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SUPERSTORM SANDY | FANDOM FUNDRAISER

On October 30th, 2012, several storm fronts off the east coast of the United States of America banded together to create what has become known as the Frankenstorm; a rare weather event that has culminated in the worst storm to hit the east coast in history.

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The hurricane at the heart of it, Sandy, had already wreaked havoc on several lower Caribbean nations, causing widespread death and destruction. And now the destruction continues in parts of the United States, with severe power outages, evacuations, fires, building collapses and flooding still causing major problems. Reports of loss of life and extensive damage to property and infrastructure continue to emerge, culminating in a repair bill that is climbing rapidly towards being the highest for a natural disaster in American history.

Following successful fundraising efforts in the past, fandomaid is launching a new campaign to raise funds for any and all areas/countries/regions that have been affected by this series of extreme weather events.

Those making bids or purchase offers will have the option to donate to a wide range of charities that will cover both the United States itself, as well as the Caribbean nations affected earlier. There will be ‘buy it now’, ‘auction’ and 'by request' options made available.

Advertising:


The closing date for the current campaign will be:
9am Australian Eastern Standard Time (ie. Sydney) on Friday the 30th of November
5pm American Eastern Standard Time (ie. New York) on Thursday the 29th of November
10pm Coordinated Universal Time (ie. Greenwich Mean Time) on Thursday the 29th of November


Thank you very much for your time, your talents, and your donations.

From one of your mods, waltzmatildah, and on behalf of the other, kaitybear

IMPORTANT LINKS (will be added as created):
Sign up or bid: AUCTION STYLE
Sign up or bid: BUY IT NOW STYLE
Request or offer: CUSTOM REQUESTS
Questions/Comments
Donation Options and Instructions
Auction Offers by FANDOM

Comments

waltzmatildah
Oct. 31st, 2012 10:42 am (UTC)
QUESTIONS/COMMENTS
REPLY HERE PLEASE...

Edited at 2012-10-31 10:53 am (UTC)
green_wing
Oct. 31st, 2012 11:18 am (UTC)
Re: QUESTIONS/COMMENTS
Will there be a request post?
green_wing
Oct. 31st, 2012 11:23 am (UTC)
Re: QUESTIONS/COMMENTS
Wow, that was fast...Thank you!!!
Re: QUESTIONS/COMMENTS - waltzmatildah - Oct. 31st, 2012 11:28 am (UTC) - Expand
waltzmatildah
Oct. 31st, 2012 11:27 am (UTC)
Re: QUESTIONS/COMMENTS
socchan
Oct. 31st, 2012 11:49 pm (UTC)
Re: QUESTIONS/COMMENTS
At some previous fandom auctions, someone offered a recipe book to anyone who donated $2 on top of their winning bid amount. I've got a crochet pattern I was thinking of doing the same for; where should I put it, and is there a specific way I should word my offer?
waltzmatildah
Nov. 3rd, 2012 01:56 pm (UTC)
Re: QUESTIONS/COMMENTS
Maybe you could offer it individually to the people who bid on you, if it's not too late and they haven't already made their donations? As it's not possible to comments that have been replied to, it'll be hard to work it into your original post.
sirenprincess
Nov. 1st, 2012 12:08 am (UTC)
Re: QUESTIONS/COMMENTS
If I bid on an auction, is it okay to go ahead and make the donation now instead of waiting to be sure I win? I realize I risk not winning, but I'm okay with that. I'd just like to get the people who need the help the money as soon as possible. Wanted to be sure I wouldn't run into any trouble using a receipt from now instead of from one from 30 November.
waltzmatildah
Nov. 1st, 2012 03:22 am (UTC)
Re: QUESTIONS/COMMENTS
No, that's fine. Alternatively, you could ask your requested author whether they're planning to offer a buy it now option, or, whether they'd consider one especially for you. That could also work.

Let me know how you go :)

Thanks for participating!!
socchan
Nov. 1st, 2012 03:11 pm (UTC)
Re: QUESTIONS/COMMENTS
I'm planning to plug this fundraiser on the Book of Faces and was wondering if people were allowed to bid or offer with OpenID accounts? I mean, I'm going to plug it either way, I'd just like to know ahead of time so I can provide that information right off the bat.
waltzmatildah
Nov. 2nd, 2012 12:34 am (UTC)
Re: QUESTIONS/COMMENTS
Um, yeah. Haha. I am the most untechnical of people [hence the 'lovely' graphic I managed to produce for advertising! SHAME!! Oh well, I think it's doing the trick!].

SO... if the question is, is it allowed? Then yes, definitely. I've had people bid from facebook accounts before [somehow!].

If the question is, is it possible? Um, that's where I'm not sure! I think so?

Worst answer in the history of ever.
Re: QUESTIONS/COMMENTS - socchan - Nov. 2nd, 2012 01:56 am (UTC) - Expand
Re: QUESTIONS/COMMENTS - kaitybear - Nov. 2nd, 2012 02:11 am (UTC) - Expand
Re: QUESTIONS/COMMENTS - socchan - Nov. 2nd, 2012 03:03 am (UTC) - Expand
Re: QUESTIONS/COMMENTS - socchan - Nov. 2nd, 2012 02:07 am (UTC) - Expand
Re: QUESTIONS/COMMENTS - waltzmatildah - Nov. 5th, 2012 11:53 am (UTC) - Expand
colls
Nov. 1st, 2012 05:17 pm (UTC)
Re: QUESTIONS/COMMENTS
Hi!!
Can I offer a fanvid for auction?
waltzmatildah
Nov. 2nd, 2012 12:32 am (UTC)
Re: QUESTIONS/COMMENTS
You most certainly can!!!

Thank you!!
Re: QUESTIONS/COMMENTS - colls - Nov. 2nd, 2012 08:40 pm (UTC) - Expand
lavishsqualor
Nov. 3rd, 2012 12:00 am (UTC)
Re: QUESTIONS/COMMENTS
So I am an idiot and I offered two of the same thing, to the two highest bidders, in the same thread. (I even read the rules beforehand, but then forgot when I actually posted... And here's the problem thread, for reference.) So umm, I guess my question is, does this pose huge issues? since it's now too late for me to go back and edit the thread? And if it does.. what do you recommend I do? I AM SO SORRY FOR BEING SO STUPID.
waltzmatildah
Nov. 3rd, 2012 08:42 am (UTC)
Re: QUESTIONS/COMMENTS
Funny you should mention this because I was just updating my spreadsheet of DOOOOM and I noticed your wording on your entry...!

So, just to clarify, you're offering ONE podfic to your TWO highest bidders? Is that correct?

And don't worry, I'll sort something out :)

Even if it's a personal 'beg for understanding' PM from the moderator!!

Or even something like this...

lavishsqualor intended to offer ONE podfic to the TWO highest bidders [assuming that is what you're offering, of course!!], however s/he accidentally used wording in his/her offer that doesn't make this clear. A new thread for his/her podfic auction has been established here [insert link]. If you would still like to bid, please head there and place your offer.

To reduce confusion, this thread will be deleted by the moderator once all current bidders have indicated their acknowledgement of this comment.

Thank you for your understanding and your participation in this fundraiser, it is very much appreciated!!

From waltzmatildah
Re: QUESTIONS/COMMENTS - lavishsqualor - Nov. 7th, 2012 02:10 am (UTC) - Expand
Re: QUESTIONS/COMMENTS - waltzmatildah - Nov. 7th, 2012 08:47 am (UTC) - Expand
Re: QUESTIONS/COMMENTS - lavishsqualor - Nov. 18th, 2012 11:45 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: QUESTIONS/COMMENTS - waltzmatildah - Nov. 19th, 2012 12:18 pm (UTC) - Expand
badbastion
Nov. 3rd, 2012 10:11 pm (UTC)
Re: QUESTIONS/COMMENTS
I maaaay have sent a comment already, but I don't know if it went through. So I'll try here :)

Would it be okay if I offered up art for auction, but stated plainly in my auction post that I likely wouldn't be able to begin on the art until January? I really want to help, but I'm moving, and have other fandom obligations (signed up for one too many!) to take care of through December.
waltzmatildah
Nov. 3rd, 2012 11:31 pm (UTC)
Re: QUESTIONS/COMMENTS
Yeah, absolutely. That's more than fine. As long as you make it clear...

There are a few people who've said things along these lines so you're not alone. It's a crazy busy time of year in general after all.
floranna
Nov. 4th, 2012 10:02 am (UTC)
Re: QUESTIONS/COMMENTS
Can I offer a box filled with stuff from Finalnd? I have offered this several times in the past at different auctions.
waltzmatildah
Nov. 4th, 2012 10:51 am (UTC)
Re: QUESTIONS/COMMENTS
Most definitely! I know most of the stuff here is fandom related, but seriously, anything goes :)

Thank you so much!!
floranna
Nov. 4th, 2012 08:23 pm (UTC)
Re: QUESTIONS/COMMENTS
Oh, and will there be some sort of list what people are offering? I mean mainly stuff that isn't fanfiction or fanart, or even stuff by fandom or something...
waltzmatildah
Nov. 5th, 2012 01:46 am (UTC)
Re: QUESTIONS/COMMENTS
Yeah, this is something we've done in the past. Listed by fandom and type and different things and included links.

I will see what I can come up with this afternoon :)
safertohateher
Nov. 9th, 2012 06:01 pm (UTC)
Re: QUESTIONS/COMMENTS
Hey, I really want to take part in this because it is an awesome cause - and you are awesome for arranging it! - but I have no USD or AUD, only British pounds! Can I still bid on/buy things? And write things for peoples? Because I really want to :( Thanks!
waltzmatildah
Nov. 9th, 2012 09:13 pm (UTC)
Re: QUESTIONS/COMMENTS
Yes! Definitely!! We have planty of you country women and men playing in this sandbox at the moment! If you check out the donation options page, there's a link in the side-bar, you'll find options for British pounds there, and you can suggest others if you've got any to recommend!

Welcome aboard, bb!
Re: QUESTIONS/COMMENTS - safertohateher - Nov. 9th, 2012 11:53 pm (UTC) - Expand
nynaeve_sedai
Nov. 18th, 2012 01:33 am (UTC)
Re: QUESTIONS/COMMENTS
Question!

I have someone who's interested in just buying my auction and I have no problem with it as I don't think anyone else is going to bid on me (it just didn't occur to me to do a buy it now option). Can I switch it out? How would I do that? Should I just reply to my own comment with "Closed" or something?
Re: QUESTIONS/COMMENTS - waltzmatildah - Nov. 18th, 2012 06:04 am (UTC) - Expand
cashay
Nov. 27th, 2012 06:18 pm (UTC)
Re: QUESTIONS/COMMENTS
I have a question: I took part in last years Fandomaid and I still have two things I haven't fullfilled.

One of them is a fanfic, I'm about 5k in so far, and another is a bunch of letters which I'm halfway through writing. I'm getting them done but the last year has been pretty rough for me which has thrown me back on a lot of commitments that I made. It has gotten better now and my life is back on track, but

I would love to participate in this auction again but I'm not sure if it's okay since I haven't finished the last ones.

I'd love to hear your opinion on this =)
Love
Cashay
Re: QUESTIONS/COMMENTS - waltzmatildah - Nov. 28th, 2012 07:25 am (UTC) - Expand
cherie_morte
Nov. 30th, 2012 12:02 am (UTC)
Re: QUESTIONS/COMMENTS
Hi, I'm wondering if there's a particular date we need to have our donations in by? Because of Christmas shopping last weekend, I'm down to about $50 in my bank account for the next week. I owe $40 for auctions I bid on, and I would like to pay for them on December 7 when my next paycheck comes through. Will that be acceptable?
Re: QUESTIONS/COMMENTS - waltzmatildah - Nov. 30th, 2012 04:02 am (UTC) - Expand

Welcome to FandomAid

FandomAid is a community where like minded authors representing hundreds of fandoms, and countries of the world, have come together to offer custom-written fic in support of those affected by natural disasters.

For more information on FandomAid, our current campaign or to browse the work, please see below.


Total Funds Raised for the Queensland Floods: $12,462.00 AUD.

Total Funds Raised for the Japan Earthquake and Tsunami: $2,265.00 AUD.

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