Anthrocon 2017 Charity Event Summary

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Hi, and welcome to the 2017 edition of the Anthrocon Charity Events Followup!

Anthrocon donated a new record convention total of $37,598 for Hope Haven Farm Sanctuary,
our supported charity this year. Thanks very much to Hope Haven's founder, Dr. Karen Phillips,
and all her volunteers who came out to participate!

We also set new records for money raised in the Raffle and the Poker Tournament!

More special thanks are in order to the following groups and individuals:

* To all the donors who contributed artwork, merchandise, and memorabilia to the auction and
raffle, and to all those who both bid at the auction and bought raffle tickets.

* To the Dorsai Irregulars, Anthrocon's security contingent, who contributed the Elevator Golden
Ticket for 2018.

* To Dr. Samuel Conway and Alkali, for their charity performance for which all ticket sales were
donated to charity. Also, again to Dr. Conway for his annual auctioneering skills.

* To all the fursuiters who volunteered their time for fursuit "bucket brigade" duties.

* To the Westin, Omni, DoubleTree, and the Courtyard, who each generously offered up one or more
four-night stays during Anthrocon 2018.

* To all the attendees who bought merchandise and made cash donations to Hope Haven's donation
buckets at their table.

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, Tracey "Stormy" Bealer, and Tamarie "CelticKitty" Simmons, as well as the additional
assistance of legacy staffer, Shaun "Stahi" Daugherty.

Unclaimed high-ticket raffle items will be re-raffled next year.

RESULTS ARE CURRENTLY TENTATIVE for few months after publication of this summary to account for
additional incoming donations and human error. Corrections will be made as they are identified.

Finally, here are all the details.

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

Salem Wolf - "Guardians of the Galaxy" Rocket Raccoon plush backpack buddy - $45
Fizz Otter - Anthrocon 2017 "Bear" fursuit tag - $50
Osiris Adustus - 25 karat yellow topaz in silver setting - $50
Fizz Otter - Anthrocon 2017 fursuit tags #666 & 69 - $200
Michael Demcio - Furry-related publication lot - $230
Omni William Penn - Four nights in Omni for Anthrocon 2018 - $1400
Star Raccoon - "Guardians of the Galaxy" marquee banner - $30
Fizz Otter - Anthrocon 2017 "Lion" fursuit tag - $65
City Mutt Fursuits - "Jericho, the Rhino" fursuit partial - $120
Anthrocon - Anthrocon 2013 fursuit photo vinyl banner - $150
Ratchet Zufreur - Zootopia "pawpsicle" giant cloisonne pin - $120
Bossasaur - Raspberry Pi - $200
Fizz Otter - Anthrocon 2017 "kaiju" giant fursuit tag - $100
Tracy Butler, 4th Dimensional Entertainment - "Dandelion" framed giclee print - $200
Courtyard - Four nights in Courtyard for Anthrocon 2018 - $1500
Jaye Ventus - Axent Wear cat ear headphones - $190
Fizz Otter - Anthrocon 2017 "tiger" fursuit tag - $130
Star Raccoon - "The Lion King" broadway marquee banner - $95
Salem Wolf - "Zootropolis" poster - $300
Fizz Otter - Anthrocon 2017 "wolf" fursuit tag - $125
Taurin Fox - "The Interprefurs" artwork - $100
Fizz Otter - Anthrocon 2017 "macro" fursuit tag - $200
Sandy Schreiber, Dorsai Irregulars - Elevator Golden Ticket for Anthrocon 2018 - $550
Westin - Four nights in Westin for Anthrocon 2018 - $1600
Fizz Otter - Anthrocon 2017 "fox" fursuit tag - $600
Rukis - Full color commission by Rukis - $1475
Charlie Adler - Voice recording commissions - $380

Auction total: $10,205



Raffle (in no particular order) [donor - item - ticket sales @ $1 each]:

Dr. Gerbasi - $100 Amazon gift card - $305
Dr. Gerbasi - Jusy Hopps & Nick Wilde "Zootopia" plush - $80
Dr. Gerbasi - MLP:FiM Ty Beanie set - $18
Dr. Gerbasi - Fox blanket/throw & giant fox eraser - $75
Karmakat - 2x lion throw pillow pillowcases - $41
Dr. Gerbasi - Grumpy Cat window cling plush w/ magnets - $16
Gregory Wright - "Winter Banished" print by Kathleen Lowe - $7
Gregory Wright - "Dandelion Wishes" print by Abrabda Icle Sisson - $12
Xydexx - 3x unicorn artwork - $23
Tiger Torre Art - High-pile super plush 50"x70" tiger throw - $61
JBadger - "Feast By Starlight" 1999 print by Carspecken - $123
JBadger - 2004 art jam for Anthrocon charity - $89
Renee Danielle Talbot - Distance Reiki Healing Sessions - $8
the Dragon's Lair - Box of Aurora-brand MLP:FiM plush - $32
Lauren Morgan - Jewel Scent gift basket - $77
DoubleTree - Four nights in DoubleTree for Anthrocon 2018 - $746
Salem Wolf - Mystic Springs Oasis clothing-optional sign - $90
Mooncat - Folkmanis griffin puppet - $168
M&T Comics & Cards / Karmakat - "Save Our Natural World" Christmas Crackers / Penguin pin - $17
Dizziness - Big ol' fat carrot plush - $23
Trevor Boyd - Search Critter XXXL safety vest - $18
Trevor Boyd - Mini beanbag Prince John/Maid Marian - $13
Trevor Boyd, Rick Strobel - Yellowstone "wolf country", wolf shirts - $31
Trevor Boyd - Dark Natasha "Fennec Fun" print - $82
Trevor Boyd - "Fanciful Foxes" coloring book - $28
Wild Oaks - "Play With the Light" original art by Arrowroot - $18
ShiroTora - Crocheted green fox - $20
Wild Oaks - Chainmail bracelet, choker, necklace - $41
Smrgol - Furry Forever hat #16 for Anthrocon 2017 - $29
Joatmon - Disney Villains "Delightfully Evil" HC - $47
Joatmon - "Elements of Harmony Official Guidebook Vol. II" HC - $33
Joatmon - "Jungle Book" Diamond ed. blu-ray package - $26
Joatmon - MLP:FiM Pinkie Pie lunchbox w/ cards - $13
Feret Studios - 2x Handmade butterfly headbands - $13
Joatmon - "I'm Surrounded By Idiots" t-shirt - $105
Anonymous - Original watercolor by Diana Harlan Stein - $8
Paw To Press - Illuminatd Charmander Pokeball - $205
Soba - Bronze kangaroo imported from China - $54
Paw To Press - Illuminated Raichu Pokeball - $176
Goal Publications - "Symbol of a Nation" SC by Fred Patten - $22
Anonymous - Rainbow Dash lounge pants - $29
Anonymous - Rock Candy DC Superhero Girls Wonder Woman vinyl collectible - $6
Business Wolf - "Anthrocon 2017" original art - $13
Lar DeSouza - Super Munchkin Guest Artist edition card game - $49
Quack Quack Honk - "Brain Freeze Bear" original art by Laura Pearson - $10
The Snig - Punderdome card game - $66
Rukis - "Scourge of the Northern Seas" print - $152
Rukis - "Off the Beaten Path" book trilogy, signed - $117
Scrolling Fantasy - "Pile of Pigs" woodcut puzzle - $12
Xilimyth - Alienware graphics amplifier - $244
Karmakat - Lion wristband - $13
Karmakat - 3x t-shirts - $20
Wayward Leather Designs - Mimic monster box - $164
Tiger Torre Art - Leather gold cat mask - $17
Murkrowzy - Bird fursuit partial - $187
Murkrowzy - Pink monster handpaws - $12
Murkrowzy - Yarn fox tail - $30
Tartii - "Popped Seams" original art - $101
Star Raccoon - Eyes & Ears vol. 46 #5 - $52
Star Raccoon - Groot lanyard - $36
Star Raccoon - "Guardians of the Galaxy" lanyard - $51
Felix 9 - Fox dreamcatcher - $17
Bossasaur - Blizzcon 2016 Goody Box - $161
Bossasaur - 2014 SDCC Exclusive Transformers lot - $130
Windfalcon - Rainbow leather feather necklace - $25
Hyena Agenda - 2x mousepads, pins, stickers - $214
SarahCat - Simba plush - $19
SarahCat - L.A.M.O. wolf plush - $37
SarahCat - Toothless Build-A-Bear plush - $118
SarahCat - Deer, cat ears - $20
Ratchet Zufreur - Nick Wilde root beer cloisonne pin - $82
Origamigryphon - Disney's "The Art of Zootopia" HC - $143
Rain Oubliette - Folkmanis turkey puppet - $8
Rain Oubliette - Folkmanis american alligator puppet - $41
Rain Oubliette - Folkmanis 3-headed dragon puppet - $52
Rain Oubliette - Folkmanis ignuana puppet - $25
Wolf n' Cubs - "Anthrocon Baseball" original art - $7
Alexander Coldfur - Nick Wilde & Judy Hopps "Zootopia" cloisonne pins - $104
Alexander Coldfur - "Zootopia" Disney magicband - $62
Osiris Adustus - Amber & silver earrings - $17
Osiris Adustus - His & hers collar set w/ silver tag - $13
Sarity - Nick Wilde plush - $82
Anonymous - "Otter Chakra" print by Chum Basket - $38
Fizz Otter - Anthrocon 2017 albatross fursuit tag - $13
Fizz Otter - Anthrocon 2017 chicken fursuit tag - $12
Fizz Otter - Anthrocon 2017 bunny fursuit tag - $64
Fizz Otter - Anthrocon 2017 aardvark fursuit tag - $5
Fizz Otter - Anthrocon 2017 goat fursuit tag - $21
Fizz Otter - Anthrocon 2017 duck fursuit tag - $6
Fizz Otter - Anthrocon 2017 ocelot fursuit tag - $25
Fizz Otter - Anthrocon 2017 ferret fursuit tag - $71
Fizz Otter - Anthrocon 2017 chinchilla fursuit tag - $9
Fizz Otter - Anthrocon 2017 koala fursuit tag - $8
Fizz Otter - Anthrocon 2017 otter fursuit tag - $25
Fizz Otter - Anthrocon 2017 owl fursuit tag - $18
Fizz Otter - Anthrocon 2017 deer fursuit tag - $66
Fizz Otter - Anthrocon 2017 caribou fursuit tag - $26
VS Coon - "Nobody Calls me Chicken" print - $3

Raffle total: $6,161 + $22 (unused tix) = $6,183



Angel Dragon Meet & Greet - $117

Dr. Gerbasi's Furry Survey donation - $300

Quick-Draw Charity Donation - $376

Fursuiter Bucket Brigade - $521

Libation Appreciation Donation - $721

Whose Lion donation - $730

Hope Haven merchandise sales - $1,264

Charity Poker Tournament - $2,221

Cash donations - $4,029

Charity Comedy Show (tix @ $10) - $4,090 + $841 (pass-around) = $4,931



Fundraising total: $31,598



T-Shirt Sales convention contribution - $3,000

Dan "Takaza" Hauschild memorial convention contribution - $3,000



Convention total: $37,598

Thanks again for a great year and see you all in 2018!

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Proud owner of the "macro" 2017 fursuit badge, can't wait to wear it next year and return with more things for the charity raffle (or maybe a fursuit for the auction?)!  Smiling

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Just remember, Sarahcat:  there is a dollar limit on the value of items auctioned.  I believe it's $1000.

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Are you sure? There's hotel rooms and another fursuit partial was auctioned off this year. The Rukis custom commission piece went for well over $1,000. 

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No, there is no dollar limit on the value of items auctioned.

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...So the first person who bids $1000 has it locked in?  He can't be outbid?

 

Seems a bit fishy to me.  If there is such a limit, maybe it's on items WORTH over $1000.  In which case, for the record, the Rukis commision piece is NOT worth more than $1000 (crosses fingers).

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A)  I was working off bad information.  There is no limit.

B)  Even if the value of an item is only $1000, there can never be a limit placed on what someone ELSE decides it's worth.

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Hmmm...

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...Dan "Takaza" Hauschild memorial convention contribution...

I don't believe that I have ever heard of this.

I should like to know more about it!

Who was Dan "Takaza" Hauschild? What prompted him (or his surviving friends and family) to bequeath such a kind and generous gift?

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Dan "Takaza" Hauschild was one of the co-founders of Midwest FurFest who passed away unexpectedly in March of this year. According to his WikiFur profile he also helped with Anthrocon, the Mephit Furmeet and Further Confusion. He was a very talented and caring individual, many people looked up to him and wanted to do more in his name since his passing (hence the generous donation). 

You can read more about him here: http://en.wikifur.com/wiki/Takaza_J._Wolf

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Takaza was a nine-year legacy Anthrocon staff member, and a staff member of many other furry conventions.  

https://en.wikifur.com/wiki/Takaza_J._Wolf

The contribution was an on-the-fly donation from the convention offered up by Anthrocon's chairman during Closing Ceremonies.

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