Category: 2014 Auction

Seven Clean Dragons

Item Name & Description: Seven Clean Dragons

These are homemade soap of my personal recipe including olive oil, palm oil, palm kernel oil, shea butter, and castor oil. They are colored with mineral pigments except for the blue which an organic dye and scented with essential oils or fragrance blends.

  • The white dragon is my personal recipe with no added colors or scents.
  • The red dragon is peppermint.
  • The orange dragon is grapefruit.
  • The yellow dragon is honeysuckle.
  • The green dragon is green clover and aloe.
  • The blue dragon is ocean rain.
  • The purple dragon is lavender.

I have three dragons of each scent. Soaps like these generally go for about $5 each. While I make plenty of soap, dragons are rarer. I think the last time I made dragons before these was before the last Con Or Bust, and these are all I have right now.

The two top bidders will win. Each will get one of each dragon. The other seven dragons will be divided between them. Each will rank all seven dragons in order of preference. The top winner will get an extra of his/her first ranked dragon. The second winner will get his first ranked or second if is taken. The top winner will then get his second or third and so on until all seven extras are distributed. The first winner will at worst get extras of the 1st, 3rd, 5th, and 7th choice and the second winner will at worst get the 2nd, 4th, and 6th choice.

Starting Bid: $10.

Notes:

These are ready to ship as soon as the auction is over. USPS priority mail shipping in the U.S. will be included. Due to expensive shipping (likely around $60), customs, and possible long shipping time, I’m sorry, but I discourage international bids.

If the winners want to order more soap (bars, not dragons), plenty more will fit in the box since a medium flat rate is the cheapest option and no extra shipping will be required. No doubt, ten or eleven bars will be plenty though.

You can find more information on my soap at www.karlsoap.info

Best of luck, Karl

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Bidding will open Monday, February 10, 2014 at 12:01 a.m. Eastern (GMT -5); it closes Sunday, February 23, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. More Information.

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Four Deverry paperbacks

Item Name & Description: The last unit of four books in the Deverry cycle, signed to you by me, Katharine Kerr, the author. American or British paperbacks, choose which you’d like! These are THE GOLD FALCON, THE SPIRIT STONE, THE SHADOW ISLE,and the grand finale, THE SILVER MAGE. These four books tell a complete tale in themselves.

Starting Bid: $20 American, a considerable savings!

Notes: I will pay the shipping to anywhere that does not require hiring yaks, camels, or mountain goats for the delivery.

Bidding will open Monday, February 10, 2014 at 12:01 a.m. Eastern (GMT -5); it closes Sunday, February 23, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. More Information.


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Nexus 7 tablet (2012) and accessories

Item Name & Description: Nexus 2012 (first-generation) tablet, with original charger and cable, and not one but two cases.

Nexus 7 offer - all items
Nexus 7 offer – all items

This is currently being sold for about $175 from third-party sellers, not including cases. Here are the manufacturer’s specs. See below the fold for more pictures; click to enlarge any.

Starting Bid: $10.

Notes: I will ship anywhere for free.

Bidding will open Monday, February 10, 2014 at 12:01 a.m. Eastern (GMT -5); it closes Sunday, February 23, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. More Information.

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Announcements: Auction Dates; Easier to Request Assistance; Memberships Now Available

I have three exciting announcements today: the auction is coming soon; it’s now easier to request assistance; and specific assistance is available for many upcoming cons, including memberships available right now!

Auction Dates

Mark your calendars: Con or Bust’s annual online auction will start Monday, February 10, 2014 at 12:01 a.m. Eastern (GMT -5) and end Sunday, February 23, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern. (I’m changing the end time from the usual midnight to make it easier for people in a wider range of time zones to make last-minute bids.) Start thinking about what you might like to auction or to see auctioned; I will update the auction information page soon with this year’s procedures.

Requesting Assistance

Con or Bust takes requests from fans of color/non-white fans to attend SFF cons four times a year. Starting next request period (February 15-25, 2014), fans may request assistance to attend any forthcoming SFF con, not just ones in the quarter following the request period. This should give people greater flexibility in making their con-going plans. More details are on the Request Assistance page.

Memberships Available Now and Other Upcoming Cons

After the jump are all the many upcoming cons for which specific assistance is available, in chronological order (this list is also now available on the new Upcoming Cons page for easy reference, as well as in calendar form). This includes several cons for which memberships are immediately available, and major assistance to Worldcon and World Fantasy Con, so please check it out!

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