What is the Raffle?
One of our volunteers collects and packages baskets of books and all types of goodies donated by authors, local merchants, and others. Donations in the past have included signed books, paintings, gift certificates, edible treats, even a vacation package! Critiques and character-namings are always good, too! The baskets are on display in the bookstore for examination throughout the conference.
How do I donate items for the raffle?
Thank you! Donating to the raffle is a great way to gain additional exposure. We welcome all types of donations – you are limited only by your imagination! If you have an item or items to donate, please contact the raffle coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information regarding where to send your item.
PLEASE NOTE: All donations must be received by January 15, 2017.
We’ll try to fit in donations received after that date, but there is no guarantee.
How do I participate to win raffle items?
Raffle tickets are sold throughout the conference by our Boa Ladies and Gentlemen, volunteers who roam the conference wearing pink boas. Prices are reasonable, and you can buy as many tickets as you like to increase your odds of winning. Slotted boxes are placed with each raffle item and you put your tickets in the box for the item you would like to win.
When is the drawing and must I be present to win?
The drawing will be held before the Saturday evening cocktail party. It is not necessary for you to be there, but your tickets must be. Winning tickets are verified at the time of the drawing and the items presented. We cannot mail winning baskets. Many people who cannot attend on Saturday evening leave their tickets with a trusted friend.