Thanks to all supporters

Shortly before Thanksgiving 2019, René put together a “video thank you note”, celebrating some of the many fans who’ve come to see him at conventions and pick up an Odo’s Bucket cartoon to support René’s charity fundraising efforts.

René began using his autograph in the 1990s to raise money for Médecin San Frontières/Doctors Without Borders and other humanitarian organizations, and since then thousands of fans have participated in online auctions, in-person signings, and mail-order requests that René was always happy to fulfill. It wasn’t until René got active on Twitter (mid-20-tweens) that he started taking photos of generous donors, so those are the folks whose kindness is recognized here.

But to everyone who has ever bought an autograph or made a donation – thank you!

Use password “BUCKETS” to watch the video.

Marguerite / January 5, 2020 / Charity, News

Fall Charity Auction completed

As the gift-giving holidays approached in 2019, we offered a number of items for the fans in your life that love René, Odo, and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.

Thanks to everyone who participated – we raised over $600 over the course of two rounds of auctions. As always, after shipping costs, all money raised was donated to support the life-saving work of Médecin San Frontières/Doctors Without Borders.

Thanks for your interest and support!

Marguerite / November 10, 2019 / Charity, News

Autumn auction: Success

Set decal from DS9

Decal from DS9

We completed another of our eBay auctions of photos and memorabilia from René’s storeroom, for the purpose of raising money for the life-saving work of Médecin San Frontières/Doctors Without Borders.

Fans purchased 10 of the 13 items we posted in this round, raising close to $600 for MSF/DWB.

Thank you to all who participated!

Marguerite / November 17, 2018 / Charity, News

Generous Star Trek fans!

René enjoyed an amazing weekend October 19-21, 2018 at Destination Star Trek in Birmingham, United Kingdom. He drew over 250 of his Odo’s Bucket cartoons for generous fans who donated thousands of euros to support the worldwide, life-saving work of Médecin San Frontières/Doctors Without Borders!

An overall review of the convention has been posted on the website. Enjoy!


Marguerite / October 29, 2018 / Appearances, Charity, News

Spring 2018 auction success!

In honor of René’s upcoming June 1 birthday, and to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the premiere of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, in late April we ran an eBay auction of an assortment of collectibles, some from René’s personal collection and others donated by fans, all to support the life-saving work of Médecin San Frontières/Doctors Without Borders.

Thanks to René’s generous fans, we raised over $600 for MSF/DWB with this auction. We truly appreciate all of you who participated!

Marguerite / April 24, 2018 / Charity, News