Sponsored Charity

This year, we are sponsoring the Arts & Scraps as our charity. Arts & Scraps is a non-profit located in Southeast Detroit that strives to create innovative and creative learning experiences throughout communities in Michigan! Through field trips, conferences, community events and workshops for both children and adults, Arts & Scraps brings creative and educational experiences to every economic level. Using new and recycled material they create STEM kits that provide kids with a hands on activity to teach new concepts in a fun way.  They recycle 28 tons of materials each year, which they receive from 210 Detroit area businesses or individuals. By preserving recycled materials, they serve 275,000 students through partnering 3,300 community organizations and classrooms annually. You can find their Community Storefront at 16135 Harper Ave, Detroit MI 48224.

Feel free to stop by their table during the weekend and chat with them about their vision. Keep an eye out for their Arts & Scraps Workshop happening during the weekend too!

2019 Charity Silent Auction


3pm Friday to 10pm Saturday


Second floor across from the stairs at the Arts&Scraps table!

How it will work

Each item will have a description and pictures as well as a minimum starting bid and increment.  To place a bid, you will need to write down your preferred name,  phone number and, of course, your bid on the sheet corresponding to your chosen item.  At the end of the auction, if you have won any item(s) you will be contacted by Penguicon Staff Saturday night to pay for and collect your item(s) before the start of closing ceremonies on Sunday.  Any items not paid for by the start of closing ceremonies will be considered forfeited to the next highest bidder. All proceeds from this auction will go directly to Arts&Scraps!

Auction Items

Fantasy Basket

“I Solemnly Swear That I Am Up To No Good” Canvas Tote Bag

Game of Thrones Corked Back Coaster Set

Speak Friend and Enter Solid Wood Engraved Plaque

Retro Wax Seal Stamp Hogwarts Crest

Alice Unbound: Beyond Wonderland by Various Authors (Donated by Christine Daigle)

Sorrow’s Heart: An Origins Story by G. S. Scott (Donated by Scott Smith)

Cleansed: The True Tree Chronicles Vol. 1 by G. S. Scott (Donated by Scott Smith)

6in Plush Red and Yellow/Gold Handmade Dragon (Donated by Tabitha Kush – QuietNova Studios)


The Cozy Kitty Mystery Basket

Curl up with your favorite feline and a cup of tea or drinking chocolate, and dive into a world of secret societies, ancient artifacts and international cat lore. Brought to you by author Cassandra Morgan, this basket is every kitty-loving, mystery-reading, blanket-cuddler’s dream! There’s even a handmade cat toy by Infinite Stitchings for your favorite feline-friend to enjoy while you follow Dorothy Claes and her sidekick, Solomon, on their adventures through Paris and Iceland! (Donated by Cassandra Morgan)


One Night Complimentary Stay

One night stay at the Westin Southfield-Detroit Hotel, plus Breakfast for Two in Tangos Restaurant [subject to blackout dates] (Donated by The Westin)


Circuit Playground Express Advanced Pack

Circuit Playground Express is the next step towards a perfect introduction to electronics and programming. We’ve taken the original Circuit Playground Classic and made it even better! Not only did we pack even more sensors in, we also made it even easier to program. You can now start your journey with Microsoft MakeCode block-based or Javascript programming. If you’re in a classroom following Code.org’s CS Discoveries curriculum, you can use the Express by updating the firmware. You can use the same board to try CircuitPython, with the Python interpreter running right on the Express. As you progress, you can advance to using Arduino IDE, which has full support of all the hardware down to the low level, so you can make powerful projects. (Donated by Adafruit)


Handmade Purple Crocheted Blanket

Various shades of purple 34x34in corcheted blanket with a 50in diagonal. (Donated by Kelly Vanderwell)


FreeBSD Mastery: Jails – Bail Bond Denied Edition by Michael W. Lucas

This is a special edition of ‘FreeBSD Mastery: Jails’ available only for charity events, not from any retailer. It includes the complete text of the original book and cover art by the author–as if he was jailed and did not have access to cover artists. (Donated by Michael W. Lucas)


Voyager Golden Record 3xLP Box Set

Three translucent gold 140 gram vinyl LPs in poly-lined paper sleeves Three heavyweight jackets, gold ink on black Full-color 96-page softcover book containing all images included on the original Voyager Interstellar Record, gallery of images transmitted back from the Voyager probes, and a new essay by Timothy Ferris, producer of the original golden record Gold foil print of Voyager Golden Record cover diagram, archival paper, 12″ x 12″ Voyager trajectories turntable slipmat, gold ink on black felt Full-color plastic digital download card for all audio of the Voyager Golden Record (MP3 or FLAC formats) Housed in a deluxe record box with pull-ribbon, gold ink on black (Donated by Jeff Marraccini)


Handmade Thor’s Hammer Necklace

Handmade Thor’s Hammer similar to the one worn by Lagertha on the hit show Vikings. (Donated by Daniel Hansen – Crafty Celts)


Makeup Basket

Grab this basket full of eyeshadow, lipstick, blush, and other fun make-up both in try-me and full size options. (Donated by Jessica Roland)


Sci-Fi Basket

May the Force Be With You Tote

Star Wars Millennium Falcon 3D Lamp

Star Wars R2-D2 BopIt Game

Guild Dalek Genesis 16oz Mug

Doctor Who Tardis Cookie Jar

Three A.M. by Ophelia Crane (Donated by Ophelia Crane)

Destiny Pills & Space Wizards by Jean Davis (Donated by Jean Davis)

6in Plush Red and Yellow/Gold Handmade Dragon (Donated by Tabitha Kush – QuietNova Studios)


Book Nerd Basket

Barren (War in the Ruins #1) by Bohannon & Thorn (Donated by Christine Daigle)

Moral Compass by Ophelia Crane (Donated by Ophelia Crane)

The Pride Sacrifice by Ophelia Crane (Donated by Ophelia Crane)

Dark Matter by Blake Crouch (Donated by Cassy Sinke)

Ashcan Album: 100 Big Pages Comic (Donated by Mini-Komix)

Manga Opus Comic (Donated by Mini-Komix)

Penguicon Special Edition of It’s Just another day Issue 1 by BluRaven C. Houvener (Donated by BluRaven C. Houvener)

6in Plush Red and Yellow/Gold Handmade Dragon (Donated by Tabitha Kush – QuietNova Studios)


Arts & Crafts Basket

Penguin Storage Basket

3D Wood Penguin Puzzle

Make Your Own Stuffed Penguin!

Doctor Who Coloring Book

Penguin Coloring Book

6in Plush Red and Yellow/Gold Handmade Dragon (Donated by Tabitha Kush – QuietNova Studios)


Gaming Basket

20 Sided Black and Lime Green Dice Tote Bag


IceCool Aware Winning Penguin Game

Hog Wild Toys Penguin Popper

Handmade 6 Sided Dice Pillow (Donated by Lana Krolikowski – Saving Throw Pillows)

Handmade Wooden Dice Tower and Tray Combo (Donated by Richard Mishler – Kemmer Woodworks)

Ashcan Album: 100 Big Pages Comic (Donated by Mini-Komix)

Manga Opus Comic (Donated by Mini-Komix)

6in Plush Red and Yellow/Gold Handmade Dragon (Donated by Tabitha Kush – QuietNova Studios)


Maker’s Basket

Inland Raspberry Pi 3 B+ Starter Kit
Raspberry Pi PiNoir Camera Module v2
Micro Center 32GB MicroSD Card
Google AIY Voice Kit
Maker’s Notebook
The Official Raspberry Pi Beginner’s Guide, 2018 Edition
The MagPi, March 2019 (Donated by Alison Chan)


Handmade Bow Tie Clip, Earrings, and Wall Hang

All handmade items! The bow tie has a clip on the back and can be worn on a shirt or in your hair and has book pages from the Hobbit on them. The earrings are done with Chronicles of Narnia pages. The wall hang had Game of Thrones pages on them. (Donated by Megan Emelander – The Well Read Nerd)


Tiger Stadium Schematic

Framed print of the Tiger’s Stadium Schematic. (Donated by Christine Bender)


“Wonder Woman” Print

8x10in Wonder Woman print by Crystal Mielcarek (Donated by Crystal Mielcarek – Crystal Mielcarek Illustrations)


Junkyard Jam Band by David Erik Nelson (Signed)

DIY Musical Instruments and Noisemakers. Signed by the author. (Donated by David Erik Nelson)


Smash the Patriarchy Collection

Includes 2 8x10in and 3 5x7in art prints, 5 magnets, and two vinyl stickers. Art featuring kickass women from all corners of pop culture and real life. (Donated by Jen Tally – Jen Talley Design)