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Jay Lake
Date: 2013-07-27 07:23
Subject: [cancer] JayWake is today
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Tags:art, cancer, death, events, family, friends, funny, health, jaywake, personal, portland, repost
Small Clockwork Departure You are invited to my pre-mortem wake and roast, a somewhat morbid, deeply irreverent, but joyous celebration of me. This is a time for celebrating my life, loves, and dark, twisted sense of humor. Bring your stories (hysterical, at my expense), your tasteless jokes, and any and all expressions gleefully macabre. Come party with the man who has never passed up the chance to poke cancer in the eye and laugh about it.

Today, Saturday, July 27, 6:PM - ?

Holiday Inn Portland Airport
8439 NE Columbia Blvd
Portland, OR 97220

We are deeply grateful to the Cascade Writers’ Conference who is gifting us with the cancellation of their Saturday evening programming so that their members can attend JayWake. In addition, they have offered the unused space for our celebration. We are humbled by their generosity.

We are also deeply grateful to Tom Doherty and Tor Books for their very generous support of JayWake,

Food and Libations:
There will be a buffet dinner for guests who RSVP. RSVP-ing tells us how many people to prepare for. Please email jaywakereg@gmail.com or reply to the Facebook event to RSVP. Donations will be accepted (but not required) to offset the cost of the meal.

The Roast will begin at about 7:30. Be warned: the jokes and stories contained herein will not only push the boundaries of good taste, they will leapfrog over the boundaries blowing a raspberry. This is not a time to say how I touched your life. This is a time to say how I touched you inappropriately. Please contact jaywake.questions@gmail.com for information on being a scheduled speaker.

We will be accepting donations to offset the cost of the meal and event. Use the PayPal button below, or contact jaywake.questions@gmail.com if you'd like to donate in another way.

T-shirts with a black and white line art version of the art below, by Howard Tayler, will be available. Contact jaywake.questions@gmail.com if you'd like to order one.

Planning to Attend?
If you are planning to attend, please RSVP to jaywakereg@gmail.com or at the Facebook event.

Clockwork Departure
Art © 2013 Howard Tayler. Reproduced with permission.

Questions? Email jaywake.questions@gmail.com.

This post is adapted from the JayWake page here.

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User: mevennen
Date: 2013-07-27 14:31 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I hope all goes as well as it possibly can, Jay. Within the parameters of the situation, have a great time!
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User: ladyblue56
Date: 2013-07-27 16:19 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
It sounds quite the entertaining evening.

I propose for those of us who can't make the event to wear a Hawaiian shirt, or something similiar, and to raise a glass of choice beverage in a toast to you. We may not be there in person but we can be there in spirit?

ETA, I paraphrase what someone else wrote in comments in regard to not knowing what to say: It sucks big that you have cancer and you will be greatly missed.

Edited at 2013-07-27 04:28 pm (UTC)
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User: rovanda
Date: 2013-07-28 13:19 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Have a wonderful time!
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