matching gift; auction updates

Want to help fans of color/non-white fans attend SFF cons? The auction is happening now, of course (more on that in a moment), but if you don’t see anything that strikes your fancy, I have good news:

I’m excited to announce a matching gift of $250 from an anonymous donor, which will run until Monday, May 4, 2015! Any regular donation (not an auction payment or a T-shirt order) received from the time this post goes live will be matched until the gift of $250 is met. Donations of any amount are always welcome, but through May 4, they will be doubled!

(Or if you’d like to add to the matching gift itself, that would also be wonderful; email me at to arrange it.)

You can donate with a PayPal account or a credit card (after you click the orange button below, click “Continue” on the left side of the screen, above the credit card logos). On the “review your donation” screen, please click “Add special instructions to the seller” and state that this is for the matching gift. (Soon there will be many, many auction payments to process and this will make bookkeeping immensely easier.)

In auction news, the Google Docs index has been updated to include high bids and number of bids. There are some great things, especially from early in the auction, that have no bids; sort the index and check it out! (The index is manually updated about once a day; check the bottom for the timestamp.)

And it’s not too late to contribute items to be auctioned! Crafts, food, books; it’s all welcome. You can post items through the end of the auction, Sunday, May 3, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. Eastern (time zone conversions, countdown), though of course items posted extremely close to the end of the auction might not get as much notice.

If you have questions, please check the Auction Information Page, and feel free to comment if your question remains unanswered. Thanks!

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.