Oh, i remember that cute picture. I was biding for her on the silent auction on Galacon. And i have no idea if she was sold or not. Still, Scootaloo is extreme cute here. With or without ribbon. The only thing i don't get there is her face. Is that shy? If i cover her mouth, she looks surprized to me.
Yeah, I tried to make it shy, but eh. It's more of an older picture.
From what I know, someone stole the picture just before the Gala evening (or during). I reported it to the staff when I saw it was missing. Such a shame though as the money goes to something good rather than the convention itself.
Oh, i can ease you. The picture was not stolen, it was put in the big auction. This because of a new auction system: If the biding list is full, there is a demand on that article and goes to the auction. If this list was not full, it was sold to the highest bidder. It was a new way of the con staff to select and reduce the auction goodies. And indeed, it needs a few modifications. Better comunication with contributors and visitors included. And unfortunately, there was just not enough time to sell everything. In fact, the auction was only half way done but we had to restore the entire convention place on a fix time.
PS: i was in the volunteer group in charge of this part of the Galacon, so i had a view behind the scenery. The last bid on this Picture was 34 Euro. If there was the time for, it had to go with this price as start bidding. Btw, this last bid was mine.
Oh, that's always good to hear. Haha, I always wondered what happened to the poster XD. Thanks for clearing that up and how the system works. Yeah, it would have been better if it was informed better, but eh; everyone's busy, no?
I'm curious as if it sold higher or if it managed to sell in the end as you mentioned only half of the auction went through . If you know one of the volunteers who was stationed during the Galacon evening and had a me mentioning this to him; tell him I'm sorry as he had to run to the convention manager, forgot my name once and had to run all the way back and then back to the manager again XD.