Sunday, August 23, 2009

Support Stacie auction

I have volunteered my writing skillz to support the upcoming Support Stacie auction. If you aren't familiar with Stacie's story, please click here to read about her and about the reason for the auction.

The timeline for the September auction is as follows (all times are Central Daylight):

-Friday, September 4th – Deadline for author registration forms
-Friday, September 11th, 11:59pm – Auction opens
-Monday, September 14th, 7:00-10:00pm – Auction ends (Twilight auction closes at 7:00 p.m.)

Here is the link to the auction forums, where the threads for each author will be posted.

What is being auctioned? From the site:

The Author Auctions, which began in September 2008, allow fandom authors to put themselves on the auction block, donating their time in order to raise funds for Stacie to receive medical treatment. Authors are committing to donating their time to the winning bidder by accepting the winning bidder’s writing challenge. (Details on the Authors’ obligations can be found HERE.)

We are not selling fanfic. We are asking authors to continue to do what they have been doing – write public domain fanfic with all rights continuing to belong to the original copyright holders. The only difference is that in this case, the winning bidder is able to stipulate a writing challenge for their favorite author. As with all fanfiction, Support Stacie does not make any legal claims regarding the ownership of any fanfiction which results from these auctions.

Support Stacie is not a 501c3 Non-Profit Organization as defined by the U.S. tax codes. Unfortunately, our tax attorney and accountant have both informed us that it is impossible to obtain non-profit status for an organization which benefits only one individual, even when it is not for personal gain or profit. We do have the ability for a few large donations to be routed through a non-profit organization in order to obtain tax credit for the donor, should the need arise. However the auction donations as a whole are not tax-deductible.

This is my first time participating in the auctions; in the spring, the Twilight fandom raised more money for Stacie than any other fandom in the auction.

I hope you will consider bidding on on or more of your favourite authors! :)

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