At MileHiCon’s Literacy Auction you can bid on rare books, autographed books, original artwork, collectibles, SF, fantasy and horror items generously donated by guests and fans alike.
All proceeds are given to a charity for the purchase of books and reading education. Every year your donations have been fantastic.
This year Literacy Auction proceeds will benefit the “Early Literacy Development Initiative" (ELDI) program through the Colorado School for the Deaf and Blind. ELDI is designed to foster early literacy skills with young children who are deaf and hard of hearing. The initiative encompasses projects designed to assist families in their desire to encourage a love of reading. The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind (CSDB) is a state-funded school within the Colorado Department of Education. The school was established for the purpose of providing comprehensive educational services for children, birth to age 21, who are blind/visually impaired and/or deaf/hard of hearing. Services are provided directly to students enrolled at the school, and outreach programs serve students, staff, and families in communities throughout Colorado.
If you have brought items with you for the auction please drop them off in the ART Show before 2 pm on Saturday. You must COMPLETE A DONATION CARD FOR EACH ITEM. This is used by the auctioneer to describe the item to the audience and let potential buyers make decisions about bidding, as well as insuring that you get the tax benefit.
The Literacy Auction will take place in Main Events (Grand Mesa ABC) on Saturday night during masquerade judging. Items donated for the auction will be displayed in the Art Show until the auction takes place. Items may be picked up immediately after the conclusion of the auction at the Art Show. Items must be paid for before the buyer takes possession. (Cash, Checks and credit cards accepted.) Any items not claimed and paid for on Saturday night will be presumed abandoned and may be re-auctioned at the Art Auction on Sunday.
And, as always, there will be more cool stuff that comes in after press time… be sure to check out the display of Literacy Auction items in the Art Show on Friday and Saturday.