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News for Moonridge! UPDATE AS OF APRIL 2015

Two bits of news (good and not so good) for our beloved Big Bear Alpine Zoo (formerly known as Moonridge):

1. As of January, a building contractor was finally chosen: "PGAV Destinations has been selected for the design of the relocation of the Big Bear Alpine Zoo." And with that news came a 'tentative date' for breaking ground: October of this year. If they actually start in October, and construction is expected to take 18-24 months - that means that unless there's a miracle, 2017 is the earliest for the opening. But hey, that's something anyway.

2. The zoo's curator, and a women many of us have come to love, Debbie Richardson, has retired. I believe it was effective in February.
She must have given notice last year as the zoo has been posting for a new curator since November of last year. As of last month, Bob Cisneros became the new General Manager and Curator. He was, I believe, the curator for the San Diego Zoo for many years. I know every one who has been to "Moonridge" for the charity events will miss Debbie. :( Below is my favorite photo of Debbie from all the Moonridge events I've attended - and you can see why. :)

We'll miss you, Debbie!

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IT'S NEVER OVER UNTIL IT'S OVER!

UNDER THE CUT, YOU'LL FIND THE ITEMS STILL OPEN OR UNCLAIMED. YOU CAN STILL DONATE TO MOONRIDGE BY GETTING ONE OF THE WONDERFUL ITEMS AND/OR BY CLAIMING SOMEONE ELSE'S 'WISH'. AND OF COURSE, YOU CAN STILL ADOPT! IF YOU'VE FORGOTTEN ANYTHING, LIKE HOW TO DO ANYTHING, FEEL FREE TO REVISIT THE FAQ.

Only items NOT under the cut are those Special Items that were available to "everyone who donates" a specific amount of money. If you're still interested in those, go to the WELCOME PAGE and then go to  PAGE 2 OF DONATED ITEMS. Animals are still here.

BTW: Stevie, the blind bunny, Captain Jack Sparrow, the lovely Kestrel and Lulubelle, the grand Golden Eagle, have been the least adopted animals.

REMINDER: For those who have made their choices, tomorrow, SATURDAY, JULY 14TH,  is the final payment date!

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DEDICATION TO GARETT PROCEDURE - and information on "SPECIAL ITEMS UP FOR AUCTION" this year

PARTICIPANTS IN THIS 10th ANNIVERSARY MOONRIDGE AUCTION WILL HAVE A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY, NAMELY THE CHANCE TO SEND GARETT A SPECIAL 10TH ANNIVERSARY DEDICATION MESSAGE!

We're very lucky this year as the ending of the Moonridge Auction coincides with the first day of the 2013 GMOH ("Garett Maggart Over Here" fan con with Garett) event, which is taking place in Birmingham, England, the weekend of September 21st and 22nd. This provides auction participants the chance to send their "10th Anniversary Dedication Message" for Garett, which will be read/given to Garett at the GMOH event.

So how will this work? Process below:

1. There is a DEADLINE: 12:01am PST on Thursday, September 19th. Your dedication message MUST be included in an Auction email as follows:

  • If you put in for a Special Donated Item, a "Granting" a wish email, a First One-First Won email, or an Animal Adoption email, include your "10th ANNIVERSARY DEDICATION MESSAGE"

  • If you're BIDDING on an item/s, if you make a bid at all, include your "10th ANNIVERSARY DEDICATION MESSAGE"

  • IF you've already sent in any of the above and/or you're a current high bidder, don't wait -  SEND ME YOUR "10th ANNIVERSARY DEDICATION MESSAGE" NOW!

  • Please keep your message brief as time will be of the essence.

  • AND AGAIN: The Deadline for your "10th ANNIVERSARY DEDICATION MESSAGE" is Thursday, September 19th!

Thank you to Marj, who came up with this great idea!
And a huge THANK YOU to the GMOH ladies who make the GMOH event possible (Rae, G, and Janet)  for jumping on this particular band wagon!

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SPECIAL ITEMS UP FOR AUCTION THIS YEAR

In addition, Garett has agreed to a special autographed photo that will be taken at the GMOH event especially for the Auction! It's item GMAUCMEM#35F and there can be only ONE winner, so start the bidding as bidding for this item ends Friday, September 20th at MIDNIGHT.

There are also several items donated by Marj, a lucky fan who will be attending GMOH, and those items can also be signed by Garett while at GMOH (Sept. 21-22). Those items are:

GMAUCMEM#10, 11, 12, 13 and GMAUCMEM#29 and 30! They, like the photo offering, can be found here.

The GMOH is offering SIX (6) of the "2013 GMOH KEEPSAKE CALENDARS" (available only to those attending the event) in this year's Auction. Go to the DONATED ITEMS PAGE, scroll down to items GMAUCMEM#35, #35A, #35B, #35C, #35D and #35E and START BIDDING! NOW CLOSED!


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NEW BIDDING PROCEDURE

alybasement new gif Due to the loss of thefreeauction.com site, all bidding this year will be done via EMAILS!

If you wish to bid on, and thus win, any item/s located on the DONATED ITEMS page under the heading of:
CATEGORY:
BIDDING ITEMS


Then follow the procedure below:
1. Create your "Bid Email"

  • In the SUBJECT line of your email, put the word "Bid" followed by the Item #/s and bid amount (see below for example)

SUBJECT: BID GMAUCA#1 - $30

  • In the body of your email, provide me with the handle/name that will be used and thus made 'public' on the "DONATED ITEMS" page - next to the item you're bidding on. Then COPY AND PASTE the item description from the DONATED ITEMS page. This will aid in avoiding errors should you type the wrong item #, as I'll compare what you copy and pasted with your Subject line. Then restate your BID


2. Send your "BID EMAIL" to: alysideburns@gmail.com
Each item has a STARTING bid of $10 and all subsequent bids must be in, at a minimum, increments of $5
I will update winning bids DAILY while leaving the name and old bid amount in place, but scratched out. On Saturday, September 21st, at MIDNIGHT PST, the highest bidder will be based on the LAST email (with a higher bid) I receive PRIOR to 12:01am PST.

The winner will be noted on Sunday, September 22nd, at which time they can begin the payment process.
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PAGE 2 OF DONATED ITEMS!

NOTE: Closed Items and Granted Wishes are now at the bottom of the page

SPECIAL DONATED ITEMS AND MAKE A WISH ITEMS RAISED:
$1,361
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CATEGORY:

SPECIAL DONATIONS

TOTAL
$1,241


GMSDMISC#1: $65 EMAIL SENT TO DONATOR!
From magician113 (merlin.113@hotmail.com): She’s offering to everyone who donates $5 to the Zoo, the e-zine “A Sense of Taste”, an episode-based cookbook. Put together with a sense of whimsy (for Spare Parts: Tongue with Caper Sauce; for The Rig: Beefsticks and Lamb Chops), there is at least one recipe and one full-color picture for every episode. This is the fifth year the e-zine has been offered and it remains a MR exclusive: you can only get it through a contribution to the Zoo.  Available in Word (doc) or Adobe Acrobat (pdf) format; 104 pages. Photo of book and more sample photos can be found here
TAKERS: 1. Franscats 2. Ellen 3. Sally 4. Elaine 5. ktortue 6. sk, 7. alayne, 8. Unbelievable 9. arnaa

10. Marj, 11. G 12. kaleecat 13. Amalia21

GMSDSF#2: $100 EMAIL SENT TO DONATOR!
From Kerensa (strifesmistress@yahoo.com): She's offering on Patt's behalf, to everyone who donates $20 to the Zoo, a story where Blair witnesses a crime and meets the detective, Jim, who will protect him. This story is completed and is almost 8,000 words TAKERS: 1. Marj 2. Mrs. Sweetpeach, 3. sk, 4. Marion 5. Joyce

GMSDSF#3: $170 EMAIL SENT TO DONATOR!
From Laurie (laurie_ky)(holler@duo-county.com): She is offering to everyone who donates $10 to the Zoo, a completed, 20,000 word Sentinel AU Sci-fi story. Jim/Blair. It's a dark-toned fic containing dub-con, a matriarchal culture,  public sex, D/s dynamics, mention of past self-harming attempts, and an off-screen medical sexual assault. There is no dub-con between Jim and Blair. Title: Star-child.  Summary:  Ranger Jim Ellison of the Space Services has pulled duty on the planet of Homestead, the home of the Maven, an intensely matriarchal society that strictly limits their contact with Outlanders. When he gets stuck handling trade arrangements with the Maven, he's intrigued by Blair, a desperate Star-child who is forbidden to leave the Maven. But Jim will return to the Rangers in six months and he has no intention of falling in love, bonding, or promising Blair anything except sex. TAKERS: 1. Rachel 2. Sally 3. Elaine 4. Marj 5. Anna 6. Bluewolf
7. dragon606, 8. calic0cat, 9. Spacecat, 10. Jamie, 11. Gloria 12. Fluterbev 13. G 14. Suzanne
15. the4ts
16 Amalia21 17. DMG

GMSDF#4: $165 EMAIL SENT TO DONATOR!
From Starfishyeti (starfishy@orange.fr): She's offering to everyone who donates $15 to the Zoo, a gen AU Sentinel bonding story that is a sequel to her story called 'Coercion' that can be found here.
The sequel is called 'Too Hard to Bear' and will be at least 30 000 words. Summary: Newly bonded Senior Sentinel Prime Ellison and his Guide, Blair Sandburg have to fight off Chancellor Edwards and her 'backers'. What is their interest in the Pair? Samples of her stories can be found at her
dreamwidth site
TAKERS: 1. Diane 2. Marj 3. Anna 4.Bluewolf 5. sk 6. dragon606 7. spacecat, 8. Jamie, 9. Marion
10. Mrs. Sweetpeach 11. G 


GMSDF#5: $85 EMAIL SENT TO DONATOR!
From Bluewolf (bluewolf@bluewolfen.co.uk): She is offering to everyone who donates $5 to the Zoo,  'Bones...', a short TS gen story of 4230 words. Summary: Two backpackers have found a pile of human bones in Cascade National Forest. How did they get there? TAKERS: 1. Arianna 2. Anna 3. Ktortue 4. sk
5. spacecat, 6. Jamie 7. Shirley ($15), 8. Gloria 9. Regina 10. Swellison 11. Marj 12. G 13. Tany

14. Julianna 15. Joyce

GMSDF#6: $75 EMAIL SENT TO DONATOR!
From Bluewolf (bluewolf@bluewolfen.co.uk): She is offering to everyone who donates $5 to the Zoo, 'A Suspicious Death', a short TS gen story of 3830 words. Summary: Two young sisters have died, five years apart, from heart failure, and with the second death the insurance company begins to have suspicions... Jim investigates. TAKERS: 1. Arianna 2. Anna 3. KTortue 4. sk 5. Shirley ($15), 6. spacecat, 7. Jamie
8. Gloria 9. Regina 10. Swellison 11. Julianna 12. G  13. Tany


GMSDA#7: $100 EMAIL SENT TO DONATOR!
From AKAblonded (akablonded@aol.com): She is offering to the first FIVE (5) who donate $20 to the Zoo, a photomanip-created original piece of artwork (gen or /) for any requested fandom (of course, I'd prefer TS). The winners can even supply a photo/s which she can put into the artwork. See sample here.
TAKERS: 1. Spacecat 2. Marj  3, 4 and 5 to SisterMu

GMSDA#8: $15 EMAIL SENT TO DONATOR!
From Leesa Perrie (leesaperrie@yahoo.co.uk): She's offering to the first FIVE (5) who donate $5 to the Zoo, five (5) gen, textless icons. Fandoms: The Sentinel, White Collar, SG1, SGA, SGU,and  Person of Interest. She will also do other types of icons such as animals, plants, seasons, hobbies, astronomy etc. For samples of her icons, go to her webpage. TAKERS: 1. ktortue 2. Chelle Too 3. SisterMu

GMSDA#9: $10 EMAIL SENT TO DONATOR!
From Leesa Perrie (leesaperrie@yahoo.co.uk): She's offering to the first TWO (2) who donate $10 to the Zoo, one (1) GEN cover art. Restrictions: no romance or sexual situations/talk, no fics over PG13 or with supernatural/horror/graphic whump. Fandoms: White Collar or SGA. Examples of her cover art can be found at her website. TAKERS: 1. Arnie

GMSDMEM#10: $270 EMAIL SENT TO DONATOR!
From Starwatcher (rusty.lilly@gmail.com): She's offering to the first SIX (6) people a set of homemade DVDs of The Sentinel TAKERS: 1. Catherine ($30) 2. Anna ($35), 3. dragon606 ($35) 4. Unbelievable ($30)
5. Julianna ($35) 6. DMG Special deals: 1. Petra ($35) 2. Zanz ($35) 3. knitty_woman ($35)


GMSDA#11: $10 EMAIL SENT TO DONATOR!
From PattRose (pattrose1@aol.com): She's offering to the first ten (10) people who donate $5 to the Zoo, cover artwork for anyone's stories. She will do cover art for The Sentinel, SG1 or Firefly.
TAKERS: 1. Leesa_perrie 2. arnaa

GMSDMEM#12: $20 EMAIL SENT TO DONATOR!
From Shirley (key_west_az@yahoo.com): She's offering to the first TWO people who donate $10 to the Zoo, a 1st season DVD box set of "THE SENTINEL" (the official Paramount release, NEW, still in plastic). Shirley will pay shipping worldwide. NOTE: These are Region 1 DVDs, thus only Region1 DVD players can be used. TAKERS: 1. Mrs. Sweetpeach 2. Marj

GMSDSF#13: $60 EMAIL SENT TO DONATOR!
From Patt (PattRose1@aol.com): She's offering to everyone who donates $20 to the Zoo, a / TS story called "Best Friends, Too". It's 6500 words & has cover art. Summary: Jim wonders when he lost control of the situation. Lots of angst and owies for Jim. TAKERS: 1. Marj 2. sk 3. spacecat

GMSDMISC#14: $50 EMAIL SENT TO DONATOR!
From Spacecat (spacecat@eastlink.ca). She’s offering to the first three (3) who donate $25. to the zoo, a heavyweight cotton/poly blend sweatshirt with a handpainted Christmas reindeer design similar to the photo. The shirt has a detachable bow and rhinestone nose and berries. It would be perfect for your next ugly Christmas sweater party! Sweatshirts are available in sizes Small to 3XL. Spacecat will pay shipping within the continental U.S. and Canada. 1. sk 2. dragon606

GMSDMEM#15: $30 EMAIL SENT TO DONATOR!
From juli (juli3@aol.com): She's offering to everyone who donates $5 to the Zoo, a copy of "A Conversation With Garett Maggart" (2005) on DVD. She'll pay postage 1. Anna 2. alobear 3. sk 4. Unbelievable
5. arnaa 6. Swellison


GMSDA#16: $16 EMAIL SENT TO DONATOR!
From aly (alysideburns@gmail.com): She's offering to the first five (5) people willing to donate $8 to the Zoo, 10 icons of either their 10 favorite celebrities, or fandom-themed. If the fandom is one she's unfamiliar with, point her to where she can get photos or supply her with your favorites. 1. Kaleecat 2. Regina 3. Swellison
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CATEGORY:
"MAKE A WISH"


TOTAL
$120

GRANTED WISHES:

GMMWSF#1: WISH MADE BY PATT FOR $10 & GRANTED BY Kerensa CONNECT NOTICE SENT
GMMWSF#2: WISH MADE BY PATT FOR $20 & GRANTED BY Kerensa CONNECT NOTICE SENT
GMMWSF#3: WISH  BY ELMYRAEMILIE $20 GRANTED BY MAB CONNECT NOTICE SENT
GMMWSV#4: WISH MADE BY MAB FOR $30 GRANTED BY Unbelievable CONNECT NOTICE SENT
GMMWA#5: WISH MADE BY LEESA FOR $10 GRANTED BY stargatesg1971 CONNECT NOTICE SENT
GMMWMISC#11: WISH BY MARJ FOR $30 & GRANTED by Bluewolf CONNECT NOTICE SENT
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ANIMAL ADOPTION PAGE


YOU, THE SENTINEL FANS, RAISED
$4,700

IN ADOPTIONS!



moonridge banner CURRENT for 2013 LJ
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ares 2$250
I've 10 new parents: Sheila, Zanz, Shirley, Virginia, Terry H, Christine, Marj, G, GMOH, Ellen
I'm Ares and I'm a male Golden Eagle born in '98.

Aurora - 2013 (shauna)$250
I've 10 new parents: Sheila, Sallye, Terry H, spacecat, shirley, Christine, Jamie, G, GMOH, Ellen
I'm Aurora Borealis, and I'm a female Artic fox. I came to the Zoo in 2012 after being found living on a roof in Beverly Hills, CA for 3 days

Bayou - 2013 (shauna)$250
I've 10 new parents: Sheila, Sallye, Terry H, Discord26, Chelle, Shirley, Rachel, spacecat, Cernicalo, Christine
I'm Bayou and a female gray wolf. Me and my 8 brothers and sisters were born on April 9, 2009 at the Zoo.
Blair - 2013 (Bill Young) $350
I've 14 new parents: Sheila, Sallye, Virginia, Kerstin, Terry H, Discord26, Shirley, spacecat, Jamie, Diane, Christine, Kate, Christine N, Natalie
My name is Blair and I'm a male gray wolf named after my favorite character from my favorite TV show, The Sentinel. Oh, and unlike most of my fellow wolves, I'm rather fond of Peruvian Jaguars….

Bonzai 1.2011 (bill young) - cropped$225
I've 9 new parents: Sallye, Terry H, Discord26, Shirley, Starwatcher, spacecat, Jamie, Christine, Judy
I'm Bonzai, and I'm a male coyote born in 2010. I came to the Zoo that same year. I'm non-releasable because I was raised as a pet.

Canyon & Cascade - 2011 calendar contest$575
Both of us have 11 new parents: Virginia $50, Luanne $50, Sallye $50, Terry H $50, Discord26 $50, Shirley $50, spacecat $50, Jamie $50, Christine $50, Swellison $50, Sheila $50 AND Canyon has ONE (1) extra parent: Della! $25
We're Canyon & Cascade and both female Mountain Lions born in 2002 in Northern California. We came to the Zoo the same year. I was rescued as a baby with my sister, Canyon, when our mother was killed by a goat rancher. Unlike my sister, Canyon, I was actually named after a fictional city from a TV show called, The Sentinel (my personal favorite, although Canyon prefers One West Waikiki - Oh, and I'm VERY proud of my name!). PS: We're $25 EACH

cowboy - 2011 calendar contest (ron boyd) (2)$250
I have 10 new parents: Terry H, sk, Shirley, Starwatcher, Christine, snycock, G, GMOH, Ellen, Della
Howdy, I'm Cowboy and a male great horned owl. I came to the Zoo in 2009 when I was hit by a car. I had a broken wing that had to be amputated.

Katie - 2011 (shauna)$225
I've 9 new parents: Anna, Shirley, sk, Ada, Terry H, Starwatcher, JoAnn, Christine, G
I'm Katie and a female raccoon. I came to the Zoo in 2005 when I was orphaned. 

Legend 3.18.2012 (gale) (2)$325
I've 13 new parents: Shirley, Sallye, Luanne, Rachel, Virginia, Kerstin, Terry H, Discord26, spacecat, Cernicalo, Sheila, raynewton, Christine
I'm Legend and a male gray wolf. Me and my 8 brothers and sisters were born on April 9, 2009 at the Zoo. We were all raised by our Curator, Debbie Richardson and our Lead Keeper, Christy McGiveron. Our parents, Navarre and Wakiza were also raised here. You've probably already read all about us thanks to Bayou and Blair, so 'nuff said! Except...I am a Legend! Take that, Blair!

Logan - 2013 (shauna)$250
I've 10 new parents: Shirley, Sallye, Luanne, Terry H, Discord26, spacecat, Jamie, Christine, Sheila, Ellen
I'm Logan and Legend's sister. You've already read about us, and wolves in general, so all I'll add is, I'd really like to be adopted, as would we all. Please? Oh, and aly says: "DONATE NOW" - okay, off to play with my siblings....

lotus blossum 2$250
I've 10 new parents: Anna, Shirley, Terry H, Terry H, Sandy, Starwatcher, Christine, GMOH, Marj, sk
I'm Lotus Blossom, and a female badger. I was born in 2005 and needed to be hand raised at the Zoo when found on the side of the road.
Luke5 - 2.19.12 (gale)$225
I've 9 new parents: Sandy, Shirley, Terry Hx2, Hazel, Starwatcher, Christine, Marj, sk
I'm Luke and a male ringtail cat. I was born in 2005 and donated to the Zoo in 2007 from the Living Desert in Palm Desert, CA.

Motown3 - 1.22.2012 (gale)$275
I have 11 new parents: Shirley, Sallye, Kerstin, Terry H, Mary, Chelle, spacecat, Jamie, Christine, GMOH, Kerensa
I'm Motown and a male gray fox. I was born in 2009 and came to the Zoo the same year when Animal Control in Redlands, CA found me orphaned.
Pooh Bear (Summer McElroy 2012) hi res$250
I have 10 new parents: Shirley, Elaine, Luanne, Sallye, Terry H, Discord26, sk, Juli, Christine, GMOH
I'm Pooh Bear (no snickering, please), and I came to the Zoo in 2012. They believe that I was born in 2006 or 2007. I got my name from the cartoon character Winnie the Pooh, because we both love honey. I got into trouble by eating $8,000 worth of honey from a beekeeper in Northern California, which might be why I'm here now.

Samba$250
I've 10 new parents: Shirley, Sallye Virginia, Kerstin, Terry H, Discord26, Christine, Christine N, Judy, Ellen
I'm Samba and a female coyote born just a couple of months ago. I came to the Zoo after being found when I was only a few weeks old. I had parasites, fleas, anemia, and only weighed 2lbs so was near death. You've already read all about Coyotes from Bonzai, so all I can say is...I'd like to belong to you.

Sassy - 2011 (Shauna)$250
I've 10 new parents: Shirley, Terry H, Discord26, spacecat, Jamie, Regina, Swellison, Fran, Ellen, Della
I'm Sassy and a female bobcat born in 2005. I came to the Zoo in 2007 with broken hips, probably due to being hit by a car.

willow 10$250
I've 10 parents: Shirley, Melodi, Terry H (x2), Discord26, Starwatcher, Mary, Sarah, sk, augusta
I'm Willow and a female porcupine born in 2002. I came to live at the Zoo in 2004.

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Remember, all animals are only $25 to adopt, and again, go to the FAQ for instructions on how to adopt/pay for any or all of these lovely, wonderful animals!
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DONATED ITEMS!

TOTAL RAISED ON THIS PAGE:

$2138

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CATEGORY:

BIDDING ITEMS
TOTAL RAISED
$975

GMAUCAA#1: WINNING BID: $60 by alobear Connect Notice Sent
GMAUCAA#2: WINNING BID: $45 by alayne Connect Notice Sent

GMAUCZ#3:    WINNING BID: $15 sk Connect Notice Sent
GMAUCZ#5: WINNING BID: $25 by spacecat Connect Notice Sent

GMAUCSF#6: WINNING BID: $20 by sk Connect Notice Sent
GMAUCSF#7: WINNING BID: $25 by calic0cat Connect Notice Sent
GMAUCMISC#8: WINNING BID $25 Arianna Connect Notice Sent

GMAUCSV#9:     WINNING BID: $40 G Connect Notice Sent
GMAUCMEM#13: WINNER IS: Sahara Shadow $40 Connect Notice Sent
GMAUCMISC#15: WINNING BID: $45 by spacecat Connect Notice Sent

GMAUCMISC#16: WINNING BID: SuzieM: $20 Connect Notice Sent
GMAUCMEM#18: WINNING BID: $40 by Chriselora Connect Notice Sent
GMAUCMISC#19, 20, 21, 27: WINNING BID: $10 each = $40 from sk Connect Notice Sent

GMAUCMISC#24: WINNING BID: $10 sk Connect Notice Sent
GMAUCMISC#25: WINNING BID: $15: Arianna Connect Notice Sent
GMAUCMEM#28: WINNING BID: $10 by SC Connect Notice Sent
GMAUCMISC#33: WINNING BID: $25 by Spacecat Connect Notice Sent

GMAUCMEM#30: WINNER IS: Cernicalo $35 Connect Notice Sent
GMAUCZ#31: WINNING BID: $25 by SilverShadows99 Connect Notice Sent
GMAUCMISC#34: WINNING BID: $55 by Shirley Connect Notice Sent
GMAUCMEM#37: WINNING BID: $30 by *Luanne Connect Notice Sent
GMAUCMEM#38: WINNING BID: $15 by Arianna Connect Notice Sent

GMAUCMISC#39: WINNING BID: $25 by Ellen Connect Notice Sent
GMAUCMISC#40: WINNING BID: $25 by Ellen Connect Notice Sent
GMAUCMISC#41: WINNING BID: $10 by spacecat Connect Notice Sent
GMAUCMEM#42: WINNING BID: $20 by unbelievable Connect Notice Sent
GMAUCMISC#43: WINNING BID: $15 by augusta Connect Notice Sent

GMAUCMISC#45, 46, 47: BIDS: $15, $25, $15  for a total of: $55 by spacecat Connect Notice Sent
GMAUCMEM#49: WINNING BID: $10 by Alayne Connect Notice Sent
GMAUCZ#51:        WINNING BID: $15 from Ellen Connect Notice Sent

GMAUCMISC#53: WINNING BID: $90 by alobear Connect Notice Sent
GMAUCMISC#55: WINNER: Regina $5 Connect Notice Sent
GMAUCMISC#56: WINNING BID $15 by arnaa Connect Notice Sent


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FIRST ONE-FIRST WON ITEMS TOTAL RAISED
$665

GMFFZ#1 & 4 $30 + $80= $110 Connect Notice Sent
GMFFZ#2 & #7=$70: SOLD to SisterMu Connect Notice Sent
GMFFZ#3 $60: GMFFSF#5 $25 GMFFMEM#26 $5 TOTAL: $90 : SOLD to sk Connect Notice Sent
GMFFSF#8: $20 SOLD to dragon606 Connect Notice Sent

GMFFSF#9: $20 SOLD to silvershadow99 Connect Notice Sent
GMFFSF#12: $15 SOLD to Marj Connect Notice Sent
GMFFMEM#14: $15 SOLD to unbelievable Connect Notice Sent
GMFFMEM#15 for $5: GMFF#24 & 25 $30 TOTAL: $35: SOLD to Kerensa Connect Notice Sent
GMFFZ#16: GMFFZ#18: GMFFZ#19: TOTAL: $85 SOLD to Morgan Connect Notice Sent
GMFFZ#20, 21 & 22 $20, $30 & $33=$85, TOTAL: $195: SOLD to Spacecat Connect Notice Sent
GMFFSV#23: $10 SOLD to Pat S Connect Notice Sent


CALENDARS/PHOTO FROM GMOH TOTAL RAISED
$245
Notice Sent To GMOH
GMAUCMEM#35 WINNER: chriselora $40
GMAUCMEM#35A: WINNER: Tany $35
GMAUCMEM#35B: WINNER: PROXY by Marj $30
GMAUCMEM#35C: WON BY HLempress $30
GMAUCMEM#35D: WINNER: by Swellison: $50
GMAUCMEM#35E: WINNER: Sahara Shadow: $30
GMAUCMEM#35F: WINNER IS: SilverShadow99: $30


SPECIAL DEALS & GMOH ZINE SALES
$253

GMAUCMEM#10 & 29: WINNER IS: Kerensa $30 & $20 = $50 Connect Notice Sent
GMAUCMEM#11 & 12: WINNER IS: unbelievable $15 each = $30 Connect Notice Sent
GMAUCMEM#30: From Marj: Special Deal with Arianna $25 Connect Notice Sent
GMFFSV#23: $10 Special Deal for ChelleToo Connect Notice Sent

GMAUCMEM#35: $40 from Spacecat special deal GMOH Calendar Connect Notice Sent
GMAUCMEM#35F: $40 from Alayne Connect Notice Sent
SPECIAL DEAL: From Luna, banner $8 for Leesa Connect Notice Sent
SPECIAL DEAL by Marj with Unbelievable for DUG DVD/TS soundtrack $30 Connect Notice Sent
GMOH ZINE MONIES: $20 ($100 went to adopting animals) No Connect Notice Required
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DEFINITIONS, TIPS ON WRITING BLURB & EXAMPLES OF ITEMS THAT CAN BE DONATED

DEFINITIONS OF TERMS USED IN FAQ

1. ACTIVE BIDDING/AUCTION ITEMS: These are items fans eagerly bid on in order to WIN them, thus each item in this category will go to the HIGHEST BIDDER. These items are found at our "Donated Items" pages.

Bidding this year has changed as thefreeauction.com site seemed to have a glitch, making it impossible to use. That means we're relying on good old fashioned EMAILS. You'll find the precise procedure in our FAQ - QUESTION #7.

Winners will be determined based on the LAST EMAIL RECEIVED BY MIDNIGHT, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28th & ALL WINNERS will be notified via email from ALY. At that point, you can PAY!


2. SPECIAL DONATED ITEMS: These are items that have been donated to A) an "Unlimited" number of fans, as in "everyone who" - or a "Limited" number of fans, as in "To the first five who..."
The individual who donated the item/s also sets the donation amounty also have a 'set' donation amount as set by the individual who donated the item/s. These are found HERE at page 2 of our Donated Items pages.


3. FIRST ONE-FIRST WON ITEMS: These are items where the donator chose not to use the "Active Bidding" and chose instead to set their own price. The first person who gets their email to me stating their desire for the item is the winner (contingent on paying, of course, as with all categories).

4. MAKE A WISH ITEMS: This was formerly called "Claim Auction" but other than a name change, nothing else is different. Basically, a fan 'makes a wish' for something; like a story, artwork, zines, memorabilia, etc. and they promise to donate a specified amount if their wish is granted (and they may specify they'll take multiple 'grants'). When the wish is "granted" by another fan, the 'wisher' will be notified by aly at the conclusion of the Auction. Upon "Proof of Payment", both wisher and granter will be connected via email. These items are found HERE.

5. ANIMAL ADOPTIONS: Each year, the Zoo provides us with a list of animals that NEED adopting more than others, which gives you, the fan, a rare opportunity to be a part of the Zoo by becoming a 'parent' to one or more of the listed animals. Your donation, along with all the other fans who also choose to become parents will help care, feed and house these animals. The Adoption donation for each animal is $25. At the end of the Auction, the Zoo will send you an Adoption Certificate and photo of the animal/s you adopted via an email. This may take time due to the number of 'new parents'. *G*

6. DONATION BLURBS: When you donate an item, I ask that you provide a "descriptive paragraph' or sentence describing your offer and any helpful information, including applicable URLS. This 'Blurb" is what appears on the Donated Items Pages. For more on how to write up your Blurb, scroll down to "Tips on How to Write A Blurb"

7. ITEM IDENTIFICATION NUMBER: (READ CAREFULLY) - Every item donated will have its own "Identification" for use in all correspondence and listing on the DONATED ITEMS PAGES.

You'll find a full explanation on what all the acronyms and numbers mean in an ID below as well as samples.

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CATEGORY ACRONYMS

AUC=     Auction Items
SD=       Special Donations
FF=       First One, First Won items
MW=     A Make A Wish Item

ITEM ACRONYMS
SF=    "/" fiction
F=      Gen fiction
A=      Art
AA=    "/" Art
SV=    Song Videos
Z=       Zines
Mem=  Memorabilia
Misc=  Miscellaneous (this category would include PodFics, Arts & Crafts and other unique items)

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SAMPLES & EXPLANATION OF IDENTIFICATION NUMBERS:

Say the first email I receive with a donated item is from "Jane Doe". She's donating a story for the Special Donations. She's included her "Blurb" which tells me the fiction is "/". Based on that, I assign the following "ID" to her Donation:

GMSDSF#1 or
GM=Garett Maggart
SD=Special Donation
SF="/" Fiction
#1=The first donation received by me


Now say I receive another email with a donation, this one from "Joan Deer". Joan is offering - for the Auction - an oil painting based on the show, "White Collar".  But she also has a "Wish", namely she'll donate $35 to the Zoo if an artist will provide cover art and one interior piece for a story she's just finished. That's two separate items and, based on how they appear in the email, I assign the following ID's:
To the first item in her email; the story:
GMAUCSF#1 or
GM=Garett Maggart
AUC=Auction
A=Art work
#2=The first donation received for the auction category


And for the second item in her email, the "Wish":
GMMWA#1 or
GM=Garett Maggart
MW="Make A Wish"
A="/" Fiction
#3=The first donation received for the Make A Wish category


Here's how your donations will appear at our Web site - with ID# and your Blurb (using examples from above):

First item from Jane Doe (as outlined above) would appear at our website like this:

GMSDSF#1: From Jane Doe (JD@beki-bekistan.com): "She's offering a "/" TS story, J/B to everyone who donates $35 to the Zoo. The story is finished and is 85 pages long. It's a Sentoo resolution with a happy ending. For samples of her stories, go to: www.anthroguppy.com"

Example #2: The second email received, this one from Joan Deer, would look like this at our website:

GMAUCA#1 From Joan Deer (jd34@yahoo.com): "She's offering a "/" White Collar work of art showing P/N and done by "Sally B". The work is matted and framed, done in oil. Photo of art is at right. Joan will pay shipping if winner is in the US, otherwise, winner pays shipping.

Her "Wish" would appear in the "Make a Wish" section of the web site like this:

GMMWSF#1: From Joan Deer (id34@yahoo.com): "She would like someone to do a cover art piece and interior art for her White Collar "/" (P/N) novel she's written. She would like the art work to represent the 'feel' of her story, and doesn't care if it's an original piece of art, a manipulation, or a piece of art created in Photoshop, etc. She will donate $35 for the cover and $10 for the interior art (and $5 for each piece of additional interior art). The art does not have to be by the same artist. One artist can do the cover and another can offer to do the interior. To view the story, go here: www.theforgerydepartment.com"

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TIPS ON HOW TO WRITE UP YOUR DESCRIPTIONS or "BLURBS"

Your "Blurb" should be short and sweet. You must include the following:

  • The name or "Handle" you wish to be seen on the Web (website, Update site and when sending ALY your emails with bids for the ACTIVE BIDDING part of the EVENT).


  • Your email address so fans can contact you if they have questions about your donation or Wish (it will be public)


  • Any applicable URL, such as where your stories or artwork may be found so fans can read examples/see samples


  • The $ amount if it's for the Special Donations or First One-First Won as well as what you're willing to donate if you're making a Wish


  • If shipping is involved, you must state whether you'll pay or the winner will


  • Descriptive wording and information, ie; type of story, type of art, size of item, materials used, etc.

The examples used under "More Samples of Identification Numbers" are also excellent examples of how your "Blurb" should look. If you have any questions, email me.

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SMALL SAMPLE OF ITEMS THAT CAN BE DONATED:

  • Arts & Crafts: Such as jewelry (fandom-themed is always popular), fandom-themed check covers/credit card holders, quilts, knitted items, fandom-themed hand-made dolls, needlepoint, carved items, etc. Basically, just about anything you can think of or create

  • Song Vids: CD's of existing song vids can be donated or you can offer to create a song vid/s to order, for any fandom

  • PodFics: These have become a very popular item to donate, either a podfic that already exists of fandom stories, or the offer to create one to order

  • Manipulated Art or Original Art: Either already created, or made to order for the winner/s

  • Photoshopped Items: Such as icons to order, banners, story covers, zine artwork, Mood Themes, etc.

  • Technical Abilities: Offering to create websites; or setting up a Journal or Blog. Or offering web space.

As you can see, when it comes to the Auction, there's no limit other than your imagination as to what can be donated. Every fandom has iconic items associated with it (like wolves and jaguars for TS) and many fans have collected such items over the years and the Auction offers a great way to contribute to the Zoo by donating some of those collectibles.

Thank you in advance for your Support, your Donations, and your Generosity.

You've been faithful to this event, the animals and the Zoo for TEN wonderful years and I'm proud to be a part of such a fantastic group of women (and a few men), and I know Garett is both appreciative and thankful, as is the Zoo and non-profit group whose job it is to help raise money;
The Friends of The Big Bear Alpine Zoo


Special thanks to the Moonies:
Arianna
Sylvette
Ande
Kaleecat13
Gerri
Janet
Rae
and new this year:
JULI
MAB
and
SNYCOCK

golden guppy

I2012 AUCTION SALE PAGE

You can still get yourself some great Moonridge Auction items AND adopt an animal! Many of the items still open are also on SALE! Under the cut, you'll find ONLY unsold items and items with a few slots left available as well as a few Claims still looking for a claimant! If you're interested in stories and/or art that were available to 'everyone', they're here too. If you want anything, or wish to adopt, send me an email and I'll give you the okay and you can then Paypal me by following the FAQ directions for payment. The animals are here.


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