The things you find when searching through all the blog links and referrals relating to your own site! You should definitely check out the "Full of Pryde" art auction to benefit the Hemophilia Treatment Center at Oregon Health & Science University. Lots of awesome art featuring the ever popular Katherine Anne Pryde, AKA Ariel, Sprite, Shadowcat, Kitty, Juno, the Cautionary Whale... you name it, she's used it as a codename... and it's on sale for a great cause.
The artwork features almost as many styles as Kitty's had costumes and nicknames, from the extremely cartoonish to the almost photo-realistic and her every look and era seems well represented. So many talented people! Where do they all come from? Also, I notice at least one person in the photos drinking Pabst Blue Ribbon in a can, which means I probably would've felt right at home among the opening night attendees. The Kitty Pryde cosplayer is just the visual icing on the cake. Why not combine personal obsessions-- a beloved comic book character-- with personal interests in public service?