Charity Event

Marcon puts on Charity Events to raise money for our community.

Every year, the members of Marcon give generously and raise money for a worthy charity.

This Year’s Charity:

The SOLAE Foundation Scholarship Awards.

Each year, SOLAE attends the State Science Fair competition in Columbus, Ohio. At which, they reward several participating students with scholarship money so that they may continue to pursue their science education and creativity.

This year’s Marcon Charity money will go towards these students and their continued education.


The Science Oriented Literature, Art, and Education Foundation® was created in 1994 and is based in Columbus, Ohio. The purpose of the Foundation is to hold, sponsor, and/or participate in current and future events which advance science-oriented literature, arts, and education. Such events shall be held in a manner which does not discriminate with regard to race, religious belief, age, abilities, sexual orientation, or national origin.

Please Donate:

Donations can be made several ways.

  • Cash donations can be accepted in the Art Show, but the bulk of the funds we raise come through our silent auction held during the convention Friday and Saturday.
  • We have a variety of unique and fun items sold in a silent auction with bid sheets.
  • Many of the donated items come from our amazing dealers, but we also accept outside donations for sale.

Some really exciting items from past Events include autographed photos, TV props, scripts, sci-fi memorabilia, artwork, signed books and even an XBox.  Come by and see what we have to offer.

New donations come in all weekend, so check back often to see what has been added to the tables.

  • Donations are tax deductible and a receipt can be provided for item and cash donations.
  • Items purchased in the auction can be paid for with cash, check, Visa, Mastercard or Discover.  Receipts will be given with your purchase.
  • The Charity Event ends when the Art Show closes on Saturday night.  This usually occurs in the late evening Saturday night but the time is not exact.


To bid, you just need your badge number.

Thank you for your support!

Past Charities:

Marcon 53 – The SOLAE Foundation

Marcon 52 – The SOLAE Foundation

Marcon 51 – The SOLAE Foundation

Marcon 50 – The Columbus Zoo

Marcon 49 – The Columbus Zoo

Marcon 48 – The Columbus Zoo

Marcon 47 – The Columbus Zoo

Marcon 46 – Ohio Historical Society

Marcon 45 – Donate Life Ohio

Marcon 44 – The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

Marcon 43 – WCET Public TV

Marcon 42 – A World Fit for Kids

Marcon 41 – Perkins Observatory

Marcon 40 – Comic Book Legal Defense Fund!

Marcon 39 – Reading Rainbow!

Marcon 38 – Columbus Ohio Children’s Hospital Lending Library. The Children’s Hospital Lending Library needed to be updated so those children confined to the hospital could have something un/interesting/educational to read. What better than books donated by a Science Fiction Convention?

Marcon 37 – Columbus Ohio Children’s Hospital Lending Library and Cat Welfare. Monies were split 70/30 in favor of the library.

The Charity Sale is held in the same room with the Art Show all weekend. Our staff tries to collect items that are best described as “once-in-a-life-time” deals. Some really exciting items from past Events include autographed photos from our Guests of Honor, autographed items from TV stars, autographed scripts, sci-fi memorabilia, artwork, and authors including the winning bidders as characters in their books! Come by and bid, you just might win!

***If you would like to suggest a charity for Marcon to consider, please email the Chair and include details about your suggestion, including a contact for our getting in touch with them. Marcon chooses a new charity every year.**

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