It’s not just about fun and games… every year, we also like to spend some quality time raising money for a good cause.
The Bob May Memorial Charity Auction, Gallifrey One’s annual charity benefit event that takes place every year on Sunday at 12:30pm at our convention, has raised over $120,000 for charity over the years for some very worthy causes, including the Foundation for the Study of Infant Death, the Downs Syndrome Association, the American Red Cross, the Dyslexia Scholarship Fund, the Hurricane Mitch Disaster Relief Fund, the War Child Charity, the Afghan Women’s Mission, the Pediatric AIDS Foundation, the Juvenile Diabetes Association, the Starlight/Starbright Foundation, the American Heart Association, Actors and Others For Animals, the American Cancer Society, Direct Relief International, Pet Orphans of Southern California, Students Run LA, the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer, the Aimee Hoff Memorial Scholarship Fund, the Wounded Warrior Project, and in 2016, the LUMOS Foundation (which for the first time broke the $10k mark on funds raised for charity in a single year!)
Our charity auction is named in honor of our friend Bob May, best known for playing the Robot on the 1960s television series Lost in Space. But for us at Gallifrey One, Bob was part of our family — for over a decade, he was a mainstay at our convention as a programming guest, dealer, raconteur… and beloved auctioneer at our charity events. Since Bob’s passing in 2009, and with the gracious and continuing support of Bob’s family, our charity event has been perpetually dedicated to his memory, and the proceeds donated in his name.
As always, 100% of the proceeds of our charity auction goes directly to the charity.
The 2017 Bob May Memorial Charity Auction will once again take place on Sunday at our convention. Auction donations are readily accepted at our convention all weekend! Science fiction merchandise and memorabilia of any kind, both new and collectible, are welcome. You can stop by the convention office during the weekend to donate any merchandise; you will receive a statement for your donation.
What are we looking for? In short: donations of science fiction, fantasy, comics, horror or genre related material, most especially Doctor Who and its spinoffs. This includes genres such as Torchwood, Star Wars, Star Trek, Harry Potter, Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, The Prisoner, Blake’s 7, Buffy, Angel, Firefly, Stargate, Battlestar Galactica, Caprica, Red Dwarf, anything related to science fiction film and television, SF/fantasy literature, comic books, or collectibles. Anything that has a tangential relationship to the SF/fantasy/horror genre which is in at least very good condition. Autographed photos, commemorative items, one-time prints, illustrations, etc. are also welcome. If you find it to be a valuable collectible, chances are good that others will, too. Just be sure: this is not a disposal service for items you wish to throw away!
If you have any questions, please feel free to email us.