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My friend [personal profile] memories_child and I are starting a research project on fandom auctions, particularly fandom auctions to support disaster relief after specific natural disasters. The project is pretty cool, and hilarious for me since suddenly I’m doing all this freakin’ quant work (lololol I’m coding comment threads, what is my career), but I’m excited to both get the early quant data together, and to then be able to dig into the more interpretive side of the research.

At the moment, we’re limiting ourselves to 1) panfandom auctions 2) specifically focused on disaster relief for specific natural disasters, such as after the earthquake in Haiti in 2010 or the Japanese earthquake/tsunami in 2011, 3) which were held on LiveJournal or Dreamwidth. I’ve found as many as I can, through following signalboosts, links, my own memory, and Fanlore, but there might be some missing. And, so, I turn to you, friendly readers. Here’s my list; do you remember or did you participate in any fandom auctions other than these? Or can you think of major auctions that don't quite fit the criteria but that we might be interested in?


[livejournal.com profile] help_haiti
[livejournal.com profile] help_chile
[livejournal.com profile] helpbrazil2011
[livejournal.com profile] help_nz
[livejournal.com profile] fandom_flood_ap
[livejournal.com profile] help_japan
[community profile] help_japan
[livejournal.com profile] help_pakistan
[livejournal.com profile] fandomaid
[livejournal.com profile] help_syria



In addition, have you ever participated in a fandom auction as a mod, a bidder, or a seller? We haven’t yet gotten to the interview phase of research yet, but if you’d be interested in talking to one of us, or if you just want to share your experiences, let me know! That would be awesome.

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Date: 2013-07-19 06:48 pm (UTC)
littlebutfierce: (k-on mio laptop)
From: [personal profile] littlebutfierce
I have been a bidder & a seller in auctions of the kind you're talking about above; if you end up broadening things out, I also modded a smaller auction (to help a specific person). Happy to prattle about it if that would be useful!

Also, what a cool research project. :D

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Date: 2013-07-20 04:58 am (UTC)
egret: egret in Harlem Meer (Default)
From: [personal profile] egret
I would have sworn there were similar things done after Hurricane Katrina, but I can't specifically remember. A quick DW search didn't show anything. Was it just too long ago?

ETA: not seeing anything for Hurricane Sandy either!

Sorry for the comment of non-results. Good luck with your project which sounds great!
Edited Date: 2013-07-20 04:59 am (UTC)

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