Con or Bust’s new home, with easier auction participation!

I’m very excited to welcome you to Con or Bust’s new home on its own domain.

Con or Bust helps fans of color/non-white fans attend SFF cons (more information). It is funded through donations and an annual online auction, which in 2013 will begin on Saturday, February 9, at 12:01 a.m. Eastern Time and end on Sunday, February 24, at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time.

Thanks to Con or Bust’s new home, all you need is an email address to offer things to be auctioned or to bid on auctions. You may submit auction offers now, or learn more about the auction.

Con or Bust will also be taking requests for assistance to attend SFF cons in April, May, and June 2013 from February 15-25, 2013.

Please spread the word!

Thanks to Philip Weiss for writing the custom plugin to make the auction work (using this guest post plugin as a starting point).


  1. Kate, can offers be edited after we make them? Or should we make sure to have all necessary information ready before we hit post?


  2. You may be able to edit them yourself–that is oddly a wrinkle I forgot to test!–but if there’s a problem you can always email me and I’ll do it. (There is also a moderation delay called “when Kate gets to her computer” for posts to go up, and you can email me during that time if you remember something you meant to add.)

    But it’s probably easier to just do it all at once.

  3. Okay. In that case I will wait to post my offers until I can take decent photographs.

  4. Good idea. And if you need somewhere to host them, just email me & I’ll upload them here.

This is an archive view of Con or Bust's 2013-2016 auctions and posts. For the 2017 auction, to request assistance, and other current information, please see Con or Bust's main site.