Send Hong Kong Mei to BlizzCon

Update:  I'm going BlizzCon!!!!!  A big thank you to everyone who have donated! The community has been so amazing and so supportive, we couldn't have done it without you.

 But we are still fundraising for Hong Kong! All further donations will be directly donated to pro-democracy charities in Hong Kong.

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On October 8th, Blizzard capitulated to Chinese government. Pro Hearthstone player Blitzchung voiced his support for the protests in Hong Kong during an interview after winning the Hearthstone GrandMaster’s tournament.  For this action, not only did Blizzard ban Blitzchung from completing for 12 months, they also confiscated his prize money and fired the 2 casters who interviewed him just for being there. This follows a disturbing trend where large corporations are censoring their customers to appease the Chinese authorities. This must stop. 

Blizzard’s actions enraged the internet, where the internet then popularized Blizzard’s own Overwatch character, Mei, to be a symbol of freedom and democracy. 

Join us in showing that “our world is worth fighting for.” Help us send Hong Kong Mei cosplayer to Anaheim, California to protest at BlizzCon on November 1st and 2nd. 

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Showing the world that gamers can make a difference and that gamers do care. And gamers wants to use their voice to promote democracy and respect for human rights. The world is watching.


How the funds will be spent

Money will be used to send the Hong Kong Mei cosplayer to Anaheim and lead a protest at BlizzCon. Expenses will include flight, hotel, and other costs.
Anticipated cost: $1200. 

Any additional donations will be used to make Tshirts to be given out for free at the protest. We want to see everyone in HK Mei t-shirts; way too many to Blizzard to stop. 
$15x100 = $1500

We also need money to cover flyers and buttons for the event. 
$300. 

Anticipated total cost: $3000

Any additional donations will be donated directly to organizations supporting the protesters in Hong Kong, such as 612 Humanitarian Fund Relief, Spark Alliance, and various pro-democracy media organizations. 


What your support means to me

When I made the original reddit post. I did it as a final send off to a cosplay that I was never going to wear again. But the overwhelming support that I got from the gaming community changed all of that. It made me believe that together, we can make a difference. We can, in our own small way, show our support to those in Hong Kong fighting for freedom from tyranny. 

Your support showed that gamers will not stand idly by and watch as our freedom of speech become increasingly compromised by China and their corporate lackeys, that there is enough of us to make a difference. 

The deadline to raise money for the BlizzCon trip is October 25th. If we can’t make the $3000 needed, we will simply donate all donations directly to 612 Humanitarian Fund Relief, Spark Alliance, and various pro-democracy media organizations.

There has been a lot of requests to set up an Etsy page, so here is the etsy page for those that want a HK Mei Tshirt of their own. By buying a Tshirt, you are also sponsoring an additional Tshirt to be give n away at the BlizzCon protest. 

Etsy link

TShirt:
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Thank you so much for all of your support. I hope to see you all in Anaheim!

#freehongkong

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Mei Ling 
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Burnaby, BC
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