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PostPosted: Sat May 16, 2015 9:21 pm 
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NFA Nepal Relief Charity Auction
Organizers: DNAchemLia, K9Lasko, and thecookiemomma

A few years ago this site sponsored an auction to help the relief efforts in Haiti after the big earthquake. In light of the recent events in Nepal, we've decided to sponsor another auction to help those in need. This is where you can donate, your time and/or your money, to help with Nepal earthquake relief.

We've created space here on the NFA for an auction for a limited time. Please read the rules carefully. We hope that many people participate, as creators or buyers or both. It’s for a good cause!

NFA Nepal Relief Auction
Offers - Regular - post by May 31st; Lightning - post by June 6th
Bidding - June 1-14th
Lightning Round - June 7-14th

Things Suitable for Auction:

Writing
- Fics (defined as stories of at least 1,000 words)
- Drabbles (stories of 100 words or fewer)
- Ficlets (stories that are longer than drabbles but shorter than fics)
- Poems
- Songs

Art
- Banners
- Icons/Avatars
- Wallies
- Sketches/Drawings
- Illustrations (who wouldn't love to have two or three illustrations for a story they've written?)
- Fan-made videos

Beta Services
- For a specified number of stories, or length of stories

This auction does not permit other items for auction, such as things that would be mailed. This is to protect NFA members' identities. If you see something related to the permitted items that is not on the list but you think should be there, please notify one of the mods, or make a post in the discussion topic.

If you want to create something for the auction, or offer beta services:
- Start a post in the appropriate subforum. There are subforums for fics, for the other writings, for fan art & betas, and for the Lightning Round auctions. Please do not start more than one topic for yourself in each subforum.
- List everything appropriate to that subforum that you want to offer for auction.
- List any conditions (such as characters, pairings, length, seasons, genres, and ratings that you're willing to cover) and your bottom bid price.
- Your price can be in a currency of your choosing. We'll provide a link to a currency calculator.
- You can include crossovers and other fandoms in your offerings.
- Interesting topic titles get attention.
- The usual NFA rules apply. If you are under 18, you cannot create an item that would be rated higher than FR15.

If you want to bid on an offer:
- Bid in only whole number increments of the offerer's chosen currency. (Use the calculator link we'll provide if you're not sure what that is in your own currency.)
- Be serious and thoughtful about your bidding. There's a saying: "You bid, you win, you pay!" Don't bid more than you can afford, because yours might be the winning bids...on all pieces!
- If you are under 18, you cannot bid on something with a rating higher than FR15.
- If you have any questions for the offerer, you are welcome to ask them in the offerer's topic, or to PM the offerer.
- Please note that bids, once made, cannot be withdrawn, so make your bids carefully!

Lightning Round:
There is a subforum for a Lightning Round. If you don't want to wait the two weeks until the auction period ends, or as an offerer, don't have lot of time to spend on a creation, this is the place for you.
- Suitable for offers: drabbles or short ficlets (individually), short poems, some icons, or even larger art work. It's up to the offerer.
- The offerer will set the price, and the bidder becomes a purchaser rather than a bidder. The offerer might, for example, offer to write 12 drabbles, and will stop offering them when all have been purchased.
- The Lightning Round will be open for ONE WEEK, until the end of the day on June 14, 2015 NFA challenge time.

Timeline:
-The auction will begin on June 1, 2015. It will close in two weeks, on Sunday, June 14, 2015, at 11:59 p.m. NFA challenge time (that is, 11:59 p.m. in Los Angeles).
- When the auction ends, the winning bidders will have one week--until Sunday, June 21, 2015, at 11:59 p.m. Los Angeles time--to make their donations.
- Creators then have until the end of September to create their works. Yes, we really do want to try to hold to this schedule, so those who want to participate in the SeSa Fic Exchange won’t be overwhelmed.
- Special rules apply to beta services. The winning bidders can negotiate schedules with the beta offerers. There is no deadline for these.

Making Donations to Relief Charities:
- Winning bidders are free to donate to a relief charity of their choosing.
- If you don't have a charity in mind, check the Charities topic for suggestions.
- Donations will be done on the honor system. We trust that you will make them, and therefore will not require that you show proof of your donation. When you have made the donation, simply post in the "I Have Made My Donation" topic that you have done so, to which charity you donated, and which item(s) this refers to. Example: "I have donated $10 to Doctors Without Borders for the fic XYZ will write for me".
- Do not expect your offerer to start creating until you have posted that you have donated.
- Winning bidders who fail to post by the June 21st deadline will lose out, and the next highest bidder will be declared winner.


Miscellaneous Things:
- Please do not participate as an offerer or a bidder unless you are prepared to follow through. This includes (offerers) checking your topics to see if there are questions for you, and (bidders) checking at the end of the bidding time to see if you have won.
- Although the winning bidder is "buying" a piece, the normal rules of creator ownership apply. All rights not owned by media creations (such as, CBS) belong to the creators, and the creator can determine where the work is displayed.
- Anonymous bidding is not allowed.
- There will not be any "silent" auctions.
- All writings will be eligible for Hinkys in the appropriate period.
- If you, as an offerer, are given to writing epics, you might want to scale back your creation a bit in order to have it completed by the September 30th deadline. You are welcome to expand it, or create a sequel, for it later.
- If you need help or have concerns that you don't want to express in the open, you can send a PM to any staffer.

We sincerely hope y'all will be able to chip in to help a worth cause!

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PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2015 10:30 am 
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I was hoping to see if we decided to another. Great idea bringing this back Lia, Chelsea, and Sara. I'd love to participate in this especially considering I have not gotten a chance to donate yet.

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