March 21, 2007 | Michael Holloway

ORG Raffle!

Update #3: Raffle is now closed! See you tonight!

Update #2: Less than 24 hours now until we close the raffle (tomorrow, noon), so get buying your tickets!

Update: more prize donations - signed copies of Lawrence Lessig's Code v2 and Andrew Gowers' Review of IP, and £150 worth of O'Reilly vouchers!

Oh you lucky, lucky people... here comes the inaugural ORG raffle! Tickets are £2.50 each and make excellent Easter gifts.

Gaiman and keyboard

Prizes include Neil Gaiman's (signed) keyboard, a signed copy of Bruce Schneier's Beyond Fear, a set of a dozen Beatpick compilations and a couple of extra special Doctorow donations: a signed author's galley of his next novel, Little Brother (forthcoming in 2008), and the opportunity to be written into it!

We'll make the draw as part of our spectacular 'Support ORG! (and Party)' 11 April event. All advance purchases (we'll close the paypal interface an hour or two before the party) will be assigned a paper ticket, then added together with tickets sold on the night for the grand draw, to be selected by our yet-to-be-disclosed special guest.

And if you haven't registered to attend Support ORG! (and Party) yet, get to it!

Comments (11)

  1. Lex Ferenda » ONI and ORG:
    Mar 31, 2007 at 11:24 PM

    [...] The Open Rights Group (ORG) are having a party! It’s a fundraiser, and the centrepiece is this great raffle. Anyone can participate, whether you’re attending the party or not. I can’t make it to the party but it is coming together as a great event… | Save as PDF | Post to [...]

  2. » Neil Gaiman Auction:
    Mar 30, 2007 at 04:44 PM

    [...] If I had money, this is the kind of celebrity property I would be spending it on. Writer Neil Gaiman donated a signed keyboard for an auction. They keyboard is the one he used to write most of “Sandman.” [...]

  3. The Open Rights Group : Blog Archive » Less than two weeks til SO!(aP):
    Mar 30, 2007 at 12:36 PM

    [...] And I’m pleased to announce that our very special guest speaker will be ORG’s pledge founder - Danny O’Brien - who is flying in to the UK from his EFF outpost in San Francisco. What’s more, we’ve got even more treats to add to the ORG raffle - a signed copy of Code 2.0 from Lawrence Lessig, £150 in O’Reilly book vouchers and… wait for it… a signed copy of the Gowers Review of Intellectual Property! But remember, you don’t get a chance to win anything, if you don’t buy a ticket (£2.50 each - available now via Paypal or on the night for cold, hard cash). [...]

  4. Kid666 Blog » Blog Archive » Interview with Suw Charman of the Open Rights Group:
    Apr 10, 2007 at 10:34 PM

    [...] SC: Buy a raffle ticket! We have gathered some great schwag, donated by luminaries such as Lawrence Lessig and our patron, Neil Gaiman. [...]

  5. Desiree Miloshevic:
    Apr 12, 2007 at 12:52 AM

    Excellent choice of gifts, and I really liked my take-away bag!

  6. bengoldacre:
    Apr 12, 2007 at 03:33 AM

    the Gaiman Keyboard is mine... i have Reclaimed my Objects Of Power...

  7. Damien Mulley » Blog Archive » Fluffy Links - March 27th 2007:
    Mar 27, 2007 at 11:51 AM

    [...] Win the keyboard Neil Gaiman wrote Sandman on. blogs fluffy ireland irishblogs links march [...]

  8. Amanda Ellis:
    Apr 09, 2007 at 01:44 PM

    Can I buy raffle tickets even though I won't be at the fundraising party?

  9. Amanda Ellis:
    Apr 09, 2007 at 03:20 PM

    Cool. Me and my bf bought 10. Fingers crossed! :)

  10. OpenBusiness » Blog Archive » Open Rights Group - Party and Raffle - April 11th:
    Mar 22, 2007 at 03:13 PM

    [...] We’ll be running a super-special raffle on the night, with prizes donated by Lawrence Lessig, Bruce Schneier, Cory Doctorow, Neil Gaiman and Beatpick Records. Tickets available in advance. [...]

  11. Michael:
    Apr 09, 2007 at 02:25 PM

    Yes you can. As noted in the post above, advance purchases will be assigned a number in the draw, so will be treated just as if you had purchased on the night. Absent winners will be notified asap (Thursday). We have now sold 200+ tickets!