Seeds of Kindness: A Healing Touch

GalaCon 2018

GalaCon 2018 raised a record sum of almost €27,000 for Animal Equality, exceeding even the highly successful year 2016 despite having only one auction.

Our table – run by Velvet Wings, Wilhelm Stahldecker, and me – continued the trend of underperforming the previous year, one possible reason being that fewer and fewer people don’t already have our comic book. Our new addition this year – physical copies of our eight music albums and the four contributed ones on a USB drive – didn’t entirely compensate the downward trend even though they were highly coveted.

The auction, on the other hand, was a resplendent success. Possible reasons include increased pooling of funds in bidding wars, extra time, and acceptance of electronic payments. Winners still paid about €16,000 in cash but also about €7,000 through credit card, debit card, or PayPal. The PayPal transactions will have incurred additional fees, which I have only estimated below. I’ll update the post when I have more precise data.

Statistics

Donations

Table Saturday €1,924.50
Table Sunday €1,996.30
Auction €23,064.32
Credit card fees –€184.94
PayPal fees (approx.) –€60.00
€26,735.98

Top Items at the Table

Count Total
USB drive (all 12 albums) 33 €1,485
Bound Together 32 €800
“Bit coin” 406 €406

Top Items in the Auction

Perry’s hat €5,394.32
Claire Corlett’s Sweetie Belle plushie €1,100.00
Haselwoelfchen’s Canni plushie €1,050.00
Nighty331’s Starlight Glimmer sculpture €1,000.00
The Sweetie Bot Team’s Sweetie Bot sculpture €950.00

GalaCon and Bronies for Good History

2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012
Attendance 1,200 1,300 1,300 1,300 1,200 1,000 400
Top bid €5,394 (hat) €1,500 (hats) €2,000 €2,500 (banner) €1,720 (banner) €1,100 (banner) €1,650 (figurine)
Auctions €23,064 €11,500 €18,395 €13,470 €9,455 €11,632 €7,545
Table €3,921 €4,124 €4,624 €6,556 €2,923 €2,694 €274
Category: Charity

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