Bidding now live on Con or Bust auction!

Support Con or Bust as it helps fans of color/non-white fans attend SFF cons: check out its annual online auction, on which bidding is now live! There are three ways to browse items: scroll through all the posts by viewing the 2016 auction category; browse the 2016 auction tags; or see a Google Docs spreadsheet indexing all offers.

To bid, all you need to do is leave a comment stating the amount of your bid in U.S. dollars, with a working email address (which will not be displayed). If you like, check the box that says “Notify me of followup comments via e-mail” to make sure you don’t miss any later bids. You can also enter your email address where it says “Subscribe without commenting.” Bidding will end Sunday, June 5, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. (time zone conversions, countdown), unless last-minute bids are received (more details). This auction is Con or Bust’s principal source of funds for the entire year, so please take a look!

You can also donate to Con or Bust outside the auction. If you’re paying through a PayPal account and want 100% of your payment to go directly to Con or Bust, you can donate via the PayPal Giving Fund (note that the Giving Fund doesn’t allow you to send a message with your donation and doesn’t notify us immediately that your donation has been made; of course you may forward your acknowledgment email from the Giving Fund on to If you’re using a credit card or need to send a message directly with the donation, please use the button below:

Finally, if you were hoping to offer something in the auction now that bidding’s started, please email me to discuss at

Thanks, and please spread the word!

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.