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      Donation time at JWFan   01/16/18


      For those who may not know, JWFan relies entirely on donations to keep running.  Donations pay for our server bills, as well as keeping our domain and Invision Powerboard fees.
      As an incentive to donate, I am offering a series of free CDS to anyone who donates over a certain amount!   Last time this was a modest success, where I raised $500 of our desired $1,000 and mailed out 3 free CDs to lucky JWFanners.  This time I'll be doing the raffling a littler different!   Our goal is $1000 once again, and I will have four tiers of free CDs you can win once again.  But this time, the more you donate, the more entries into each raffle you'll get!   Each $10 you donate gets your name put into the raffle mug once for the $10 pool, twice for the $20 pool, thrice for the $30 pool, and five times into the $50 pool.  Here is the list of CDs you can win - and I have more to add at a later time when I get a little more organized (I'll post what they are by Friday at the latest)   The $10 pool (Every $10 you donate gets you one ticket into this pool) - will be drawn as soon as we hit $250 donated Tyler Bates - God of War; Ascension (OST, La La Land Records) Danny Elfman - Planet of the Apes (OST, Sony) Danny Elfman - Taking Woodstock (OST, La La Land Records) Christopher Lennertz - Identity Thief (OST, La La Land Records) Christopher Lennertz - Medal of Honor: Rising Sun (OST) Michael Giacchino - Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (OST, Varese Sarabande) Dave Holmes & Various - Ocean's 11 (OST, WB Records) Joel McNeely & Various - Hollywood '94 (Varese Sarabande) Joe Kraemer - Jack Reacher (OST, La La Land Records) John Williams - Born on the Fourth of July (OST, MCA Records)   The $20 pool (Every $10 you donate gets you two ticket into this pool, must donate at least $20 to be eligible) - will be drawn as soon as we hit $500 donated John Barry - First Love (La La Land) Jerry Goldsmith - The Challenge (La La Land) Jerry Goldsmith - In Harm's Way (2009 Intrada edition) Jerry Goldsmith - The Red Pony (Varese) Alan Silvestri - Dutch (La La Land) Shirley Walker - Willard (La La Land) John Williams - Family Plot (Varese Sarabande) or, any of the above CDs if you prefer   The $30 pool (Every $10 you donate gets you three ticket into this pool, must donate at least $30 to be eligible) - will be drawn as soon as we hit $750 donated James Horner - Gorky Park (OOP Kritzerland Edition) James Newton Howard - Outbreak (2CD, Varese Deluxe Edition) Laurence Rosenthal - Clash of the Titans (2CD, Intrada) John Williams - The Fury (2CD, La La Land) John Williams - Jane Eyre (OOP, La La Land) or, any of the above CDs if you prefer   The $50 pool (Every $10 you donate gets you five ticket into this pool, must donate at least $50 to be eligible) - will be drawn as soon as we hit $1,000 donated Jerry Fielding - The Wild Bunch (3CD, FSM) Ira Newborn - The Naked Gun trilogy (3CD, La La Land) Shirley Walker and Various - Batman: The Animated Series Volume 3 (4CD, La La Land) or, any of the above CDs if you prefer     All shipping will be paid by me to anywhere in the world!   I will pull names from a hat for each pool, and you get to pick whatever CD set you want if I pull your name!   To be eligible, leave your JWFan username in the comments area of your donation.  If you want to donate but not be in the running for a free CD, mention that in the comment.   Use this link or the link on the mainpage.       Thank you!   Jason, Ricard, and Andreas.

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  1. H e l l o !

    @Jason LeBlanc- Thanks. And yes, I was extremely fortunate to have attended such an amazing event! @Incanus- Thank you. I agree, I will never forget that night! @Ludwig- That's true.. I did see quite a few kids my age at the concert last Monday. Thanks.
  2. H e l l o !

    Hello everyone! I just joined the forums yesterday. So, some info about me: I live in California, I'm sixteen years old, and I've been a fan of Williams for quite a while now. I would think most teenagers my age listen to mainstream music/rap/etc., so I guess I'm not like the average teenager (I may be wrong). My favorite piece by John Williams "Hogwarts Forever," (hence the username)-- I would never harmonize some of it the way he does, and that's why it's so amazing! Plus the french horn quartet sounds really cool. Speaking of french horn, I play trumpet, and I have been for about eight years now. A lot of my life is band, I'm in my schools wind ensemble, marching band, and jazz band. In my free time (basically nonexistent now!) I like to play video games and [attempt] to compose music, and of course, John Williams is such an inspiration for me. His music is just so God dang amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! But anyway, I have such a busy life now, especially with school and all, and since I'm in my junior year of high school now. Some of you may not believe me but at times I'm overwhelmed by the amount of work I have, because I'm taking a ton of college level courses this year. Sometimes I wonder what it would be like if I could just forget all of that and learn more about music and compose and maybe become like Williams (not possible, obviously) but I can't. My parents have a set path for me and I'm going to be an engineer. . .or doctor. . . not a composer, or musician, "Haha! They don't make any money!" say my mom and dad. Money? I don't think that really matters. I know I would enjoy a life of music, never mind the money. I attended the concert in San Francisco this past Monday. I had just found out about it two days before-- I heard about it on the radio and thought "How could I have missed this!?!?!" I had looked online several months before to see if John Williams had any upcoming concerts, but I didn't find anything. I thought, I'm going to this concert no matter what! How could I pass up such an opportunity? Especially since I live about 45 minutes away from SF. So I went on to Craigslist and looked for tickets (because it was sold out), and found one for a seat in the fourth row from the stage. Because the concert was sold out and it was such a good seat, it was obscenely expensive [for a sixteen year old, at least]. But, I coughed up all the money I had saved up and my parents graciously payed the rest, and before I knew it, I was on my way to Davies hall in SF to see John freaking Williams. To say the least, the concert was truly surreal. I didn't care how much I payed for the ticket, because that Monday was the best day of my life. I'm extremely fortunate to have attended such an amazing event, and to top it off, Steven Spielberg was there too! And I don't know if this seems strange, but I just keep staring at William's head-- I thought, that's where it all came from; the most recognizable music in the world, the music that I listen to every single day. . . Dang, this is a long introduction. But anyway. The only thing that I was disappointed about was that I didn't get to meet him, I remember I kept going over in my head what I would say to him, you're a genius Mr. Williams! That would have been awesome! So my next goal is to maybe talk to John Williams one day. It may not be possible, but who knows. . . Sooooooo yeah.... -HF
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    NAME: (rather not give this out) LOCATION: California AGE: 16 SEX: Male PROFESSION/EDUCATION: High school student (dream: composer) FAVORITE JOHN WILLIAMS SCORE(S): Harry Potter, Indiana Jones, Superman, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Schindler's List, and of course, Star Wars! FAVORITE NON-JOHN WILLIAMS SCORE(S): Basically anything by Hans Zimmer FAVORITE FILM(S): 2001: A Space Odyssey, Star Wars, HP, etc. too lazy to think of anything else FAVORITE DIRECTOR(S): Stanley Kubrick, etc..... SPECIAL INTEREST(S): Playing trumpet, [attempting] to compose music, listening to John William's music, reading about John Williams, fantasizing about talking to John Williams one day, fantasizing about taking a picture with John Williams, fantasizing about getting John William's autograph, fantasizing about telling John William that he's a genius, fantasizing about becoming John William's apprentice and learning how to compose music so I don't have to go to school and become a doctor or engineer or follow some fabricated path created by my parents for me, and of course, John Williams. VISITING THIS BOARD SINCE: Several months ago, but I just created an account today.