10 Geeky Charities to Donate to Through Humble Bundle

first_imgHumble Bundle is a great digital store for books and products from game developers. But their beauty lies in “bundling” items together and allowing the consumer to pay what they want. Past bundles have included music, books, games, and comic books. Once the purchaser decides on a price, they also get to choose a charity that a portion of their funds go to. Humble Bundle has raised well over $65 million for more than 50 charities. Here are 10 charities you can currently donate to through your Humble Bundle purchase.Comic Book Legal Defense FundOne of my favorite non-profits, I’ve even volunteered for them both in their office and at conventions. I always say their role in the world is “Fighting Censorship and Protecting Free Speech.”  CBLDF doesn’t just protect creators but also protects readers, librarians, retailers, publishers, and educators. Basically, they stand up for the First Amendment and fight against all who want to limit it.Child’s PlayThis is a really cool charity that lets sick kids in the hospital try to have a little fun while they are stuck there. Child’s Play provides games and toys to over 100 hospitals. They give out consoles and accessories to help these children interact with friends and family who can’t visit them.Anime Art MuseumThe Anime Art Museum is a great nonprofit that prides itself on forwarding the art of Japanese anime and showing it’s beauty and wonder. The Museum pushes for legitimizing this art as a magnificent expression of Far East culture. As their executive director states, “There is no better way to promote intercultural understanding than to nurture this contemporary form of personal expression and give its artists a voice.”Wikimedia FoundationBecause we’ve all used their sources! Time to pay it forward for the luxury of using license free and easily accessible information in the public domain. Wikimedia overseas all the networks we constantly search every day: Wikipedia, Wiktionary, Wikiquote, Wikibooks, Wikisource, Wikinews, Wikiversity, Wikispecies, and Wikimedia Commons.Alliance for Climate EducationACE (or Alliance for Climate Education) is a charity that helps bring the knowledge of climate change to young people. Through ACE they learn the science of the issue and even how to take action against it. Their policy is one of being proactive: first, we learn, then we act! ACE’s teaches students small lifestyle changes that can make a huge difference in the fight against climate change.American Wind Wildlife InstituteThis organization takes a three-tiered approach to the responsible development of wind energy that helps protect wildlife and their habitats. AWWI researches solutions in technological innovation, science for policy & practice, and credible data that reduces the impact wind farms have on wildlife.Comic Task ForceCTF Is a really great nonprofit that provides deployed service members and their family members with graphic novels, comic books, and table top game supplies.Association for Women in ScienceThe Association for Women in Science (AWIS) is the largest multi-disciplinary organization for women in STEM. The AWIS pushes for STEM greatness through the complete participation of women in all its disciplines. Equality and visibility for all is important in the pursuit of furthering each of STEM’s categories.Academy of Television Arts & Sciences FoundationYou’ve probably heard of the Academy before, but they do so much more than throw a fancy gala around Emmy time. Not only do they preserve and celebrate television through the ages but they also educate and help the next generation contribute to their already rich history.Art With ImpactArt With Impact is a charity that helps get mental health resources to young people who need them. They do this through film and other artistic mediums.  AWI wants to aid people in fearlessly talking about their mental health issues just as other artists do. Carrie Fisher helped normalize the stigma of living with a mental illness and was transparent when talking about her own struggles. AWI wants to do just that with voices like hers in the arts.last_img read more

Rumor Doctor Who SpinOff Class Cancelled After 1 Season

first_imgSchool’s out for winter, but is it out forever?British tabloid the Daily Mirror last week suggested that, due to low online and on-screen ratings, Doctor Who spin-off Class has been canceled.The eight-episode series premiered on BBC Three in October to a positive reception from critics—but a measly 660,000 initial views, according to the Mirror. To put that number into perspective, the least-watched episode of the Doctor’s ninth season (“Sleep No More”) racked up 5.61 million views.Even in syndication on BBC One early this year, the program fared poorly—figures quickly dropped from 1 million to 300,000, the Mirror reported.Created and written by author Patrick Ness, Class follows students and staff at Coal Hill Academy. The London-based secondary school served as a backdrop to the first Doctor Who episode and appeared again 50 years later as the workplace of companion Clara Oswald (and her love interest, Danny Pink).From left: Vivian Oparah as Tanya, Greg Austin as Charlie, Sophie Hopkins as April, Fady Elsayed as Ram, Katherine Kelly as Miss Quill (BBC)Under the reluctant leadership of physics teacher Miss Quill, five very different students must band together to fight monsters and save the Earth—at the behest of the Twelfth Doctor, who makes a cameo appearance in the first episode.An angsty teenage romp for modern viewers, the show (produced by Who showrunner Steven Moffat and exec producer Brian Minchin) pulls no punches when it comes to navigating high school while battling aliens.But Class struggled to live up to the hype and doesn’t appear to have caught on as easily as spin-offs like K-9 and Company, The Sarah Jane Adventures, and Torchwood.While Patrick Ness did not immediately respond to Geek’s request for comment, the Beeb told us that “No decision has been made.”Not for fans’ lack of trying: An online petition for the BBC to renew Class for a second season has already racked up more than 2,110 supporters.Class series one is available digitally in HD from the UK iTunes Store, and on Blu-ray and DVD from Amazon.co.uk. All eight episodes aired in Canada and Australia over the fall; the US release is scheduled for April 15, immediately following the season 10 premiere of Doctor Who on BBC America.last_img read more