2004 Charity Report

Hi, and welcome to the 2004 edition of the Anthrocon Charity Auction Followup!

We raised a very satisfactory total of $6100 for our charity this year, Forgotten Felines and Fidos. Caroline Lease, their charity representative, sent us the following message of thanks:

"Please share with the members of your organization how thrilled that Forgotten Felines and Fidos was to attend your recent convention! We had a great time and met some wonderful, caring people. "We would like to thank Anthrocon for their support and generosity! Over the weekend, over $6,000.00 in auction/donation funds were received for our shelter. Please know that this will go a long way to providing medical care, shelter, and food for the many, many stray animals that enter our facility."

"We were honored to have been selected by your organization and applaud your continued efforts of supporting local animal groups."

This year's auction was also very special because Anthrocon's Charity Auction work was nominated for the Time Warner Andrew Heiskell Community Service award which recognizes volunteer service done in the community. This is the first time the fandom's charity work has been recognized in this manner. In acknowledgement, AOL is donating $100 to Forgotten Felines and Fidos, as well.

With Anthrocon's success this year, we wanted to give extra thanks to Forgotten Felines & Fidos for helping us make 2004 our best ever, so Anthrocon has donated an additional $1000 to support their beneficial work with animals in our community. We wish them all the best!

I'd like to give my sincere thanks to my staffmembers who assisted me throughout the days the Charity items were displayed and during the Auction itself. These indispensable people who I rely on year after year to support the event are J. Scotty "Windsinger" Emerle, Jason "creature" Murdock, Erika Leigh "Chillymouse" Rosengarten, Mike "Mrianti" Pierce, Derek "ZenWolph" Sailor, and Lincoln "JBadger" Kliman. Extra special thanks to Sam "Kagemushi" Conway and Ryan "Tet Solfire" Dewalt for auctioneering the full three hour stretch. Also thanks to Triggur, Simba_Lion and the entire A/V crew for their support in sound, lighting, and getting those photos of each item up on the big screen!

Finally, in random order, here's a tally of all the items sold during the Auction by Donor, Item, and Sale Price:

Dreamweaver Press - Tall Tails Print "Adventuring Party Montage" - $40
Dreamweaver Press - Tall Tails Print "Beautiful Maiden in Blue" - $35
Takaza - Anthrocon theme sketchbook - $125
Guy Gilchrist - Original Nancy Sunday page - $25
Jenna "Oakpaw" Woginrich - "Comfy" watercolor/ink artwork - $50
FurFright - One Monster 2004 Admission - $20
Meeba - "Rinaldi" autographed IronClaw supplement - $30
Mike Forshay - Lion & Tiger "Big Cats" plushes - $25
Will Sanborn - 2 Books of Collected Stories & Poetry - $30
Chocolate B. Muscle - 2 Chocolate Creations skunks - $20
Mejeep - Stimpy plush - $20
Charlie Groark - Vicky Wyman 1981 original artwork - $100
Johnny Blanco, Lance Katz, Zexyz - "Animalympics", "Cat City", "Roger
Rabbit" & TMNT videos - $45
Amaruq - Resin tiger art sculpture - $50
Megaplex - Megaplex 2005 attending membership - $30
The Gneech - Suburban Jungle cameo - $400
Kero - Blinx X-Box game - $30
Matt "Soba" Pena - Albedo Anthropomorphics #2 - $550
Nightsky Bluewyrm - Grabbin' Dragons game - $10
Amaruq - Firefox golf shirt - $60
Pete "Valent" Tivel - 2 Brother Bear moose plush - $45
Erika Leigh Rosengarten - "Captain" artwork - $20
Fox in Boots - King of the Nutcatters nutcracker - $40
Furry Weekend Atlanta - 2005 God-Level Membership & t-shirt - $60
Dragon Magic - 24"x36" canvas w/ doodles - $160
Fox Connor - Fox figurine - $40
Jenwolf Studio - 1997 Red Fox Archer print (artist: Arcana) - $40
Christine M. "ArcticSnow" Reynolds - "Fruit Dragon in Love" laser
print - $20
Christine M. "ArcticSnow" Reynolds - Set of 3 Leanin' Tree magnets -
$20
Jill0r - "Penguin Family" artwork - $40
Kero - Set of 3 pressed Brother Bear quarters - $5
Taral Wayne - "The Dela Tarot" folio - $10
Jill0r - "Gryphon ceramic figure - $60
Christine M. "ArcticSnow" Reynolds - "Sprite & Fruit Bat" artwork -
$20
Melissa O'Brien, Lynn Smith, Pseudo Manitou, Shawntae Howard, Adam
Fullerton, Jessie T. Wolf, Wolf Nymph, Xian Jaguar, Emilie Pellenz,
Ka-tet, Huskie, Lady Cybercat, Aura Moser - Signed cake portfolio -
$60
Adams Mark Hotel - Weekend stay for 2 & Sunday Brunch in Appleby's for
4 - $240
Vince Suzukawa - Class Menagerie groupshot artwork - $75
Furfright - Set of 8 badges from FurFright 2003 - $40
Mejeep - Set of 4 Coca Cola bear pens & pencils - $5
Fox in Boots - Howling Wolf clock - $25
Rapid T. Rabbit - TV Show Mementos - $30
Amaruq - Acrylic wolf arrowhead - $50
Erika Leigh Rosengarten - "Roses artwork" - $25
Recherei, Tiger-Torre Art - Bondage kitty plush & two stress balls -
$30
The Gneech - Suburban Jungle t-shirt prototype - $25
Rebelsqurl - Gut Gilchrist original "Furry & Proud" artwork - $50
Janethorse - Unicorn and raccoon plush - $15
Terrie Smith - "Valonia" artwork - $30
Erika Leigh Rosengarten - Cartoon drawing book - $20
Stan Sakai, Michel Gagne - Original cover art for Anthrocon 2004
conbook - $475
Tet Solfire - Google GMail invite - $15
Midwest Furfest - 2004 Sponsorship & 2003 DVD - $110
Mejeep - Plush paw slippers - $40
Anonymous - pizza - $35
Wolfie's Pack Productions - "Beasts" - $25
Steve Carter - Flying tigers flight patch - $100
Skytech, Docabsinthe, Jill0r - Happy bunny plush, Mozilla firefox
plush, penguin plush - $35
Mephit Furmeet - 2004 Mephit Furmeet Attending membership - $30
Sanguine Productions - "Time of Monsters" book - $30
Sharky - Wall shark plate - $10
Dr. Samuel "Kagemushi" Conway - Framed "Otter Rock" t-shirt - $45
Johnny Blanco - "Johnny" artwork by Ebony - $10
ArcticSnow and Jaime - Kagemushi action figure - $120
Erika Leigh Rosengarten - "Bagel Finder" artwork - $15
Jill0r - "Green Gryphon" artwork - $30
Michael Demcio - Collection of cartoon items - $30
Karl & Martha Meyers, John Lindgren - Beanie Baby collection, three
2002 Winter Olympics beanbags - $50
White Shepherd - Two "Fur Pride" Furtopia t-shirts - $20
Jill0r, Chris Goodwin - "Puddentane" artwork - $80
Fox in Boots - Ceramic antiques - $10
Phil "Cirrel " Eggerding - Espresso - $60
Jill0r - Red Dragon ceramic figure - $100
Ka Crow - 2 Lion King mugs - $25
Amaruq - Wolf pocket watch - $110
Sofawolf Press - Four signed cover blanks - $40
Smrgol - Embroidered Furry Forever cap - $50
Oklacon - Oklacon 2004 attending membership - $20
Pat the Fox, Silverfox Publications - Canadian cola, Six Pack of Coca
Cola bears - $30
Mikey - Giant plush white tiger - $50
Phil "Felitaur Enterprises" Waclowski - Silver bracelet - $50
Jos "Fluxxx" Harrison - Extinctioners & SHanda comics - $50
Docabsinthe - PA State Trooper bear plush - $45
Stan Sakai - Original artwork from Anthrocon presentation - $150
Kevin "Cerulean" Pease - "The Entertainers" artwork - $45
Mejeep - Set of 5 Between The Lions plush - $30
Kellic J. Tiger - Kaze: Ghost Warrior DVD & autographed poster - $75
Smrgol - 10lbs of Nutella - $40
Po Shan Cheah - Hand-woven rugs & pillows - $70
Tek-Fox - Framed fox photo - $120
Killjoy - Transformers: Beast Wars japanese chars - $50
Carlfox - Borther Bear poster w/ Herbie art - $200
Lance Rund - Associated Student Bodies signed hardcover - $120
Mike Curtis - New Kids on the Block signed comic - $20
Skywise - Three wood-burning artwork - $30
John Lindgren - 2 bags of plush - $90


Misc donations: $125

Subtotal: $6100

Time Warner Nomination contribution - $100
Anthrocon contribution - $1000

Total: $7200

Thanks again for a great year and see you all in 2005!

- Rigel

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