As many of you may remember, last year JordanCon ran a fundraising event to offset the possibility that we wouldn’t be able to have a convention last year. We weren’t sure where we’d be in regards to our Covid situation and, because of the way things were in Georgia, had we found ourselves in the position to cancel the event, we’d have still been on the hook for all of the contracted expenses with the hotel. This would have included paying for the event space and all those hotel room nights that we wouldn’t have been using. Needless to say, that would have been bad.
As part of this fundraiser, donors were rewarded with a number of different reward levels. At the $400 or more level, donors were granted the ability to place a one-time bid on an item in the JordanCon 2022 Charity Auction after bids have closed. We would like to thank the 22 people who made that donation, and we have made the arrangements for them to make their last ditch bids. Each of them will be given a paper bid sheet with their name and one space for one bid on one item. We will then go in and manually enter their bids.
It is important to know that the way we have the Charity Auction set up allows for Proxy Bids. Just enter the maximum amount you wish to pay for this item. As other people bid on this item, 32auctions will bid for you up to your maximum amount. Your maximum bid amount will remain confidential unless you are outbid. This final, one-time bid, may cause some people to be outbid, or to have their bids increase to that final bid.
We are also making an additional change to the Charity Auction this year. Last year we noticed that there was a great deal of bidding action in the last minutes before the auction closed. Due to internet connection issues we couldn’t control, we had people unable to jump in at the last second to bump up their bids. What we’re doing this year is setting up the auction so that if there is a bid for any item in the last three minutes, the time for that item will be extended for 3 minutes. This could continue for up to 30 minutes past the official close of the auction.
So that we don’t force the Charity Auction/Dealers Hall/Art Show space to remain open much past the 7:00 pm closing time, we are moving the auction close time to 6:30 pm with a potential for some individual items to close as late as 7:00 pm. Once all items have closed, our late bidders will have the opportunity to provide their one last bid.
If you have any questions, please email the Charity team at firstname.lastname@example.org.