Psst: Wanna buy a Viper? Battlestar Galactica auction kicks off

For sale: used Viper, Colonial fleet admiral's uniform, desk formerly occupied by President Laura Roslin. Best offer.

If you're in the market for some souvenirs from SCI FI Channel's Battlestar Galactica, then head over to the live auction taking place Friday through Sunday at the Pasadena Convention Center in Pasadena, Calif.

NBC Universal Television, DVD, Music and Consumer Products Group and Propworx are making final preparations for the Battlestar Galactica live auction, whose catalog is now available for viewing or for purchase online.

The auction will offer spectacular and unique items in every price category. Some of the hottest items include Caprica Six's red dress, Adm. Adama's blue uniform, President Roslin's desk and a life-size Viper prop. The auction will also feature a large selection of preproduction art and costume sketches. A portion of the auction's proceeds will benefit United Way.

The show's stars have also selected items to be auctioned to benefit their favorite chariites. Tricia Helfer (Six) has chosen the red dress to benefit the Richmond Animal Protection Society, Kitten Rescue, World Wildlife Fund and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. Michael Hogan (Tigh) has chosen the character's liquor bottle to be sold to benefit the Performing Arts Lodge Vancouver. Michael Trucco (Anders) has designated several items to benefit Food on Foot.

If you can't make it to Pasadena, Auction Network will broadcast the two-day live auction event on Saturday and Sunday in high definition with real-time bidding online, starting at 11:30 a.m. PT on both days.

NBC Universal and Propworx will also offer a series of live panel discussions with key executives from Battlestar Galactica on Friday at the Pasadena Convention Center during the public preview day. The panels will offer fans and collectors a chance to ask questions of the creative executives who brought Battlestar Galactica to life on screen, including construction coordinator Chris Claridge, set decorator Jonathan Lancaster, props supervisor Ken Hawryliw, costume supervisor Glenne Campbell, production designer Richard Hudolin and art director Doug McClean.

Battlestar Galactica kicks off the second half of its fourth and final season on Friday at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

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