Category: Charity Auction

8.15.16: The Cancer Gets LOST Charity Auction is OPEN!

FINALLY! We have been awaiting 8.15.16 since the creation of Cancer Gets LOST in 2010 (and truly, since LOST began in 2004). Today we have the great honor of opening the 2016 Cancer Gets LOST Charity Auction, featuring over 450 rare and signed items from 60+ TV shows and 18 films! 100% of the net proceeds from our auction are being donated to Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer, a terrific organization that funds research for childhood cancer cures and also supports families with children battling cancer.

Hosted by Blacksparrow Inc., click HERE to register for the CGL auction and to view the auction itself! Bookmark the page, and happy bidding! The CGL Charity Auction will be open from August 15 until September 3, 2016.

Please visit this post for CGL auction logistics and further instructions!

If you have any questions throughout the auction, feel free to tweet or email us. For shipping inquiries: @BlacksparrowAuc or info@blacksparrowinc.com, for item questions: @CancerGetsLOST or cancergetslost@gmail.com.

We are incredibly appreciative for your interest and bids in the 2016 Cancer Gets LOST Charity Auction, and want to extend a note of gratitude to everyone that donated time, money, items, autographs or general good will to CGL! Without the support from fans and those creating the shows/films we all love, CGL would not exist.

As you peruse our extensive selection of auction items and start placing your bids, know that you’re helping to make a difference in the lives of children battling cancer. And for that, we are tremendously grateful.

Bid together, buy alone! May the force be with you, may the odds be ever in your favor, and may we bid again!

-Jo

Jo Garfein
Executive Director, Co-Founder

2016 CGL Charity Auction: Logistics!

Just a few of the many items signed by The Walking Dead cast!

As you know, our 2016 Cancer Gets LOST Charity Auction opens online to fans around the world on August 15, 2016 – featuring almost 500 items from 45 TV shows and 15 films, many of which are signed by actors, producers and writers!

The auction will be hosted by Blacksparrow Auctions and 100% of the net proceeds from the CGL auction will be donated to Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer. Alex’s Lemonade Stand raises awareness of childhood cancer causes, funds cutting-edge research projects and creates travel programs to support families of children receiving treatment.

CONTRIBUTIONS

For those of you interested in supporting Cancer Gets LOST but aren’t necessarily interested in bidding on memorabilia in the auction, there is always the option to make a tax-deductible contribution to CGL via FJC, our fiscal sponsor! On the top right of the CGL homepage, there is a “Donate to CGL via PayPal” button, for your convenience. Financial donations help offset the costs of shipping and auction hosting fees, and we appreciate every cent contributed toward the cause.

Clarke art signed by Eliza Taylor (The 100)!

If you’re interested in donating an item to this or future CGL charity auctions, we are always grateful for and open to pop culture contributions! Please contact us via email (cancergetslost at gmail dot com) any time. The deadline for 2016 auction item donations is July 24 (the final day of SDCC), as catalog and auction item photography will be well underway (because the auction opens on 8.15.16)!

CHARITY AUCTION TRANSPARENCY 

In previous online CGL charity auctions, and as is standard in all online charity auctions, winning bidders were required to pay a Buyer’s Premium to the auction host – in addition to the winning bid and shipping (usually this ranges from 15-20%). For the 2016 Cancer Gets LOST Charity Auction, CGL has decided to cover ALL Buyer’s Premium fees – which means that when you win an item in our auction, you will ONLY have to pay the final bid price plus shipping!

For example: in 2014, if you bid on and won a poster in the CGL Charity Auction for $100, you paid $100 + shipping + a 20% premium ($20). In our 2016 auction, if you win a poster for $100, you ONLY pay $100 + shipping.

Nocking Point wine signed/donated by Stephen Amell

And FYI: Blacksparrow Auctions does offer combined shipping when multiple items are purchased by the same buyer! Shipping of all auction items will take place throughout the month of September, following payments received.

AUCTION ITEMS AND PRICING

Blacksparrow Auctions aims to have the 2016 CGL Charity Auction digital catalog available for you to peruse and download shortly before the auction opens on 8.15.16. Look for the link here and on Twitter and Facebook.

Starting prices on the items in our auction will vary, but we made sure to include smaller and more affordable options for fans of all ages!

The Flash script signed by many of the cast!

Here is an updated list of television shows featured in the CGL Charity Auction in August:

Agent Carter, Alias, Alcatraz, American Horror Story, Arrow, Bates Motel, Battlestar Galactica, The Big Bang Theory, Breaking Bad, Castle, Colony, The Comeback, Dead of Summer, Dexter, Doctor Who, Fear the Walking Dead, Firefly, The Flash, Friday Night Lights, Fringe, Game of Thrones, Glee, Gotham, Hawaii Five-O, Heroes, House of Cards, Jericho, The Leftovers, LOST, The Middleman, Once Upon a Time, Orange is the New Black, Orphan Black, Person of Interest, Saturday Night Live, Scandal, Sesame Street, Smallville, Sons of Anarchy, Supernatural, Twin Peaks, V, The Vampire Diaries, The Walking Dead, The West Wing, The X-Files, The 100

We also have a nice selection of limited edition, rare and signed items in our auction from films like Star Wars, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy, 10 Cloverfield Lane and more!

Rey & BB-8 art + pin

We will post more details about 2016 Cancer Gets LOST Charity Auction logistics, including registration and payment options, in a few weeks.

* If you’d like to receive an occasional email update via CGL newsletter, please just send us a quick email with your preferred name and email address (Cancer Gets LOST at gmail dot com)!

Thank you so much for your interest in our upcoming charity auction! We are honored to be able to donate our net proceeds to Alex’s Lemonade Stand, to assist children battling cancer and the families supporting them. CGL hopes to raise a significant amount in our auction to contribute to their crucial childhood cancer treatment and cure research.

– Jo

2016 CGL Charity Auction: 8.15.16!

Signed OUAT script!

Our next charity auction launches in just a few months – on 8.15.16! Hosted online by Blacksparrow Auctions, the 2016 Cancer Gets LOST Charity Auction will feature rare and/or signed items from over 45 television shows and 15 films. Blacksparrow will release a digital auction catalog for you to peruse around the same time as the launch, and we will post all links once available! The online CGL Charity Auction will be open to everyone around the globe, from August 15, 2016 – September 3, 2016.

100% of the net proceeds from this CGL auction will be donated directly to Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer, a terrific organization that raises money for and awareness of childhood cancer, in support of research into new treatments and cures.

The 2016 CGL Charity Auction will be dedicated to the memory of our good friend Bonnie Craft, who was quite possibly the world’s biggest LOST fan and a genuinely lovely human being that we think about and miss every single day.

Signed Doctor Who DVD!

SMALL SCREEN: YOUR FAVORITE SHOWS! 

We are delighted and honored to feature rare or signed items from the following fan-favorite and cult classic TV shows: Agent Carter, Alias, Alcatraz, American Horror Story, Arrow, Bates Motel, Battlestar Galactica, The Big Bang Theory, Breaking Bad, Castle, Colony, The Comeback, Dexter, Doctor Who, Fear the Walking Dead, Firefly, The Flash, Friday Night Lights, Fringe, Game of Thrones, Glee, Gotham, Hawaii Five-O, Jericho, The Leftovers, LOST, The Middleman, Once Upon a Time, Orange is the New Black, Orphan Black, Person of Interest, Scandal, Smallville, Sons of Anarchy, Supernatural, Twin Peaks, V, The Vampire Diaries, The Walking Dead, The X-Files and The 100!

Signed Star Wars comic!

BIG SCREEN: FANTASTIC FILMS!

Films represented in our charity auction include: The Avengers, Cooties, Friday the 13th, Gremlins, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Incredibles, The Jungle Book, Kill Bill: Volume 1, Love Actually, Mad Max: Fury Road, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Tomorrowland, World War Z and 10 Cloverfield Lane!

WHERE ARE YOU NOW?

Typical of an auction year, you will find the two of us at many pop culture events around the country; our favorite venues for networking and connecting with fans and industry friends – all of whom are incredibly supportive of and generous to CGL. Please come say hello if you see us at any of the following events!

ATX Television Festival

Heroes & Villains Fan Fest

San Diego Comic-Con

Walker Stalker Con

Screen-used Fringe comics!

CONTRIBUTIONS, DONATIONS & QUESTIONS?

We are always open to and appreciate item donations to our current and future charity auctions, from original fan art to autographed photos to screen-used costumes and more. If you’re interested in possibly contributing an item or have any questions regarding CGL and our auction, please email Jo (CancerGetsLOST at gmail dot com)!

If you’re not necessarily interested in bidding on any memorabilia in our charity auctions but would like to make a donation, we do now offer an easy option for financial contributions in any amount through our CGL Paypal set up via our fiscal sponsor FJC! There is a Paypal button at the top of the home page of this site, for your convenience.

Thank you very much for your interest, word-of-mouth, contributions, donations and general enthusiasm – all of which further inspires us to continue channeling fans toward the greater good in support of various cancer charities via CGL auctions.

Jo Garfein, Executive Director

Cancer Gets LOST in 2016

LOST skateboard deck, donated to CGL by Bad Robot!

Hello, friends! We wanted to end the year by thanking you for your incredible support of our charitable endeavors, and for making financial donations both to cancer charities we support AND to Cancer Gets LOST. As most of you are aware, we now have a “Donate to CGL via PayPal” option (button on top right side of the page) – in case you might be interested in making a contribution to our charity in any amount before the end of 2015 or beyond!

Javi Grillo-Marxuach signing & donating rare LOST items for CGL!

We must send a shout-out of major gratitude to LOST show runner/executive producer Damon Lindelof, supervising producer/writer Javier Grillo-Marxuach and our friends at Bad Robot, who all individually donated absolute treasure troves of rare and signed items in 2015 for future CGL auctions. They are incredibly generous human beings, and we are very lucky that they kindly reached out to CGL with items that will no doubt help us raise thousands of dollars for charity. In addition, our friend Paul M. donated a majority of the autographed and rare Star Wars items for our next auction, and we are thrilled to be able to feature them in 2016. Thank you, ALL!

The Walking Dead Glenn Pop! figure, signed by Steven Yeun for CGL!

Our next major online charity auction will debut on 8.15.16 (three numbers familiar to LOST fans everywhere)! Hosted by our partner Blacksparrow Auctions, this will be our largest auction yet, featuring over 400 items from 30+ TV shows and 10+ films! 100% of the net proceeds from the 2016 CGL Charity Auction will be donated to Alex’s Lemonade Stand in support of a cure and research for childhood cancer.

In addition, we may host a live fundraising event in Los Angeles in 2016 – will keep you posted!

The 100 script (signed by the cast), donated to CGL by Jason Rothenberg & Layne Morgan!

Rare and/or autographed memorabilia in the 2016 CGL charity auction includes:

The 100, Agent Carter, American Horror Story, Arrow, Bates Motel, Breaking Bad, Castle, Doctor Who, Fringe, Game of Thrones, Hawaii Five-O, The Leftovers, LOST, Once Upon a Time, Orange is the New Black, Orphan Black, Scandal, Sons of Anarchy, Star Wars, The Vampire Diaries, The Walking Dead, The X-Files and many more of your favorite shows/movies!

To all of the writers, producers, networks, studios and actors who have donated items to our charity auction – we tip our hat and offer our sincere thanks. To the fans from all shows and communities that have also donated items or money to CGL – we love and appreciate your support so very much! Being able to channel fans toward the greater good is a gift and an honor; without YOU, there is no CGL.

Happy holidays to you and yours! We’ll see you on the other side.

– Jo

2015 Cancer Gets LOST Charity Auction!

Just a few of the items in our 2015 Cancer Gets LOST Charity Auction!

We are excited to finally debut our 2015 Cancer Gets LOST charity auction on eBay, and have selected Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation as our charity of choice to receive 100% of the final sale proceeds!

2015 Cancer Gets LOST Charity Auction on eBay <– click here to view and bid!

There is a variety of rare and signed memorabilia in this auction from your favorite shows like The 100, Breaking Bad, Fear the Walking Dead, Fringe, Game of Thrones, LOST, Once Upon a Time, Orphan Black, The Walking Dead and more. In addition, we are absolutely thrilled to be featuring a very rare Star Wars: The Force Awakens 2015 Star Wars Celebration poster signed by Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker)! A sincere note of gratitude to all who donated items to CGL for the auction; their names are noted within item descriptions.

A few logistical housekeeping notes, if you’re interested in bidding on any items – as this particular CGL auction is on eBay and different from any we’ve hosted before.

CHARITY OF CHOICE

CGL has selected the terrific childhood cancer organization Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation as our charity of choice, to receive 100% of the final sale proceeds from this auction.

* You will see in each auction listing that 100% of the final sale price of each item will support FJC – A Foundation of Philanthropic Funds. FJC is Cancer Gets LOST’s official fiscal sponsor! Thus, 100% of the final sale price from each item will be donated to Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation via FJC at the end of this auction.

DONATION PROCESSING & RECEIPTS

The PayPal Giving Fund will process your donation, distribute the tax receipt and pay the donation to FJC upon completion of payment for your item.

SHIPPING

**Your item will ship within 10 business days after the PayPal Giving Fund receives your cleared payment. Due to the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, you will note that I specified an extended handling time for all items. I aim to get you your items before Christmas (domestically; I can’t guarantee for international shipments), but please be patient – as this is a one-person operation!

2016 AUCTION!

The auction taking place now is rather small, but stay tuned for our massive 2016 charity auction (launching on 8.15.16) – because we are expecting to feature around 500 items from over 30 television shows and 10 films!

NON-AUCTION DONATIONS

Not interested in bidding on any items in this auction? Might I suggest that you consider a small donation to Cancer Gets LOST before the end of 2015? If you’re so kindly inclined, there is a PayPal button on the upper top right of our CGL site for your convenience.

Thank you in advance for participating in the auction, and for supporting both our endeavor and the amazing cause!

-Jo

CGL in 2015: An Update!

Hello you all everybody! This is a long overdue update about what Cancer Gets LOST has been up to and what we have planned for the next two years.

Recent CGL auction item acquisitions and autographs include the shows LOST, Once Upon a Time & The Walking Dead

FUNDRAISING

In 2014, CGL raised almost $80,000 for the American Cancer Society through auctions and live events – thanks to your incredible generosity and support!

In April of this year, you helped us raise over $2,000 for Alex’s Lemonade Stand in the U.S. and The Brain Tumour Charity in the UK!

Later this year, we aim to host a smaller online fundraiser, in memory of our dear friend Bonnie Craft. 20-40 items will be up for bids via CGL on eBay; 100% of net proceeds to benefit a cancer charity (TBD).

REDESIGN

Thanks to Jared, CGL’s C0-Founder and Autograph Acquisitions Manager, Cancer Gets LOST has a new look! We are in the process of moving hosts/servers and updating this site, and will incorporate the new banner – as well as potentially create CGL t-shirts and other merchandise.

WALKER STALKER CONS!

Jared continues to work for Walker Stalker Con and travels with them to every city on their tour, which is fantastic – because the kind folks at WSC allow him to get items signed by the actors at the cons for our next charity auction! In addition to almost all cast members from The Walking Dead, Jared has secured autographs on auction items from actors on Breaking Bad and LOST (including our friends Nestor Carbonell, Mira Furlan & Harold Perrineau, and Henry Ian Cusick and Elizabeth Mitchell)!

DONATIONS

We are thrilled to announce that anyone interested in making a financial donation directly to Cancer Gets LOST is now able to do so via Paypal! Please click on the Donations tab above for more information.

2016 CGL CHARITY AUCTION

Our next large online auction will begin on August 15, 2016 (yes, LOST numbers: 8.15.16), hosted by our partner Blacksparrow Auctions, and will feature several hundred rare and/or signed items from various television shows and films! 100% of net proceeds from this auction will be donated directly to Alex’s Lemonade Stand, a terrific organization that funds research to find better treatments and cures for children with cancer.

Thanks to amazingly generous actors, writers and producers that I’ve been meeting with (as well as lovely friends acquiring items on our behalf), we now have rare and/or autographed memorabilia for our next auction from over 25 shows (new additions include The 100, Orphan Black, Sons of Anarchy, The X-Files) and films like Star Wars! For a complete list of shows and films represented in our next auction thus far, click on the 2016 Auction tab above!

Jo with Damon at the 2015 ATX Television Festival

Although neither are seeking credit for donating anything, we are delighted to share that both Damon Lindelof and Bad Robot have made incredibly significant item contributions to our 2016 charity auction! In addition to many rare and signed LOST items, we now have props and limited edition memorabilia from Alcatraz, Fringe and Person of Interest!

SDCC 2015

We will both be attending San Diego Comic-Con once again this year, doing what we love – connecting and collecting! There is a slight possibility that we will be hosting a casual CGL meet-up (with a charitable angle of course) on Saturday along with our friends at The 100 Charity Project, so stay tuned to our Twitter and Facebook pages for updates. If you see us around, please come introduce yourselves and say hello!

In addition, we are strongly considering and looking into having a Cancer Gets LOST booth at SDCC in 2016! Charity auction items would be on display, and we would feature a Donation Drop Off area for attendees who are interested in donating any rare/signed items or memorabilia of interest that they acquired at the con for our next charity auction! We will keep you posted, should this become a reality.

Thank you for your interest in and support of CGL!

– Jo

Jo Garfein, Executive Director/Co-Founder

The Hatch Door is Now Open: Welcome to the 2014 CGL Charity Auction!

The time has finally arrived! Two years in the making, we are very proud to present the official 2014 Cancer Gets LOST charity auction hosted by Blacksparrow Auctions! HERE is the link for auction, which is open 1 day early! It will remain open online until September 27, and anyone around the world is welcome to register and bid!

Bid Together, Buy Alone

If you are interested in participating in our 2014 Cancer Gets LOST charity auction by bidding on any of the 455 items, registration is now open! There are a few simple steps to register on the auction home page, and the approval process is quick (usually same day).

Questions? 

All auction instructions, bidding, payment and shipping information is located right on the home page of the auction! If you have any logistical questions about the auction or auction items consigned by Blacksparrow, please contact them via this Contact Us form or email (blacksparrowauctions@gmail.com).

If you have any questions about Cancer Gets LOST items specifically, please email Jo (jo@jopinionated.com).

Charity of Choice

As a reminder, 100% of final bids (“hammer price”) from all CGL designated items will be donated to the American Cancer Society. We selected this charity because cancer has affected our own families recently, as well as so many of yours – and the ACS is a fantastic resource for cancer research, programs and services.

The auction itself is dedicated to the memory of Amy Jensen, wife of our good friend Jeff Jensen from Entertainment Weekly. Amy passed away in June after bravely battling brain cancer for many years. We are honored to be able to raise money for an organization that offers support for families like the Jensens.

If you are interesting in supporting the cause but not bidding on anything in the auction, we encourage you to please make a donation to the ACS on their site. Of course you do not need to designate that it is for CGL; donate in honor or in memory of anyone you choose. Please email Jo your donation receipt for any contribution amount (jo at jopinionated dot com); we would love to send you either a CGL wristband or poster.  And your name will be added to our list of 2014 CGL ACS supporters.

Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter and FB for daily auction item highlights and updates. Thank you in advance for your interest, support and helping to spread the word!

Namaste!

Jo & Jared

[By The] Numbers: The 2014 CGL Charity Auction hosted by Blacksparrow Auctions

In the interest of complete transparency, we wanted to explain exactly what you will be paying, why, and to whom when the 2014 Cancer Gets LOST charity auction opens on September 1 and closes on September 27.

The Whole Truth

Most of you may not be aware than for our first CGL auction in 2012, the two of us paid thousands of dollars for the shipping and insurance of 280 items to winning bidders around the world. We did so out of our own pockets and it was our choice to do so. Rookie mistake! In addition, we paid thousands of dollars in back-end fees when the auction closed, to our former auction site host. Also out of pocket. We certainly do not regret it, but to be frank – we are just two very passionate people running a grassroots charity on our own, with zero budget/funding/sponsorships. And in order to continue following our hearts and doing what we absolutely love, fundraising for cancer organizations via auctions of rare and autographed pop culture memorabilia, we are simply unable to cover shipping and auction site fees.

For these reasons, we chose to partner and work with Blacksparrow Auctions for the foreseeable future! Blacksparrow is an experienced and professional auction company that is very generously hosting the 2014 CGL auction for us. The amount of incredibly hard work that it takes to create an auction of this magnitude cannot be understated, and we would truthfully not have one at all this year without their help.

Through the Looking Glass: Winning Bids/Hammer Prices

When the auction ends on September 27, your final winning bid amount (“hammer price”) on all Cancer Gets LOST items will be donated to the American Cancer Society through Blacksparrow Auctions. In addition, on your invoice you will see a 20% Buyer’s Premium charge, plus shipping, from Blacksparrow. Please keep in mind that almost every traditional auction operates this way.

EXAMPLE: If you bid on & win a signed poster for $100, the hammer price will be $100.
On your invoice
$100 to be donated to the American Cancer Society via Blacksparrow Auctions
$20 is your Buyer’s Premium for Blacksparrow Auctions
Shipping cost to be determined, depending on size and weight of item
There will be a 9% sales tax for CA residents only
 

Follow the Leader

Please refer to Blacksparrow Auctions’ specific Terms and Conditions on their site, and email them (blacksparrowauctions@gmail.com) with ALL logistical questions about the auction, Buyer’s Premiums, shipping, etc.!

Thank you in advance for your patience, interest and support! We will be posting the charity auction link here and on social media as soon as it is live on Monday, September 1!

– Jo and Jared

2014 Charity Auction Details!

In just two weeks, our huge online charity auction opens! Beginning September 1 and ending on September 27, the official 2014 Cancer Gets LOST charity auction will be open to fans and collectors around the globe.

Jared models an authentic Dharma jacket, donated by Sterling Beaumon, that will be available in our charity auction!

Hosted By An[other]

The CGL charity auction is hosted by our partner Blacksparrow Auctions, and we will be posting Further Instructions about their bidding, payment and shipping processes next week. A digital catalog of items in the auction will be available on September 1; we will link to that here and on Twitter/FB.

Charity of Choice

100% of the proceeds from all CGL items in the auction will be donated directly to the American Cancer Society! In addition, a percentage of the proceeds from a few items in the auction that are consigned through Blacksparrow Auctions (entirely separate from CGL) will also be donated to the ACS! Auction items will be very clearly designated as CGL or Blacksparrow.

If you prefer to support CGL by making a financial contribution to the ACS rather than bid on items in our charity auction, here are simple instructions to do so. We already have a generous friend who has offered to match the first $500 donated to the ACS via CGL!

Our Hearts and Minds

We selected the ACS as our charity of choice this year because Jo’s mother-in-law has pancreatic cancer. The auction itself is dedicated to the memory of Amy Jensen, wife of our good friend Jeff Jensen from Entertainment Weekly. Amy passed away in June after bravely battling brain cancer for many years. We are honored to be able to raise money for an organization that offers support to all families facing cancer with and on behalf of their loved ones.

The Items Behind the Curtain

On September 1, we’re so excited to be able to share with you the incredible items that have been donated and that we’ve been collecting for this charity auction over the last two years! Here is a list of the films and television shows with signed or rare memorabilia featured in our auction.

Alcatraz
Alias
American Horror Story
Animaniacs
Arrow
Bates Motel
Breaking Bad
Community
Dexter
Dr. Who
Felicity
The Following
Fringe
Game of Thrones
Ghostbusters
Heroes
The Hunger Games
Intelligence
The Leftovers
LOST
Once Upon a Time
Orange is the New Black
Orphan Black
Pretty Little Liars
Revolution
Scandal
The Simpsons
Star Trek
The Strain
Super 8
Survivor 
The Voice
The Walking Dead
Young & Hungry 

 

We would not be able to put this auction together without the incredible support of the many who have kindly taken the time to either sign or donate items. Your contributions are so very appreciated.

Our friend Daniel Roebuck stopped by the Blacksparrow Auctions warehouse recently to sign a Dr. Arzt bobblehead for the auction, and we also attempted to make this silly promo video!

Stay tuned for more auction details and frequent updates!

Namaste,

Jared and Jo

 

The Long (San Diego Comic) Con!

Last weekend we attended San Diego Comic-Con once again, with the primary focus of networking for the charity and getting on the radar of folks who may want to contribute videos or auction items in the future! We are happy to report that with the help of many CGL friends, many pieces of memorabilia that will be featured in our upcoming charity auction were acquired during this trip! As a reminder, our online charity auction (hosted by Blacksparrow Auctions), opens on September 1, 2014 and runs through September 27. The auction is open to anyone around the globe, and proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society!

Sam Underwood, currently starring as Luke/Mark on The Following and formerly Zach Hamilton on Dexter, kindly signed this Dexter: The Final Season DVD for our auction!

Dexter: The Final Season DVD

In addition, Sam also arranged to get the SDCC 2014 name placards signed by his co-stars and show runners from The Following for us!

The Following cast & show runner SDCC placards

Just as she did at SDCC 2013, the very sweet and generous Evangeline Lilly (Kate on LOST, Tauriel in The Hobbit, soon to be Hope in Ant-Man) signed a copy of her book The Squickerwonkers for our charity auction! We will have signed copies of both last year’s soft cover version and this year’s hard cover updated version of her book in the auction.

Jo with Evangeline Lilly at NerdHQ, SDCC 2014

In other LOST-alum related news, Jo was also lucky enough to run into Harold Perrineau – who was at SDCC promoting his new show Constantine. Although he was literally running from one event to the next, he took the time to sign a Michael & Walt costume card for the auction!

Jo with Harold Perrineau at SDCC 2014

We are so grateful to those behind and in front of the camera in the film/TV industry that continue to support our cause; their contributions significantly elevate our auction offerings and fundraising opportunities.

Stay tuned for many more auction updates and instructions this month!

Namaste,

– Jo & Jared