Society for the Preservation of CJ Henderson

For: CJ Henderson
Organizer: Friends of CJ Henderson
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C.J. Henderson has lost his battle with cancer. He was a wonderful father, husband, friend, and mentor. His writing will live on long after our memory has faded and ourselves gone to dust.  Please lift his family up in your prayers and if you are able please consider making a donation to help his family with the burden of his medical and funeral costs.

Thank you.

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on February 11, 2015 by Friends of CJ Henderson

Oh...and please share the call for submissions with others you think might have something to share so we can reach as many as possible.

Thank you,

Danielle


Posted on February 11, 2015 by Friends of CJ Henderson

Hi All,

It has been some time since I have posted an update.

While our friend is gone his family is still coping with the financial burden left behind by his medical and funeral costs.

With that in mind, our efforts to raise funds continue. One of the ways we are doing that--as well as to honor CJ's memory--is to compile a memorial book called The Big, Fat Wonderful World of CJ Henderson. It will be something other than your traditional biography, as CJ was something other than your traditional individual. Below you will find our call-for-submissions. Don't worry if you don't consider yourself a writer, just tell us what is in your hearts, share with us those cherished and quirky memories. We want to see the many lives he's touched and the varied ways he's touched them, from his childhood to his final days. Please, don't hold back. 

Call for submissions: The Big Fat Wonderful World of CJ Henderson

What we are looking for: 500 to 2000 word accounts of a moment in CJ Henderson’s life. This can be in the form of a story, poem, or essay. We want the width, breadth, and depth of this multi-leveled man. We want his youthful shenanigans and his more recent war stories. Tell us that memory that gets you in the gut. That makes you laugh every time you think of them, or that brings a tear to your eye in spite of yourself. Tell us about how he touched your life.

We don’t want dry facts or mournful reactions to his passing, there are enough of those already at hand. Let’s celebrate this bigger-than-life raconteur… Father… Friend… Mentor… All-around Great Guy.

This book is for him as much as it is for you so let’s make it great.

If you have photographs or other artwork we would love those as well, as long as you hold the rights to their use. Please, nothing that violates copyright or license. If you have done artwork for CJ based on his work, we would love to include examples in the book, along with an account of the project it was for or your experience working with him on it. If you run a con and had flyers or other con related items featuring CJ’s picture, those would be great too. If you would like to create new, original art in tribute to CJ, those are welcome as well.

Contributions should be submitted by email to greenfirephoenix @ aol . com in .doc or .rtf format, photographs and artwork should be 300dpi.jpgs. Please include your full name, email address, and mailing address.

PLEASE NOTE: We need something more than “every time I walked into the dealers room…” stories or “he was my mentor…”. Those are good, but there are a LOT of them out there. Give us something no one else can tell. Give us those private moments around a table…gaming…eating…chatting….drinking. Give us an unexpected moment on a panel or better yet, something that didn’t take place at a con at all. Never met CJ in person? You can tell us about how his stories touched you, or how you interacted by email, or how he did you a good turn or gave you your big break.

We won’t be able to use everything we receive, but we will do our best to use as much as we can.

DEADLINE: April 30, 2015 or until the collection is full. MULTIPLE SUBMISSIONS ARE ENCOURAGED.

*****If you sent something previously, please resend as I cannot locate some of the memorials I know I have received.*****

The book will be published through eSpec Books and the profits will go to CJ's family.

Best,

Danielle





Posted on November 23, 2014 by Friends of CJ Henderson

Just a quick update on the tribute anthology campaign:

We are doing well and have raised double our goal so far with over a month to go. All profits from the campaign go directly to CJ's family to help pay down his medical and funeral costs.

If we hit $3000 all backers at the $5 or higher level receive a 20-minute video of CJ reading one of his stories.

Could you please help us spread the word about this project? The short URL is http://kck.st/1xu1DH9.

 


Posted on November 11, 2014 by Friends of CJ Henderson

Hello,

 

Just a quick update. CJ’s family is working their way through each day. All are well, if still coming to grips with life without CJ’s larger-than-life presence. Efforts continue to try and sell the book inventory in their basement at various conventions and sort through CJ’s office to make sure everything that needs attention is handled.

 

Efforts also continue to raise funds to help pay down the expenses from CJ’s year-long treatments and numerous hospital stays. One of those efforts is The Society for the Preservation of CJ Henderson, a tribute anthology featuring stories by CJ’s friends and fellow authors written either in one of CJ’s universes or incorporating CJ himself into the tale.


Contributors are Jean Rabe, James Chambers, John L. French, Patrick Thomas, Leona Wisoker, Jeff Young, Danielle Ackley-McPhail, David Boop, and CJ Henderson himself, with two previously unpublished stories. The authors are all donating their royalties toward the CJ’s medical bills.

 

Could you please help us spread the word about this project? The short URL is http://kck.st/1xu1DH9.

 

Thank you,


Danielle

 


Posted on September 23, 2014 by Friends of CJ Henderson

Call for submissions: The Big Fat Wonderful World of CJ Henderson

 What we are looking for: 500 to 2000 word accounts of a moment in CJ Henderson’s life. We want the width, breadth, and depth of this multi-leveled man. We want his youthful shenanigans and his more recent war stories. Tell us that memory that gets you in the gut. That makes you laugh every time you think of them, or that brings a tear to your eye in spite of yourself. Tell us about how he touched your life.

 We don’t want dry facts or mournful reactions to his passing, there are enough of those already at hand. Let’s celebrate this bigger-than-life raconteur…Father…Friend…Mentor…All-around Great Guy.

 This book is for him as much as it is for you so let’s make it great.

 If you have photographs or other images we would love those as well, as long as you hold the rights to their use. Please, nothing that violates copyright or license. If you have done artwork for CJ based on his work, we would love to include examples in the book, along with an account of the project it was for or your experience working with him on it. If you run a con and had flyers or other con related items featuring CJ’s picture, those would be great too.

 Accounts should be submitted by email to greenfirephoenix@aol.com in .doc or .rtf format, photographs and images should be 300dpi.jpgs. Please include your full name, email address, and mailing address.

 PLEASE NOTE: We need something more than “every time I walked into the dealers room…” stories or “he was my mentor…”. Those are good, but there are a LOT of them out there. Give us something no one else can tell. Give us those private moments around a table…gaming…eating…chatting….drinking. Give us an unexpected moment on a panel or better yet, something that didn’t take place at a con at all. Never met CJ in person? You can tell us about how his stories touched you, or how you interacted by email, or how he did you a good turn or gave you your big break.

 We won’t be able to use everything we receive, but we will do our best to use as much as we can.

We would like to publish the book within the year, somewhere around the anniversary of his passing, so please send in your contributions as soon as possible.

 Thank you,

Danielle

PS: I am posting pictures from CJ-Con to the picture gallery.


Posted on July 30, 2014 by Friends of CJ Henderson

Hi All,

Courtesy of the great folks at Offworld Design we are able to offer memorial tee shirts for CJ Henderson. We won’t have them in time for CJ-Con itself, but they will ship by the end of the month.

http://www.offworlddesigns.com/cj-henderson-memorial/

The front of the shirt will show the design pictured on the Offworld site, the back of the shirt will read CJ-Con - August 16th, 2014.

These are limited time only. Orders must be received by August 18. Shirts will print and ship by August 31st.

Please order early and pass this link on to all those who may be interested as half the proceeds on these shirts will be given to the family to help off-set the medical and funeral expenses. This is a great way to participate in the memorial even if you aren’t able to attend.

And while you are on the site, please do check out the other wonderful, geeky shirts Offworld has to offer, there are plenty of great ones there!

 

Best,

Danielle


Posted on July 12, 2014 by Friends of CJ Henderson
The friends and family of CJ Henderson cordially invite you to

CJ-Con – The Afterlife Launch
A One-Day Celebration of the Life of CJ Henderson

This event is to take place Saturday, August 16th 2014 from 2pm to 10pm at the Henderson home:

1944 W. 11th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11223
917-459-1549

Guests will be encouraged to read aloud their favorite passages from CJ’s work, tell humorous or happy tales, peruse the art show inspired by the works of CJ Henderson and in general yuck it up about our favorite Great Old One, while meeting others of his many inner circles that you might have only heard mentioned previously.

This will be a potluck party so if you wish, please do bring your favorite dish or libation (of an adult nature or otherwise.) This is not mandatory, but is welcome.

Guests are encouraged to wear cool tee shirts or monkey-related apparel.

Please RSVP to emalone3733@gmail.com indicating the names of those attending and what, if anything, you will be bringing so that we can plan accordingly.

Please call Danielle with any questions: 856-669-7395.

For those who would like to add to their collection of CJ’s books or get them as gifts, copies will be available in the Dealer’s Room.

Information on parking, transportation, and available accommodations to follow.

Best regards,
Danielle Ackley-McPhail - Con Chair
Beth Malone - Vice Chair
Erica Henderson and Iris Feng - Art Show
Grace Tin Lo - Con Suite Hostess

Posted on July 8, 2014 by Friends of CJ Henderson

My apologies for the delay in posting this, but here are the details for funeral services for CJ Henderson. The family would like anyone and everyone who is interested and able to attend:

 Services to be held Sunday, July 13, between 9am and 12pm.

After 12 the event will move to the crematorium.

 Wan Shou Funeral Service

1275 65th Street, Brooklyn NY 11219
at the corner of 13th Ave and 65th
Phone: 718-837-8900, 718-744-4691

 The crematorium is at:

Greenwood
500 25th street, Brooklyn NY 11232
It's about 20 minutes away from the funeral home.

 Flowers are welcome, as are donations in lieu of flowers to the medical expenses donation site.

 Please share this information with those who might not otherwise see it.

 A memorial will be help at a future date to celebrate CJ's rich and influential life. Details to follow.


Danielle Ackley-McPhail

Posted on July 4, 2014 by Friends of CJ Henderson
It is with the deepest, utmost regrets that I tell you all that CJ Henderson has lost his battle with cancer. After nearly a year of fiercest battle, CJ went out still fighting for each minute. Today he was being taken to the hospital for IV hydration when he passed on in transit.

I cannot tell you how much my heart hurts for his family and I have such sorrow to know that he has lost the good fight. He touched many lives and enriched many souls with a literary brilliance that will live on long after even our memory of him is gone. From the first time I met him he has ever been a mentor and a friend to both myself an all aspiring authors.

I do not yet have any details, but donations can be made at:http://www.youcaring.com/medical-fundraiser/society-for-the-preservation-of-cj-henderson/87881 to help the family offset the staggering medical costs of his battle and funeral expenses. Any donations will go directly into CJ's personal account to be collected by his family. Please share this with anyone who might have known and loved CJ.

I will keep those interested updated regarding any final arrangements as I receive details.

Posted on July 4, 2014 by Friends of CJ Henderson

For those who wish to send condolences the address is:

CJ Henderson
1944 W. 11th St.
Brooklyn, NY 11223

Best,

Danielle

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