X-Philes for Japan

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Founded in 2011, X-Philes for Japan (abbreveated as XPFJ) was a charity disaster relief for Japan by X-Philes that raised money to help the victims of the 9.0 earthquake and the resulting tsunami of March 2011 where 18,000 people were killed and hundreds of thousands lost everything they owned. It was initiated by Megan Nochi.

The following communities and websites were involved:

To raise money, several charity auctions were held. Fans could bid between 11-11-11 and 21-11-11 on paper cranes signed by Gillian Anderson, David Duchovny, Chris Carter, Frank Spotnitz, Mitch Pileggi, Annabeth Gish, Robert Patrick and many more. Spotnitz and Anderson spread the word about the effort on their official websites[1]

Other actions were a Virtual X-Philes Shopping Spree, in which fans "bought" pieces of XF fandom (such as Scully's groceries from the episode "Duane Barry" or Mulder's alien autopsy video) by donating the relevant amount to help victims of the Japan earthquake.

Mission Statement

The X-files fandom has always been a worldwide family, brought together by our love for our favorite TV show. But being an X-phile is so much more than that. We don't just care about Mulder, Scully, and alien conspiracies, we care about EACH OTHER. As of August 31, 2011, X-philes for Japan teamed up with Japan NGO Earthquake Relief and Recovery Fund to make a difference.

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  1. http://gilliananderson.ws/news/news-archive-11-2011.shtml