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1: The Global Fanderson Marathon was hosted by groups worldwide from March - May 2009. Fans gathered throughout large cities, small towns and remotely via the Internet. The day consisted of a viewing party of "all things" [07x17] and two Gillian Anderson films of each group's choice. In addition to the screenings, many hosts included other fundraising activities in their events, such as trivia games and raffles. 100% of all monies raised went to Off The Street Kids. In addition to raising much-needed funds for a great cause, hosts were given the bonus incentive of a small prize going to the group host who helped raise the most money for OTSK. As a result of these efforts, in addition to the sales of charity DVDs, IBG donated $3,100.00 to OTSK in June 2009.

3: We held a small (but perfectly formed) marathon in Barrow upon Soar, UK. We - from right, Gill, Lucy, Emma and Georgina - started by making our own rather fabulous pizzas, before tucking in to all things. Next up was the truly mighty Mighty Celt. The grand finale was I Want To Believe. By the end of the evening we had raised money for OTSK and converted two X Files virgins into hardcore Philes! Good work all round, thanks IBG and, of course, Gillian. xx

4: Sandi Brisbane |

5: Aussie | A | Aussie X-Files Fans @ Facebook | Four excited "Fandersons" from Queensland jumped at the opportunity to get together and enjoy each others company, and the glorious surroundings of "Palazzo Versace" on the Gold Coast, on a sunny Saturday afternoon in April..Combining two of our favourite things - Ms Anderson's fabulous work, and fundraising for those in need... | Kylie Naugle, Ella Nash and Nicole Lynch | Kylie Naugle, Sandi Hicks and Nicole Lynch | As we held a nationwide event on this day, we managed to "chat" with our other states who held events simultaneously. We could not have asked for a better way to spend a weekend, raising money for "Off The Street Kids" Here's hoping our "little bit" helps! Sandi Brisbane, Aus | "Palazzo Versace" Gold Coast QLD - Saturday 4th April '09 | G'day from the Gold Coast!

6: Big Thankyou to SpockSoc @@Uninversity of New SoutDianneh Wales for booking us to use their awesome theater! | LouiseBig Thankyou to SpockSoc at the@@Uninversity of New South Wales for booking us to use their awesome theater! | Big Thank you to SpockSoc at the@University of New South Wales for booking us an awesome theater! | April 04, 2009

7: . S Y D N E Y, A U S T R A L I A | More than just for charity, this event has allowed new friendship to blossom. | A happy bunch Consisting of 3 hardcore philes: Dianne and Rita from Sydney and Louise from the UK]+ 8 "phile supporters" came together to support OTSK & "Philedom". A great day was had by all. Thanks to the IBG for their support & organisational poweress. | Poster designed byMoe to advertise the event on campus

8: Earl, Jess, Emma & Ros | A small group from Melbourne were proud participants in the worldwide Fanderson Marathon. | Our weekend was full of great entertainment, laughter and a video link-up with our fellow "Fandersons" in Brisbane. And what a perfect way to help the children of South Africa. We look forward to the next fundraiser! | We had a wonderful time celebrating the foundations of our friendship: our appreciation for Ms Anderson's unrivalled talent and charity work.

9: Aussie X-Files Fans @ Facebook | Aussie X-Files Fans @ Facebook

10: Thank You for all you do. This happened because of you Jodie Whalan Darwin, Australia April 4th 2009 | Gracious Intelligent Lovely Laughter Inspiring Admired Nice

11: Darwin, Australia Fanderson Marathon | The Darwin Fanderson Marathon was a very small event, It was just me but I had a fantastic day watching your wonderful performances. Luckily, I was in contact with the fans in other states via the internet. We shared our stories about the day. It was an amazing day of Gillian Movies, episodes of The-X-Files, too much food and of course, the money raised for OTSK!

13: Meeting point was student cafe of St.Petersburg State University. We watched two Gillian movies over and above three episodes of TXF. Cafe visitors joined to watching and did commenting ungrudgingly, what brough some gladness to us. | We are so happy, that another meeting of fans wasn't ordinary, but had charitable purpose. We all admired Gillian, her support relief funds. Thank you so much!

14: Mercy Costa Rica | On April 12th, 2009 we hosted our Fanderson Marathon, on the Costa Rican Children's Museum | Eva, Geinner, Mercy, Roxana, Esteban, Annie | It was a small and intimate gathering, but we put our hearts in it and we had a lot of fun. It was an honor to participate on such a beautiful international event for this great cause. We express our outmost admiration for Mrs. Anderson and her work and send our best regards to Fandersons all around the world. Mercy Grupo X Files Costa Rica | Off the Street Kids!

15: Mercy Costa Rica | It was a very small and intimate gathering, but he had a lot of fun. We feel really honored | It was a very small and intimate gathering but we put our heart in it and we had a lot of fun. We feel really honored to have participated on such a beautiful international event and for such a great cause! We would like to express our outmost admiration for Mrs. Anderson and her work. And we send our best regards to Fandersons all around the world. Mercy Grupo X Files Costa Rica | We did all sorts of activities besides the marathon to raise money.. |

16: Global Fanderson Marathon Cologne

17: A small group from cologne had their Fanderson at 18th April 2009. We watched Gillian movies, All things, X- Files Bloopers and played games to get more money for OTSKs | Greetings from Cologne, Germany | |

18: France

19: Roxane and Agathe France | Roxane & Agathe | The event was held at Agathe's place near Paris and on Skype with Roxane and the girls from every corner of France on saturday 18th April 09. When we heard about the project from Caileigh (IBG) we were only 2 people: Roxane and I. But we ended with 16 girls. So we'd like to thank them!! We watched All things, Playing by heart and Fight the future. We played a lot of games with prices to win. We drew doodles for each movies. We had a lot of fun. We raised 330$. We didn't expect to receive so much! We'd like to thank once again our participants for their generosity! You're all amazing! We hope this small contribution will help African Children. We'd also like to thank Caileigh, Karen, Elizabeth and Patricia for creating the project!! It was all worth it and we can’t wait to do it again. Agathe and Roxane. France |

20: Love | from | Carmen, Susanne, Laura, Kati, Moni, Johanna, Marion, Dagmar, Sabine & Co. | Carmen | Marion | Munich

21: Carmen Munich | Munich | Susanne & Laura | Screening at University for Music

22: Milan, Italy 9th, May 2009 |

23: Our unbelievable meeting happened when the users of the “Beyond the Sea” website decided to attend the “Telefilm Festival” in Milan. What a best occasion than a charity event to meet the people that we knew just from the internet? We watched both The X-Files movies in a crazy overnight marathon (till 4 am!) through nostalgic tears, breathtaking surprises, and funny videos. It was a real pleasure to share the same feelings of the other fans seating next to them. Thank you for being such a great inspiration! Francesca, Luca, Carlotta, Davide, Vincenzo, Arianna, Veronica, Annalisa, Silvia, Marco, Alessia, Giorgia, Martina, Manuel, Monica, Alessandra, Giada, Mirco, Michele, Federica and all the other guys who were there with us!!!

24: Caracas did it with style! | We partied at Avi's Place! | May 23rd, 2009 | Nosotros <3 OTSK | That day we got together and watched "Playing by Heart", "Milagro" & "all things"! We ate yummy cupcakes and even raffled a set of FTF cards! All for a great cause! | OTSK is one of the greatest initiatives ever! Little goes a long way! Avi (Caracas) & Joselyn (Maracaibo)

25: The Maracaibo Marathon! | Chilled at Joss! | May 23rd, 2009 | Much <3 Just for OTSK! | The Fan Club joined to honor the efforts of Ms. Anderson for the OTSK Probably the most important thing we have learned is that a change is possible, and is always possible as long as you do it from the heart. It has been a real privilege to be part of such an endeavor. Joselyn Rojas

26: Back row: Erica, Lisa, Elizabeth, Caileigh, Jessica Middle row: Tiffany, Patricia Front row: Karen, Aska, Courtney, Jacqueline

27: IBG hosted the marathon in our hometown, Los Angeles, CA. Thanks to the generosity of Jana Fain and Frank Spotnitz, we were granted access to the 20th Century Fox lot for the event. The IBG team along with nearly a dozen other fans gathered on the lot the morning of 09 May 2009. We embarked upon a self-guided tour of The X-Files shooting locations and sound stages, then headed off to The Paley Center to view the 1995 Paley Fest panel on the silver screen. Much to our delight and surprise, an actor who appeared in the episode Triangle spotted our screening on the Paley lineup and stopped by. We capped off the fundraiser by returning to our Brentwood headquarters for a feast of junk food, a rather intense trivia game, and a viewing party of all things, How To Lose Friends and Alienate People, and Playing By Heart. We were happy to host fans from all over California - those local to the Los Angeles area to those who traveled in from San Diego, San Francisco and beyond - and spent a fun, crazy and spectacular day raising funds for OTSK. | Back row: Tiffany, Aska, Angela, Katy, Patricia Middle row: Lisa, Marisa, Caileigh, Elizabeth, Jacqueline Front row: Jessica, Karen, Courtney, Erica

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