Charity Drives
Charity Drives

rox1As part of Dana Scully's 50th Birthday celebrations, we at XFN have come together with heART and X-Philanthropy to interview the people behind some of your favorite works of fan-art. Today, we spend a little time with Roxane Lys, or as the X-Files fandom might know her better, ‘Goldfish’. 

Round one of the auctions is going on now and can be found here. Round Two of the auctions featuring Roxane’s work begins February 19th and runs through February 23rd. Click here to view the items up for sale.

Read on below the jump for the full interview.




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Again, as a part of Dana Scully's 50th Birthday celebrations, we at XFN have come together with heART and X-Philanthropy to interview the people behind some of your favorite works of fan-art. Today's artist is Amelia Dolezal. Some of you may know her as Littledeerling over on Tumblr.

Round one of the auctions is going on now and can be found here. Round two of the auctions featuring Amelia's work begins February 19th and runs through February 23rd. Round three runs from February 26th through March 3rd and also includes a piece from Amelia. Click here to view the items up for sale.

Take the jump to read our interview with Amelia Dolezal.

In continuation of the celebration of Dana Scully's 50th year, here is our next featured artist participating in the heART for Charity and X-Philanthropy auctions benefiting SA-YES. Jes Leigh has two watercolor pieces that will go up for auction in the coming weeks. You can find all of Jes' work on her DeviantArt page. 

Her pieces, entitled "UneXplained Phenomena" and "Physiologically Gratifying", will be available for bidding in Rounds 1 (February 19th-23rd) and 2 (February 26th - March 3rd) on heART's eBay. Currently being auctioned are various X-Files items signed by Gillian Anderson. Head over to X-Philanthropy's eBay page to check them out. 

To learn about Jes and what inspires her artwork, click read more to view our interview with her. 

Most of you know that this coming February 23rd, 2014 marks Dana Scully's 50th Birthday. Many a celebration are planned around the fandom, and one of them is the amazing effort by heART & X-Philantropy.

Starting on February 12th and ending on March 9th, a series of weekly auctions will offer a variety of items from The X-Files and Gillian Anderson, gathered by X-Philantropy, and amazing and beautiful artwork by varied artists that will feature portraits and scenes inspired by The X-Files and the actors of the show curated by heART. All the items will be signed by Gillian Anderson and all proceeds will benefit SA-Yes, the charity of her choice.

We've teamed up with the organizers to deliver you a lot more information about this event, including more detailed information about the offered items and profile interviews with some of the artists, in a weekly round up of the upcoming auctions and much more useful information for your enjoyment.

In the mean time, check out their website, where you can find details about the people involved and their mission. Stay tuned for our weekly deliveries associated to this beautiful event.

Agent Scully once said that "what can be imagined can be achieved, that [we] must dare to dream, but that there's no substitute for perseverance and hard work and teamwork, because no one gets there alone"; that is especially true of the X-Files charity event in Manchester that took place on October 13th, 2013.

The product of a few disgruntled British fans venting on Twitter about the lack of 20th anniversary events in the UK, the event was a resounding success and raised an impressive amount for Gillian Anderson's charity SA-YES.

I decided several months ago that it was one thing to complain about the 20th anniversary events schedule and another to actually stand up and do something about it. I approached SA-YES about the possibility of a fundraiser and Manchester's FAB Cafe about hosting a charity screening night; they graciously donated their venue to us for the evening. Countless hours sat sending emails resulted in some fantastic prizes for our raffle. Huge thanks go to La La Land Records, Erica Fraga who not only donated signed copies of her book LAX-Files but also sent over a number of uncut trading card sheets signed by dozens of show alumni, and Under The Floorboards. The limited edition posters donated by Under the Floorboards benefit the US neurofibromatosis charity, another cause close to Gillian's heart, so please consider heading over to their website and purchasing one if you haven’t already. Without the prizes no one would have bought raffle tickets or quiz sheets so everyone’s generosity contributed hugely to our grand total.

During the night we watched several episodes of The X-Files on our big screen, kicking off the night with the "Pilot". "Bad Blood" brought the house down before our quiz uncovered who the true Philes were. Congratulations to team Tray of Death on their complete annihilation of the competition, I'm still shocked that you managed to answer some of those! Thanks also go to Keva Andersen in helping to compile the questions. Gillian sent over several signed items from 8x10 photos to old magazines and comics. After the quiz my co-host Julie Baron who came along to represent SA-YES auctioned Gillian's items off, more thanks to our guests for digging deep, bidding high and going out in the cold and rain to find a cash point!

After our third and final episode - "Jose Chung's From Outer Space" - we were able to relax. Our special anniversary cake was shared with those guests who had stayed the night but only after a rousing rendition of "Jeremiah Was a Bullfrog" which I'm sure will be haunting us for many years to come. We also announced the total raised during the evening, an impressive £300, which will go a long way to helping disadvantaged youth in South Africa.

A great time was had in Manchester and as Julie and I left the venue at 1am the words "next time" and "next year" had already been uttered. It has been a wonderful experience working with SA-YES to run this event and I hope we are able to move forward and hopefully go bigger and better in the future. UK Philes - watch this space.



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