Thank you so much for your bids and for your help in making this auction a success. We couldn’t have done this without you! Now that we wrapped up the auction, here’s what will happen:

1) An automatic email has been sent out to all of the winning bidders. As there were so many enthusiastic last-minute bids, our web server needs a little while to recover. Please give it some time! If you believe you are a winning bidder and have not been notified after 48 hours, please email so that we can send another copy to you. If you received an email and you’re someone’s proxy bidder, please forward the email to the bidder you’re representing and CC us in the email so that we know who to contact henceforth about the auction.

Please do not contact your creator or make your donation preemptively.

2) Winning bidders: Once we’ve contacted you, you have until 11:59 PM ET on Monday, November 5 (what time is that for me?), to respond with your proof of donation. Email with your receipt, or forward proof to this address following the directions in the email sent to you. Check out our Donation Guide and our Bidder’s FAQ if you’re still unsure about how to donate! If you decline or don’t respond after the donation deadline, we’ll move onto the next-highest bidder and your bid will be made void.

3) Once we receive proof of donation, the MTH mods will put the winning bidder and their respective creator in contact with each other via email. You don’t need to reply to this email or CC the mods in any correspondence between yourselves after this point. This is the first point at which creators are involved.

Creators, remember that your bidder has until our donation deadline of November 5 at 11:59 PM ET to donate. We’ll only be matching creators and winners after proof of donation has been received, so you may have to be patient.