Last Saturday, for the third year in a row, Laura and I went to Slay-A-Thon. This is basically a Buffy the Vampire Slayer marathon held at Dave & Busters. It is a fund raiser for the Make-a-Wish Foundation. We’ve gone each year to watch Buffy and support the cause, but mostly to watch Buffy.
People get pledges for how long they will watch. There is a silent as well as a live auction and a raffle. The auctions had some cool things, collectors items and unpainted figure models mostly. Things I liked, but wasn’t willing to pay $400 to own.
So, for our contribution Laura bought a $25 raffle ticket to win a fantastic model of the Magic Box. It is a 1/6 size replica of the central set of the post-high school years in Sunnydale. The detail is fantastic and I was impressed with it last year when they had, what I assumed was another one, but was in fact the same one, since last year’s winner didn’t pick it up.
Anywho, to make a long story short, (too late) when they called the winner he was me. Laura immediately regretted purchsing the ticket as this thing is 3.5 feetin long and about 18" tall (which is roughly the size of Stone Henge). I have no idea where we’re going to put it. It’s still in the box right now, but if we had a central window that over looked the street you can bet your sweet bippy it would be there for all to see.
I’ll put up more pictures once it unboxed and put on display, but for now, you’ll have to be satisfied with this picture, taken at the Slay-a-Thon with me holding the winning ticket.