Raffle sales were one of many fundraising aspects to the Seattle Steampunk Film Festival.On May 8th, 2010, a large collection of steampunks descended on the Museum Of History And Industry (MOHAI) in Seattle, Washington, with the sole purpose of raising funds to help fix the Carrols Clock. On December 26th, 2009, vandals stole the clock's inner workings and brass pendulum. Initial estimates placed the repair work for the 97 year old clock at $10,000.

Ericka sent an e-mail to the Seattle Steamrats Google Group detailing the results of these efforts:[more]

I'm overwhelmed by the success of this Saturday's fund raisers, Steampunk University and the Seattle Steampunk Film Festival.  It all started on *this* discussion group with the first post about the clockwork theft back in late Dec.  And we all stepped up as a community to make this fund raiser happen.

I am so grateful to our big donors: Steamcon, Studio Foglio, Renovation SciFi Convention, and Steambaby.  But I'm also blown away at the number of smaller donations that poured out from so many!  We never imaged we'd have so many goodies for our silent auction  It really touched my heart to see how people just stepped up to chip in (and dress up for a party!)  And to all of the volunteers.  So many people helping out on so many levels.  And we did it!  We raised enough to restore the clock!

Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Oh, and the folks at MOHAI love you too!  The exact subject line of the email we got this morning was "THANK YOU!!!!! I heart Steampunk!"

from MOHAI's fund raising coordinator.  I think we've left a mark on the museum in more ways than one.  (They know carry Boneshaker in their gift shop.)

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