Neil Gaiman auctions off Twitter follows and personal phone calls for charity

Neil-GaimanImage Credit: Eric Fougere/VIP Images/CorbisNeil Gaiman recently took to his Twitter to announce his participation in TwitChange, the first ever celebrity Twitter auction. Pegged as “changing the world one tweet at a time,” TwitChange allows fans to bid on receiving tweets, retweets, and Twitter follows from their favorite celebrities. All proceeds of this charity auction go to aHomeInHaiti.org, which builds permanent housing for Haitian orphans.

While receiving a simple Twitter follow may not seem like a huge prize, being the lone literary selection thus far, Neil Gaiman announced via Twitter that the winner of his “mega package” auction will also win a one-on-one phone call with him, where he will read either a poem or a “short-short story.” No word on whether these readings will be penned specifically for the winner or if they will have been previously published. For those not willing to spend the big bucks necessary to win the Neil Gaiman mega package, there are other auctions for Twitter mentions, Twitter follows, and retweets from Neil himself. Just a couple of hours into the auction, the current bid of the mega package is $455, and the auction doesn’t end until September 25.


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  • Dustin

    Alan Moore may be a pompus ass who thinks too much of himself, but Gaiman is giving him a run for his money

    • darclyte

      I’ve met Neil twice and I didn’t get that then nor in most interviews with him. He is getting that point where he is too in demand for his own good and it does seem to bug him, but it seems to bug him more in the way that he has less time to spend with people than he wants because of the demands on his schedule. Unlike Moore who is just a spoiled, cranky old git.

  • The Jackal

    I tried reading one of his books once, not good. Very sophmoric writing.

    • liz

      Obviously you haven’t read American Gods…. maybe you came across The Wolves in the Walls :)

      • lol

        Who’s to say that the book wasn’t American Gods?

  • darclyte

    My all time favorite writer to read, be it the Sandman comics, short stories, novels, what have you. Just very knowledgeable and has a depth to his writing that is lacking in so many writers. I just wish that I had the disposable income to bid on this, but ah well. Cool idea though!

  • GirlGamer77

    Neil Gaiman is my favorite writer, and I think it’s great he’s doing something for charity and for the people of Haiti.

  • Prakash

    The author of this post left out one big thing. While the bids on a lot of products are way too high for most people, people can still donate to that specific charity in that famous person’s name. And reading his twitter feed he seems like quite a down to earth guy, love his work too.

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