This year’s charity auction will be live over Zoom using Zoom chat for auction bidding. Proceeds will be evenly split between Everybody Wins! Iowa (the official DemiCon Charity for 2021) and the Des Moines Science Fiction and Fantasy Society (DMSFFS). DemiCon is normally a major fundraiser form DMSFFS. Because this virtual convention is free we are hoping to raise enough money to cover this years convention operating costs.
Please feel free to browse the items on the website in advance. All items will start with a minimum bid. The auction will officially begin via Zoom on Saturday, May 1st at 6:15pm.
Meeting ID: 961 3050 6241
We have several shipping options for physical items:
- If you live in the Des Moines Metro area then a DMSFFS member can coordinate a socially distanced drop off free of charge.
- We can hang onto the item for you until a later date and time, such as the next time you are in town if you are not from Des Moines, or at an in-person DMSFFS event later this year. We only ask that if you choose this option you pick up the item by no later than next year’s convention in May 2022.
- The item can be shipped to you. You will be responsible for an additional fee of $5 per lot for shipping. For example: You purchase lot 13 and lot 15. The amount you would pay would be the final auction price for lot 13, plus $5, plus the final auction price for lot 15, plus $5. The $5 shipping rate is limited to the continental United States. We cannot ship outside the continental United States unless you make alternate arrangement with us in advance.
There are no refunds or returns on charity auction items. After the charity auction ends, auction winners will receive an email asking for additional information. Once verified the winners will receive a PayPal invoice to be paid before the item is shipped, picked up, or dropped off. PayPal invoices can be paid using credit card, debit card, bank account/electronic check, or the existing balance on your PayPal account. Having a PayPal account is not required.