SO!(aP) a success – raffle winners announced

Dave and Becky, awed by the list of rallfe ticket buyersLast night’s inaugural Support ORG! (and Party) event was a huge success – thanks to everyone who came. We signed up over a dozen new supporters, with dozens more walking away with supporter forms tucked inside their free culture goodie bags. Danny O’Brien’s speech was characteristically rousing, and Dave Rowntree did a great job as our raffle puller. A pool of photos is growing on Flickr, as revellers recover from their hangovers and get uploading their photos (if you’re uploading photos of the night to Flickr, please tag them “openrightsgroup”).

Thanks to all the volunteers who made the night go so smoothly – Glyn, Sheila, Chris, Janita, Felix – and to Tim, Andrew and Johnny V for sounds and visuals. Thanks to Ian and Lee at Bar Kick, to No2ID, Genewatch, Magnatune, Canonical, O’Reilly and Beatpick for their contributions to the goodie bags, and to EFF and Mind Candy for some last minute schwag. Thanks to all our celeb raffle donors, and big, big thanks to Michael for pulling the whole thing together so artfully.

And now for the moment you’ve all been waiting for… the ORG raffle winners:

  • A signed copy of Lawrence Lessig’s Code 2.0 goes to Kimberley Gahramt
  • A signed copy of Bruce Schneier’s Beyond Fear goes to Karen Molden
  • A signed copy of the Gowers Review of Intellectual Property goes to Grant Slater
  • Neil Gaiman’s signed keyboard goes to Ben Goldacre
  • £90 of O’Reilly vouchers goes to Laurie Rich
  • £60 of O’Reilly vouchers goes to Zach Robinson
  • The 12 CD Beatpick compilation goes to Lawrence Lessig (you should have heard the cheers that one got on the night)
  • And the chance to be written into Cory Doctorow’s next book and receive a signed author’s galley goes to Graeme Sutherland

Congratulations to all our winners. Michael will be getting in touch with those of you who weren’t at the party to collect your prize soon to arrange delivery. Commiserations to those who were less successful, but take heart in the knowledge that the money you’ve spent on raffle tickets is going to a very good cause.