auction highlights

The auction is over in less than two days, at 4:00 p.m. Eastern on Sunday May 7 (details), and I come bearing an updated auction index (Google Docs) and some idiosyncratic highlights for your admiration and, perhaps, bidding.

(Disclaimer: I’m pretty darn tired, and thus, for instance, only caught that I’d written “terrible” instead of “terrific” right before I hit post. So please leave questions in the comments if I’ve managed to miss any other amazingly meaning-altering typos.)

Let’s start with the items have no bids at all right now, and therefore are solid bargains:

  • Pablo Defendini is offering a portfolio review, specifically of illustration, graphic design, or digital product design work. Pablo has a ton of experience and this is a terrific opportunity.
  • A Kickstarter Exclusive Collector’s Edition Variant of the first issue of the comic Vampire Hunter D: Message from Mars, along a print of the cover art, stickers, pins, and mini-prints. These were all exclusively offered during the Kickstarter.
  • Michael J. Martinez is offering signed copies of his novels MJ-12: Inception and MJ-12: Shadows. The latter isn’t due out until September, so you can get a head start on this series about “Cold War spies with superpowers.”
  • Elsa Sjunneson-Henry is offering a disability sensitivity read of a novella or novel. Elsa is a writer, editor, historian and theatre professional, who’s also written and taught extensively on disabled representation in fiction (bio and links), and thus is extremely well-qualified for the offered sensitivity read!
  • Here’s a cool bit of fandom history: The Silver Eel, a one-shot fanzine devoted to Fritz Leiber and Harry Otto Fischer’s Lankhmar stories. It includes an interview with Leiber, an essay by Fischer, and other essays and art.
  • And here’s a limited edition lithograph celebrating The War of the Worlds and H.G. Wells, signed by the artist. Check out the pictures, even if you’re out of wall space, because it’s a great piece of art.

And now for items that have bids, but that I think deserve some attention anyway, for various reason:

I will be updating the bidding spreadsheet throughout the weekend (mostly likely Saturday night, Sunday morning, and during Sunday afternoon). Please check that you’re subscribed to any auctions you’re interested in by heading to that auction and, if necessary, clicking on “subscribe without commenting.” Comment if you have any questions, and please spread the word!

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