This year’s auction to support Con or Bust, which helps people of color attend SFF conventions, is ending soon: Sunday, March 6, 2011, at 11:59 p.m. EST (GMT -5), to be precise.
Of potential interest to Tor.com readers are many, many books signed by their authors, including several from Lois McMaster Bujold and Tor.com’s own Jo Walton; advance reading copies of not-yet-published books; a copy of Steam-Powered: Lesbian Steampunk Stories with accompanying artwork; the opportunity to be a gangster, a god, or some other character in a published work; and blog posts, including one by James Nicoll, nominated for the Hugo Award for Best Fan Writer in 2010. A little further afield from SFF, there’s jewelry; food; custom-made items like hand-carved stamps, hats, and bookmarks; and a kayaking lesson.
For more information, see these posts on how to bid, and how to browse auctions, or check out this year’s announcement post. Con or Bust is run by Kate Nepveu under the auspices of the Carl Brandon Society, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.