CHILD'S PLAY 2008 CHARITY DINNER AUCTION TICKET SALES TO CLOSE DEC. 5

For Immediate Release

SEATTLE - Dec. 1, 2008 - Hurry before it's too late! Tickets are selling faster than the proverbial MMO on launch day for the 2008 Child's Play Charity dinner auction to be held on Dec. 9 in the Washington State Convention and Trade Center's skybridge; ticket sales will close this Friday, Dec. 5 (unless sold out prior). The event annually hosts over 400 videogame industry professionals and community members for an evening of drinks and silent bidding, followed by a plated banquet and live auction to benefit sick children in over 50 hospitals around the world. Contributions to the charity already exceed $450,000, passing the halfway mark for this year's goal of $750,000.

Notable silent and live auction items will include:

- A microwave from Harmonix

- A Halo 3 Master Chief helmet signed by Bungie, Roosterteeth and Penny Arcade staff

- A bronze-cast World of Warcraft statue of an orc and wolf mount, given exclusively to Blizzard Entertainmentemployees

- A mint-condition, limited edition Black Dreamcast autographed by former Sega President Peter Moore

Dinner auction tickets may be purchased at http://www.childsplaycharity.org/cpdinner.php for $125 per person, $60 of which is tax deductible. Corporate table sponsorships (seats 10) are still available. Contact klindsay@penny-arcade.com for further information.

About Child's Play: Child's Play is a non-profit organization begun in 2003 by Mike "Gabe" Krahulik and Jerry "Tycho" Holkins, the creators of the Penny Arcade comic strip, as a way to help sick children and show the world the softer side of people who play videogames. Through the generosity of gamers and the videogame industry, Child's Play has raised nearly four million dollars in toys, games and cash for sick children through an ongoing online toy drive and annual charity auction. Now in its sixth year, Child's Play has developed a worldwide network of beneficiary Children's Hospitals in order to brighten hospital stays for children internationally. For more information, visit www.childsplaycharity.org.

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Contact: Carolyn Carnes

Flash Fire Communications

866-205-5670 x500

carolyn@flash-fire.com


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