The theme of GalaCon 2018 is travel, and whether Canni travels to the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, Spain, Mexico, Venezuela, or India, there’s always going to be one constant: the charity Animal Equality fighting for all the exploited animals who would otherwise be voiceless. Animal Charity Evaluators has selected them as one of the three most effective animal charities in the world.
Per the recommendation of Bronies for Good, GalaCon 2018 (July 28–29 in Ludwigsburg, Germany) will once more support these valiant investigators and protectors with up to three auctions: the silent auction, the Super Speedy Saturday Sale, and the Grand Auction on Sunday.
Wanted: In-Kind Donations for the Auctions
These three auctions can only succeed if you donate valuable items now that will inspire bidders from Europe and from all around the world to reach for new heights of generosity.
To donate in kind to the auction, please fill in the donation form for every item, even if you plan on bringing it to the convention rather than mailing it.
If we have more time to plan the auction, it’ll help GalaCon handle the items more efficiently and sell more of them. Plus you will know whether your donation meets the requirements before you carry it to the convention.
How does the Auction work?
There are three auctions overall, the Silent Auction, a small Charity Auction on Saturday and – of course – the great Charity Auction on Sunday before the closing ceremony.
The Silent Auction runs from Saturday until Sunday at around 01:00 PM. A bunch of items is presented in the gallery, every single one of them marked with numbers. On bidding lists, you can place your bid on this list.
After the end of the Silent Auction, some of the items – according to their value – are given into the two live auctions. All other items are sold to the highest bidder according to the bidding list (there will be a special announcement on Sunday afternoon with more details and instructions).
Different from last year, you will now need a bidder card to participate. This makes the process easier, allows us to identify the bidders better and makes it possible to hand out the sold items faster.
The concept of the both live auctions is simple – items are presented on stage and you have the chance to place a bid by raising your hand. The item is sold at the highest bid.
Make sure you do not miss the live auctions, even when you are not convinced by the items at the gallery. There are much more special and yet secret items that will neither be presented in the gallery nor in the catalog!
For detailed information, please read our Charity Auction Rules and the Information on the Silent Auction. They also give you information about registration and the overall process of the Silent Auction.
If you have further questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.