Howdy, y'all. This is just a preliminary planning thread for next month's giveaway. It is a place for the donors and potential donors to post the pictures and descriptions of their goodies. For everyone else, it can serve as a sort of "sneak peek" at the upcoming giveaway. Here is the pending prize lineup so far. (link may be a little slow to load) Obviously, this is not yet a live giveaway. See the link in my signature line to go to the current giveaway. I do not solicit donations for the giveaways, but so many people have spontaneously volunteered goodies to my past giveaways that we've ended up doing these bigger monthly group contests, and I think that's great. I'm happy to be the coordinator of such things. But since they're getting a bit more complex, I suppose we needed this planning post. Anyway, if you would like to be a donor to our upcoming contest next month: We will need clear picture(s) and a full description of the item(s) you are offering. Unless you prefer to be an anonymous donor, please do not offer to send the items to me. You will hold on to them until the end of the month, and ship them directly to the winner(s) after the drawings. This saves wasted shipping and reduces my workload. As a donor, you may still enter the contest. (For example, @trogdor was both a donor and a winner in the August contest.) Should the winner of your lot(s) happen to be in another country to which shipping would prove expensive, I'm happy to chip in and help with your expenses if you want. Here is an archive of the past giveaways, for reference. As a new little side thing, just for fun, we're also going to let donors post pictures of their favorite pets (past or present) here, and do a little poll later on, to choose which pet gets to be the "spokescritter" of next month's giveaway. Questions? Thanks in advance to all donors, past and future. This has been fun, and I hope it will continue to be. It's gotten bigger, and thus a bit more logistically challenging for me, but that's OK. Thanks again! ~RWS/"LM"