Farpoint has a long-standing tradition of raising funds through a series of auctions to benefit local charities. Your generosity helps us support our charities, the Julien Fleming Memorial Fund (jfmf.org), devoted to helping families with critically ill children with medical expenses and Art Way Alliance (artwayalliance.org), dedicated to providing students with the opportunities and experiences necessary to acquaint them with the potential found in media arts and related careers to those who would otherwise not have direct access to instructors, materials, and other like-minded individuals.
Since 2014, we have raised over $15,000 for JFMF, AWA and charities such as the William Books Education Trust, North Shore Animal League, the Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter (BARCS) and The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center of Baltimore and Central Maryland (GLCCB). Farpoint’s tradition of caring continues at our 2020 convention!
Like competition? Don’t miss our two Live Auctions, the first Friday night during the Opening Ceremonies, and the other Saturday night at Masquerade half-time. It’s pulse-pounding excitement as bidders battle it out for unique collectables.
If you prefer a more peaceful atmosphere, visit the Silent Auction taking place in the Art Show room on Friday and Saturday. There you can place bids on a variety of fannish items and the highest written bids as of Saturday night can claim their items during the Art Auction checkout on Sunday morning. If there’s a Buy Now price listed on an item and no other bids, you can purchase the item immediately at the Buy Now price and the money will go straight into our charity donation coffer.
The Silent Auction also features a great Trunk Sale of loose toys and games, with prices starting at 25 cents! Kids of all ages are encouraged to search for the perfect dinosaur, race care, or mini-figure.
We’re looking for a few good donations!
Do you have some cool fannish items that you’re just not that into anymore? Do you need to free up a little space around the house? Do you want to help out a good cause? Well, help us help you help us! If you are interested in donating items for the Farpoint 2019 Charity Auction, please contact our auction coordinators, Ethan Wilson and Jaime Lancaster at firstname.lastname@example.org