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Charity Auction Donation: Amazing Stories!

We continue to spotlight donations from dealers, members, and staff
 
More generosity from our Worldcon dealers this morning.  This time from Steve Davidson and The Experimenter Publishing Company (publishers of Amazing Stories) and its licensee - Futures Past Editions books who are donating a set of their print anthologies, facsimile and classic novel editions.
 
 
The final list should include at least ten (if not all) of the following titles depending on the dealer's inventory:
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Charity Donations: What about Jewelry?

We continue to spotlight donations from dealers, members, and staff

Now, if you've been watching our donation spotlights, you've seen toys, art, books, artifacts, decorations, clothes, and several other cool categories. But you may be saying to yourself, "What about jewelry?"

Well, of course we're going to have jewelry. In fact, how about jewelry from a Hugo nominated crafter?

Spring Schoenhuth of Springtime Creations has provided us with two items for you to bid on.  The first is a set is "I Love Rockets"; a sterling silver tiny fat rocket earrings and pendant with 20 inch linked-heart chain. Perfect for you to wear while attending the 2018 Hugo Awards ceremony! 

And second, we have a silver pendant especially for you Time Lords, the 7th Doctor's TARDIS key in sterling sliver.  A modern overall design ready for a night out watching the Worldcon Masquerade.  

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Charity Donations: Wow! Look at these!

We continue to spotlight donations from dealers, members, and staff

We're winding down to the last few days before Worldcon 76, and with that our opportunity to spotlight all the generous donations that are being made daily. While we've been able to show you many, there are still more that you'll only be able to see in the Charity Auction Exhibit starting one week from today with the opening of the convention.  To summarize, the Silent Auction is a write-in bidding auction that will take place in the exhibit each day, closing Saturday the 18th at 11am. Then items that have received more than 5 bids will advance to the Voice Auction (traditional bidding) starting at 1pm in the Flex Space. 

So, we're never going to catch up and be able to show you everything ahead of time, but we'll keep highlighting a few items before then.  And today, we'll do a bunch!

Starting with two donations from Sheryl R. Hayes, the first being a Crochet Princess Leia doll...

  

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Charity Donations: Hugo Losers Party Sign

We continue to spotlight donations from dealers, members, and staff

You're probably aware that Worldcon is the home, creator, and presenter of the Hugo Awards, most easily explained as Science Fiction and Fantasy's version of Hollywood's Oscar. There's lots of pomp and circumstance as nominees assemble on Sunday night for a gala presentation of the awards. What's slightly less known is that there are quite a few more losers than winners of the award, all similarly talented to the winners just not as lucky "this time." 

Well, when the award show is over, the losers attend a legendary party that many believe is more fun than the party thrown for the handful of winners.

And so, we're really proud to be able to provide some lucky bidder with an artifact from Worldcon 75's Hugo Loser Party: The Welcome Sign.

Etched on thick hard plastic, any fan should be thrilled at the prospect of being able to hang this sign somewhere in their home, and perhaps enforce the laws inscribed thereon. Will you be able to be that Winner of the Losers?  Only if you bid high!

Again, I hope you'll come out and support the Worldcon76 in San Jose Charity Auction, the beneficiary of which is the Alzheimer's Association. If you're a fan of fantastic art, unique collectables and just really cool stuff, there's sure to be quite a few items that you'll need to add to your collection.

Learn more about the Charity Auction and the Alzheimer's Association here.

 

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