January 22nd, 2012

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Odyssey Con, Minicon, Balticon

(Updated February 29, 2012.)

I am pleased to announce that the following cons are supporting Con or Bust:

  • Odyssey Con has donated two memberships. It takes place April 20-22 in Madison WI; its Guests of Honor are Larry Niven, Steven Barnes and Kenneth Hite.
  • Balticon has donated two memberships. It takes place May 25-28 in Baltimore MD. Guests: Guest of Honor: Jody Lynn Nye; Artist Guest of Honor: Jim Odbert; Music/Filk Guests of Honor: Heather Dale and Ben Deschamps; Science Guest of Honor: Dr. William D. Phillips Laureate, The Nobel Prize in Physics 1997.

    (Personal note: I've heard Dr. Phillips speak and he's terrific. Also, my husband did his PhD with his group.)

There has also been a personal donation in the name of Minicon, which takes place April 6-8 in Minneapolis MN. Its Guests of Honor will be author Ted Chiang, fanziner Christopher J Garcia, and artist Frank Wu.

To request assistance to attend these cons or any other cons starting in April, May, or June 2012, see these instructions and request assistance from February 15-25.

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Offer: The Bone Key by Sarah Monette (signed)

Item Name & Description: signed copy of The Bone Key by Sarah Monette (second edition)

This trade paperback collects 10 stories about Kyle Murchison Booth; Publishers Weekly said, "Cerebral, ethereal and stylishly understated, this entrancing collection will appeal to fans of literary horror, dark fantasy and supernatural mystery."

The second edition has a new cover and an introduction by Lynne Thomas.

Starting Bid: $5.

Notes: Posted on behalf of the author; signing and personalization available.

E-mail: knepveu@steelypips.org

Bidding starts Saturday, February 11, 2012 at 12:01 a.m. EST (GMT -5) and ends Sunday, February 26, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. EST.
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Offer: Somewhere Beneath Those Waves by Sarah Monette (signed)

Item Name & Description: signed copy of Somewhere Beneath Those Waves by Sarah Monette

This trade paperback collects 25 short stories; in starred reviews, Publishers Weekly said "there is not a weak note in the collection," and Library Journal calls it a "standout collection by one of fantasy’s most elegant and dazzling writers."

Starting Bid: $5.

Notes: Posted on behalf of the author; signing and personalization available.

E-mail: knepveu@steelypips.org

Bidding starts Saturday, February 11, 2012 at 12:01 a.m. EST (GMT -5) and ends Sunday, February 26, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. EST.
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Offer: Star Wars Frosted Sugar Cookies

Item Name & Description: Star Wars Frosted Sugar Cookies, from Claire Light

All your favorite Star Wars characters depicted on classic frosted sugar cookies; like Xmas cookies, only skiffier. One package includes 16 cookies: two each of Darth Vader, Yoda, Chewbacca, Boba Fett, a stormtrooper, C3PO, R2D2, and a Jawa. Four packages available; bid separately in comments.

Starting Bid: $15.

Notes: (The photo behind the cut is stolen off the internet. I've made other cookies before but not these!) You will pay for UPS shipping, to me, in addition to bid. I will ship these to you in the United States only. Depending on your preference, I can overnight or two-day ship them the day after making them. I will make and ship them within two weeks of the end of the auction. (I am open to making a batch later at a time you specify, if you want them for a gift for a specific occasion, but only if you double the order to 32 and pay twice your winning bid.)

E-mail: knepveu@steelypips.org (on behalf of offeror)

Bidding starts Saturday, February 11, 2012 at 12:01 a.m. EST (GMT -5) and ends Sunday, February 26, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. EST.

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