POD BIDS

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What is a pod bid?

A pod bid is a group of two or more bidders who pool their money and bid as a collective for an auction.

CREATORS

How can I let bidders know that I’m open/not open to pod bids?

You can indicate whether you’re open to pod bids or not per auction on the sign-up form. That means that if you’re offering more than one auction, you can choose to say you’re open to pod bids for one auction/some auctions, all of your auctions, or none of them!

How many people can be in a pod bid?

There’s no limit. A pod bid just means that there are at least two people bidding as a unit.

Pod bids sound fun, but I’m nervous about the idea of a lot of people bidding on me as a group.

We understand! That can be flattering but nerve-racking. Since we know how daunting this can be, we highly recommend bidders to contact you first to see if you’re okay with the prompt idea before forming the pod bid. It’s also a good idea for you and the pod to establish how you’d like things to work before they bid on you. Here are some points to consider:

  • Would you rather communicate with the group through the pod bid organizer or with everyone in the group directly?
  • Do you want to hear what everyone wants/what everyone’s likes and dislikes are before you begin? Or do you just want the prompt and that’s it, so you have the freedom to do what you want with that idea?

Additionally, keep in mind that some people just want to pitch in for a pod bid but don’t necessarily want to be involved if the pod bid wins. For instance, let’s say that a group of five people bids on you to write a soulmates AU. Three or four of those five people might have added money to the group total because they like the idea, but they don’t really have any ideas of their own. They just want to see the idea happen and will be happy simply with the pod bid winning, so you’re really only talking to one or two people in the group.

I’m still nervous. What if people are disappointed? It’s hard to please a group since people might want different things.

It’s up to the pod bid to hash out the elements of their prompt, but as mentioned above, you can ask people what they want to see in the work before you begin. If you opt to have the prompt and maybe some more details if the prompt is general, but nothing more than that, you can always go back to the group to ask about a certain element that you’re unsure of or request more info later. Bidders should be aware that whenever they join a group, the result might not be exactly what they envisioned and should accept that as a possibility before joining a group as well.

If a pod bid wins my auction, does this mean I have to make more than one work as my auction fill?

No. You’re only obligated to do what you state in your auction. For example, if you offer a 30k fic and a pod bid of three people wins your auction, that means the pod bid will get only that one 30k fic, not 30k split into several smaller fics. However, if a pod bid asks if you’re okay with doing, say, two fics of 15k instead of one 30k fic, and you’re up for doing that instead, you can do so; we only require that whatever you decide, both you and your winner(s) are in agreement. This applies in all situations, whether the winning bidder is an individual or group.

BIDDERS

How do I make a pod bid?

There are various ways that a pod bid can be born. Maybe you’re talking with a friend and they get excited about your idea and ask if they can pitch in to make it happen! Maybe you make a post on Tumblr or ask to be added to the pod bid list below to see if anyone’s interested in your idea.

Whatever method you choose, one representative per group must be responsible for coordinating the bid and submitting all the donation receipts by 11:59 PM ET on October 30 (what time is that for me?), whether that’s you or someone else in the group. We’ll be contacting the person who bid, so make sure that that member of the pod is prepared to receive the winning email and follow the instructions included. It is the pod’s responsibility to agree on any custom elements of their win.

Do I have to put my pod bid on this page/publicly announce my pod bid?

No. You can if you want to (it’s a good way to get people to join your group), but it’s not necessary.

If it’s just a friend and me, do we still count as a pod bid?

It depends. If your friend just wants to give you an extra monetary boost so your dreams can come true, but they don’t care about getting involved beyond that, it doesn’t have to be a pod bid as you can bid solo if they’re okay with that. If you want to team up on brainstorming an idea/ideas to bring to the creator and your friend wants to be in the loop after winning the auction, that’s a pod bid.

Is there a maximum limit for how many people can be in a pod bid?

No.

How can I find out if a creator is open to pod bids or not?

Each auction listing will specifically state if it’s open for pod bids. If a creator is offering multiple auctions, they may be receptive to pod bids for one auction but not the other(s), so make sure to check the specific auction you’re interested in. We highly recommend contacting the creator and seeing if they’re okay with your prompt idea before forming the group as well.

How does a pod bid work with a creator?

We recommend that the organizer ask the creator the following questions before forming the pod bid:

  • Would you rather communicate with the group through the pod bid organizer or with everyone in the group directly?
  • Do you want to hear what everyone wants/what everyone’s likes and dislikes are before you begin? Or do you just want the prompt and that’s it, so you have the freedom to do what you want with that idea?

Is there anything I should consider before making or joining a pod bid?

While it’s possible that everyone wants the same thing, it’s equally possible that people have different ideas. As with all group activities, you may need to compromise and the result may not be exactly what you envisioned. Think about whether this is something you’ll be okay with before making/joining a pod bid; if it’s not, it may be best to bid on your own.

You should also let anyone who contacts you about joining your pod bid the information in the bullet list above (“How does a pod bid work with a creator?”), so they know what to expect going in. If you’re joining someone else’s pod bid, remember to ask the organizer that information too.

What if I just want to pitch in money, but I don’t want to get involved besides that? Can I still be part of a pod bid?

Yes. Some people only want to see the idea happen and will be happy simply with the pod bid winning. That’s fine! Just let the organizer know that and tell them whether or not you want to be kept in the loop on any updates from the creator after the auction is over.

What happens if no one joins my pod bid or I want to shut it down because there there’s no way we’re catching up with the top bid?

If there are other people in the group, notify them that you’re closing the pod bid. You don’t need to contact the creator, and the only time you have to contact us is if your pod bid is on the list below and you want to take it off.

2021 POD BID LIST

If you haven’t done so, we strongly suggest reading the Bidders FAQ above before making or joining a pod bid.

Keep an eye on this page as we’ll update it every time someone notifies us that they’ve made a pod bid. If you’d like to be added to this page so interested bidders can join your group, please contact us and give us:

  • the pod bid organizer’s name and contact info (this should be contact info you’re comfortable having listed on this page)
  • the auction the bid is for, e.g., 5678 – nostalgicatsea
  • a description of your prompt idea that can be as detailed (or not!) as you’d like, e.g., “Sam/Bucky rivals-to-lovers non-powered AU fic where Sam gets amnesia, forgets that he doesn’t like Bucky, and falls in love with him” or “Art of MCU Nebula & Tony playing Mario Kart”

You can also announce and discuss your pod bids in the #pod-bid-chat channel on our Discord server, which is a great way to find people to team up with to bid on your favorite creators! We’ll be adding pod bids made in that channel to this page unless the organizer requests otherwise.

Bucky Barnes/Steve Rogers

3004 – Ruquas

  • Type: Fic
  • Pod bid: ShrunkyClunks, temporarily Deserumed CapSteve/Nurse Bucky based on this prompt from Ruquas.
  • Organizer:
  • Organizer contact info: DM Beach Discord server

Bucky Barnes/Steve Rogers/Natasha Romanov/Sam Wilson

2031 – oper_1895

  • Type: Fic
  • Pod bid: An “oops all aces” poly pile with the Barbershop Quartet.
  • Organizer: ZG
  • Organizer contact info: DM ZG#1380 on Discord or join the Beach Discord server channel

Bucky Barnes/Steve Rogers/Tony Stark

1004 – swtalmnd

  • Type: Fic
  • Pod bid: A/B/O Warlord AU. Omega Tony/Alpha Steve/Alpha or Beta Bucky. Someone winds up gifted to or captured by a dreaded warlord, but soon realizes the warlord is actually a good-hearted person who takes care of his people. They fall in love.
  • Organizer: newtypeshadow
  • Organizer contact info: DM newtypeshadow#9800 or join the “ABO Stuckony Warlord AU” Beach Discord server channel

1062 – KandiSheek

  • Type: Fic
  • Pod bid: Copied/pasted from Kandi’s prompt list in her auction info: “Established power couple Steve and Bucky are looking for a third to spice things up a little. They find Tony on tinder and hit it off right away (texting based fic, similar to my fic Keep Boredom at Bay, but Stuckony).”
  • Organizer: HT
  • Organizer contact info: DM HT#2586 on Discord and/or join the chat space for this pod bid on the Pod Bid Beach Discord server

Bucky Barnes/Tony Stark

1037 – summerpipedream

  • Type: Fic
  • Pod bid: Sentinel/Guide AU, with a side of Soulmates AU, in that some sentinels and guides are destined for each other. WinterIron with unconventional but powerful Guide Tony, and badass Sentinel Bucky.
  • Organizer: newtypeshadow
  • Organizer contact info: “Guide or Die” channel on the Beach Discord server or DM

1062 – KandiSheek

  • Type: Fic
  • Pod bid: This prompt of Kandi’s from the list provided- In order to escape the arranged marriage his father is trying to force him into, Tony sells himself as a mail-order bride. Whatever he expected his future husband to be like, it wasn’t a stoic veteran with a metal arm and more issues than personality. Not that Tony has any stones to throw there. Still, they make it work in the end.
  • Organizer: RoseRose
  • Organizer contact info: TehRoseRose#0409 on Discord

1066 – Thefalconthatcriedwolf

  • Type: Fic
  • Podbid: Mr Right AU, Winteriron Style. Movie Summary: A girl falls for the “perfect” guy, who happens to have a very fatal flaw: he’s a hitman on the run from the crime cartels who employ him.
  • Organizer: summerpipedream
  • Organizer contact info: DM summerpipedream#4250 on Discord or come to the Beach and join the WI is Mr. Right channel.

1186 – soraempty

  • Type: Art
  • Pod bid: I am starting a war. Stonies, raise to the challenge or not. WinterIrons, come to prove our superiority. Every dollar counts. Organizer: kimmycup
  • Organizer contact info: DM on Discord (kimmycup#8137) or Tumblr (

1193 – hundredthousands

  • Type: Art
  • Pod bid: The ‘get HT to draw Bucky/Tony’ podbid! The art prompt is: the two of them on a date, watching fireworks (inspired by the winter soldier comics, but works in basically any universe).
  • Organizer: MassiveSpaceWren
  • Organizer contact info: DM MassiveSpaceWren#7494 on Discord or MassiveSpaceWren on Tumblr

Bucky Barnes/Sam Wilson

1018 – Glittercake

  • Type: Fic
  • Pod bid: AU: Pilot Sam Wilson/Air Traffic Controller Bucky Barnes. It’s all fun and thinly veiled banter until bad weather makes for a rough landing. Join our bid for snark, pining, peril, and walking (flying?) into the sunset, expertly crafted by SamBucky-AU-Queen, glittercake!
  • Organizer: Bella_Dahlia
  • Organizer contact info: We encourage you to come to the Beach and join the majorpodtogroundcontrol chat, or you can DM Bella_Dahlia#5887 on Discord if you prefer!

Clint Barton/Phil Coulson

2043 – Cakeisnotpie

  • Type: Fic
  • Gen: Avengers Team
  • Pod bid: Cake mentioned a Post-apocalyptic alien invasion and a few rag-tag humans fight back. Tony’s a tech genius with Clint (former military) and Nat (former Russian assassin) as his bodyguards. They’re in the mountains in Nothern Cali when the aliens attack and get cut off from the grid. Howard manages to get them a cryptic message that ends halfway through. The team sends back to LA/Malibu and pick up Commander Phil Coulson, a Navy Officer, and sole survivor of a battle with an alien ship. They collect other survivors along the way to find out what’s up with Howard. She called it a mix of Resident Evil/Aliens. ClintCoulson as the main pair. WinterIron will be a side pairing. We’re willing to add additional pairings, so long as it doesn’t interfere with the ClintCoulson and does not go against Cake’s DNW.
  • Organizer: uofmdragon
  • Organizer contact info: uofmdragon@gmail.com or uofmdragon#8330 on Discord

Helen Cho/Thor

1123 – coffee_and_notebooks

  • Type: Fic
  • Pod bid: Nothing concrete yet about the prompt despite thinking about Thor/Helen since AoU. Please come join me with this rare ship (with a side pairing of SteveTony)!
  • Organizer: imaginestevetony#9600
  • Organizer contact info: DM imaginestevetony#9600 on Discord or imaginestevetony on Tumblr

James “Rhodey” Rhodes & Tony Stark

2060 – ChokolatteJedi

  • Type: Fic
  • Pod bid: Tony and Rhodey shenanigans (with hopefully a side of bots) – we can work out more details or a couple of alternate prompts via DM if we win! Author may change depending on price range.
  • Organizer:
  • Organizer contact info: DM Lore#8167 on Discord

James “Rhodey” Rhodes/Tony Stark

Author to be decided: 1camichats, hollyandvice or skeeter but which one will depend on pod budget and price changes

  • Type: Fic
  • Pod bid: Rhodey and Tony are secretly married for a while but keep it quiet because of DADT and Tony’s public profile. The night of the award ceremony, Tony is just really bummed he can’t celebrate with Rhodey so they argue and that’s why Rhodey doesn’t go in the funvee. Tony gets taken, Rhodey does too, but neither of them knows. Rhodey is only brought in when they do that torture threat scene with the hot coal. He is left with Tony and Yinsen after that and cries to Tony that he lost his ring. Tony makes both Iron Man and War Machine, Rhodey saves Yinsen, and a few months/years after that, they come back to the caves to find closure and the lost ring.
  • Organizer: Kimmycup
  • Organizer contact info: DM on Discord (kimmycup#8137) or Tumblr (

Loki/Mobius

1171 – chamel

  • Type: Fic
  • Pod bid: Lokius probationary officer AU where Loki ends up in jail because Odin has some shady businesses and decided to have Loki take the fall, despite Loki not participating in the crime. But Loki was an outstanding citizen so he gets out on probation and Mobius is Loki’s probation officer. He believes Loki when he says he is innocent and helps him uncover Odin’s dirty secrets.
  • Organizer: Kimmycup
  • Organizer contact info: DM on Discord (kimmycup#8137) or Tumblr (

Peggy Carter/Natasha Romanov

1045 – UofMDragon

  • Type: Fic
  • Pod bid: uofmdragon’s prompt of a softball AU featuring PeggyNat (college, olympic, or League of Their Own AU). Personally I love the idea of an olympic softball AU but am flexible as to the exact setting.
  • Organizer: chamel
  • Organizer contact info: cha-melodius on Tumblr or dino#8032 on Discord

Steve Rogers/Tony Stark

1060 – jetblackfeeling

  • Type: Art
  • Pod Bid: jetblackfeeling draws ults 🙂
  • Organizer: Lena (welcomingdisaster)
  • Organizer contact info: DM Lena (not Lena)#4743 on Discord or welcomingdisaster on Tumblr

1062 – KandiSheek

  • Type: Fic
  • Pod bid: Tony asks Steve out on a date and Steve – thinking that Tony is propositioning him for a one night stand – refuses. Then Tony gets a boyfriend. Their relationship lasts a week, a month, two months, the guy gets introduced to the Avengers, taken along to galas as Tony’s plus one, and Steve realizes that this could’ve been him. The jealousy is immense and it makes him realize some things about his feelings for Tony
  • Organizer: WickedInstinct
  • Organizer contact info: DM WickedInstinct#0106 on Discord

1086 – Wilma Kins

  • Type: Fic
  • Pod bid: At a function/conference/fundraiser Tony is targeted by someone that is incessantly flirting with him (Tony flirts back, because why not? Steve is not interested in him anyway, right?). During the conversation with this person Steve, very much quietly pining, does something petty like drinking Tony’s drink because he’s jealous. What he doesn’t know is that Tony was the target of a chemical compound supposed to make him docile and working like Sodium Pentothal, making him suggestible and easy to handle to get dangerous knowledge out of him. When the plan of the villains goes awry, they snatch Tony and an inebriated Steve to get to the knowledge the old way. The drug works very different on Steve causing him to just burst out with the truth whenever he’s asked something and also making him pretty volatile/feral, hindering any strategic thinking. (I think no one will be sad if Tony is very much into assertive, possessive Steve). Eventual Cap!Wolf due to the unknown chemical side effects.
  • Organizer: Pywren
  • Organizer contact info: Pywren on Tumblr or pywren#3197 on Discord

1131 – scaramouche

  • Type: Fic
  • Pod bid: A fake breakup leads to accidental real hurt feelings. (Angst with a happy ending!)
  • Organizer: HT
  • Organizer contact info: DM HT#2586 on Discord and/or join the chat space for this pod bid on the Pod Bid Beach Discord server

1131 – scaramouche

  • Type: Fic
  • Pod bid: Steve and Tony meet online, chat, and fall in love, both blissfully unaware that their beloved is the reason their professional life is an absolute living hell. (A You’ve Got Mail AU)
  • Organizer: AvengersNewB
  • Organizer contact info: DM AvengersNewB#4724 on Discord

1154 – softanticipation

  • Type: Fic
  • Pod bid: Steve/Tony enemies-to-lovers fake relationship non-powered AU. Help me bring this idea I’ve been salivating over for the past two years into fruition, so we can get Steve and Tony, poster boys of stubbornness and miscommunication:
    – begrudgingly entering a relationship with the last person they want to be dating, even if it’s fake dating
    – trying to convince people that they not only don’t hate each other but are in love
    – very, very very slowly seeing the other person for who he really is and then falling in love
    – angsting because THIS IS FAKE! THIS IS GOING TO END! And sure, the other person tolerates them now, but that’s because they’re forced to! ANGST!
  • Organizer: nostalgicatsea
  • Organizer contact info: nostalgicatsea on Tumblr and Twitter and nostalgicatsea#5251 on Discord

1158 – elwenyere

  • Type: Fic
  • Pod bid: “North and South (Gaskell), but make it Stony” – direct quote from her tumblr
  • Organizer: betheflame
  • Organizer contact info: DM betheflame#2044 on Discord or join the “stonymountainpining” Pod Bid Beach Discord channel

2054 – betheflame

  • Type: Fic
  • Pod bid: Movie AU Fic Prompt: The Proposal AU
  • Organizer:
  • Contact: Please join the Pod Bid Beach Discord channel for MakeItAllStony or DM JehBeeEh#6047 on Discord

Tony Stark/Jason Todd

2066 – seleneaurora

  • Type: Podfic
  • Podbid: I want a podfic of Give Thanks to Broken Bones by thepartyresponsible! Kidfic, snark, BAMF, angst. It’s got everything. DC knowledge not required, it’s fun to find out who Jason Todd is as Tony does.
  • Organizer: oper_1895
  • Organizer contact info: DM kabe#2676 on Discord