For the next week, eBay will serve as a goldmine for TV fans across the nation as it hosts bidding wars for Emmy party tickets, skein memorabilia and studio trips. The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation — the TV Academy’s charitable arm — is holding the auction from now until August 30 at 4pm PST.
What could you land your hands on should you place the highest bid? Items in the online auction include a behind-the-scenes tour of Warner Bros. Studios (including tickets to a taping of “The Big Bang Theory”), front row seats to the Primetime Emmy Red Carpet Bleachers Arrivals, tickets to the official HBO Emmy after party with car service, invite to the “Leverage” season wrap party and a one-on-one meeting with Cartoon Network Studio veep of casting and talent development, Sharon Lieblein. Tickets are up for grabs for tapings of “The Daily Show,” “Conan,” “So You Think You Can Dance” and “The Colbert Report,” among other shows.
Should your inner TV geek be craving memorabilia, the auction boasts autographed items including a Sue Sylvester track suit from “Glee” signed by Jane Lynch, a Stetson cowboy hat from “Dallas” and a helmet from “Sons of Anarchy.”
“Our auctions give TV fans a wonderful opportunity to both support an important cause and bid on truly unique studio experiences and show memorabilia,” said Foundation exec director Norma Provencio Pichardo. “We are thankful for the television community’s continued support and generous donations.”
Proceeds from the online auction will support the Foundation’s educational and archival programs, funding scholarships, internships and the Archive of American Television.
Find out more about the items up for grabs and start your bidding engines by visiting www.ebay.com/emmysfoundation. Oh, and good luck!