Ryan Claytor Original Artwork Auction to Benefit The Ali Forney Center

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Ryan Claytor Original Artwork Auction to Benefit The Ali Forney Center


By RyanClaytor

24 days ago



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    #1 24 days ago

    Hi Pinside,

    My name is Ryan Claytor. I’m a university professor, a comics artist, and a pinball enthusiast. I recently discovered a pinball tournament happening this weekend that I think is pretty important. It’s called the Mean Queen pinball tournament:

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    https://www.facebook.com/events/182596592400523/

    This is an LGBTQ focused tournament that is raising money to benefit the Ali Forney Center, an organization helping at-risk, homeless, LGBTQ youth in New York City.

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    While I’m not able to attend the tournament, I feel strongly about there being greater representation for all people in pinball and would like to contribute in some way.

    To that end, I’m going to auction off a piece of my original, hand-drawn, pinball artwork. Here are a few images I’ve drawn for various companies, events, and podcasts:

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    ...here is a page featuring more of my pinball artwork:

    www.ElephantEater.com/10761

    ...and here’s a quick video showing all the pieces I have available for you to choose from:

    Here’s how it’ll work; simply place your bid as a comment in this thread. The highest bidder in this thread will get their choice of any piece of original art shown in the video above. You’ll send your money directly to Michael Raisler (Mean Queen Tournament Director) and once I receive confirmation that your payment has been received, I’ll personally mail the artwork directly to you. The bidding period will last from now until the end of Pride Month (end of June 2018).

    Thanks for your time and happy bidding!

    Sincerely,
    Ryan Claytor

    UPDATE: With the rapid escalation of bidding, I've been getting requests for how one can make a donation outside of this auction. Michael has made it really easy:

    https://www.paypal.me/MeanQueenPinball

    #2 24 days ago

    Awesome stuff, Ryan!

    #3 24 days ago
    Quoted from jar155:

    Awesome stuff, Ryan!

    Your community-minded co-host tipped me off. I should be thanking her.

    P.S. I know you want to bid on that 100th episode artwork, Mr. 1/2 The Pinball Podcast! Make it happen, Jeffrey!

    #4 24 days ago

    Shall we start the bidding off at $100? This is an incredible opportunity to own some of Ryan's amazing artwork, and a great way to support at-risk kids. Love it!

    $100

    #6 24 days ago
    Quoted from bingopodcast:

    Shall we start the bidding off at $100? This is an incredible opportunity to own some of Ryan's amazing artwork, and a great way to support at-risk kids. Love it!
    $100

    Thanks for the kind words, and the generous starting bid, Nick.

    Quoted from callmesteam:

    $120! Great idea, ryanclaytor!

    Hey, it's not "No-buy JU-ly" yet, right? Thanks, Don!

    #7 24 days ago

    I'll go $200

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    #8 24 days ago

    Stickied for a good friend and a great cause!

    And I’ll bid $250. Guess what original artwork I have my eye on!

    #9 24 days ago

    I’ll go $350!

    #10 24 days ago

    Great work and for a Great cause.
    Thank Ryan for doing this!

    #11 24 days ago

    i'm prepping the machines as we speak. looking forward to hosting, competing and bartending the event!

    #12 24 days ago

    Thank you everyone!!!! This is so awesome ❤️❤️ -Michael

    #13 24 days ago

    Ryan,

    Please tell me that you were wearing pants during your video shoot. Please.

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    #14 24 days ago
    Quoted from SirScott:

    Ryan,
    Please tell me that you were wearing pants during your video shoot. Please.

    A gentleman never tells.

    #15 24 days ago
    Quoted from SirScott:

    Ryan,
    Please tell me that you were wearing pants during your video shoot. Please.

    You obviously got to the money shot and stopped watching He's wearing jean shorts.

    #16 24 days ago
    Quoted from mcluvin:

    You obviously got to the money shot and stopped watching He's wearing jean shorts.

    I didn't want to continue watching until I got confirmation.

    #17 24 days ago
    Quoted from mcluvin:

    You obviously got to the money shot and stopped watching He's wearing jean shorts.

    C'mon Ryan, not Jorts...

    #18 24 days ago
    Quoted from Insane:

    C'mon Ryan, not Jorts...

    Isn't it against pinball rules to wear anything other than cargo shorts and a t-shirt?

    #19 24 days ago
    Quoted from mcluvin:

    Isn't it against pinball rules to wear anything other than cargo shorts and a t-shirt?

    Cargo shorts and a polo are acceptable as long as the polo is tucked in.

    #20 24 days ago

    Once again, Mr. Claytor proves himself to be one of the shiniest gold stars of Pinside.
    I can't top $350 buddy but congrats and you sir, are AWESOME.

    #21 24 days ago
    Quoted from Gryszzz:

    Once again, Mr. Claytor proves himself to be one of the shiniest gold stars of Pinside.
    I can't top $350 buddy but congrats and you sir, are AWESOME.

    I don't know about this shiny business. As Sir Scott revealed, I'm not exactly the shaving type.

    #22 24 days ago
    Quoted from mcluvin:

    You obviously got to the money shot and stopped watching He's wearing jean shorts.

    I believe those are called "never nudes"..

    #23 24 days ago

    I've been receiving a number of emails that go like this, "I want to help this cause, but I can't $351 dollars help."

    Now you can contribute any amount you are comfortable:

    https://www.paypal.me/MeanQueenPinball

    Thanks to all who have posted here, messaged me, and contributed. This says a lot about our fine community.

    P.S. Updated original post with this info.

    #24 23 days ago

    I will go $400.

    #26 23 days ago

    Ryan- You have that whole folio...You only selling one piece?

    #27 23 days ago
    Quoted from Ericpinballfan:

    Ryan- You have that whole folio...You only selling one piece?

    One of these pieces is going up for auction right now. I sell the rest at various conventions or whenever. I would be happy to do that again once the auction is over at the end of the month. I've put a freeze on selling these for the time being, just so the winning bidder isn't surprised by one of them missing when they go to choose.

    #28 23 days ago

    Such an awesome cause, event, and people involved. I wish I could have made it to this one. $500

    #29 23 days ago

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    ...dumbfounded. Thank you.

    #30 23 days ago

    I'm just seeing this thread for the first time. Bravo, Ryan! Also, kudos to everyone who bid. We may be nerds, but we are generous nerds!

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    #31 22 days ago

    Thank you again everyone for the support and especially Ryan for doing this! With the bids so far you’ve helped propel us past $3,000 for homeless and at-risk lgbt youth. Here’s a shot of our emcee Whendy Whaxwood on twilight zone at yesterday’s event!! -Michael

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    #32 22 days ago

    Also if you're curious about the results of our tournament, it was 5 rounds of swiss paired group matchplay followed by single elimination 8 player slaughter seeded finals. Miriam Nadler fought her way into finals through a 4 way tiebreaker on fishtails to secure her spot in finals and played some epic pinball against the top seeds to secure 1st place, without ever getting to pick a machine. Huge 2nd place finish for Matt Quintanilla on one of his first individual competitions.

    Congrats to:

    1) Miriam Kennedy Nadler
    2) Matt Quintanilla
    3) Greg Poverelli
    4) Eric Kahn

    Shout out to bigehrl for hosting us at jackbar, prepping the tables and slinging drinks between his matches, and love to Steve Penza for jumping in to tech and keeping us running smooth all day long.

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    #33 21 days ago

    Amazing!!! Go Miriam go!! cc miriam

    #34 21 days ago

    S I X H U N D R E D D O L L H A I R S

    #35 21 days ago
    Quoted from MapleSyrup:

    S I X H U N D R E D D O L L H A I R S

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    #36 21 days ago

    Slurpin’ the Amber Dragon!

    #37 21 days ago

    Amazing response! Very proud of the pinball community in the response to this tournament.

    #38 20 days ago
    Quoted from Coconut_punk:

    Here’s a shot of our emcee Whendy Whaxwood on twilight zone at yesterday’s event!! -Michael

    Quoted from Coconut_punk:

    Also if you're curious about the results of our tournament...

    Michael, thanks so much for updating us here on the auction thread. I so wish I could have attended. Looks like an amazing time was had by all. Thank you for putting on this important event.

    Quoted from MapleSyrup:

    S I X H U N D R E D D O L L H A I R S

    Uhm...my land. Every time I think this auction is over...Ha-ha!

    Thank you, to everyone who has bid thus far, for your kindness. Can't wait to hand some cash to The Ali Forney Center at the end of the week...however much that happens to be!

    Also...

    Quoted from MapleSyrup:

    Slurpin’ the Amber Dragon!

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    #39 18 days ago

    Only a few days left, Artman...don't leave us hangin'!

    #40 17 days ago

    Just to make the ending time a little more official, let's say 11:59pm EST ( for maplesyrup ) / 10:59pm CST ( for artman ) on June 30th. ...and of course anyone is still welcome to join in the fun.

    My sincere thanks for your generosity!

    #41 17 days ago

    Well, I don't have more doll hairs than MapleSyrup... but since I somehow just saw this today and tonight is the deadline, I thought I'd bump it one last time in case anyone else wants to get in on the action.

    I will say that everything I've gotten from Ryan is super cool, so whoever wins will get something awesome.

    #42 17 days ago
    Quoted from blondetall:

    tonight is the deadline

    Actually, tomorrow night is the deadline. Today is the 29th.

    Quoted from blondetall:

    I will say that everything I've gotten from Ryan is super cool, so whoever wins will get something awesome.

    Thanks for your kind words, BT!

    #43 17 days ago
    Quoted from RyanClaytor:

    Just to make the ending time a little more official, let's say 11:59pm EST ( for maplesyrup ) / 10:59pm CST ( for artman ) on June 30th. ...and of course anyone is still welcome to join in the fun.

    Complete transparency: I just modified a mistake I made. "PST" got changed to "CST". To make a long story short, the auction ends for everyone at the same time. Thank you to an anonymous source for pointing out my oversight.

    #44 17 days ago
    Quoted from RyanClaytor:

    Actually, tomorrow night is the deadline. Today is the 29th.

    Thanks for your kind words, BT!

    Well, I am a blonde.... And today has felt like an evil Monday all day long, so I'm totally confused now.

    26 hours to go!

    #45 16 days ago

    Looks like it was so much fuuuuuun. Congrats on the win, Miriam!

    $700

    #46 16 days ago
    Quoted from RyanClaytor:

    I just modified a mistake I made. "PST" got changed to "CST".

    Not meaning to sound pedantic, but we are currently in daylight saving time. So technically is should be "PDT" and "CDT."

    #47 16 days ago

    How about this?

    I’ll go $750

    Will you match artman ?

    If so, perhaps we could each choose a piece if ryanclaytor agrees, and raise a quick $1500 for a very worthwhile charity?!

    MapleSyrup

    #48 16 days ago
    Quoted from MapleSyrup:

    If so, perhaps we could each choose a piece if ryanclaytor agrees, and raise a quick $1500 for a very worthwhile charity?!

    OMG, RYAN???

    #49 16 days ago
    Quoted from MapleSyrup:

    How about this?
    I’ll go $750
    Will you match artman ?
    If so, perhaps we could each choose a piece if ryanclaytor agrees, and raise a quick $1500 for a very worthwhile charity?!
    MapleSyrup

    I'm completely down with it if ryanclaytor is (and nobody drops a bomb of an outbid on us)!

    #50 15 days ago
    Quoted from MapleSyrup:

    If so, perhaps we could each choose a piece if ryanclaytor agrees, and raise a quick $1500 for a very worthwhile charity?!

    OMG, yes!

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