Monsterpalooza Charity Auction April 13, 2013
Benefiting Scares that Care and The Sophia Bijou Fund
Press Release ::: Blacksparrow Auctions is thrilled to be working with Eliot Brodsky to bring a live charity auction to his show, Monsterpalooza, which is the largest and most respected horror/fantasy/sci-fi convention in the country. The Monsterpalooza convention is the perfect venue for our very first charity auction. Proceeds raised during the event will benefit the Sophia Bijou Fund as well as Scares That Care. The Monsterpalooza Charity Auction will be held on Saturday, April 13, 2013, at 6pm PDT. The auction will take place at the Mariott Hotel & Convention Center at 2500 Hollywood Way in Burbank, CA. Public preview will be available from March 25- April 11 by appointment only. All items will be on display at Monsterpalooza beginning April 12.
In keeping with the theme of Monsterpalooza, we are proud to offer some outstanding artifacts from science fiction, fantasy, and horror films, as well as some pop culture items. Some examples include a piece of wallpaper from the Haunted Mansion ride at Disneyland, a vintage To Catch a Thief one-sheet poster, a 1/45th scale replica of Captain Nemo’s Nautilus from 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, a bound cast-signed script of The Mist from the personal collection of director Frank Darabont, limited edition giclée prints from Gris Grimly, the Alec Baldwin hero ring from The Shadow, and a stunning “Heart Box” sculpture inspired by Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs created by HMS Productions.
The Sophia Bijou Fund – has been setup to assist the Valdez family with treatments, medical bills and living expenses. Sophia was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia at the age of three. Sophia’s father, Mathias, keeps an ongoing blog about Sophia and her diagnosis. You can read more about her journey at SmilesKillTheGerms.Wordpress.com.
“Scares That Care!” – is an IRS approved, 501(c)(3) charitable organization, designed to unite fans of all things “spooky” in order to give back to those who need it most. To date, “Scares That Care!” has raised and donated over $50,000 to families and organizations dedicated to helping sick and injured children, and women fighting breast cancer. They take great pride in letting donors know that they are an all-volunteer organization. More information about the charity can be found at their website – www.scaresthatcare.org
We are grateful for the generosity of our consigners, such as HMS Productions, eFX Collectibles, ScreenUsed, Outpost Collectibles. Movie Prop Hero, Section 9 Entertainment, FX Toys, Darkwood Productions, Collector’s Edition, Theme Park Connection and Van Eaton Galleries.
Interested bidders will be able to bid live in-person, by telephone, via absentee, and on the Internet as facilitated by iCollector. More information can be found at http://blacksparrowauctions.com/auctions/monsterpalooza/
About Blacksparrow Auctions
Blacksparrow Auctions, a subsidiary of Haxbee, Inc., has a collective number of 80 years’ experience dealing with Hollywood memorabilia and pop culture collectibles. The company recently announced a countrywide tour and auction of the screen-worn costumes from the hit blockbuster, The Hunger Games.