In terms of its social impact, GalaCon 2016 has been the best GalaCon ever. Thanks to the impeccable organization of Lukas Sanders and the other organizers, thanks to the powerful collaboration of Perry and Dusty during the auction, and thanks to hundreds of donors, we have raised over €23,000 for our charity, Animal Equality. Weaker returns at the table (compared to last year when hardly anyone had already read Bound Together) were offset by the strongest live auction in the history of GalaCon.
The following figures are based on my own counts (repeated at least twice). The authoritative count by the bank will probably still differ slightly, and I’ll update this post when I know it.
Top Items at the Table
Top Items in the Auction
|Perry’s and Dusty’s hats||€1,100|
|Life-size Canni plushie||€1,100|
|Amy Keating Rogers’s ukulele||€1,000|
|Sunset Shimmer plushie||€1,000|
GalaCon and Bronies for Good History
|GalaCon 2016||GalaCon 2015||GalaCon 2014||GalaCon 2013||GalaCon 2012|
|Highest auction bids||€2,000||€2,500 (banner)||€1,720 (banner)||€1,100 (banner)||€1,650 (figurine)|
|Totals of all auctions||€18,395||€13,470||€9,455||€11,632||€7,545|
|Totals of direct donations||€4,624||€6,556||€2,923||€2,694||€274|