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access_time July 10, 2012 at 12:45 AM in Culture by Ramon Aranda

The MADE Trying to Keep Its Doors Open

On July 20, the Museum of Art and Digital Entertainment will put together a fundraising event in the hopes of raising enough money to keep its doors in downtown Oakland open.

The marathon kicks off at 6 p.m. and includes stand-up comedy with Bay Area comedians that will be streamed online via Twitch.TV.

Fans who show up to the event can also take part in a silent auction, which will include gaming products from Valve, Kalypso Games and Dolby.

“We’re not only hoping to raise funds with this telethon, we’re also hoping to raise the MADE’s visibility, so people in the Bay Area and beyond will come join the communities that call the MADE home,” said Alex Handy, founder and director of the MADE. “The MADE is currently home to free programming classes for kids, interactive fiction meetups, indie developer co-working days, game creation game jams, and weekly tournaments. We’re creating a meat-space community for gamers, and we want everyone to come check out our collection and events.”

The MADE is a non-profit gaming museum that preserves video games and the presentation of it as art. Having started after raising $20,000 on Kickstarter.com, the museum is in need of financial help. Donors interested in supporting the MADE can donate at http://www.themade.org/node/84 via PayPal.


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