Icon. Few deserve that distinction more than George A. Romero. Not just because of his films either… but because of what he gave us as fans – in person or at conventions. The inspiration he filled us with. The hope and the affirmation that we can, as people, make a difference by going against the grain.
There’s no doubt about it… George A. Romero was good to his fans. Now it’s our turn to be good to him.
As many of you may be aware, George A. Romero was nominated and selected to receive his long overdue star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame this October. The enormous costs associated with this honor are well over $60,000 (including the price of the actual star and related reception events).
As a result the people behind trying to make this happen are turning to you… to us… his fans and those who knew and loved George to help out to complete his star fund. They still need to pull in a minimum of $35,000.
A special page has been set up for you to help make this happen. Click here for more info. Check out the donation options, and please contribute what you can. There are some once in a lifetime opportunities to experience here.
“This isn’t about the studio process as we all know George wasn’t exactly a fan,” said George’s manager and longtime friend Chris Roe. “This about us taking a stand to make sure he’s hailed as one of cinema’s greats and giving the fans a place to visit and pay their respects to this giant of a man. We’re raising completion funds to make this happen, and we’re halfway there. Your assistance in this great celebration, honoring this wonderful man, is truly appreciated.”
And now… a special message from George’s friend and colleague, the incomparable Malcolm McDowell.
HELLO TO ALL –
AS MANY OF YOU KNOW, THE LATE, GREAT GEORGE ROMERO WAS SELECTED TO RECEIVE HIS LONG OVERDUE STAR ON THE HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME LATER THIS FALL.
THE ENORMOUS COST INVOLVED WITH PUTTING ON AN EVENT LIKE THIS IS MORE THAN YOU CAN IMAGINE. GEORGE’S STAR FUND COMMITTEE IS IN THE PROCESS OF RAISING COMPLETION FUNDS THROUGH A CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN, AND THEY NEED YOUR HELP! A VARIETY OF DONATION OPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE FOR YOU TO CHOOSE FROM, AND WHAT YOU RECEIVE FOR YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS WILL BE ONCE IN A LIFETIME OPPORTUNITIES TO TAKE PART IN GEORGE’S SPECIAL DAY.
ON JULY 16 OF THIS YEAR, THE WORLD LOST A GREAT FILMMAKER; AND MAN, I LOST A GOOD, GOOD FRIEND! GEORGE LOVED AND APPRECIATED YOU, HIS FANS, SO MUCH. FOR THOSE OF YOU HAD THE GOOD FORTUNE TO MEET HIM, HE GAVE 100% TO YOUR SPECIAL MOMENT! PLEASE HELP AND BE A PART OF GIVING GEORGE ROMERO THIS SPECIAL DAY OF CELEBRATION.
THANK YOU, AND I HOPE TO SEE YOU ON HOLLYWOOD BOULEVARD THIS FALL TO CELEBRATE GEORGE!