You may be asking yourself, why should I buy a ticket to IGNITE the Nite? Maybe things like a $55 open bar ticket won't sway you; maybe insane food delighting your senses (check out last year to the left!) just isn't your thing. Perhaps you aren't interested in funding scholarships for teen girls in Boston, or even supporting girls and providing them with mentors and encouragement as they work toward actionable, local change.
That's ok. We've still got a few things in our bag of tricks.
In fact, let me introduce you to some of the (incredibly awesome) items in our silent auction. Trust me, you want to read all the way to the end.
Feeling Hungry? These restaurants have generously donated gift certificates and party experiences: (and this is just a small taste of things to come...we'll be announcing more next week...)
Island Creek Oyster Bar
Back Bay Social Club
Mass Ave Tavern
Need something a little more visual? Check out some of these donations we've received:
One of the items I personally am most excited about is this--a copy of TANTALIZE: KIERAN'S STORY, a graphic novel that is signed by its author, Cynthia Leitich Smith, AND its graphic artist, Ming Doyle--do you KNOW how rare that is?!?! INSANELY RARE! And it's being packaged with a piece of the original artwork from the artist and lots of swag from the book. Seriously, so cool!
This gorgeous art glass lamp was donated by Tim Szal of Szal Design Art Glass and trust me, this picture does not even do it justice. The glass on this piece makes you feel like you're falling into the ocean--it's stunning. Wait til you see it in person!
FROST by Wendy Delsol (unsigned ARC) and LUMINOUS (signed hardcover, donated by Dawn!!) are two of the huge book selection we have this year--and so many of these books are rare and signed. For instance, we have several advanced reader copies (super limited editions of books) coming in for 2012 debut novels, tons of swag, and more books from places like Bloomsbury and Walker, my own publisher. Of course, we couldn't just let these amazing novels sit there all lonely, so we've paired them with REALLY generous gift certificates and book gear.
Speaking of book gear, you'll be able to get a sneak peek at MY 2012 novel, SCARLET at the auction, along with some super cool swag like this limited-run T shirt.
But then, there's this, and this kind of steals a lot of thunder:
Yes, that's right. A Boston Bruins jersey--signed by the whole team.
The best part is: this is only a fraction of what's is currently coming in for the auction. A FRACTION. This auction is going to be incredible.
I'm sorry, what was that? Sure, here's that link to buy a ticket again. After all, I wouldn't want you to miss out!