We'll be fine-tuning this post throughout the weekend, adding more details and information, but for now:
Writers and artists: if you'd like to volunteer your services to the highest bidder, please comment to this post telling us what you'd like to contribute.
Bidders: jump right in and bid (by commenting to the offer) when you see something you'd like to win!
Minimum bid is $5; after that, bidding can increase in $1 increments. (We'll be back later to let you know when bidding will finish.)
Winning Bidders: we're working with our friends at WinchesterBros.com, who have set up a fundraising page at FirstGiving.com, for the benefit of the Red Cross. Donating there is quick and simple. Just mention in the notes that you're making a donation for BigPretzel, using your LJ screen name.
We've got almost 400 people involved in this comm -- let's show the rest of the fandom what we can do!
ETA: Offering and bidding will close at Noon EST on Saturday, November 10.