As the SCI FI Channel's original series Battlestar Galactica draws to a close, NBC Universal Television, DVD, Music and Consumer Products Group has teamed with Propworx to offer thousands of one-of-a-kind props, set pieces and costumes to the public in a series of live and online auctions, beginning on January 16, 2009 at the Pasadena Convention Center in Pasadena, California. Some of the more spectacular items that will be available to bid on include full size ships, "Admiral William Adama's" desk, a Cylon Raider and six to 12 costumes from each major character including Viper flight suits and "Caprica Six's" red dress. A portion of the auction's proceeds will benefit United Way.
The auctions will kick off with a preview day on Friday, January 16th at 10:00 a.m. The preview day will also feature a series of live panel discussions with the creative team that developed all the fantastic props, costumes and set pieces for Battlestar Galactica. The two day live auction event will take place Saturday January 17th and Sunday January 18th and will feature hundreds of items from the first three seasons of the show. The live auction will also be available to view online at BattlestarProps.com so that those unable to make it to Pasadena will have a chance to bid electronically. On Tuesday, January 20, 200 items will be offered on eBay for those that were unable to participate in the live auctions over the weekend.
Then, as previously announced, additional items will be made available for auction each week on eBay in conjunction with the airing of "Battlestar Galactica" and will feature items that appeared in that particular episode. The first of these auctions will take place on Friday, January 23, starting at 9:00 a.m. (ET), and will conclude the following Friday, January 30, starting at 9:00 p.m. (ET).
"We are all fans of Battlestar Galactica and are excited to see how the series concludes," said Stacey Ward, Director NBC Universal Television, DVD, Music and Consumer Products Group. "We are also really excited to be able to offer both fans and collectors this incredible opportunity to own a piece of science fiction television history as the series concludes."
"This will be a huge event and I am really honored to be a part of it," said Alec Peters, Chief Executive Officer of Propworx. "There will be a great selection of items in every category and we will be certain to provide items in all price ranges so that every fan can have a chance to own a part of the show."
Some of the items to be offered in the live auction include:
A life-size Viper
Admiral Adama's duty blue uniform
Apollo's Viper flight suit
Caprica Six's red dress
Consoles from the CIC
The Arrow of Apollo
Admiral Adama's painting of the first Cylon war
Colonel Saul Tigh's eye patch and liquor bottle
President Laura Roslin's desk
Original production sketches
Set plans and drawings
Props, costumes and set pieces for every budget
The schedule of events is as follows:
Preview Day - Friday, January 16, 2009 - Pasadena Convention Center (Doors open at 10:00 a.m. and close at 6:00 p.m) (Panel schedule to be announced at another date).
Live Auction Day - Saturday, January 17, 2009 (Doors open at 8:00 a.m. Auction begins at 9:00 a.m.).
Live Auction Day - Sunday, January 18, 2009 (Doors open at 9:00 a.m. Auction begins at 10:00 a.m.).
Online Auction of 200 Items - Tuesday, January 20 (Auction goes live at 9:00 a.m. (ET) and will conclude Friday, January 23, starting at 9:00 p.m. (ET).
First of Several Weekly Online Auctions - Beginning on Friday, January 23, weekly online auctions on eBay begin at 9:00 p.m. (ET).
For more information please visit BattleStarProps.com.
The Pasadena Convention Center is located at 300 East Green Street in Pasadena, California, 91101 (http://www.pasadenacenter.com|PasadenaCenter.com).