huntermerlin asked: When are you guys gonna post the 'collection' (or whatever it's called) on AO3 for all the fics written for the auction?
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s0mmerspr0ssen asked: I saw your post about improving the auction as a whole, so I thought I'd contribute quickly. I unfortunately never even HEARD of your auction until I stumbled upon a fic on Ao3 for it, which made me sad in retrospect, I would have loved to help out. So, definitely improve INFORMING people. More advertisement? Make popular blogs blog about it more or something?! How about a newsletter one can sign up for sign-up dates and so on? Just an idea. :D I hope not to miss the next sign-up, definitely. :)
Thanks! Honestly, we didn’t expect it to be bigger than, like, 20 people, so we didn’t think too much about promoting it ahead of time. Next time there will definitely be more info out ahead of time! Good idea about signing up for updates. We’ll look into that idea too.
We’re talking about when and how to best run this auction the next time, and we need some input from you, the authors and bidders!
One of the changes we’re working on is a dedicated website which will include the following:
We also have a survey we’d love you to fill out, whether you were an author or a bidder (winning or otherwise).
This was successful beyond our wildest dreams, and we’d like to make it even better next time!
todaywercancellingtheapocalypse asked: are you going to do another one of these auctions? I would love to get involved as an author...
Yes, we are! No firm plans as to when yet, but we’re currently putting together a website that will make the sign up and bidding process MUCH more streamlined and automated. :)
Watch this space for more info!
Heya! Still working on a final total of confirmed bids. There are quite a few authors we haven’t heard from. If you’re one of them, you should receive an email from us shortly asking for bid confirmations.
As of right now, the confirmed bid total stands at $8,235, which is great, but only about half of our pledged bid total. So help us get everything confirmed! :)
Here’s how friggin’ awesome you guys are. 15 minutes later, I can report that our confirmed bid total is up to $10,168