’06 Charity Events

Art Auction Offers Good Deals and Stand-up Comedy

Dragon*Con’s Art Auction on Monday interposed sales of fantasy and SF art with a rollicking comic routine by volunteer auctioneers Phil Lacefield and Marc Lee. The dynamic sales duo used horrendous French accents, pleas of kid fans to doting parents, and challenges to competing bidders to sell dozens of objects de art which had received at least five silent bids… Read more →

Drain a Vein

Once again, the Heinlein Society and Life South Blood Services are hosting the Dragon*Con blood drive. Started by Robert Heinlein as a way for the SciFi and Fantasy convention attendees to “Pay It Forward,” the wonderful staff from Life South are collecting your blood. The friendly staff quickly and efficiently breezed me through the lineup, and got me tapped. The… Read more →

The Charity Auction: I Was Only There to Watch . . .

When the Daily Dragon assigned me to cover the Charity Auction, I figured I’d sit back and enjoy the show.  Then the event horizon sucked me in. This year, the proceeds will go to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.  The process ran smoothly thanks to the efforts of Jerry and Karen Coxwell.  Professional auctioneers Marc B. Lee and Michael Hanley… Read more →

2006 Charity Auction

This year, the proceeds from the annual DRAGON*CON CHARITY AUCTION will go to benefit The National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Look for Kevin Sorbo to make a special appearance alongside auctioneers Marc B. Lee of DDA, Inc., Orlando, FL—returning for his fourth year—and Michael Hanley of Cornucopia Auction Services, Austin, TX. Artists, dealers, exhibitors, guests, sponsors, and many others have generously… Read more →