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Help Syria appeal: signal boost

kate_lear has set up a fandom auction community in aid of the UN's appeal for Syria: the introductory post for the comm is reposted below. Please spread the word if you can.

Originally posted by kate_lear at Introduction, and masterlist of links
This is a fandom auction community for the UN’s appeal for Syria.

The UN recently launched an appeal for aid that’s the largest in their history and I thought that fandom – who are generally quick to respond to humanitarian crises with fundraising drives – might perhaps be interested in an auction to raise money towards this.

More details on the UN appeal and the scale of the crisis can be found here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-22813207

The ‘How it Works’ post is here; please read and decide if it’s for you before signing up to one of the offer posts below. If you have any questions then please leave a comment on the Q&A post, and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can.


Links masterlist

How it Works

Donation websites

Offer posts
- Fanfiction
- Art/graphics/illustrations
- Podfic
- Fanvids
- Collaborations
- Miscellaneous
- Requests

Collaborator Pairing post

Q&A

Comments

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rusty_armour
Jun. 17th, 2013 04:42 pm (UTC)
Thanks for giving us the heads up about this charity auction. :-) I usually at least try to place bids in fandom auctions if I don't donate items. I'll be sure to check out what's up for grabs and spread the word on my own LJ.
fengirl88
Jun. 17th, 2013 05:06 pm (UTC)
thank you for signal boosting! I am currently trying to work out what I could offer for this - first time doing such a thing, though I have been a buyer before.
rusty_armour
Jun. 17th, 2013 07:27 pm (UTC)
I'm sure a fic offer would go down well. :-) The fic doesn't even have to be long. My only advice is to make sure you can carry through on your commitment. I can't tell you the number of times I haven't received what I bought. Yes, I know the money is going to a good cause, but I don't think you should offer to donate something unless you're able to carry through. If nothing else, it could put people off fandom auctions.
fengirl88
Jun. 17th, 2013 08:10 pm (UTC)
thank you - I've said I'll write a minimum of 1000 words, which is doable, and I've been clear about what I will and won't write, so I hope that will help!

[edit to add] kate_lear's introductory post stresses that people shouldn't sign up unless they are confident they can follow through on their offer(s).

Edited at 2013-06-17 08:12 pm (UTC)
rusty_armour
Jun. 17th, 2013 08:39 pm (UTC)
Oooooh! That's awesome! I'll definitely be bidding on your fic when the bidding starts! :-D

It's great that kate_lear makes it clear that people shouldn't sign up unless they can follow through on their offer(s). In fact, she explains the whole process very well. :-)
fengirl88
Jun. 17th, 2013 08:52 pm (UTC)
thank you very much! I passed on your comment to kate_lear, because I know she put a lot of thought into explaining the process.
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