Can You Help Save The Woman Who Helped Saved Artists Alley At San Diego Comic Con?


We wrote about Clydene Nee earlier this year. But with San Diego Comic Con in less than two weeks, it's about tome for a reminder.

A regular volunteer staffer at San Diego Comic Con, Nee is crediting with maintaining the existence and prominence of Artists Alley, smack bang up against Hall H when other pressures have reared their head over recent years.

And she needs help. She tells us,

I am currently having significant blood pressure issues that will soon have me leaving my regular job, which pays for my healthcare. Because when I was hired, a box was not checked on my employment hiring records, I did not get the supplemental disability insurance provided by the University. Comic-Con still doesn't pay me so I am left hanging when I leave.


Due to a box not being checked on my original employment form I am not covered by the extra disability insurance at work and only have $800 a month coverage, which cannot cover my living and medical expenses in the up to 6 month waiting period.

I am stuck because although the Affordable Care Act allows me to buy insurance between that and Medicare, which I qualify for under kidney failure Ends Stage Renal Disease; no insurance company in the State of California has to sell the_Medicare supplement insurance to people with kidney failure. So I have to keep my health insurance from work, which is very expensive under Cobra.

I_think I will be okay once I qualify_for Federal Disability, but that can take 6 months or more, so I need to raise some money to pay my health insurance and some living expenses.

She needs help. Financial help. If you have benefited from Artists Alley at San Diego, as an exhibitor or as an attendee, then this is your time. Artwork will be auctioned in August and creators are encouraged to drop art off at booth 5557 courtesy of Mark Brooks and Lisa Kwon.

Others can contact her c/o 8677 Villa La Jolla Dr 347, La Jolla, CA 92037 or e-mail 

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About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.
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