The next fundraiser for Sanctuary for Kids that I had planned has hit a small snafu, therefore I’m posting a poll to gauge interest. I wanted to wait to until August to unveil this but some things behind-the-scenes have forced my hand early.
The fundraiser is an event that will be held in Chicago during the Stargate Con. It will be all inclusive so fans of all three shows will find something that interests them. There will be no cover charge, the event is free to all. We will be accepting donations for S4K at the door if you would like to make a small contribution, you are not obliged to though. We have raffle items, auction items, game prizes, giveaway and goodie bags. We have unique items designed especially for us and this event that will be part of the raffle or as a prize/giveaway. We’ve even designed a game (Cards Against Goa’ulds anyone?) that we’ll raffle off at the end of the evening. We’ve been planning an event similar to this for years, we just live in different countries (US and Canada) so it’s not an easily accomplished thing.
Originally we talked to The Westin and had it planned for Saturday night. That seemed like the best time to avoid overlapping anything Creation had planned. Until just a little while ago, all plans were a go for a fun evening on Saturday to benefit charity. Creation has gotten involved and won’t let us hold the event in the hotel on the day we had planned. They’re only allowing us to hold it on either Thursday or Sunday night. Since those days are when everyone is arriving/leaving I decided to post a poll to see if anyone would attend on those days. We’ve been really excited about this and now we’re trying to regroup and determine what the best way to go about this is.
We’ll be doing a different type event in the future that is completely Amanda related but we thought a Stargate themed night would be fun and a great way to raise money for charity.
And as always 100% of everything raised will go directly to Sanctuary for Kids. This is not an official Sanctuary for Kids fundraiser, just the crazy brainchild of two would-be event planners, but we have spoken with the higher ups over at S4K and have their approval.
If you could promote this poll to any con attendees you know, I’d really appreciate it.