Kumoricon has a long history of giving back to our local community. Since 2005, Kumoricon has hosted a Charity Auction benefiting a local charity. In 2017, we donated over $4,000 to OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital. This year, we're excited to announce that all charity proceeds will be going toward two beneficiaries: OHSU's Doernbecher Children's Hospital and The Greeney Family Fund for Japanese Track Scholarships at The International School.
For Kumoricon 2018, we are excited to be returning to the silent auction, followed by a live auction event. Attendees will be able to browse items and place bids at their convenience throughout the convention. All items will be taken to the Live Auction for final bids. Winning bidders must be present at the Live Auction to pick up their item(s).
Kumoricon 2018 Charity Silent Auction Hours
- Friday, October 26, 2018: 11:00am-7:00pm
- Saturday, October 27, 2018: 11:00am-7:00pm
- Sunday, October 28, 2018: 10:00am-1:00pm
Kumoricon 2018 Charity Live Auction Hours
- Live Auction will be from 2:00pm to 4:00pm on Sunday, October 28.
- Place a bid – An attendee can place a bid on an item by entering their bid and badge number on the bid sheet during the Silent Auction. All bids must be in whole dollar increments, and must not be less than the minimum bid price.
- Winning an item – Highest bid
- Winning bid payment will be done at the Live Auction on Sunday.
What sort of items are available at Kumoricon’s Charity Auction?
In order to run our Charity Auction every year, we rely on donations from staff, attendees, and our industry partners. Donations range from original artworks, rare signed prints, gift certificates, or even certificates for services (subscriptions, commissions, etc.). Donors to our Art Show may also indicate if they would like the sale of their item(s) to benefit our charity. Unique and hard to find items tend to do best, but we appreciate all donations.
How do I donate to Kumoricon's Charity Auction?
Contributions may be brought to a general meeting, or mailed to the mailing address listed on our donation form. Donations may be brought to the convention; however, we may decide to hold the donation for a future auction. If you are mailing items, please include the Charity Auction Donation Form with the mailed items, or email a copy to email@example.com. We reserve the right to accept or reject any donation.
If you are sending items to us in the mail, please include a copy of the donation form with the items, or send a copy via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also email email@example.com with any questions.