The last fundraiser we did was held the last night of the Stargate Chicago Con in August and combined with the online portion, raised an amazing amount of money for Sanctuary for Kids. This was in large part due to Paula’s generous donation of props for an auction. A few of you might be aware that the reason we decided to do a live in-person event was that it was suppose to be the last Stargate convention. Obviously that wasn’t the case as there’s going to be another one this year. We were very much on the fence about attending again but with the recent announcement that Amanda was booked as a guest, I can’t even begin to tell you how quickly two tickets were bought. This of course led to a bunch of hemming and hawing about another event. Do we? Don’t we? What if no one shows up? Pretty much everything that went through our minds last time. The only thing we have on our side (besides you guys) is that this won’t be our first time anymore. We learned a lot last time, including the fact that the auction of props is what made it such a huge success. That being said, I’m going to be completely honest. We’ve decided that we’d hold another fundraiser like last year if we could collect some props to auction off. They don’t have to be Stargate/Amanda related, in fact the item which caused the biggest bidding war (and resulted in me having to watch Farscape) was a picture autographed by the entire cast of Farscape. If anyone has anything they’d like to donate as an auction item, we’d be eternally grateful. You have a few months to think about it but know that if you do decide you have anything you’d like to donate (whether you’re attending or not) we’d make sure that it wouldn’t go for anything less than what you think it should.
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