Help Get Me toGDC

$3,410 of $4,500 goal

Raised by 64 people in 29 months
Kiala Kazebee  PORTLAND, OR
It's Kiala again! I have an opportunity to speak at GDC this year and it's really important to me personally (as it's for Intel chosen scholars for the IGDAF) as well as for my career.
 
I was recently downsized at my previous job (super bummer - no fault of my own) but came out swinging and found a new, amazing job.  Unfortunately, in the interim, all our money had to go to rent so now I can't afford to get to SF and at this late date tickets are $$$. I believe I can find friends to stay with so it's just the tickets and pocket money I need.

If you can donate to this, that would be wonderful. My proposal is this: for any money I receive I will donate it to the Oregon Humane Society once I begin getting paidafter the end of March. If you can't donate, I completely understand and am just thankful for all the support you've given me in the past.  I received some criticism doing a Go Fund Me before so asking for this is very risky for me.

For this reason, I would like to stress that this is for WORK reasons - not to party. I will have no time for parties. Only the mentor speaking engagement and some career networking.  Here are links to the Foundation and the scholars I will be speaking to as a mentor. 

http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/company-overview/diversity-at-intel.html

http://foundation.igda.org/2015-igdaf-intel-scholars/

Thank you again for your friendship and support. <3

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Update 15
Posted by Kiala Kazebee
29 months ago
My ex husband's brother ladies and gentleman! His opinion is clearly correct and knowledgable and not biased in any way!
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Update 14
Posted by Kiala Kazebee
29 months ago
I just want to thank you all again. I'll do a post on my tumblr puddypride.tumblr.com with a real thank you and stuff. All the creepiest hugs, Kiala (of the internet)
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Update 13
Posted by Kiala Kazebee
29 months ago
How do I turn this whole site into a poem of my love for you no no never mind I'll figure it out. 48 stanzas here we go!
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Update 12
Posted by Kiala Kazebee
29 months ago
We did it!!! Since I do need money to move to LA because of the no job sitch I'll keep it going to 3000 and then we will cut it off or give extra to the animals or something. I LOVE YOU ALL. I can't believe you've all been so generous. I promise to do a rescue animal fundraiser in LA. Xoxo forever.
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$3,410 of $4,500 goal

Raised by 64 people in 29 months
Created July 15, 2014
MA
$5
Matthew Arands
29 months ago

I can only afford a tiny amount :(

$5
Anonymous
29 months ago
LH
$10
Louise Høpfner
29 months ago

I really think you should be there for the VF thing. Wish I could too...

SC
$10
Steven Cain
29 months ago

Good luck, hope that you have a wonderful time

AM
$10
Albie Miranda
29 months ago

I'm sorry I can't give more. You are wonderful and I send you many many internet hugs. Good luck in So Cal! It's not so bad here! ;)

GV
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Greg Vondra
29 months ago
$10
Anonymous
29 months ago
JC
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Jackie Correa
29 months ago

You're the bestest Kiala! Thanks for all the laughs and giggles you've given me. Here's to you picking up the pieces and making something great with it!

$10
Matthew Weekley
29 months ago

This is going quick! Drinks on me!

NT
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Nathan Tamayo
29 months ago
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