Worldcon Charity Initiatives

Charity Donations: The Fantasy Illustration Library Volume One: Lands and Legends

 

 

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

Today were spotlighting a beautiful green bound volume, The Fantasy Illustrated Library Volume One: Lands and Legends , published by Michael Publishing, LLC. Over Hardcover with gold embossing and a matching slipcase create a lovely package that will brighten any bookshelf.

100 artists from around the world were given the theme and asked to pick a subject that tit the theme, any creature, being or place from myth or legend from anywhere around the world. Mediums used varied; oil, acrylic, watercolor, digital and mixed media and colored pencils. 

Signed and numbered, owning a numbered edition of Vol. 1 gives you the right to reserve that same number for future volumes. 

From the web site:

The Fantasy Illustration Library Volume One entitled "Lands and Legends" is a prestige format 9" X 12" hardcover book in simulated leather (with slipcase).  The book contains 148 original fantasy paintings from 127 artists and illustrators from all over the world.  This is a terrific reference book for any fantasy or comic book artist with 304 pages; including subject write ups, artists' discussions and web site links to the participating artists.  There is no other book like it in existence.  Many of the participating artists and other artists who have reviewed it state that it is one of the finest fantasy fine art books to be printed in the last twenty-five years!!!

Escape from reality with fantasy fine art books by Michael Publishing of Naperville, Illinois, a high end publishing company.  These books will have a large appeal among fans of comics, fantasy, and science fiction, tattoo artists and the gaming community as both collectibles and reference works. 


Donated by Malcolm Phifer, President MichaelPublishing LLC. www.michaelpublishing.net

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.


Ric Bretschneider
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Charity Donations: Frazetta's Death Dealer

Charity Donations: Frazetta's Death Dealer

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

At an convention auction for fans, you kind of expect to see some cool toys...

Donated by "The Bretschneider Family" this still in the package statue is just waiting to go home with the winning bidder (we do hope it behaves once it gets there!)

Inspired by an iconic Frank Frazetta painting, this can be left in the unique packaging or removed to sit directly on your shelf or desk.  

And if you like this one, there's another "prettier" Frazetta statue that I'll be posting a few days.

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.


Ric Bretschneider
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The Charity Auction FAQ

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This Frequently Asked Questions list should be able to answer most of your questions about the Worldcon 76 Charity Auctions. If not, please write to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we'll be back to you with the answer (and perhaps add it to the list.)

Q: Who is the beneficiary of the charity auction?
A: The Alzheimer’s Association. We’re working with their San Jose office. If you’d like to meet them, they have a table in the Fan Tables area with materials and additional answers. 100% of the money we collect (minus state taxes of course) will be donated to the charity.

Q: What are the rules of the charity auction?
A: Complete rules can be viewed in the Charity Auction Exhibit space.

Q: What’s the difference between the Silent and Voice auctions?
A: The silent auction is held from Thursday through Saturday morning. Bidders write in their bids on the item bid sheet. If there are more than five bids, the item will complete it’s bidding at the voice auction, so bid high if you want to grab your item in the silent auction. The voice auction is a more standard auction where items will be displayed in front of the audience for bidding.

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Charity Donations: John & Bjo Trimble

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This is why I love working the Charity Auction.

We had already absorbed the sad news that John and Bjo Trimble would not be able to attend this year's Worldcon.

I was not prepared for the fact that they would still be participating in the convention a very personal way.

Today's mail brought a very large box. On the outside, it looked plain. But when I saw the return address, I quickly opened it and marveled.

Yes, I'm teasing you a little. This is just the top level of a deep box of products and memorabilia donated to the Worldcon76 in San Jose Charity Auction, the beneficiary of which is the Alzheimer's Association. If you're a fan of Star Trek, you know of the Trimble's association with the show. I can guarantee that there is something in this box that you'll need to add to your collection.

Remember, the silent charity auction runs Thursday August 16 through the morning of Saturday August 18th, with the voice charity auction starting at Noon that same Saturday.

I'll be posting more from this box in the future, but it was so exciting I just needed to share!

Ric Bretschneider
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Worldcon 76 Charity and Activities

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This is the first of a couple of posts to introduce you to the charity activities during Worldcon 76 in San Jose.  We'll also be spotlighting auction items and generous donors over the coming weeks.  


It’s no secret that Science Fiction and Fantasy fans are well known for their caring and charity, and one of the best places that manifests itself is at Worldcon in the Charity Auction. This year our charity choice is inspired by gHost of honor Bob Wilkins, and was selected with the help of the surviving Wilkins family.

Proceeds from this year’s charity auction activities will benefit Alzheimer's Association, Northern California and Northern Nevada. Here’s a little bit about them:

The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research, to provide and enhance care and support for all affected, and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer’s.

Since its founding in 1981, the Northern California and Northern Nevada chapter has grown into one of the largest in the Alzheimer’s Association’s 78-chapter network. Eleven offices serve population centers like Silicon Valley and San Francisco, and smaller communities like Reno, Chico, and Monterey. Each year the chapter serves thousands of families through the 24/7 helpline, one-on-one care consultations, and more than 150 support groups. In the latest fiscal year, the Northern California and Northern Nevada chapter raised more than $14 million for Alzheimer’s research. For more information, visit the Alzheimer’s Association at alz.org or call the 24/7 helpline at 800-272-3900. 

We’ve met with the Alzheimer’s Association several times now and were incredibly impressed with the scope of their activities. You’ll have the opportunity to meet them as well as they’ll have a table display at the convention. Please make a point of dropping by and saying hi.

Of course we’re counting on our membership to help make our charity activities successful, and to help we’ll be putting together a wide variety of art, books (signed and otherwise), games (board and digital), electronics, memorabilia… well you get the idea. We’re focused on the kind of things we hope fannish bidders will get excited about.  And remember! It’s for charity!

Charity Auction activities will start with the opening of Worldcon’s doors on Thursday with the opening of the Silent Auction Exhibit. Much like the Art Auction, members can peruse items up for bid and write in bids between Thursday and Saturday. Items where silent bidding exceeds a number of bids (likely six)  will be sent to the Voice Auction on Saturday. Anything that does not exceed that number of bids will simply sell to the highest silent bidder.

We’re terrifically excited about bringing a trove of items for you to consider taking home, and proud to be part of fandom’s traditional support of worthy charities. If you’d like to join us, be a member of the Charity Auction staff, please go to http://www.worldcon76.org/membership/volunteer/volunteer-info-form and register as a volunteer, then write to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


And if you like to personally donate items or products, or you represent a company that would like to donate for the auction, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. directly. Check with your tax professional about how such donations could be declared as deductions on your taxes!

More soon!

Ric Bretschneider
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