Including today, it is seven days until the big birthday. High time then, to confirm again that we will celebrate into RA’s birthday. There are indeed a number of fan-led happenings… errrrr… happening to mark RA’s birthday. Apart from a change collection to generate donations, Gratiana suggests passing the time with a ‘Fantasy Birthday Party’. On Twitter, there is a whole Twitter account for the purpose of celebrating the birthday boy – check HERE for updates. Lastly, I am gearing up for the birthday auctions, too.
In fact I’ve spent some time shopping, sewing and photographing for the upcoming fundraiser, and thought I should keep the suspense going by posting an update. You’ve seen the shrines, you know that Sinnamin has donated two plushies, and that a number of other fan items have been donated from far and wide. Also, if you are an observant reader, my post from 27 March might have attracted your curiosity. It contained a picture of an autograph… Richard was kind enough to sign some of my pictures. This time ’round, I sent him prints of my Leeds loot and Richard graciously returned the four pictures signed. I am throwing all four autographs into the auction, all bar one framed and ready to adorn your walls.
The full details of the items on offer will be posted prior to the start of the auctions here on my blog. Like previously, I am going to conduct the bidding via eBay – which means less work for me and absolute certainty for you that your bids are being recorded and analysed properly. If you want to make sure you find the individual auctions, be sure to follow me on eBay. Just click on “follow” on my eBay page. I will post individual links here on my blog, too. – As in the previous auction, I am also going to offer up a ‘Custom RAPS’. The auction for that will be conducted via e-mail, though.
In total, I have got 13 (thirteen!!!) individual auctions on my list so far.
Is that an unlucky number? Should I sew something and throw that in for a 14th auction? I am hoping that we will have a variety of items on offer for every taste and budget. More info to come over the next few days. In the meantime, keep sharing the love – and the auction announcements. Like previously, I am going to raffle a prize among all of the lovely helpers who have helped spread the word. So be sure to let me know if you have reblogged this post here, on tumblr, or elsewhere, of if you have retweeted, pinned on Pinterest, mentioned on Instagram or posted on Facebook.