NBC Universal Television, DVD, Music and Consumer Products Group is teaming once again with Propworx to offer hundreds of items from the SCI FI Channel's award-winning series BATTLESTAR GALACTICA in a live auction weekend, May 8, 9 and 10. This is the last chance that fans and collectors will have to own a piece of the show, which concluded its series run on Friday, March 20, 2009. A portion of the proceeds from the auction will benefit United Way.
More than 900 items will be included in this final auction including "Lee Adama's" (Jamie Bamber) bomber jacket, which was worn in the "Daybreak" flashback scene, the painting that Kara "Starbuck" Thrace (Katee Sackhoff) paints in her apartment on Caprica before the Cylon attacks, the Galactica Podium, Admiral Adama's (Edward James Olmos) desk chair, a full size Viper Mark II ship and a full size Blackbird Stealth ship. Two items that were very popular in the first auction, the red dress worn by Number Six (Tricia Helfer) and a Starbuck flight suit will also be offered in this auction.
The auction will be held at the Pasadena Convention Center on May 8, 9, and 10 (a full schedule is below). A public preview day will be held on Thursday, May 7 during which the public can view the impressive collection of props and memorabilia and get a truly up-close-and-personal look at the full-size spacecraft. In addition, the auction will stream live at the Auction Network site, www.auctionnetwork.com so that fans and collectors can watch and bid in real time.
The first live auction event for BATTLESTAR GALACTICA (January 17 and 18, 2009) drew a record number of online bidders at Auction Network, resulting in over 2,000 online bidders from around the world during the two day event. Thousands were raised for charities including United Way and several charities designated by the show's actors. The original infamous red dress worn by Helfer's Number Six sold for an astonishing $13,000, which was distributed to several organizations that Helfer designated.
Schedule of Events for the BATTLESTAR GALACTICA live auction event at the Pasadena Convention Center (www.pasadenacenter.com)
Thursday, May 7 -- Auction Preview Day 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Friday, May 8 -- Auction Day: Doors open at 9:00 a.m. -- Auction begins at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, May 9 -- Auction Day: Doors open at 9:00 a.m. -- Auction begins at 10:00 a.m. Sunday, May 10 -- Auction Day: Doors open at 9:00 a.m. -- Auction begins at 10:00 a.m.
For more information and to view the auction catalog, visit www.battlestarprops.com.