Anthrocon 2011 Charity Event Followup

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Hi, and welcome to the 2011 edition of the Anthrocon Charity Event Followup!

Anthrocon raised a total of $11,522 for the Toonseum, our supported charity this year. Thanks very much to Joe Wos, Jim & Crystal Martin, and all the volunteers from the Toonseum who came out to participate!

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

Special thanks to the Westin, Omni, and DoubleTree who each generously offered up a four-night stay during Anthrocon 2012.

I would like to give thanks to my staff who helped conduct both the charity auction and raffle. None of this could've occurred without the assistance of Mike "Mrianti" Pierce, Trevor "Mr. Mutt" Boyd, Shaun "Stahi" Daugherty, and Kevin "Dax" Dzierwinski. My great appreciation also goes to Dr. Sam "Uncle Kage" Conway for his auctioneering talents.

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 not claimed on Sunday were donated to the Toonseum for their use.

Finally, here are all the details.

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

Charlie Groark - Pre-production art print from "The Last Unicorn", signed - $50
Eenyuwolf - Anthrocon 2011 dance poster - $175
Talyn - Albany Anthrocon 1998 medallion - $175
Brenda "Windfalcon" Lyons - Acrylic painted turkey feathers, "Magic Night" - $70
The Westin - 4 nights stay for 2012 - $850
Jim Martin - Wizard puppet - $500
Trisha Noble - "The Art of Walt Disney" HC, 1st print - $120
Jean Schulz - Japanese "Peanuts" sample package - $100
WhitePaw - Ceramic sake set - $40
The Omni - 4 nights stay for 2012 - $500
The Toonseum - Party package - $350
Kerri Perucki - Original art cutting board - $25
Joatmon - Walt Disney "Fantasia" statuette - $100
Krin - Black & gold plush dragon - $45
The Toonseum - Original MacGruff puppet - $25
Anthrocon - Anthrocon flag - $650
Tyrrlin - Army/scout rations - $100
Sanguine - Tracy Butler  poster w/ button - $50
The DoubleTree - 4 nights stay for 2012 - $600
Uncle Kage - Angry Birds plush - $100
Animal16365 - Dragon blanket - $110
Anthrocon Registration - Badge #1 for 2012 - $600
Anthrocon - 2011 fursuiter tag #69 - $100
Caroll Spinney - "Sesame Street Unpaved" HC signed w/ sketch - $20

Auction total: $5,455

Raffle (in no particular order) [donor - item - ticket sales @ $1 each]:
[Note: Two items are listed as "unknown" because their cards were accidentally discarded.]

The Toonseum - Winnie the Pooh frame - $2
The Toonseum - Chinese fortune sticks - $37
Danruk - Set of 6 puzzles - $9
Joatmon - Pan Delfin statuettes - $6
The Toonseum - "Incredibles" comic signed by Tom Scioli - $9
Morton Fox - "Blossom" original art by Mary Hanson Roberts - $4
The Carlton restaurant - $50 gift certificate - $9
James Gurney - Art print for Anthrocon 2010, framed - $12
Foxy*Art - Bald eagle, build-a-Bear plushes - $12
The Toonseum - Tigger statuette #1 - $13
FlyingFox17 - Framed squirrel artwork - $18
Morgain Crochet Tiger - Harry Potter handmade house scarves - $57
Killjoy, Mama Cat - Dinosaur & Snubbies plush set, leopard plush - $24
The Toonseum - "How To Toon" DVD - $7
The Toonseum - Amazing Cows book - $6
The Toonseum - Winnie the Pooh statuette #1 - $8
The Toonseum - Snoopy bib, blanket, nightlight baby set - $14
Dronon - Lot of comics, conbooks - $54
Wolfeh Works - Tail and ear headband - $48
Myenia - Art cards - $26
Slickpuppy - "Animalympics" VHS (1996) - $24
FlyingFox17 - Framed rabbit artwork - $26
The Toonseum - Winnie the Pooh statuette #2 - $5
Amaruq - Two XL animal t-shirts - $25
John Lindgren - "Warriors: The Powers of Three" six-book HC set, "The Unscratchables" HC - $33
The Toonseum - TMNT poster set - $8
The Toonseum - Hello Kitty books - $8
Slickpuppy - GURPS "Bunnies & Burrows" signed by Jim Groat - $24
The Toonseum - "Peanuts" baseball team action figure set - $3
The Toonseum - Superman & Green Lantern bag and toy set - $25
The Toonseum - Batman & Joker bag and toy set - $34
The Toonseum - Looney Tunes football framed print - $8
Dronon - "Chronicles of Narnia" Dawn Treader" poster - $9
Korth - Tepig plush - $65
Icepaws - Modified Anthrocon 2011 promo wand - $21
Shiro - Complete set of all prints ever produced - $80
The Toonseum - Disney ornaments set - $6
Dr. G - Three 2008 and three 2010 room cards - $8
The Toonseum - Baby Dragon costume - $10
The Toonseum - Snoopy snow globe - $5
The Toonseum - Looney Tunes book, signed w/ sketch - $54
The Toonseum - Tigger statuette #2 - $11
The Toonseum - Sesame Street's The Count handbag - $27
The Toonseum - Baby kangaroo costume - $12
The Toonseum - Babar bag and postcards - $3
The Toonseum - Winnie the Pooh statuette #3 - $8
Fenris Lorsrai, Mr. Mutt, Max West - Art supplies - $26
Pyro Canis - Four-pack Sonic Adventure figures - $12
Neon Dragon Art - "Pretty Kitty" XL t-shirt - $16
The Toonseum - Tweety bracelet - $11
The Toonseum - Taz bracelet - $16
The Toonseum - Smurfs playset - $4
The Toonseum - Muppets' Gonzo action figure - $4
Jenner - Doc Rat digital print t-shirt, signed - $7
Mr. Mutt - Dr. Who's sonic screwdriver - $158
The Toonseum - Sesame Street HC book - $11
The Bigelow Grille - $50 gift certificate - $9
The Toonseum - Marvel gift set - $6
Giles - The Lion King computer kit and collectible cards - $21
Joatmon, John Lindgren, Giles - DVDs - $63
The Toonseum - Taz phone - $26
The Toonseum - "Follow That Bird!" DVD, signed - $8
Vince Suzukawa - Untitled art - $58
Amaruq - "Akita Samurai" print by Sandra SanTara - $13
The Toonseum - "Fraggle Rock" book and poster - $31
Charlie Groark - Production cel from "Animalympics" - $58
The Toonseum - Pink Panther clock - $36
The Toonseum - "Nightmare Before X-Mas" games - $36
Charlie Groark - Collected "Xanadu" TPBs  w/ original Vicky Wyman art - $72
Neil Weber - Roz Gibson collection, "Blacksad: The Sketch Files" - $26
Chad Carpenter - "Tundra" 2012 calendars - $10
FlyingFox17 - Framed duck artwork - $4
The Toonseum - Mother Goose & Grimm book, signed - $17
The Toonseum - Steelers quarterback Mickey Mouse - $5
The Toonseum - Spooky Tales set - $21
Anonymous - "The Laugh Out Loud Cats Sell Out" HC - $22
Amaruq - Sterling silver bear pendant w/ sapphire - $26
The Toonseum - [unknown] - $37
The Toonseum - [unknown] - $25

Raffle total: $1,812

2 & Kage's Comedy Show (tix @ $10): $3,430

Additional cash donations: $825

Convention total: $11,522

Thanks again for a great year and see you all in 2012!

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>Anthrocon Registration - Badge #1 for 2012 - $600

I'm very glad this was responded to so well; and I heard it was one of our forum regulars who purchased it! Smiling

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We haven't told Giza yet.  Maybe he won't notice.

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We haven't told Giza yet.  Maybe he won't notice.

Never anger the guy who writes the code to print the badges.  For we are creative, and know other systems of counting.

 

 

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Next year badge numbers will be in hexadecimal? Or just binary?

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*waxes mystical*


Whether Hexadecimal, Decimal, yea, even unto Octal and Binary - all counting systems emerge from the Unity of 1!

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Base 1. What are you gonna do now?

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In base 1, the only number is zero... and that's Kage's badge.

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We use imaginary names, why not use imaginary numbers? Badge number i almost looks like badge number 1.

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I can attest to this! Eye-wink

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In cat, "meow" also means "one".

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Funny, i thought it most closely translated to "Now."  Eye-wink

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I fear the day will come soon when badge numbers have to be five digits long...

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How do you define "soon"? At 10% growth (doubtful now that we're maxing out on hotel space), it'll take 8.6 years to hit 10k attendees...

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I'm very glad this was responded to so well; and I heard it was one of our forum regulars who purchased it! Smiling


I understand that the forum regular referred to - whoever he or she should turn out to be - was bidding under the assumption that the entirety of the donation was going to the charity, and therefore the prize is essentially the right to have badge #1.


In which case - the forum regular will be purchasing a membership (once pre-registration opens for AC 2012) at his (or her) customary membership level.


...And if that assumption is incorrect - that the prize includes a membership, as well as the right to hold badge #1 - then he (or she) shall be sending in a cheque for the customary amount anyway, as a donation to AnthroCon - and with the admonition that the board do some Good with it.

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My Enthusiam in this case is that the $600 was raised for charity. Indeed, all funds are going completely there. Smiling

Indeed membership to Anthrocon is included though, and since the bidding exceeded $500, it's a Supersponsor-level membership.

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All winning bids were paid at the auction itself, directly to the charity representatives.  If the winning bid was $600, $600 was paid to the charity representatives right there and then.  The membership and level for 2012 is free.  The cost was how much a bidder was willing to donate to the charity to be the recipient of it.

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Is this going to be repeated next year?

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Perhaps.... If we can be assured there will be signifcant interest.

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I can assure my significant financial interest, I can't recall exactly how high my exuberence pushed that, but I know it was a significant portion of the final price, and I get a big raise before Anthrocon 2012.

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Anyone happen to have a picture of Shiro's print book on display?  They used a picture I commissioned for display, but the book was gone by the time I found out.  Would love to have proof because the concept amuses me.

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I believe it was actually just a bundle of loose prints that Shiro delivered in a large brown envelope or two. That being the case, I'm not sure anyone would've been allowed to snap a photo because of copyright considerations.

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I figured, but there's no harm in asking. :>

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