2002 Charity Summary

Hi, all!  First off, I must confess that I lost my notes from the 
Charity Auction.  I would have been completely bereft of any sort of 
Charity Auction summary if it hadn't been for the timely assistance 
of Joe Seibert (note his generous cash donation around the 2/3rds 
mark) who responded to my plea on a.f.f. and produced a full VHS 
video of the Charity Auction and mailed it to me out of the goodness 
of his heart.  From it, I was able to piece together the majority of 
the auction except for a few donors' names that weren't said or I 
couldn't understand, and about 8 minutes (6 sales) worth of Auction. 
My sincere thanks to Joe for saving my bacon.

Also, thanks to Pantera (Mike Pierce) for taking the notes as the 
Charity Auction went along.  He had the wisdom and foresight to 
record the sale prices on a separate sheet of paper, which I *did* 
retain, that gave me, at the very least, a breakdown of the prices to 
prove that we did, in fact, raise a hell of a lot of money.

Please feel free to reply to this email if you have information on 
any of the question marks (?) on the list.  Each of them represents 
an item or donor that I don't have notes on.  I will fill in this 
information as I get it and hopefully update with a more complete and 
comprehensive listing in the near future.

I'd also like to thank Anthrocon's esteemed chairman, Dr. Samuel 
Conway, also known as Kagemushi, for his assistance in auctioneering. 
He is an accomplished speaker, generous donor, and helpful friend 
without whom I would have to do the auction by myself and we probably 
wouldn't raise as much money.

Important thanks go to our Charity, of course - Canine Partners For 
Life.  Not only were they gracious and polite guests, but they 
provided many of our attendees with information at their Dealer's 
Table in the Dealer's Room throughout the convention and even 
presented demonstrations throughout the day which, from what I saw, 
were quite well-attended.  In their own words from their 
representative, David Monzo: "I just wanted to send a huge thank you 
to you and the whole Anthrocon Organization! I hope you were as 
pleased with the weekend as we were.  Although this was our first, it 
seems like the conference went really well as an over all event! I 
have spoke with all of the staff/volunteers from Canine Partners who 
attended and they all had a great time (especially the dogs)."

Last and certainly not least, I wish to thank the following members 
of my staff who worked diligently as table guards, movers, and 
runners throughout Friday, Saturday, and the Auction itself: Tango, 
Xydexx, AlaskanWolf, Galen, Pantera, P.Pardus, Windsinger, Tet 
Solfire, Creature, and Trixi.  I would also like to thank Triggur and 
his tech staff for their wonderful photo broadcasting equipment that 
allowed us to see every item on the big screen on stage.  That saves 
us a LOT of effort.

In 2001, we auctioned a total of 105 items and we had to put some 
donated items together due to running almost 90 minutes overtime. 
This year, we received even more items.  I apologize to any donors 
who were hurt that we had to put even more items together to fit into 
our tight schedule of only 3 hours this year, which we barely 
squeaked in under.  Nevertheless, we still auctioned a total of 88 
items.

Last year, we raised a total of $7,273.  This year, we almost doubled 
that amount and raised $13,280!  I can't thank enough the generosity 
of those who purchased and donated cash during the Charity Auction. 
I also can't thank the donors enough, who selflessly provide us with 
material to raise money for such worthy causes year after year.

Finally, below is the not-quite-complete breakdown of items, donors, 
and their sale price for the Anthrocon 2002 Charity Auction.

ItemDonorSale
Large husky plush (Sym - $100)
Wacom Intuos2 graphics tablet (Amaruq - $150)
Three (3) large plus tigers (Joe Siebert & ? - $125)
Three (3) Kliban cat posters (Plan 9 Publishing - $60)
Uncle Kage puppet (Plushdragon - $120)
Handcrafted ears (Creedence - $20)
"Moonlit Run" acrylic arrowhead (Amaruq - $200)
Artwork - "Leska" (Snowman - $100)
Set of four hot sauces & kitchen apron (Ben Raccoon & Gary Akins & 
Servil/Style Wager - $60)
Large raccoon plush (Valent - $80)
Wolf & mouse tie (Brian Miller - $35)
WB Catwoman statue (Steve Abbott - $35)
WolfMech costume (Triggur - $850)
Two (2) pair of dutch shoes (? - $30)
Fabian fox plus, Twinkie container, American bear plush (Anonymous - $50)
Godzilla board game (Mejeep - $20)
Herbietoons Print Set (12) (Herbie Hammil - $400)
Edible sketchbook by various artists (Trixi Solfire - $180)
Hello Kitty toilet paper (Charlie Groark - $60)
Platinum ed. Gameboy Advance (? - $125)
Sheep plush & chicken plush (Kyrin & T'Chall - $50)
10lbs (approx.) Nutella (Smrgol - $45)
Mailbox Books mailbox (Rabbit Valley - $50)
Six (6) racoon plush & One (1) raccoon plush (Mejeep & Cyberhorn - $100)
Two (2) artwork - "Bell pepper", "Habanero" (Rebecca "Vanan" Savage - $20)
Meeko plush (Po Shan Cheah - $125)
Signed $100 bill (Ben Franklin - $200)
Two (2) inflatable zebras (Expandranon - $100)
Bass guitar w/ case signed by "Sting" (Kagemushi - $1000)
Bunny t-shirt & Genus t-shirt (John Friedrich & Shyboar - $200)
Ironclaw promo poster (Sanguine Productions - $150)
Pancreas plush (Kagemushi - $40)
Set of Six (6) "Realm o/t Claw" figures (PunkTiger - $200)
Space Jam cards & Two (2) Lola Bunny ornaments (Gary Akins - $75)
Tiger photo & Snow leopard photo (LionKingCMSL & Calgor - $100)
Animalympics LP & CD (copy) (Gary Akins - $100)
Assorted plush (The Gneech - $60)
Set of three (3) Japan-exclusive Beanie Babies (Larry Wise - $200)
Black, felt hat (Tibor Tiger - $160)
Dark Horse/Sock Monkey lighter set (Rabbit Valley - $35)
Two (2) hotel nights & brunch for four (4) (Adams Mark Hotel -$400)
"Rascal" DVD & Two (2) Bucky O'Hare videos & Kimba videos (John 
Friedrich & Falbert & www.kimba.us - $350)
Artwork x2 (Ian "Fennec" Dettmering - ?)
Supersponsorship to Anthrocon 2003 (Charlie Groark - ?)
? (? - $25)
? (? - $20)
? (? - $100)
Two easels & leather artist's portfolio (Rassah - $110)
? (? - $55)
? (? - $100)
Bugzzz toy & artwork - "Roach Whisperer" & artwork - "Daddy!" (Smrgol 
& Jim Groat & DuGaul McPherson - $55)
Squeaky reindeer plush (Mejeep - $25)
Wall scroll artwork by Vicki Wyman (Charlie Groark - $170)
Two (2) Blood Beret board games (Excelsior Entertainment - $15)
Sponsorship-level membership to Mephit Furmeet 2002 (Mephit Furmeet - $45)
Canon flatbed scanner (Amaruq - $125)
Assorted comics (? & ? - $350)
SC signed ed. of "Redeeming Factors" w/ t-shirt (Jim Lane - $50)
Two (2) pair of Dutch shoes (2nd sale) (? - $30)
2003 Further Confusion patron membership (Further Confusion - $100)
Large afghan (? - $50)
Assorted plush (Blackfire & Cyberhorn & Po Shan Cheah - $150)
Artwork - "Dogs of War" (Amy Cott - $300)
Assorted plush (Michael Sherman & Candace Zimbleman & Ka Crow & 
Creedence - $40)
Artwork - untitled (Oakpaw - $110)
Frank Banner print - "The Fairy Princess" (Plan Nine Publishing - $40)
Assorted t-shirts (Blackfire & Robin Andersen - $75)
"Inherit the Earth" & "Dark Age of Camelot" PC games (Gary Akins & 
John Friedrich - $200)
Automobile HC book & atlas (Mejeep & Tibor Tiger - $40)
Artwork - "Baba Yaga" (Chris Goodwin - $125)
Donation: In honor of dog "Lady" (Joe Siebert - $1000)
Two (2) artwork (Rebecca "Vanan" Savage - $40)
Handmade brass brooch (Rochndil - $50)
Supersponsorship at Pawpet Megaplex 2003 (Pawpet Megaplex - $60)
Bears figurine & "Season of the Spellsong" HC (Killjoy & Gary Akins - $70)
Midwest Furfest 2002 Sponsorship & artwork (Midwest Furfest - $100)
Catwoman figurine & Hello Kitty toilet paper (2nd sale) (Steve Abbot 
& Charlie Groark - $100)
Sketchbook - #6 Mar-Jul 2001 (Steve Carter - $70)
First Furry Church Catechisms vol. 1 & 2 (Gary Akins - $75)
Tiny Toons soap, shampoo & werewolf model (Gary Akins & Teaselbone - $30)
Artwork - "Cheetah Ninja Girl & Raquel Bitch Kitten" (Jodi Tong - $30)
Pair of Bugs Bunny postage stamp earrings (Docabsinthe - $35)
Video & signed photo (Rapid T. Rabbit - $25)
Artwork - untitled (Louisa 'Itara' Smith - $40)
Artwork - "Data Stream" (Fran Wolf Johnson - $25)
Two (2) door hangers & "Clan Fenros" print set (Arctic Snow & Oakpaw - $50)
Manuscript of conbook stories (Lisanne Norman - $45)
Cameo in "The Suburban Jungle" (The Gneech - $310)
Artwork - "Singing the Good Song" (Terrie Smith - $200)
Signed Sake bottle of Kagemushi's hair (Kagemushi - $700)

Cash Donations - $1160

Total - $13280

Thanks again,
   - Rigel
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