Anthrocon 2016 Charity Event Summary
Hi, and welcome to the 2016 edition of the Anthrocon Charity Events Followup!
Anthrocon raised a new record total of $32,579 for The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, our supported charity this year. Thanks very much to Jamie Szoszorek and all their volunteers who came out to participate!
We also set a new record for money raised in the Raffle!
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 and "Down In Front!" ticket for 2017.
* To Dr. Samuel Conway and 2, the Ranting Gryphon, 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 2017.
* To all the attendees who bought merchandise and made cash donations to the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium's donations 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.
Unclaimed high-ticket raffle items will be re-raffled next year.
RESULTS ARE CURRENTLY TENTATIVE for a month or two after publication of this summary to account for additional incoming donations and human error.
Finally, here are all the details.
Charity Auction (in no particular order) [donor - item - sale price]:
Tye Dye - "Fox In A Box" signed poster - $25
Pittsburgh Zoo - Red panda photo print by Paul Selvaggio - $60
Fizz Otter - Anthrocon 2016 giant fursuiter tags "Huge" & "Macro" - $120
Anthrocon - Four nights in DoubleTree for Anthrocon 2017 - $570
Animal - XTC 280 HD action video camera - $150
Pittsburgh Zoo - African elephant painting by "Umasai" - $70
Fizz Otter - Anthrocon 2016 fursuiter tags #666 & #69 - $110
Boven - Seventh Kingdom & Gothtropolis action figures - $40
Anthrocon - Four nights in Omni for Anthrocon 2017 - $1000
Pittsburgh Zoo - Fennec Fox photo print by Paul Selvaggio - $75
Anthrocon Registration Department - "Choose the Chairman's Badge" for Anthrocon 2017 - $1000
Osiris Adustus - Freshwater pearl necklaces w/ glass beads - $100
Kroush - Pokemon gen 1-3 holofoil cards - $200
Fizz Otter - Anthrocon 2016 giant fursuiter tag #10,000 - $200
Telephone - Dutch Angel Dragon head foam base - $310
Pittsburgh Zoo - African lion painting by "Kaidi" - $145
Nyota Lion - Finding Dory bus advertising sign - $50
Wolfe Masters - Charity art project by 69 artists - $250
Bossasaur - Guild Wars 2 "Rytlock" statue w/ artbook & art - $200
Anthrocon - Four nights in Westin for Anthrocon 2017 - $1260
Fizz Otter - "Angel Dragon" & "Angle Dragon" Anthrocon 2016 fursuiter tags - $150
Nyota Lion - Zootopia bus advertising sign - $300
Salem Wolf - Anthrocon 2015 fursuit parade vinyl banner - $500
Goldenwolf - "Al Kage-pone & Associates" photoshop art - $200
Sandy Schreiber & Dorsai Irregulars - "Down In Front" certificate - $250
Sandy Schreiber & Dorsai Irregulars - Anthrocon 2017 Golden Elevator ticket - $500
Pittsburgh Zoo - Fennec fox & chicken painting - $150
Osiris Adustus - 35 carat blue topaz set in silver w/ silver chain & 2 silver coins - $210
Anthrocon - Four nights in Courtyard for Anthrocon 2017 - $1500
Tracy Butler - "Lackadaisy Moonshine" ltd canvas print - $375
Fizz Otter - Nineteen species-specific Anthrocon 2016 fursuiter tags - $600
Salem Wolf - Zootopia vinyl movie banner - $1000
Auction total: $11,670
Raffle (in no particular order) [donor - item - ticket sales @ $1 each]:
KittyNoy - European candy & soda basket - $167
JBadger - 2004 art jam for Anthrocon charity - $46
Pittsburgh Zoo - "Red Panda" chalk art by David Deffner - $32
Toger Torre Art - Tiger throw - $56
JBadger - "Feast By Starlight" ltd ed print by Carspecken - $76
Xydexx - 3x unicorn art - $15
Gregory Wright - "Dandelion Wishes" matted print by Abranda Icle Sisson - $15
Dr. Gerbasi - Grumpy Cat plush window cling w/ magnets - $35
Karmakat - 2x lion throw pillow pillowcases - $40
Gregory Wright - "Winter Banished" matted print by Kathleen Lowe - $10
JBadger - Bushycat print set (1999) - $26
IcePaws - Anthrocon promo light w/ blue semi-UV - $15
Anthrocon - Four nights in Omni William Penn for Anthrocon 2017 - $684
Rigel & Xydexx - Sushi Draft & Masques card games - $66
Horror Realm Con - 2 weekend passes to Horror Realm Con & tote - $10
Xydexx - Native American-themed blank ledger - $7
Xydexx - 2x unicorn plush - $6
Kagemushi - Amazon Echo - $237
Lunden Otter - Disney Infinity 3.0 "Nick Wilde" figurine - $59
Lunden Otter - Zootopia collector's tin - $140
Lunden Otter - Zootopia "Judy Hopps" audio plush - $50
Lunden Otter - Zootopia "Nick Wilde" audio plush - $54
Xydexx - "Delilah the Unicorn" marionette - $5
Mama Folkmanis - Folkmanis cheetah puppet plush, signed - $46
Mama Folkmanis - Folkmanis lion puppet plush, signed - $31
Mama Folkmanis - Folkmanis fox puppet plush, signed - $43
Mama Folkmanis - Folkmanis coyote puppet plush, signed - $63
JBadger - "Falstaff" jumbo print by Dark Natasha - $162
Xydexx - Awkward Family Photos board game - $14
JBadger - "Earth Shaman" jumbo print by Dark Natasha - $103
JBadger - "Shona" jumbo print by Dark Natasha - $81
JBadger - Pencilled artwork by Kyoht (2002) - $55
JBadger - "Tamandua" by P. Moss (2011) - $14
JBadger - Wolf pendant by Theresa Mather - $33
JBadger - "Black Lion" original framed art by Theresa Mather (2001) - $107
JBadger - 2x comic prints by Lela Dowling - $37
JBadger - Stamp artwork from Futher Confusion 2000 by Techra - $13
JBadger - "Sacred Cat" original art by Theresa Mather - $34
JBadger - "She Aims To Please" art by Mary Hanson Roberts - $8
JBadger - "Angel Food Loaf Cake" limited print by Carspecken - $23
JBadger - "White Tiger Dragon Fly" art by Theresa Mather - $84
Pittsburgh Zoo - Zoo gift bag - $51
Nyota Lion - Disney Infinity 3.0 bus advertising sign - $46
Gregory Wright - "Centaur" framed print by Laura Simon - $5
Gregory Wright - "Lady Yang on Horseback" matted print by Maiquynh Nguyen - $5
Gregory Wright - "Morigianna" matted print by Georgia Horesh - $15
Gregory Wright - "White Dragon" matted print by Georgia Horesh - $17
Gregory Wright - "Parrots of the Caribbean" matted print by Charles Taylor D'alessio - $21
Gregory Wright - "Sepia Faerie" (2008) framed print by David Erickson - $26
Rage Studios - Squiddle plush - $23
Rage Studios - Miniature "owl" painting - $10
Tiger Torre Art - Tan teddy bear in orange tiger coat - $17
Trekwolf - Lion-O, Pumyra printed character pictures signed by voice artists - $45
Animal - Monster Superstar wireless speaker & speakerphone - $142
Western PA Humane Society - "My Best Friend Is Furry" t-shirt & auto magnet - $29
Jasper Blue - Silver Rowark laser-etched Anthrocon 2015 commemorative viking tag - $69
Anthrocon - Anthrocon-branded umbrella - $34
Dizziness - Deer-Dragon plush - $68
The Gneech - Furry-themed steel signs - $45
Tyrrlin - Purple tiger-patterned bedspread & pillowcase - $43
Karmakat - Two-lion female tank top - $15
Dr. Gerbasi - "Flash" sloth plush - $73
Dr. Gerbasi - Lot of Zootopia mini-plush - $122
Dr. Gerbasi - "Furries Among Us" signed book w/ magnet - $68
Dr. Gerbasi - Dragon mug w/ puzzle - $23
Red Falcon - Leatherbound lockable sketchbook - $123
Anonymouse - Yu-Gi-Oh trading card game premium collection tin - $16
Boven - Zoids GunBlaster & Liger Zero - $243
LizSan - Zootopia lot - $170
Highwing - Guardians of the Galaxy paint-your-own statues - $36
Anonybunny - Dragon t-shirt by Sandra Santara - $23
Anonybunny - MLP Pony State Bronies t-shirt - $33
Scrolling Fantasy - Polar bear woodcut puzzle - $14
Jennifer Miller - Set of 2015/16 federal duck stamp lithographic prints, signed - $5
Kevin J. Mulder - Blacksad books 1 & 2, I-Books 1st eds - $54
Kroush - Lot of gen 1-3 Pokemon cards - $145
Kristen Lofton - Catroll plush - $49
Chantilly Cat - "Wilfred" DVD complete series - $11
Ladon Shai - Robin Hood & Nightmare Before XMas blu-rays - $103
Mooncat - Discord MLP vinyl figurine - $49
Lupine Assassin - Hanna Barbera Cartoons HC & Warner Brothers Animation Art HC - $92
Edgar Kingmaker - 3x framed pencilled art - $18
Murkrow - Beanie Baby plush set - $13
Raffle total: $5,011 + $342 (unused tix) = $5,353
Grace Goldeen Ogawa artist table collection - $85
Dirty Paws donation - $112
Dr. Gerbasi's Furry Survey donation - $150
Cash donations - $403
Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium merchandise sales - $936
Whose Lion donation - $1,144
Westin t-shirt sales donation - $1,200
Charity Poker Tournament - $1,610
Fursuiter Bucket Brigade - $3,026
2 & Kage's Comedy Show (tix @ $10) - $6,150 + $740 (pass-around) = $6,890
Convention total: $32,579
Thanks again for a great year and see you all in 2017!
Wow. Some of these results were really surprising.
I didn't think that the "Down In Front" would have gone so low. Or the "Choose the Chairman's Badge" would go so high!
...and to the person who won Choose the Chairman's Badge...
"Not allowed to drink" is EXACTLY 20 characters, if you want to make him endure another year of prohibition, if you were still looking for an idea.
The "Down in Front" would have went highter if it included a front row spot in the Ballroom for all main events.
My husband Darkclaw suggested that. I contacted Sandy about it, but she had already drawn up the ticket by then. Maybe next year!
Grace Goldeen Ogawa
"A person's name is the sweetest sound..."
And I'm terrrrrible at remembering names, haha.
??? (LOST CARD, HELP IDENTIFY DONOR) - Discord MLP vinyl figurine - $49
That was me
Sorry! The card disappeared from the table before I had a chance to enter it into my laptop. I don't think you gave me "Mooncat" as the donor name, so what was the correct one?
I did give the name as Mooncat :)
My bad, I didn't have the card long enough for it to stick. Anyway, fixed! Thanks for the update!
s'ok, I know I squeaked in under the wire this year. :) Thanks!
Who do i contact if I want to donate something next year for the raffle
Selling price missing for this:
Fizz Otter - Anthrocon 2016 fursuiter tags #666 & #69 - $110
Thanks, fixed! Was a typo, totals are correct.