Anthrocon 2009 Charity Auction/Raffle Followup

Hi, and welcome to the 2009 edition of the Anthrocon Charity Auction Followup!

Anthrocon raised a total of $8,992 for the Animal Rescue League Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, our charity this year. Thanks very much to Jill Argall, Tifanie Tiberio, and all the volunteers from the ARL who came out to participate.

Importantly, gratitude goes to all the donors who contributed artwork and merchandise to the auction and raffle, and to all those who both bid and bought raffle tickets. This is what makes the event go, so recognition of their philanthropy cannot be understated.

I would like to give thanks to my staff who helped conduct both the charity auction and our newest experiment, the charity raffle. None of this could've occurred without the assistance of Mike "Mrianti" Pierce, Jason "creature" Murdock, Shaun "Stahi" Daugherty, and Matt "Danruk" Adey. My great appreciation also goes to Dr. Sam "Uncle Kage" Conway for his auctioneering talents which surely contributed to the highest average auction sale price ever recorded at Anthrocon.

More thanks go to 2, the Ranting Gryphon, and again to Dr. Conway for generously contributing the proceeds of their Sunday benefit comedy show to the charity.

Some raffle items were not claimed on Sunday and will be re-raffled next year.

Finally, here are all the details.

Charity Auction (in no particular order) [donor - item - sale price]:

ARL Wildlife Rehabilitation Center - Artwork by "Raven" - $85
Ferrous Oxide - "Crystal Mask" original art - $95
Flyingfox (17) - Framed leopard print by Eric Tenney - $70
Roland Guiscard - Dragon statue (crystals) - $225
Castle Blood - Castle Blood Prize Cauldron - $40
Korth & Joey-Poey - Custom sketchbook w/ original art - $50
Flyingfox (17) - Framed print by Judy Gibson - $60
Dorsai Irregulars - 2009 DI Migration Study tag #666 - $500
Langly - Cross-stitch original wolf artwork - $200
Kazzelin's - Wolf mask necklace - $85
Danruk, Lanakila - 4 cases of Canadian Coke - $65
Terrie Smith - Original artwork from 1994 - $175
Soba - Framed collection of art cards - $120
Roland Guiscard - Dragons statue/lamp - $375
Lynne Reed - Costume fur for Furp - $85

Auction total: $2230

Matching bids and additional auction donations: $615

Raffle (in no particular order) [donor - item - # tickets - ticket sales @ $0.20 each]:

nimhmuck.com - Impossible Creatures PC game/guide, RPGs, and comics bundle - 129 - $28.80
Mama Cat - Jaguar plush - 61 - $12.20
Amaruq - Beaver statue - 76 - $15.20
Skyfire - Inktense pencil set - 151 - $30.20
Soba - RIT Tigers pennant, jersey, mug, and t-shirt - 85 - $17
Ash Evans - "Sly Fairy" art mug - 45 - $9
Jafra & Pup - Four fursuit figurines - 246 - $49.20
Neon Dragon Art - "Guardian" art t-shirt - 48 - $9.60
Toolfox & Pixyvixy - Plush frog puppet, RC rat, and "Night Before Cat-Mas" book/plush - 34 - $6.80
Amaruq - Wolf figurine/sculpture - 68 - 13.60
nimhmuck.com - Warzone books, Metal Wars RPG, Don Carnage figurine - 171 - $34.20
Killjoy - 5lb Hershey bar, 9.25lb Nestle Crunch bar - 349 - $69.80
Chiaroscuro - Set of "Warriors of Virtue" action figures - 10 - $2
Farore Nightclaw - "Come Join Me" original artwork - 107 - $21.40
C. Lawrence Wenham, Mejeep - Giraffe reflex hammer, "Science of Furry" art, Jigsaw puzzle - 33 - $6.60
Elizabeth Regnier (Archeress Arts) - Handmade choker - 107 - $21.40
Rainy Day Paperback - "Animals in Art" HC, $25 gift certificate - 53 - $10.60
Roland Guiscard - 3-headed dragon statue - 213 - $42.60
Amaruq - Elevator-full-of-bunnies t-shirt - 86 - $17.20
Tango - Set of Dorsai bling from FCN - 56 - $11.20
Jovina - Saffron Skunk partial fursuit - 385 - $77
Joatmon - Kimba series DVD set, Droopy DVD set, Akira SE DVD set - 228 - $45.60
Geemo - Barking push-button - 172 - $34.40
Rainy Day Paperback - AD&D "Curse o/t Werewolf" book, $25 gift certificate - 40 - $8
Studio Maki - Gift basket - 62 - $12.40
Rainy Day Paperback - Dutch ed. of "Winnie the Pooh", $25 gift certificate - 2 - $0.40
Peggy Krause - "Finding My Molly" signed book - 4 - $0.80
Omni, Corsi - Weighted Companion Cube - 67 - $13.40
Pat Stanley - Bear & Fox plush - 123 - $24.60
Amaruq - Maleras crystal lion sculpture/etch - 36 - $7.20
Dr. Gerbasi - 10 Anthrocon 2008 hotel room keys - 45 - $9
Savage Turtle Studios - Set of fox tail & ears - 153 - $30.60
ARL Wildlife Rehabilitation Center - Ostrich & Peacock earrings - 12 - $2.40
D. Walker - Leather cat half-mask - 123 - $24.60
The Kemeeleon - OMGWTF Furries DVD, t-shirt, stickers, buttons - 80 - $16
Kaejae - Set of TMNT figures from McDonalds 2007 Happy Meals - 10 - $2
Danruk - 4 animal t-shirts - 279 - $55.80
Po Shan Cheah - Bolt plush - 532 - $106.40
Panja! - 2 t-shirts from KemoCon - 39 - $7.80
Mejeep - Sneakers, slippers - 21 - $4.20
Amy Wallace (Pom Pom Purses) - Art supply holder - 3 - $0.60
nimhmuck.com - Two plush bears, Lapris toy - 11 - $2.20
Ash Evans - "Yip & Yap" art print - 30 - $6
Chiaroscuro - Game Boy Color, Para-Para Paradise game - 150 - $30
Soba - Pre-production "Sonic: Underground" art - 105 - $21

Raffle total: $968

2 & Kage's Comedy Show (tix @ $10): $3,930

Dr. Gerbasi's Furry Survey donation: $100

Additional cash donations: $1149.69

Convention total: $8992.69

Thanks again for a great year and see you all in 2010!

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