By Ulrika O’Brien: I confess when I first sat down at the cashiers’ table, I felt a degree of trepidation. As I surveyed the crowd across the dim and smoky haze in Guinan’s, it seemed to me that most fans present were there to drink and weren’t terribly interested in our little proceedings. But from the moment Andy Hooper took the mic, the auction rolled along at a spanking pace with brisk and lively bidding and much jollity. It was a good time, and made good money.
Final auction sales came to $1870.00, divided thus:
Checks to TAFF and DUFF sitting administrators will be sent out this week; GUFF funds have been disbursed.
There were a lot of heroes who made this auction so successful, and I will probably manage to forget someone because it was a long and busy convention but here goes:
- Andy Hooper
- Jerry Kaufman
- Norman Cates
PREP AND RUNNERS
- Randy Byers
- Andrew P. Hooper
- Tom Becker
- Scott K.
- Nina Horvath
Especially the super-helpful Kelly Buehler, who was originally only there to run the sound board and stepped up like a champ.
- Carrie Root
- Mark Plummer
- Claire Brialey
- She who would rather not be named on the internet
And of course a gigantic shout out of thanks to everyone who donated auction goods, and everyone who came and bid and bought our stuff. You guys are all TOTALLY AWESOME.
Humbly submitted: Ulrika O’Brien, TAFF ‘98