Archive for May, 2016

Name a character in Aliette de Bodard’s forthcoming novel THE HOUSE OF BINDING THORNS

Form 4 Entry 152 Fileupload 1 Form 4 Entry 152 Fileupload 2Item Name and Description: Name a character in Aliette de Bodard’s forthcoming THE HOUSE OF BINDING THORNS (sequel to THE HOUSE OF SHATTERED WINGS, due out April 2017).

Your chance to have someone of your choice feature in fractured post-magical-war Paris! I’ll also send you a signed ARC of the book when they come in.

You will be able to provide the first name of the character, and maybe the last name as well (within reason). I may need to slightly alter it to fit into the setting of the book, though I will do my best to insert it as specified. Your character may not survive for long, though!

Starting Bid: 20$

Other Notes: The book is is being revised now, so you would need to provide the name before the end of June 2016.

Bidding is now open and 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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Request assistance now through June 6

Fans of color/non-white fans: Con or Bust is now taking requests for monetary assistance to attend cons, plus free memberships to cons, through Monday, June 6, 2016. To learn how to request assistance, see the Request Assistance page. For the most up-to-date list of cons to which assistance is available, see the Upcoming Cons page.

This is a one-time change in the dates to request assistance, so please mark your calendars and spread the word!

Body Work Graphic Novel (signed by Ben Aaronovitch and Andrew Cartmel)

Form 4 Entry 153 Fileupload 1Item Name and Description: 1 Copy of the softcover Body Work Graphic Novel (otherwise known as the trade paperback of the Issues #1 to #5). To be signed by authors Ben Aaronovitch and Andrew Cartmel and dedicated to the winner’s specification.

Starting Bid: $3

Shipping: Anywhere with a postal system

Bidding is now open and 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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free memberships to CON.TXT and other cons!

Fans of color/non-white fans:

Con or Bust currently has lots of free memberships available to SFF cons, including CON.TXT, July 29-31, 2016, Arlington, VA, USA. CON.TXT is a media convention with a focus on fanworks; the theme for its tenth anniversary is “Ten years. Five cons. All the feels.” CON.TXT has donated two memberships to Con or Bust, which must be claimed before June 15, 2016 (now extended!). In addition, all attendees must be 18 or older on July 29, 2016.

Please see the Upcoming Cons page for the full list of free memberships, and head to the Request Assistance page to request the memberships–or, through June 6, monetary assistance to attend any con, not just those on the list. 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.