Support the Annual Con or Bust Auction!

It’s time for Con or Bust! The auction is administered by Kate Nepveu under the umbrella of the Carl Brandon Society, a not-for-profit organization. The Society, which is named after fictional African-American fan author Carl Brandon, is dedicated to increasing and ethnic diversity in the SFF community, and holds the auction to help fans of color attend the SFF con of their choosing. This annual online auction is Con or Bust’s principal income for the year.

The auction just got started Monday, February 10th and ends Sunday February 23rd at 5:00 p.m. EST!

There is lots of fabulous stuff to be had in this auction, but just to give a partial list:

  • Signed copies of books by authors including Jo Walton (Among Others, Tooth and Claw, and What Makes This Book So Great)
  • First editions, limited editions, and galleys of some amazing SF and fantasy titles
  • Fiction critiques by authors including Yoon Ha Lee and Delia Sherman
  • A poem, written for you, by the great Jane Yolen!

This year has donated three prizes:

You can bid on auctions, offer something for auction, or make a donation. Finally, if you’d like the Carl Brandon Society’s support in attending a con, you can learn more here. Enjoy the auction!


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