For reasons explained here, the Help Vera appeal has reopened its doors for one final mighty bound towards getting Vera Nazarian's massively compounded problems sorted out; in brief, the plumbing bill to fix the damaged sewer for her house has proven to be twice the original estimate.
So, hurry, hurry, hurry to the main appeal site to browse through pages of excellent goodies that are still on sale -- many unique and wonderful items are here, some of them ideal for those last-minute Holiday gifts and stocking stuffers, others treats and treasures you can furtively buy for yourself.
A couple of days ago guppiecat heroically did a tally of the auctions that were still open. Obviously this posting of his is a tad out-of-date by now, but it's a good place to start since it turns the spotlight on items that otherwise you'd not find until you'd scrolled through pages of more recent offers. These include a few in which (modest cough) I have some personal interest:
Digital Art in the 21st Century: Renderosity by John Grant & Audre Vysniauskas (signed) - opening bid $29.95
The Chesley Awards: A Retrospective by John Grant, Elizabeth Humphrey and Pamela D. Scoville (signed) - opening bid $45 (although the bidding's now up to $50 on this)
Take No Prisoners by John Grant (signed), four left - $10 each, post free
All of these will, of course, be signed, inscribed, kissed or whatever else (within reason) the lucky purchaser desires.
So: You know it's a good cause. Why are you still here? Hurry along to the helpvera site pronto! Please.