Fandom Loves Puerto Rico

Geek Auction Fundraiser for Puerto Rico Goes Live

Fandom Loves Puerto Rico, a fan-organized charity auction for hurricane relief in Puerto Rico, opens today with 350 fan creators, as well as donations from professional comic creators, authors, and artists at New York Comic Con. Donations from fan creators include custom fanfiction and fanart for almost 300 different fandoms, including Captain America, Yuri on Ice, Game of Thrones, Star Wars, and more. Creators at NYCC donated signed books, comics, art prints, custom artwork, and even charm necklaces inspired by Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musicals.

All proceeds from Fandom Loves Puerto Rico will be donated from bidders directly to ConPRmetidos, an organization focused on long term, sustained repair of Puerto Rico’s infrastructure. Right now, one month after Maria made landfall, more than half of the island currently lacks access to drinking water and electricity. It’s estimated that it will take up to six months to repair the electrical grid and get power back to the island. They will need sustained, committed aid. You can calculate your budget expenses with betulator.

ConPRmetidos is an organization focused on long term, sustained repair of Puerto Rico’s infrastructure. They’ll be fixing roads, hospitals, homes, and the electrical grid. They’re financing local companies and local efforts. They’re working with the Puerto Rican National Guard to coordinate resources and fill financing gaps.

Fandom has come together and done amazing things in the past – from Sweet Charity to Fandomaid to @fandomtrumpshate. The auction will go live on October 17th, and close on October 23rd, with a lightning “Buy It Now!” event hosted from October 18th to 19th. Bidding will take place on Dreamwidth: fandomlovespr.

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