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Auction to help Christchurch, NZ

Main Auction - AUDIO & VIDS
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This is the Master Post for Audio Offerings and Vids. Here you can offer up fan mixes, podfics, and fanvids.

(NB: If you are making fanmixes or soundtracks please do not post them publicly. You may file share, or burn to CD, or thumb drive and mail.)

To make an offer copy and paste the text in the box below into a comment and fill in the blanks.

Instructions; please read carefully before postingCollapse )


Go for it!

NOTE EXTENDED AUCTION TIME!!

Well be taking offers until Friday March 11, 2011 at 12:00pm (noon) US EST (GMT-5). Bidding will end on Sunday March 13, 2011 at 1am US EST (GMT-5).

Main Auction - WORDS
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This is the Master Post for Word offerings. Fanfiction and original fiction are welcome, both prose and poetry. You may also offer your beta services here.

To make an offer copy and paste the text in the box below into a comment and fill in the blanks.

Instructions; please read carefully before postingCollapse )

Go for it!



NOTE EXTENDED AUCTION TIME!!

Well be taking offers until Friday March 11, 2011 at 12:00pm (noon) US EST (GMT-5). Bidding will end on Sunday March 13, 2011 at 1am US EST (GMT-5).

NEWS POST 2.27.2011
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There is less than an hour left in Lightning Round 1, which also means that the Main Auction starts in less than an hour!

We've decided to leave Lightning Round Two - Requests open for the duration of the Main Auction.

Please feel free to repost your offer if it was not completely filled in Lightning Round 1.

NEWS 2.26.2011
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We've updated our FAQ and Rules. They still need some additional info, but we're getting there. Thank you all for your patience and support.


There are 23 hours left in Lightning Round 1. We'll take offers right up until the very end. Any unclaimed offers can be relisted in the Main Auction, which starts Monday EST US at 12:00am (GMT-5) or 6pm Christchurch, NZ time.

We know we have raised well over $1,000.00 USD ($1,331 NZD), but we haven't confirmed most of the bids for Lightning Round 1 yet so that number will go up quite a bit when we close the auction tomorrow night and fill in our handy spreadsheet.


We have 137 offers in Lightning Round One. They've been bookmarked here to make it easier to search. Just select "Lightning Round 1" and then browse by fandom. Auctions that have closed are marked private so as not to clutter up the bookmarks.

News for 2.25.2011
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We've hit our first bump in the road and I take complete responsibility for it. We've noticed we were not explicit enough in our FAQ and Rules, nor in the Lighting Round 1 post about whether bids were first come first serve (like a Buy it Now auction on eBay) or whether bidding could continue until the auction closes on Sunday night. Both things are happening and my gut says to roll with it. If you and your offeror have agreed on one method or the other--we're cool with that. If there is a problem please contact me (Katie) at help.nzeq at gmail dot com and I will find a way to resolve any issues.

We're going to update the Rules and FAQ tomorrow for clarity and so you know how to close out offers. (NB: You email your receipt to your offeror as proof that s/he may go ahead and fulfill the item. We ask that all offerors make a comment at the bottom of their thread saying they received proof of donation and that the auction item is officially closed.)

We currently have three approved charities that you may donate to: the RSPCA, the Red Cross, and the Salvation Army who all have appeals specifically for quake relief in Christchurch. (links permanently in sidebar at right)

We've heard about some pretty cool auctions going on elsewhere.

Weta is holding an eBay auction of amazing items. Weta are the geniuses behind the Lord of the Rings movies among others. Items are already running in the thousands of dollars.

The nice people at Cosplay New Zealand are holding an auction to raise funds.

This auction is already much larger than I expected. You guys are wonderful! ♥s

NEWS 2.24.2011
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We have 91 offers in Lightning Round 1 for fanfic, vids, icons, and all sorts of amazing stuff. You have until Sunday night February 27th EST at midnight to snap up these offers!

We have 11 requests in Lightning Round 2 for fanfic, icons, and a fic story collection for an LJer going to Nepal for a month! This round will be open for takers until Monday night, March 1 at midnight EST. (like in Boston, MA)

We've gotten a fair amount of bidders, and some people who snapped up requests, but we need more. :D

(NB: If an offer or request is still open when the auction closes we will nudge you to move it into the main auction!)

Virtual Gift available!
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LJ has made a v-gift to help the CHCH recovery effort! Special thanks to heidi8 for poking LJ about that.




(click flag for link to v-gifts)

This is ideal for us because we just realized that online donations must be at least $5 for some charities. Now people can buy auctions under $5 by buying a v-gift. :D

REQUESTS
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Lightning Round 2 - REQUESTS ONLY!

Instructions

This is our second Lightning Round. You may request anything that doesn't need to be mailed in the Lightning Rounds. We were not clear about that in our first Lightning Round, but we're not asking anyone to withdraw their offers! Round 1 will just be a little weird :D Please feel free to request fanfic, original fic, fanvids, fanmixes, icons, graphics, LJ layouts, banners, etc.

If you want to offer something please go to the Main Auction threads.

To request just copy/pasta this text into a comment and fill in the blanks.



If you want to make more than one request, please make a separate comment for each one.

This round will remain open until Sunday March 13, 2011 at 1am US EST (GMT-5).

Questions? Please email the mods at help.nzeq at gmail dot com or go here and comment.

NEWS
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I've approached several more people to help us steer this ship. I'd like to thank heidi8 for her guidance, and tresa_cho for being such a rock.

There might be a help-nz v-gift in the works. heidi8 very kindly spoke to someone at LJ about this and they are considering it. There is also a request here on the LJ news post. You can co-sign the request to show support for the idea. It might help sway them. :D

IT'S HERE!!


Important Dates:

Lightning Round 1 will run until Sunday Feb. 27th at midnight EDT. Stay tuned for info about further Lightning Rounds.


The Main Auction will start taking offers and requests on Monday Feb. 28th at 12:01 am. We will stop taking new offers at midnight on Monday March 7th.

BIDDING on the Main Auction will begin on Tuesday March 1st at 12:01 am and will close on Tuesday March 8th at midnight.


We have a delicious account and are bookmarking every offer and request by fandom and type of offer to make it all easier to sort through. The link is permanently in our sidebar, but the page is here.
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Lightning Round 1
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Instructions

This is going to be the first of our Lightning Rounds, to hold us over till the auction proper starts. So, in this post, make an offer with a certain number of bidders to fill, or something similar. For instance, an offer can be to write a fic for the first three bidders of a certain dollar amount.

To offer, just copy/pasta this text into a comment and fill in the blanks. Offers can be drabbles, snippets, or full fledged fic, if you're feeling ambitious! And obviously, fic is not the only thing you can offer here. This is a 'multi-optional mish-mosh of awesome' post. Get creative!



To make offers easier to scroll through, place a small description in the subject line about your offer!

Bidding Rules:

To bid, simply reply to an offer with a starting bid. All bids must be in USD, and here is a currency converter if you need it. Competing bids must be raised by at least 1 USD.

Please do not delete bids. If you have an issue with a bid, please contact a Mod at help.nzeq [at] gmail [dot] com or reply to your own bid with an explanation. All questions can be directed here, please use this entry only for offers and bids.

We will be holding a larger auction on the other side of the weekend, so this post is just to get us through the weekend. Offer up those lovely, little fandomy tidbits for us :D

Go for it!

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