If you haven't heard by now, there's been a lot of pressure to get a donation pool set up to get people to the cookout in St. Louis this year.
The actual site is now available and is here:
The 30 second review:
You donate money anonymously; all donation values made public so everyone knows how much is in the pool; everyone who donates gets a receipt for their donation (via paypal). Once a suitable amount of money is available, we draw. Winner gets a ticket. Once the pool is up again, we draw again. Winner gets a ticket. Repeat. If a winner is drawn and enough money isn't available, then donations made go to that winner's ticket, until it can be purchased. Then repeat on and on...
The currently drawn person, by overwhelming request in email, private message, chat, and forum, has been Cookie. She's the person we are currently drawing to, and are less than $100 from being able to afford.
Future people will be randomly drawn unless I get an overwhelming request again (before you ask, Mcduffies might come on his own, Bob can't make it, Kisai will be probably unavailable due to new job, and CJ can't make it).
All information on how to join as an entrant, how to donate, etcetera is available on the website, as well as the current value of the fund, who is being drawn for, and so on.
C'mon, let's get some people to the cookout!