The Charity Auction is held on Sunday morning at 10:00 a.m. on the Main Stage. Auction organizers will accept silent bids prior to the Auction if you can’t be in the room during the Auction. Open viewing starts at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, and some items will be on display in various function rooms throughout the convention. Proceeds from the MarsCon 2022 Charity Auction will be split between two locally-based charities:
Cookie Cart provides teens 15 to 18 years old with lasting and meaningful work, life and leadership skills through experience and training in urban nonprofit bakeries.
For further news and information, see https://cookiecart.org/.
Gordy Dickson Memorial Scholarship Fund
The Gordy Dickson Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in 2002 for three purposes:
For further news and information about the fund, see: https://sffan.org/gdmf.
So, how can I help out with Charity Auction and other charitable events at MarsCon?
We’re glad you asked. Here are a few ways to help:
It’s not too late. We accept donations at planning meetings and all the way until the convention and even during the convention. If you have something cool that somebody would bid on, you can drop it off in the Bridge when you arrive at MarsCon. The Bridge is located on first floor, across from the hotel’s front desk. We are able to take donations up until an hour before the auction.
Bid on stuff!
There is usually at least one treasure that you will really want—maybe an autographed picture of one of the Guests of Honor, a toy, some tickets to a movie, a poster, some books—so show up, bid, and remember that what you spend is going to support two worthwhile causes.
We always need help setting up the auction donations for display prior to the auction, holding up items for better viewing during the auction, keeping track of bids and tabulating, etc...
Let Us Know!
If you or your group are planning another charitable activity at MarsCon, please let us know ahead of time so we can help you promote your event as well.
Thank you for your generosity!
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March 11 - 13, 2022
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