Archive for May, 2016

Auction offers being accepted now; free con memberships

Hi everyone! I’m slowly digging out from being away for a week, so two reminders.

First: Con or Bust’s online auction is currently accepting offers. What’s more, this year items need to be submitted by May 24, so don’t wait! Find out more about offering things for auction at the main auction information page, or go right to the Submit an Auction form. (I’ve got a bunch of great offers queued up, and more to come. Keep an eye out!) Bidding starts on May 25.

Second: many, many con memberships are now available or will soon be available. Above the jump, I will list the new ones, which will be available during the next request-assistance period of May 27-June 6, 2016; below the jump, I will list all ones available right this very minute. Check out the Request Assistance page for more information on how to request these memberships.

New memberships to be available May 27-June 6, 2016

  • Windycon, November 11-13, 2016, Lombard, IL, USA. Windycon is Chicagoland’s oldest science fiction convention. Its Guests are: Author Guest of Honor: Adam Selzer; Artist Guest of Honor: Art Baltazar; Costuming Guest of Honor: Nerd Circus; Music Guest of Honor: Ookla the Mok; Fan Guests of Honor: Doc & Anne Passovoy; and Toastmaster: Tanya Huff.

    Individuals have donated two memberships to Windycon.

  • ConFusion, January 19th -22nd, 2017, Novi, MI, USA. ConFusion is the longest-running fan-run sf/f convention in Michigan and a premier event for publishing professionals and fans alike.

    ConFusion has donated two memberships to Con or Bust, which must be claimed by December 31, 2016.

  • Capricon, February 16-19, 2017, Wheeling, IL, USA. Capricon’s Author Guest of Honor is Beth Revis; Artist Guest of Honor is Nilah Magruder; and Fan Guest of Honor is Meg Frank.

    Individuals have donated four memberships to Capricon.

Memberships available now, first-come first-serve
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James Tiptree, Jr.: The Double Life of Alice B. Sheldon by Julie Phillips

Item Name & Description: James Tiptree, Jr.: The Double Life of Alice B. Sheldon by Julie Phillips; Biography of the writer James Tiptree, Jr., hardcover, 1st edition

Starting Bid: $5

Shipping: U.S. and Canada

Other Notes? Item will be shipped to auction winner on 6/11/16

Bidding opens on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 12:01 a.m. Eastern (time zone conversions). It will close on Sunday, June 5, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. (time zone conversions, countdown) unless bids are received in the last ten minutes (learn more).


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A Civil Campaign by Lois McMaster Bujold (signed)

Item Name & Description: A Civil Campaign by Lois McMaster Bujold; Hardcover, signed first edition.

Starting Bid: $5.

Shipping: U.S. and Canada

Other Notes? Book will be sent to winner by 6/11/16.

Bidding opens on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 12:01 a.m. Eastern (time zone conversions). It will close on Sunday, June 5, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. (time zone conversions, countdown) unless bids are received in the last ten minutes (learn more).


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Assorted Feminist SF/F (books)

Item Name & Description: Memories and Visions: Women’s Science Fiction and Fantasy, Tales of Magical Realism by Women: Dreams in a Minor Key and The Women Who Walk Through Fire: Women’s Fantasy and Science Fiction, Vol. 2, all edited by Susanna Sturgis; 3 out of print feminist sf/f anthologies including stories by Lucy Sussex, Eleanor Arnason, Rachel Pollack, Kathleen de Azevedo, L. Timmel Duchamp and others.

Flying Cups & Saucers: Gender Explorations in Science Fiction and Fantasy,edited by Debbie Notkin and the Secret Feminist Cabal; Anthology of Tiptree Award-winning short fiction, including works by Ursula Le Guin, Delia Sherman, Carol Emshwiller, Kelley Eskridge and others

Larque on the Wing by Nancy Springer: Novel; Larque Harootunian is having a mid-life crisis. But Larque, wife, mother and painter isn’t like most 40-year-olds. All her life she’s been generating “doppelgangers,” psychic manifestations of her thoughts that can impact and, as she suddenly realizes, impede, the reality of her own life. She embarks on a journey of self-exploration that culminates in her transformation–a common occurrence in this world–into an attractive gay man. In the end, she must weigh the attractions of this existence against the good aspects of her actual life. A 1995 James Tiptree Award winner.

Starting Bid: $10

Shipping: Ship to U.S. and Canada.

Other Notes? Books will be shipped to winner on 6/11/16.

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Bidding opens on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 12:01 a.m. Eastern (time zone conversions). It will close on Sunday, June 5, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. (time zone conversions, countdown) unless bids are received in the last ten minutes (learn more).


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