Thursday, April 28, 2011

Support Japan Music Event - Final report

Τα παιδικά ρούχα, απεστάλθηκαν σήμερα σε μια από τις ομάδες υποστήριξης στη Fukushima.
Ευχαριστούμε όλους που ανταποκρίθηκαν ή συνέβαλαν σε αυτήν την προσπάθεια.
 We thank all who attended or contributed in this effort.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011


Salma is a film about a girl living in a land recovering from war. One day her father dies in a cluster bomb accident. This tragic event shrouds her mind and leaves her desperate and lost in a world she does no longer recognize.
By: Anders Friis Christiansen, Martin Sand Vallespir, Kirsten R. Grann, Michael Nielsen, Astrid M. Lauridsen, Rikke Skovgaard

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

The Backwater Gospel

As long as anyone can remember, the coming of The Undertaker has meant the coming of death. Until one day the grim promise fails and tension builds as the God fearing townsfolk of Backwater wait for someone to die.

By: Bo Mathorne, Tue T. Sørensen, Arthur Gil Larsen, Rie C. Nymand, Mads Simonsen, Thomas H. Grønlund, Esben Jacob Sloth, Martin Holm-Grevy

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Support Japan Music Event - Update

Hello all. Just a quick update on the charity event. The clothes have been bought (for children aged 0-9) and we are now ready to send them out. Kyoshiro has contacted the relief group in charge of distributing them and will have them shipped on Tuesday. Below you will find our most recent contact with Hiromi Komatsu, as well as some pertinent information.

Hello, Ms Olga K.
I am Hiromi Komatsu who is in charge of a warehouse that goods to people in Iwaki should be in. First of all, I’d like to say that we really thank you for your kindness and concerns. Clothes for kids are acceptable. I’d like to ask you to do below if it’s possible.
(1) Boxes should be separate into three categories ; for babies, boys, girls.
(2) Lists of goods inside boxes in brief would be appreciated.
(3) Second hand clothes are also no problem only if they look fine.
(4) Please let us know how many boxes you will send before you ship them.

Our address is here.
to Komatsu
Iwaki branch of Nihon Univa Counter Crisis Team
c/o Kasano Insurance Company
Tabata 8, Kamiyada-cho, Jouban,
Iwaki-city, Fukushima 971-8131

or you can copy and paste below.
〒971-8131 福島県いわき市常磐上矢田町田端8
日本ユニバ いわき支部 小松

We have a web site to show people our activities. Please check it out when you have spare time. It’s only in Japanese but there are many photos in there I hope that you could understand it.
We will definitely send your clothes to children in North-East Japan.

Thank you again, Ms Olga K., for your heart warming presents. 

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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Support Japan Music Event - First report

This is the first report from the event. The supply procedure has not been completed yet, so there will be another report soon. I am reposting here also from Thank you very much Speedgrapher! 

Been a while again… Lots of things going on and an absolutely bare minimum of time: MANGAIJIN ~memories~ came out via just in time for COMICDOM CON ATHENS 2011 (more on that in a future post), over the past two months I have written two new detective stories (“Culture Pop” and “The Gargoyle’s Song”), one set to come out in May and the other (probably) June, then there was COMICDOM CON, of course, as well as the lengthy reports that followed it.

That said, just a week after the convention, we got together with a couple of friends and hosted a charity music event for the victims of the recent earthquake, tsunami and danger of radioactive exposure from the reactor on Fukushima (where radiation levels have now reached those of the Chernobyl disaster, although the contamination is not as widespread).

The whole idea was first mentioned by Kyoshiro around a month ago and after a get-together, KrizD, N8, Bloody K. and myself were on board (as well as Kami, added later). Details on the event were posted on Facebook, a number of blogs,, communicated via posters, as well as a donation box, placed at the entrance of the Hellenic-American Union, over the three days of the comic book convention.

Although we encountered a number of problems at the beginning of the event, with a bit of obsessive compulsion, divine intervention and the presence of one Alexander Markezis, CFO of a corporation known only as “Tremere”, we were able to get the whole thing off the ground. I would like to take a moment and thank all of you who attended this very special event, thereby showing true affection for this country, whose culture we so cherish. Even at the outset, there were those who said that it was meaningless, that any amount we gathered would be insignificant in the face of the disaster, or by comparison to Japan’s economy. I said it then and I say it now: no amount of help is meaningless. No, it won’t save Japan, it won’t even be noticed by anyone other than those who receive the help, but, in this case they are all we care about, the only thing that matters. It is what we could do, so we did it. Pure and simple.

As we speak, the amount collected has been used to buy clothes for children in the struck areas, which will be then distributed via a local relief group in Fukushima. Again, thank you all for being there.

As for the event itself, our roster and succession at the decks was a bit wacky, with KrizD starting, followed by Kami, followed by myself and finally, our lovely freak, N8. We also had a small exhibition at Da Sein’s basement, comprised of photos from various areas struck by the three calamities, as well as art from all over the world, drawn in support of Japan. Furthermore, Kyoshiro selected some pieces from the blog Voices From Japan which consist Tweets from and related to the situation in the country. I translated the texts into Greek and Kyoshiro was in charge of editing, printing and setting up our exhibits.





Monday, April 18, 2011

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Feel,Pray,Give - Support Japan

Η καταστροφή της 11ης Μαρτίου 2011 από τον σεισμό και το tsunami στο βόρειο Honshu της Ιαπωνίας είχε αποτέλεσμα, μέχρι τώρα, 27000 νεκρούς και αγνοούμενους, καθώς και τουλάχιστον 250000 αστέγους, ενώ ο κίνδυνος εκτεταμένης ραδιενεργής δηλητηρίασης από τους αντιδραστήρες της Fukushima εξακολουθεί να είναι ορατός. Με αφορμή αυτά τα γεγονότα, αποφασίσαμε να διοργανώσουμε μια φιλανθρωπική μουσική βραδιά, προκειμένου να μαζευτούν χρήματα και να αγοραστούν προμήθειες που θα αποσταλούν στην Ιαπωνία κατόπιν συνεννοήσεως με τοπικούς φορείς. Πολλοί ίσως πουν ότι μια μικρή ανεξάρτητη κίνηση δεν θα κάνει τη διαφορά, αλλά αυτό είναι κάτι που μπορούν να το κρίνουν μόνο οι πληγέντες και τα σωστικά συνεργεία. Εμείς απλά ανήκουμε σε ένα ευρύτερο σύνολο ανθρώπων που τρέφει μεγάλη αγάπη και σεβασμό για τον ιαπωνικό πολιτισμό και θέλουμε να το δείξουμε εμπράκτως αυτήν την κρίσιμη ώρα. 

Σας περιμένουμε λοιπόν στις 15 Απριλίου στο Da Sein (Σολωμού 12, Εξάρχεια) και ώρα 20:00, όπου θα σας ψυχαγωγήσουν με ιαπωνική μουσική από τα decks οι ραδιοφωνικοί παραγωγοί του indieground radio (Bloody K. KrizD, Mr. Loof, N8), σε συνεργασία με τους Speedgrapher και Kami. Η συγκεκριμένη εκδήλωση δεν ανήκει στη συνήθη κατηγορία των J-party, αλλά αποτελεί μια έμπρακτη προσευχή για τους ανθρώπους που δοκιμάζονται αυτή τη στιγμή στην άλλη άκρη του κόσμου.

Given the disaster in Japan, on 11/03/2011 (the earthquake, tsunami, as well as the ongoing danger of radioactive poisoning), we have decided to organize an event, in order to support the country whose culture we love so much. It is a music event but not your usual J-Party, since it is intended as a fund-raiser: our target is to raise money, in order to send help (in the from of provisions and materials) to those struck by the disaster, as well as the rescue crews. The line-up of DJs includes radio producers of indieground radio (Ν8 + Bloody Κ, KrizD + Mr. Loof), Speedgrapher and Kami. We must stress that this is not a cosplay party and we would rather it were avoided (although there is no dress code or anything).

Η είσοδος είναι 8 ευρώ με μικρή μπύρα ή αναψυκτικό.  
Bloody K.
Kyoshiro (aka Eclipse)