26 April 2017 @ 12:56 pm

We're looking to raise at least €900,00 to pay the deposit on the venue. Any money we make beyond that will go towards paying for the convention as well to pay off more of the venue costs, screening licenses, etc. 

Ultimately, the more money we raise now, the less you'll have to spend on tickets in the end!

You need to use
OpenID to bid on lots if you don't have a Dreamwidth account.

Please refer to the Bidding Examples or the FAQ if you have any questions.

If/When you've won a lot you'll be notified on MONDAY, May 1st (that's tomorrow ....) with a request to pay the winning amount within a week.

THE AUCTION IS CLOSED NOW. PLEASE DO NOT SIGN UP OR BID ANYMORE! ALL WINNERS SHOULD HAVE A NOTIFICATION THAT TELLS THEM THE NEXT STEPS. WHEN PAYING FOR YOUR ITEMS MAKE SURE YOU CHOOSE "SEND MONEY TO FAMILY/FRIENDS" - ANY OTHER OPTION WILL RESULT IN FEES THAT PAYPAL WILL TAKE OUT OF COINELOT'S EARNINGS!

 
 
01 April 2017 @ 07:26 pm
A quick rundown (with examples) of how bidding works for those who've never participated in a fandom auction.
 
As mentioned in the FAQ, bidding, essentially, is easy. The creators put up their lots, you pick out what you want to bid on, and then, on April 30th, you make your bid. Here's the complete schedule.
 
To bid on a lot in the AUCTION section, you reply to the comment in which the lot has been offered. Keep track of that lot to see if someone else outbids you, in case you want to bid more to win that lot. You will have to reply to the offered lot again, NOT YOUR OWN BID. Dreamwidth timestamps are deciding to see who made the latest, highest bid. That person wins the lot. See this example.
 
If a creator offers more than 1 item, all the highest bidders will win 1 of the items of that lot lot until the items are "sold out". See this example.
 
If more than one person offers the same amount of money for a lot, one of them will have to up their bid, otherwise the person who bid first (DW timestamp) wins the lot. See this example.
 
If only one person bids on a lot with several items (i.e. a writer who offers 2 fics to the highest bidders), they win the right to claim all items. In this case, the winning sum must be divided between all claimed items. See this example.

To bid on several items from the same lot, you only need to reply to that lot once. However, you have to make it clear that you're bidding on several items in that lot by stating exactly what you're bidding per item. Additionally, if you've bid on several items, and someone else bids a higher amount for just 1 item, the higher bidder wins 1 item, and you win the remaining items as long as you are the only other highest bidder. See this example.
 
To bid on a lot in the BUY NOW section, all you have to do is to be the first to bid the required amount (or any amount if the creator set a pricing scheme like, for example, 1EUR/100 words). See this example.

You cannot outbid somone in the BUY NOW section. the Buy Now section is first come, first serve. See this example.
 
To bid on a lot in the PROMPT OFFERS section, you only need to be the first creator to claim a prompt, unless the prompter set their prompt up for auction. For this last option, see this example.

If a prompter has serious objections to the person who claimed their prompt, they may VETO the claim. Keep in mind that this might be hurtful to the creator, so please only VETO in extreme cases. (i.e. a creator who has published work that triggered you/made you deeply uncomfortable in the past, or similar concerns) There's an example here. 

If you're entirely comfortable with vetoing someone because you object to their style, you may do so, of course, but, as said before, keep in mind that this is likely to hurt the creator's feelings. 

You may use a proxy/stand-in to bid on your behalf. The proxy will need to state your username and the website/social media where to find you under that name when bidding on your behalf. See this example.
 
In all cases, bidders are allowed to ask questions about the offered lot, to make sure that what they're bidding on/claiming is what both sides want/are able to produce. We highly encourage you to ask these questions between April 23rd and April 29th, after all lots have been posted, and before bidding begins.
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08 April 2017 @ 03:11 pm
 
Please sign up in this post if you wish to offer a PROMPT.

You may offer prompts for

  • art --> no graphics/gifs, any other (fan)art (digital or not) is allowed

  • writing --> fanfic, original fic, poetry, etc.

  • video --> no fanvideos using scenes from the show or the actor's other works, all other kinds allowed

  • audio --> fanmixes/playlists must be hosted on legal streaming websites or made up of music with a free sharing license, podfic and all other audio are allowed, inlcuding original music

  • crafts --> anything goes

  • misc --> food (non-perishables, must be safe to ship), etc.

That means: You offer a prompt and a price. On April 30th, bidders will reply to the post with the prompt which they wish to fill. It's first come, first serve!

Please use this format only to post your offer, and put your username + type of medium in the subject line.

REMEMBER THAT IN THIS AUCTION THE PERSON OFFERING THE PROMPT PAYS THE OFFERED AMOUNT, AND THE/ALL WINNING BIDS EARN THE PRIVILEGE OF FILLING THAT PROMPT/REQUEST!

The prompter has the right to veto a claim if they have serious objections to the person who claimed their prompt. (i.e., the creator also creates works that make the prompter deeply uncomfortable) I would advice every prompter to think hard before rejecting a claim since it's potentially insulting to the creator. To veto a claim, simple reply to the claim with "veto".
There's an example here.



A guideline for prices can be found here. There is no obligation to stick to it, it merely serves to give those who've never participated in a fandom auction, or don't usually offer commisions as a guideline.

You can sign up offers until April 28th. Buying will be possible on April 30th only. If not enough lots have been sold, there'll be a second round of bidding on May 6th and 7th, allowing bids on all lots that have not yet been sold and/or paid for. Watch our
tumblr to stay updated on what's happening with the offers.

If you have any questions, please consult the
FAQ. If you can't find your answer there, you'll be able to comment on that post to ask your question.

THE AUCTION IS CLOSED NOW. PLEASE DO NOT SIGN UP OR BID ANYMORE! ALL WINNERS SHOULD HAVE A NOTIFICATION THAT TELLS THEM THE NEXT STEPS. WHEN PAYING FOR YOUR ITEMS MAKE SURE YOU CHOOSE "SEND MONEY TO FAMILY/FRIENDS" - ANY OTHER OPTION WILL RESULT IN FEES THAT PAYPAL WILL TAKE OUT OF COINELOT'S EARNINGS!
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08 April 2017 @ 02:26 pm
 
Please sign up in this post if you wish to offer a lot BUY NOW style.

You may offer

  • art --> no graphics/gifs, any other (fan)art (digital or not) is allowed

  • writing --> fanfic, original fic, poetry, etc.

  • video --> no fanvideos using scenes from the show or the actor's other works, all other kinds allowed

  • audio --> fanmixes/playlists must be hosted on legal streaming websites or made up of music with a free sharing license, podfic and all other audio are allowed, inlcuding original music

  • crafts --> anything goes

  • misc --> food (non-perishables, must be safe to ship), etc.

That means: You offer a lot and a price. On April 30th, bidders will reply to the post with the lot which they wish to buy. It's first come, first serve even if someone is willing to pay more than the asked price!

Please use this format only to post your offer, and put your username + type of medium in the subject line.



A guideline for prices can be found here. There is no obligation to stick to it, it merely serves to give those who've never participated in a fandom auction, or don't usually offer commisions as a guideline.

You can sign up offers from until April 28th. Buying will be possible on April 30th only. If not enough lots have been sold, there'll be a second round of bidding on May 6th and 7th, allowing bids on all lots that have not yet been sold and/or paid for. Watch our
tumblr to stay updated on what's happening with the offers.

If you have any questions, please consult the
FAQ. If you can't find your answer there, you'll be able to comment on that post to ask your question.

THE AUCTION IS CLOSED NOW. PLEASE DO NOT SIGN UP OR BID ANYMORE! ALL WINNERS SHOULD HAVE A NOTIFICATION THAT TELLS THEM THE NEXT STEPS. WHEN PAYING FOR YOUR ITEMS MAKE SURE YOU CHOOSE "SEND MONEY TO FAMILY/FRIENDS" - ANY OTHER OPTION WILL RESULT IN FEES THAT PAYPAL WILL TAKE OUT OF COINELOT'S EARNINGS!
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08 April 2017 @ 12:33 pm
 
Please sign up in this post if you wish to offer a lot AUCTION style.

You may offer

  • art --> no graphics/gifs, any other (fan)art (digital or not) is allowed

  • writing --> fanfic, original fic, poetry, etc.

  • video --> no fanvideos using scenes from the show or the actor's other works, all other kinds allowed

  • audio --> fanmixes/playlists must be hosted on legal streaming websites or made up of music with a free sharing license, podfic and all other audio are allowed, inlcuding original music

  • crafts --> anything goes

  • misc --> food (non-perishables, must be safe to ship), etc.

That means: You offer a lot and set a starting bid. On April 30th, bidders will reply to the post with the lot on which they wish to bid with their offered amount.

Please use this format only to post your offer:



A guideline for prices can be found here. There is no obligation to stick to it, it merely serves to give those who've never participated in a fandom auction, or don't usually offer commisions a guideline.

You can sign up offers until April 28th. Bidding will be open on April 30th only. If not enough lots have been sold, there'll be a second round of bidding on May 6th and 7th, allowing bids on all lots that have not yet been sold and/or paid for. Watch our
tumblr to stay updated on what's happening with the offers.

If you have any questions, please consult the
FAQ. If you can't find your answer there, you'll be able to comment on that post to ask your question.

THE AUCTION IS CLOSED NOW. PLEASE DO NOT SIGN UP OR BID ANYMORE! ALL WINNERS SHOULD HAVE A NOTIFICATION THAT TELLS THEM THE NEXT STEPS. WHEN PAYING FOR YOUR ITEMS MAKE SURE YOU CHOOSE "SEND MONEY TO FAMILY/FRIENDS" - ANY OTHER OPTION WILL RESULT IN FEES THAT PAYPAL WILL TAKE OUT OF COINELOT'S EARNINGS!
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08 April 2017 @ 11:13 am
If you want to spread the word on DW or LJ, just use the code for the banner you want! (Make sure to switch to the HTML tab on your post editor.) On tumblr, you can just reblog this post.






A fandom auction to help finance the second Merthur OTP Convention.
To visit the Auction and/or learn more about it, click the banner.
For more information on COiNELOT, visit
@coinelot on tumblr.









A fandom auction to help finance the second Merthur OTP Convention.
To visit the Auction and/or learn more about it, click the banner.
For more information on COiNELOT, visit
@coinelot on tumblr.


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08 April 2017 @ 09:45 am
Once you've won a bid, you'll need to pay within a week. Please send the money to coinelot[at]gmail[dot]com and choose "Send money to family or friends" as PayPal will deduct fees otherwise!

All payments should be sent to coinelot[at]gmail[dot]com via PayPal. Please provide the reference as given to you in the notification of your win.

If you wish to use bank transfer as your payment method, send a message to COiNELOT on either Dreamwidth or tumblr, or send us an e-mail at coinelot[at]gmail[dot]com.

Please make sure that you set the right currency when transferring the money! All prices have been set in Euros.

We ask that you send us this money as if you were sending it to a friend or family member so that PayPal won't deduct any fees from the final amount, especially since, technically, you're gifting us the money to us, not paying for goods, etc.



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08 April 2017 @ 09:33 am
FAQ  
Important Links

COiNELOT
This is WHY we're doing this.

Auction Schedule
This is WHEN we're doing this.

Auction || Buy Now || Prompt Offers
This is where you offer/bid.

Payment Information
This is how you pay.

Promotion
This is where you find graphics and quick-embed codes to signal boost the auction!

So, how does this whole thing work? )

What's a lot? )

How many lots can I offer? )

What am I allowed to offer? )

Am I only allowed to offer Merthur and/or Merlin specific content? )

What type of works am I allowed to offer? )

Is it okay to offer gif sets/graphics or fanvideos? )

Am I allowed to offer edibles? (Tea blends, ready made food, etc.) )

Am I allowed to specify what I'm NOT willing to create? Additionally, can I specify what I'm particularly eager to create? )

Should I include samples of previous works in my offer? )

I've never offered commissions before. How do I know what starting price to set? )

Instead of auctioning off my talent, can I opt for "Buy Now" offers? )

Can I offer completed works? )

Can I ask to have my specific prompt filled instead of bidding on a much less specific creation? )

Should I create a comment for every offer I make, or can I combine all my offers in one post? )

By when do I have to complete the work that someone's won? )

Do I retain copyright of my works? )

What currency will be used for this? )

How does bidding work? )

On how many lots can I bid? )

Can I bid anonymously? )

Can I use a proxy/stand in to bid on my behalf? )

Can I retract my offer/bid? )

What happens after the auction ends and I've won? )

What if I don't pay on time? )

What if I want something else than what I've bid/paid for? )

Can I tip the creator/pay extra for the creator's time/work? Am I allowed to charge more if my winner asks for extra stuff? )

I can't find a lot I want to bid on, nor do I have any prompts I want people to fill for money, but I DO want to support the convention. Can I donate money? )

Do you have a question that hasn't been covered by this FAQ section, or are you unsure about the meaning of our answers, either message us here on Dreamwidth, Livejournal, tumblr, leave a comment on this post, or email us at coinelot[at]gmail[dot]com.
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08 April 2017 @ 09:33 am
April 16th, Easter Sunday - April 28th, Friday

The community opens up to let anyone who wants to offer lots comment on the appropriate posts.

Auction || Buy Now || Prompt Offer

April 30th, Sunday

Time to bid! The community opens again to give you the chance to bid on lots. This is the only day you'll be able to bid on lots, from 8:00 a.m. until 12 a.m. CEST (UTC+2 ; time zone map)

Countdown Clock

May 1st, Monday - May 6, Saturday

Time to pay! You'll be notified on Monday, May 1st of your win, and asked to pay the winning bid until Saturday, May 6th, 11:59 p.m. CEST. Payment information can be found here.

May 7th, Sunday -  May 10th, Wednesday

Potential second round of bidding/buying/claiming should a lot of lots (heh) still be left over, or previous bidders/buyers have failed to pay on time.

May 11th, Thursday - May 13th, Saturday


Time to pay (again)! You'll be notified on Thursday, May 11th, of your win, and asked to pay the winning bid until Saturday, May 13th, 11:59 p.m. CEST. Payment information can be found here.
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