Yesterday Kevin mentioned in his Comics A.M. post that Sunnyvale, Calif. comics retailer Ryan Higgins lost his apartment to a fire. Ryan provided some more details in the comments section of that post:
Kevin, thanks for posting about the fire. We’re both ok, and we were lucky and found a place quickly, but we lost most of our things. Some of our clothes might be salvagable, we’ll find out as soon as we can get back in to the apartment. Funny enough, yes, it looks like the room that I had my comics in was the only untouched place in the apartment, but smoke could have ruined most of the things in that room, we’ll find out soon.
My good friend, and podcast partner, Ryan Scott, set up a donation for myself and Leann, if anyone wants to donate.
“In a tragic turn of events, The Geekbox co-host Ryan Higgins’ apartment burned down today. While that means the podcast is definitely on-hold for the next couple weeks, the more crucial concern is that Ryan and his girlfriend lost what’s being estimated right now as the vast majority of their stuff (the good news is that everyone’s OK!).
So, I just want to say that any donations you’d care to make to the site will go directly to getting Ryan back on his feet as far as living arrangements and such go. I know the inevitable talkback chatter will probably turn to talk of pursuing legal action against his landlord and all that type of jazz; that will all get figured out once the fire department makes some sort of determination about who’s at fault, which we’ll find out within the next couple of weeks. So try not to fly too off the handle about that stuff.
Until then, please wish Ryan a speedy recovery from this! PLEASE Digg the living hell out of this item so it can get as many eyeballs on it as possible. If anything I post on this site needs it, it’s this.”
Thanks, everyone. I expect to be back to work next Monday after moving in to our new place. It will be good to get back to a normal schedule after all this.
Ryan HigginsComics Conspiracy115-A E. Fremont AveSunnyvale, CA 94087408-245-6275