Podcasters and Fans Join Forces To Create ‘Boom Effect’ Today

Feb 27th, 2010 | By | Category: Podcasting, Podcasting Events

Readers of Podcasting News should take a moment today [February 27], to look at online auction “The Boom Effect“, which is going on throughout the day. The auction’s proceeds will benefit Sonic Boom, young daughter of podcast pioneer and Podiobooks’ co-founder Tee Morris.

The brainchild of the Kiwi podcast and Erotica a la Carte author Philippa Ballentine,  The Boom Effect auction was inspired by a tragic event earlier this year:

Tee Morris is a beloved founding father of the podcasting community; co-creator of Podiobooks.com, writer of four social media books, and the first novelist to serialise his novel as a podcast.

On the 5th of January 2010 Tee found himself facing raising his daughter (with the alias of Sonic Boom) alone, after the sudden, shocking death of his wife Natalie.

The podcasting, writing, and social media community gathered around and within days had raised over $10,000 to cover funeral expenses and other pressing bills Tee was facing. This response was incredible, and showed just how much Tee has touched the lives of others.

However now, as a community we are turning our attention to Sonic Boom’s future. She is only five now, and relying on Tee to provide everything for her. We have the aim of providing a trust buffer for her, so that she can go to college if she wants.

Nothing is going to replace her mother, but the funds raised will give more opportunities . So writers, podcasters and creative types of all stripes are offering up items for auction.

This event will be a webathon run by Podcasting’s very own Rich Sigfrit, with a plethora of special guests and fun. It will take place live online at 10amEST  February 27th 2010.”

Items up for bid run the gamut from custom hand-knitted hoodies, to autographed manuscripts by podcast book authors including Ballentine, J.C. Hutchins, and others…. podcast editing and theme song creation services, jewelry, t-shirts, a custom fitness regimen, and more.

The auction is already underway — it’s all for a good cause, and you can follow the proceedings, and maybe join in yourself, by going here.

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