to upload previews or ask for feedback!

If you have any questions, you can email us at smile.bfg@gmail.com or ask in the My Little Remix thread.

May 29 2015

10:13

Future Effective Altruism Berlin Meetups

We now have a set schedule for our Effective Altruism Berlin meetups.

Place: VEBU, 4th floor (counting EG as 0th floor), Genthiner Str. 48, 10785 Berlin

Time: Every second Sunday, at 2 p.m. local time, starting June 7, 2015

We now have a bit of a loose agenda that we determine by voting on Trello. We also organize the projects that we work on via Trello. I can give you access at the meetup.

You can also find us on Meetup and Facebook, and we have a newsletter for event reminders.

Please stop by if you would like to chat about EA or if you have any questions.

10:13

Future Effective Altruism Berlin Meetups

We now have a set schedule for our Effective Altruism Berlin meetups.

Place: VEBU, 4th floor (counting EG as 0th floor), Genthiner Str. 48, 10785 Berlin

Time: Every second Sunday, at 2 p.m. local time, starting June 7, 2015

We now have a bit of a loose agenda that we determine by voting on Trello. We also organize the projects that we work on via Trello. I can give you access at the meetup.

You can also find us on Meetup and Facebook.

Please stop by if you would like to chat about EA or if you have any questions.

May 20 2015

20:04

Effective Altruism Berlin Meetup #3

Our third Effective Altruism Berlin meetup is about to happen!

Place: VEBU, 4th floor (counting EG as 0th floor), Genthiner Str. 48, 10785 Berlin

Time: Sunday, May 24, 2015, 2 p.m. local time

Please stop by if you would like to chat about EA or if you have any questions. We now have a bit of a loose agenda that we determine by voting on Trello. I can give you access at the meetup.

Apart from our meetup, there is also the effective altruism talk of the Swiss GBS that takes place in rooms of the Humboldt Universität in Berlin-Adlershof.

Place: Room 005, Walter Nernst-Haus, Newtonstraße 14, 12489 Berlin

Time: Thursday, May 21, 2015, 5–7 p.m. local time

We’re looking forward to seeing you there too!

20:04

Effective Altruism Berlin Meetup #3

Our third Effective Altruism Berlin meetup is about to happen!

Place: VEBU, 4th floor (counting EG as 0th floor), Genthiner Str. 48, 10785 Berlin

Time: Sunday, May 24, 2015, 2 p.m. local time

Please stop by if you would like to chat about EA or if you have any questions. We now have a bit of a loose agenda that we determine by voting on Trello. I can give you access at the meetup.
Apart from our meetup, there is also the effective altruism talk of the Swiss GBS that takes place in rooms of the Humboldt Universität in Berlin-Adlershof.

Place: Room 005, Walter Nernst-Haus, Newtonstraße 14, 12489 Berlin

Time: Thursday, May 21, 2015, 5–7 p.m. local time

We’re looking forward to seeing you there too!

Humbolt Universität

May 14 2015

13:30
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