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MOONRIDGE AUCTION UPDATE AND PLEA! - alyburns' (aka sideburns & alyjude) Hiding Place
If you spoke faster than David Hewlett you’d travel back in time: Michael Shanks
::Please pass this message on::

Next Saturday, August 17th, the official site will be up and running - BUT - it won't be at the usual website this year. Instead, it will be housed at gmfor_moonridge, so PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD.

Remember, you don't need to be a member of LJ to read any posts  or ask questions via the comment section.

gmfor_moonridge will have newly designed pages that will look very similar to what you're used to seeing at the website (which will be back next year!). You'll still be able to see all the items donated (with any accompanying photos), as well as the animals up for adoption. There will be no changes to HOW you view items, only the URL will have changed.

Unfortunately, at this point, less than a month from the start of the Auction (Read: Big Bear Alpine Zoo Online Fandom Benefit *G*). the number of donations is low. Far too low - so I hope this doesn't mean we've hit the wall with our auction? Is TEN years too much? Do we still LOVE our show and the guys - not to mention Garett and the Zoo?

Do fans believe Garett isn't interested any longer?

I can't answer most of the questions above, although I pray the answers are, "NO, we haven't hit the wall" and "YES, we still love our show, the guys, Garett and the Zoo!".  As to the last question, well, if you believe Garett isn't interested any longer, I can say with great confidence, "You're WRONG!"

Garett is still very interested and committed to the Zoo and our auction. He's committed himself to attending the next Sentinel Day, which will be next summer, as well as the Grand Opening. AND, he's joining several Senfen in the UK this Fall for another fantastic GMOH con. So yes, our Garett is still very much a part of this Auction and the Zoo!

Which just leaves we, the FANS.

Are we still committed? Can we make it through another fun Auction?

I say YES! If I can do it again (and I'm definitely not getting any younger *G*), then I know my fellow fans can do it!

But even as I say a loud and hopeful "Yes", I realize our authors may be leery to promise stories again, as so many of us (yeah, I'm one of them) still owe from previous years. So how about we give them a break this year (other than those who already have stories ready *smooches*) and put our imaginations to work by coming up
with other types of items to donate!

Other types of items, you say? Heck yeah. Hello? Does this fandom not have some of the GREATEST artists out there? We do. Both those who work in oil, acrylics, charcoal, etc, and those who use programs like Photoshop to create great manipulations, artwork, etc., so spread the word so they see this. Don't be afraid to ask your favorite artist if she can do one art piece to offer. Maybe a piece to fit your favorite TS fan fic or any favorite fan fic from any fandom - or maybe a mood theme series for your LJ? How about icons to go with a favorite episode - or maybe one icon for each episode from a season of your favorite show?

Pssst - artists? The above are ideas for YOU as much as your fans. *G*
The idea is to get those wheels turning, folks because there's so much talent out there, talent in so many areas. So many of you create spectacular fandom-themed items, so please, consider donating this year. And for those of us who want what others create, now's the time to start nagging nudging. *G*

This is a creative fandom, full of wonderful, generous fans who have their fingers in other fandoms as well, so GET TO WORK - check those boxes, that 'fandom' room (Yes, I know you have one too!) for memorabilia - for anything to donate.


And don't forget: donated items don't have to be fandom-themed - but they DO need to be donated NOW! I'm not getting any younger, remember? The longer you wait to donate, the harder my job becomes as I try to get things ready. Are you weeping yet? *G*
Above all, please don't let our tenth anniversary fall by the wayside. I KNOW this fandom is alive and well so let's prove it to the world by working hard for The Big Bear Alpine Zoo or, as we will always lovingly call it: The Moonridge Animal Park.

And let's prove it to Garett too.

To find out how to donate an item/s, go to the FAQ.


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