Fandoms, start your bidding engines!

Good thing we waited until afternoon before posting this link to our on-line charity auction!

Go. Register. Bid. And then bid some more.

The proceeds of this auction will be split between Edmonton’s Youth Empowerment and Support Services (a shelter & support program for homeless teens), Kids Need to Read (a US-based children’s literacy charity), Equality Now (an international women’s advocacy organization), and the Comic Legends Legal Defense Fund.

Our goal is to raise $5,000 USD to be split between these wonderful organizations.

New auction items will be added as the month progresses. Each auction item should appear on the site for a minimum of 14 days. Check back often to see what special items are being featured.

We welcome bids from all over the world.

We would like to extend a special thanks to our auction donors:
* John Barrowman
* Nathan Fillion
South Eastern Browncoats
Firefly Cargo Bay 
Sew Geek Austin
Happy Harbor Comics
* Jewel Staite
* Wil Wheaton
* Adam Baldwin
* James Marsters
* Clinton Ouderkirk
* Natalie Dempsey
* McCormack Family
* Semper Family
* Fiona Staples
* Vic Malhotra
* Sandeep Parihk, Tony Janning & Felicia Day
* Mark Meer & Chris Craddock
California Browncoats

Their generosity and support has been amazing. Each donor has been identified on the individual auction listings.

– PICKUP/SHIPPING – 
Auction winners will be liable for all shipping charges for their items.

Items are being shipped from Canada. Available shipping options include Canada Post, FedEx, UPS.

When an auction has concluded, we will contact the winning bidder to arrange for shipping of the item. The winner will determine shipping preferences (company, speed of delivery, insurance value) based on available options. Winner will be expected to pay the shipping fees based on their selection prior to the items being shipped.

Buyers located in Edmonton, AB and surrounding areas may arrange for local pickup of any items they win without charge.

First Annual (we hope) On-line Charity Auction

Once upon a time, a fabulously amazing individual (you may know him as John Barrowman), suggested we branch out in our fundraising activities to share our donated goodies with the rest of the world. Not one to argue with a great idea, especially when it comes with donated auction items, we’re launching our first annual on-line charity auction.

Our auction will run from April 1 to April 30 and proceeds will be split between Edmonton’s Youth Empowerment and Support Services (www.yess.org - a local homeless shelter for teens), Kids Need to Read (www.kidsneedtoread.org - a US-based children’s literacy charity), Equality Now (www.equalitynow.org - an international women’s advocacy organization), and the Comic Legends Legal Defense Fund (www.clldf.ca/).

Our goal is to raise $5,000 to be split between these wonderful organizations.

The items appearing in the auction will change as the month progresses. Each auction item should appear on the site for a minimum of 14 days. One or two special items will be available for bidding for the full 30-day period.

We welcome bids from all over the world and auction winners will be liable for all shipping charges for their items.

Items are being shipped from Canada. Available shipping options include Canada Post, FedEx, UPS.

When an auction has concluded, we will contact the winning bidder to arrange for shipping of the item. The winner will determine shipping preferences (company, speed of delivery, insurance value) based on available options. Winner will be expected to pay the shipping fees based on their selection prior to the items being shipped.

Buyers located in Edmonton, AB and surrounding areas may arrange for local pick-up of any items they win without charge.

We would like to extend a special thanks to our item donors. Their generosity and support has been amazing. Each donor will be identified on the auction site and individual auction listings.

Curious as to what we’ll have up for auction? We’ll post the auction link on the website, Twitter and Facebook accounts on April 1, 2014!

Charity Auction Item Previews

This post contains photos of items which will be up for bids in our  live and silent auction. The auctions take place at our Can’t Stop the Serenity 2013 charity event on June 22nd (noon-5pm) at the Metro Cinema Society (Garneau Theatre; 8712 109 St, Edmonton).

At our auction we’ll accept cashy money, debit and credit cards. The Metro Cinema Society has an ATM in the lobby if you prefer to stick with cash.

Click on photos to enlarge.

You’ll notice that some donations will list multiple donors. It’s not a mistake. This most often occurs in the case of autographed items. Multiple people may have been involved in making the donation happen and we like to acknowledge all of them. Some will purchase items. Others will take the item, stand in long lines and pay for autographs. And a few shiny stars will donate (or heavily discount) their autograph.

Proceeds from the Edmonton event are divided between Equality NowKids Need to Read, and the Edmonton Youth Empowerment and Support Services (YESS, formerly the Youth Emergency Shelter Society).

CSTS 2012 – Auction Item Previews

A number of our auction items are available for pre-viewing in our CSTS 2012 Auction  Items album on our Facebook page.

Items up for auction this year include (but are not limited to):

  • original artwork
  • autographed CDs and DVDs
  • autographed pictures
  • QMx Maquettes
  • Serenity & Dr Horrible themed “one-a-day site” tshirts

Thanks to our sponsor, Happy Harbor Comics, we will be able to accept debit and credit card payments for auction items, t-shirts and Jayne Hats. Of course, we’ll also happily accept cashy monies.

Thank you to everyone who is planning to attend. We’re so excited to be able to host this event.

2011 – Auction Item Previews

A number of our auction items are available for pre-viewing in our CSTS 2011 Auction Items album on our Facebook page.

Items up for auction this year include (but are not limited to):

  • original artwork,
  • autographed posters, comics, CDs and DVDs,
  • autographed books
  • wobbly pops
  • swords and plaques
  • gift certificates
  • terrify’n Jayne monkies

 Thanks to our sponsor, Happy Harbor Comics, we will be able to accept debit and credit card payments for auction items, t-shirts and Jayne Hats. Of course, we’ll also happily accept cashy monies.

Yesterday, Toronto’s CSTS reported in that they had raised $7900 at their event. Our goal this year is to raise $5000, beating last year’s goal by $1300. We hope you’ll be able to help us make our goal a reality.

Thank you to everyone who is planning to attend. We’re so excited to be able to host this event.