If there's no way you can make it...
. . . but you're dying to see and bid on one or more cartoons, here's the absentee bidder process:
Contact Absentee Bidder Coordinator Judy Hines by email before 6pm EST on November 10: judy.hines(at)verizon.net and tell her that:
Your "representative bidder" – we assign sharp people who really get into this – will start low and move up in gradual increments until they win one or more cartoons for you or the bidding passes your maximum.