Official Press Release
FX International, LLC is proud to announce its Inaugural FX Celebrity Poker Challenge. The event will be held on Friday, February 6, 2009 as part of the 20th Anniversary of FX International. FX is being held at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida on February 6 - 8, 2009. The venue for the poker tournament has yet to be announced.
The FX Celebrity Poker Challenge is a charitable event with 100% of the net proceeds being donated to the American Cancer Society and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
The tournament's foundation is within the comic book industry. Players will be made up of comic professionals, local celebrities, media celebrities and the general public. Anyone of legal age is welcome to play. Players will "buy-in" to the tournament for a minimum donation of $100.00 but are encouraged to donate more. This will be an elimination tournament eventually ending in a single table of players and one winner. Awards and prizes will be handed out to the three top players, with a special award going to the highest donor. The winner of the tournament will have their choice of one piece of original comic art from the card deck (see below). Every registrant will be given a gift bag including an exclusive deck of cards, event t-shirt and more. Spectators who do not wish to play will have the opportunity to watch from a gallery area.
Dealers will consist of FX guest celebrities, local celebrities, comic book professionals and tournament staff. The celebrity dealers will rotate from table to table, giving all of the players an opportunity to meet them.
57 different comic book professionals will create 57 individual pieces of art: 52 cards, two jokers, one card back, one instruction card and the deck box. Exclusive card decks featuring the art will be manufactured for use in the tournament, as well as sold as limited souvenirs. One piece of art goes to the winner and the remaining 56 original pieces will be auctioned on Sunday at the FX event and simultaneously on the internet to benefit the charities. The auction will also include one poker table top signed by participants and any additional items such as signed photos of celebrities, movie props or items donated by sponsors.
A variety of Sponsorship opportunities are currently available to comic related and non-comic related businesses. Anyone having an interest in sponsorships, donations or involvement with the tournament should contact FX International, LLC via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at (407) 650-3810.
FX International is quickly becoming one of the largest comic, toy, and pop culture events on the east coast. Each year they strive to to add or create new events and new ways for attendees to interact with creators and guests. This coming year will be our largest and most exciting yet! For more information, check out www.fxshow.com