Charity Auction/Raffle Donations Needed!
As you may have heard, Anthrocon's selected charity this year is The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, which strives to foster positive, lifelong connections between animals and people through exhibits, educational programs, and their many conservation projects. While cash donations made at the convention are great, the plurality of funds are raised via donations of artwork and merchandise to our Charity Auction and Raffle. We're looking for popular items and unique craftwork that will make people say, "I want that!"
While we must distribute items between the Raffle and Auction based on available space, time, and perceived and past value, here are some examples of donations that went big in past years...
Great examples from prior raffles: Crafts based on hot trends ("Toothless" Build-A-Bear plus - $381); Popular media (Sherlock Hound DVD set - $147); Art bought at prior convention art shows ("Wrath" art by Terrie Smith - $83); Giant, brand new plush of popular animals or characters (Border collie plush - $129); Merchandise based on popular fiction (Dr. Who's sonic screwdriver - $158)
Great examples from prior auctions: Fursuit costumes and commissions (Griffon fursuit head - $460); Rare convention memorabilia (Full set of all AC t-shirts since 1997 - $200); Professional sculpture (Softsculp poseable gryphon - $350); Unique opportunities (A speaking part in audio version of Diane Duane's "The Last Meow" - $500); Dorsai fursuit tags (Tag #1000 - $1600)
If you have an item you believe would be appropriate and would like to donate, please contact charity(at)anthrocon.org!
Charity Auction/Raffle FAQ - anthrocon.org/charity
Charity Auction/Raffle Rules - anthrocon.org/rules-charity
The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium - pittsburghzoo.org
Oh! So we can submit fursuits? I think I might be contributing.
New, unusued fursuits, partials, pieces, or commissions by contractual certificate, yes!
Actually it is good I saw this, I have a friend who is willing to do some really interesting projects in knitting, crochete, and sewing to make plushes. She is already partway through the first and we are planning 2-3 more to make a "plush basket" to donate for the charity raffle. Is this something you would be interested in?
Currently she is making an Octopuss (super cute, I've already seen one made and it is very soft and funny) A furry(as in made of faux fur) wolf plush and a fox plush. We are debating on a 4th and what it will be.
If you don't think you can use our idea is it fair to sell these plushes on my own time and donate whatever I get to our charity?
Homemade projects should approach merchandise-grade in order to attract tickets/bidders. I'd need to see samples to determine salability. Contact charity(at)anthrocon.org if you'd like to discuss further.
I have a few items in mind for this years Charity Auction and here is the first one...
Disney's ZOOTOPIA AND THE FINEST HOURS (2016)
Vinyl Movie Authentic Theater Banner
These super size banners are only given out for release at movie houses to promote the films. It is a super large size, approx. 5 feet wide x 8 feet tall with the Disney Animated Feature Film 'Zootopia' on one side and the movie 'The Finest Hours' on the other.
Looks great! Please remember to email charity(at)anthrocon.org to confirm. Also, since we can't accommodate this item fully displayed, please bring a standard 8.5x11 color printout of the images above for display (we have display stands for them).
I want that Zootopia poster !!!
I have not even seen the movie and I want the poster.......I dont know what the heck I would ever do with it though
Really nice Poster, but I can't immagine how i'd get it home with me on a plane..well maybe if i do the amtrack thing..but still even if rolled up the five foot is a BIG thing...(heck I had to be "Creative" to get home a framed piece of art last year and that was much smaller