July 13, 2012
SUPPORTING THE TROOPS: Reader Rob Hampson writes:
I wonder if you would give us a mention on Instapundit?
The “Baen Barflies” (i.e. fans of Baen Books and participants in the Baen’s Bar webboards) launched a fundraiser today to fulfill some oddball requests of a unit deployed to Afghanistan. We’re raising money to send electrolyte drink powder, protein powder, flashlights, batteries, beef jerky, sweet and salty snacks, … oh, and books! We’ve been doing this for three years already and help our deployed troops with supplies, convenience and comfort items as well as special requests. We support a unit at a time rather individual soldiers.
For donations at the $25 level we have some window decals – for donations at the $100 and $250 level we have commitments from 4 Baen authors for “redshirting” in upcoming novels. There’s also one copy of the upcoming Schlock Mercenary board game (with Kickstarter extras) available for the first ambitious donor to claim it at the $250 level. Folks can check the link and video for more details.