November 12, 2021

$10,000 Raised for Children's Hospitals, Thanks to You!

Congratulations to the Tomb Raider Community Extra Life team and many thanks to our generous supporters! Last weekend's Twitch marathon was a huge success. Together we raised more than $10,000 for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals across the U.S. and Canada.

If you missed the marathon, it's not too late to support this great cause. We're still accepting donations through the end of the year. Wondering where your money goes?
  • Each day, 170 Children's Miracle Network Hospitals treat 16,200 kids with trauma, 935 with diabetes, and 2,128 with cancer, care for 925 infants in neonatal ICUs, and perform 3,329 pediatric surgeries.
  • 62 children enter a CMN Hospital every minute.
  • 1 in 10 children in North America are treated by a CMN Hospital annually.
  • 32 million patient visits are provided for 10 million kids every year.
Your donations help make that happen, improving the health and quality of life for millions of kids.

If you donate through my Extra Life page, your money goes to San Jorge Children & Women's Hospital in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Between the COVID-19 pandemic, 2020 earthquakes, and the lingering impact of Hurricane Maria in 2017, these kids still need help to heal, grow, and thrive!

Photo courtesy of San Jorge Children's Hospital Instagram.

Even if you are unable to donate, I hope you'll help spread the word and check out the Team's annual Extra Life raffle for a chance to win a gorgeous Lara Croft 25th Anniversary statue by Weta Workshop. Anyone can enter, but donors unlock bonus raffle entries. This giveaway runs through November 30. The winner will be announced in early December.

Thank you for your generosity and good luck if you enter!

Lara Croft Lost Valley limited edition statue by Weta Workshop

Lara Croft The Lost Valley limited-edition statue by Weta Workshop. Click image for raffle details and entry form.

October 16, 2021

Extra Life 2021 Charity Marathon and Weta Workshop Statue Raffle

It's that time again! The weekend of November 6-7, the Tomb Raider Community Team will be playing our 10th annual Extra Life charity marathon to benefit Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. I am once again gaming in support of San Jorge Children & Women's Hospital in San Juan, Puerto Rico. If you'd like to make a donation, just click the banner at right or visit my Extra Life page. Contributions are tax deductible and ALL PROCEEDS go to help kids in Puerto Rico.

Even if you are unable to donate, I hope you'll tune in for our Twitch marathon, beginning at 6:00 am EDT/10am GMT November 6.

I also encourage everyone to enter our raffle for a chance to win this fantastic, limited edition Lara Croft The Lost Valley statue from Weta Workshop. Extra Life donations will be accepted through he end of the year, and the raffle runs through November 30.

Thank you so much for your support!

Lara Croft Lost Valley limited edition statue by Weta Workshop

April 5, 2021

Mummy Movie Party This Saturday, April 10

Movie poster - The Mummy 1999
It's time for another community livetweet! Join me Saturday, April 10, at 10 am EDT (3pm UK time). This time we'll be watching The Mummy—the orginal 1999 action-adventure starring Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz.

In case you missed our previous movie parties, here's how it works: Everyone will start watching the movie on their own device at the same time. (See below.) Live chat will be via Twitter. Follow the hashtag #MummyMovieParty and be sure to include this tag in your posts so we'll all be able to see what you type. You might also want to use the popular tags #TheMummy1999 and/or #WeLoveBrendanFraser, but #MummyMovieParty will help us see each other and avoid overlap with motherhood-related tags.

I will be online at least an hour before the party starts, so if you have questions/issues, you can message me (@stellalune), and of course, you're welcome to contact me before then.

Since the film is available in different formats with slightly different run times, here's how we'll sync our viewing:

  • Queue up the movie, play through any previews and opening titles. Then as soon as the "Universal" title fades into a shot of a blazing sun, press PAUSE.

  • At exactly 10am EDT (3pm UK time), we'll all press PLAY.

OBTAINING THE MOVIE:

If you don't already own the film, it's on Amazon and Hulu with the HBO Max add-on, or you can rent it on YouTube, Amazon, Google Play, iTunes, etc. If you're having trouble finding it, let me know.

TIME ZONES:

Start time is 10am Eastern Daylight Time (USA). If you're not sure what that is in your local time, try worldtimebuddy.com or your favorite time zone app. I know it's a little early/late for some people, but I tried to find a good compromise.

TWITTER TIPS:

Twitter hashtags are not case sensitive, so #MummyMovieParty, #mummymovieparty, and #muMMyMoviepaRty are all the same. Again, be sure to include this tag in each post so everyone following the tag will see it.

Feel free to express your opinions, but please be courteous. Snarky comments about the film can be fun, and it's OK to disagree with other viewers, but personal attacks, rudeness, etc., are not cool. If you don't want to see a particular person's posts, you can mute or block them. See Twitter help for details.

If you're using the Twitter website, rather than the app, you might want to try Tweetdeck. You can set up a column for the #MummyMovieParty hashtag that will scroll automatically as people post. You'll see tweets in order and you won't have to refresh the page. If you need help with Tweetdeck, let me know in advance. I'm happy to assist but I may not have time right before the party.

I look forward to seeing you there. Imhotep! 🤘

The Mummy cast members Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weisz, and John Hannah