Four years ago my friend Paul Prischman passed away after a long battle with a brain tumor. Paul left behind a wife, two daughters and a legacy of friends in the nerd world. During Paul's two year fight with that tumor some of those friends banded together to form Paul's Brain Trust, a group that coordinated auctions and special events to support him. Now that he has passed, the Brain Trust goes on, working to help his wife and children. A note from Paul's widow, Cristen:
As some of you may remember my husband Paul Prischman was diagnosed with a rare and deadly brain tumor back in 2008. Our dear friends came together and created a group called PAUL'S BRAIN TRUST, and threw a benefit screening of Ridley Scott’s science fiction classic BLADE RUNNER. The screening was held on the back lot of Warner Brothers Studios, and attended by Ridley Scott and other cast members from the film. It was a huge success, more than Paul and I could have ever possibly imagined. We were so very grateful for everyone’s support, hope and generosity. Unfortunately, Paul passed away in December 20th 2009 leaving myself and our two beautiful girls. Our friends in the entertainment industry have generously donated items from their personal collections to auction off in the memory of my husband and support of his children's future.
I would like to personally thank everyone for your love and support.
Paul's Brain Trust is running an incredible auction right now on eBay, all proceeds from which will go towards Paul's family. But even if you don't care about this worthy cause, the items available are pretty incredible. I'm talking a first draft of the Blade Runner script, still called Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, signed by writer Hampton Fancher. An Alien head cast from the original prop mold signed by Ridley Scott. A Hellboy Samaritan gun prop replica signed by Guillermo del Toro. Original art from Mike Mignola. It's a remarkable collection of items, ready for your bids.