February 11th, 2012

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Offer: Deathless by Catherynne M. Valente (hardcover)

Item Name & Description: a hardcover of Deathless by Catherynne M. Valente.

In a starred review, Library Journal said, "For fans of Neil Gaiman, Gregory Maguire, and the like, this is essential."

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Starting Bid: $10.

Notes: Donated by Tor Books. If the winner desires this signed, Tor will send it to the author for signing and personalization (though it will add to the shipping time).

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: All Men of Genius by Lev Rosen

Item Name & Description: a hardcover of All Men of Genius by Lev Rosen.

The Seattle Post-Intelligencer said, "All Men of Genius is a true steampunk novel, a romance, a mystery, and a fun romp through an alternative Victorian England...a fast-moving, joyful experience that will leave the reader thoroughly satisfied."

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Starting Bid: $10.

Notes: Donated by Tor Books. If the winner desires this signed, Tor will send it to the author for signing and personalization (though it will add to the shipping time).

E-mail: knepveu@steelypips.org

Bidding is now open and ends Sunday, February 26, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. EST.

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Offer: three Clockwork Century books by Cherie Priest

Item Name & Description: trade paperbacks of Boneshaker, Dreadnought, and Ganymede by Cherie Priest.

These are part of the Clockwork Century series, in which

it is 1880 (or thereabouts). The Civil War is still underway, drawn out by English interference, a different transportation infrastructure, and a powerful Republic of Texas that discovered oil at Spindletop some fifty years sooner than real life allowed.

The competition of war has led to technological progress and horrors unimaginable, and many people have fled the combating states, hoping for an easier life out west.

Some of them have found it.
Some have found something else.

More information from the publisher.

Starting Bid: $20.

Notes: Donated by Tor Books. If the winner desires these signed, Tor will send them to the author for signing and personalization (though it will add to the shipping time).

E-mail: knepveu@steelypips.org

Bidding is now open and ends Sunday, February 26, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. EST.

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Bidding open, additional auction items welcomed!

Bidding is open now (and has been, but I was working on getting up some more auction items). As a reminder, here's how to bid on an auction; and if you haven't been keeping up with everything that's been posted, here's how to browse auctions.

Finally, it is very much not too late to offer things to be auctioned! We have fewer auctions so far this year than last, which worries me because I expect more requests for assistance this year (the first full one that Con or Bust helps people of color/non-white people attend any SFF con, not just WisCon). So please spread the word!
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Offer: Mistborn, Brandon Sanderson (signed)

Item Name & Description: signed hardcover of Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson.

Booklist said of this epic fantasy novel, "Intrigue, politics, and conspiracies mesh complexly in a world Sanderson realizes in satisfying depth and peoples with impressive characters."

Starting Bid: $15.

Notes: donated by the author but to be shipped by poster, thus personalization is not available.

E-mail: knepveu@steelypips.org

Bidding is now open and ends Sunday, February 26, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. EST.

Offer: Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein, UK paperback edition with signed bookplate by author

Item Name & Description: I'm offering a new paperback of the Egmont UK edition for Elizabeth Wein's new novel Code Name Verity which was just released on February 6th. The US and Canada will only get this book on May 15th, and as a hardcover. This book is not signed, by the way. ETA: Elizabeth Wein has just offered to add a signed bookplate to the book!

Here's the cover copy (written by the author herself, by the way)

I have two weeks. You'll shoot me at the end no matter what I do.

That's what you do to enemy agents. It's what we do to enemy agents. But I look at all the dark and twisted roads ahead and cooperation is the easy way out. Possibly the only way out for a girl caught red-handed doing dirty work like mine - and I will do anything, anything, to avoid SS-Hauptsturmführer von Linden interrogating me again.

He has said that I can have as much paper as I need. All I have to do is cough up everything I can remember about the British War Effort. And I'm going to. But the story of how I came to be here starts with my friend Maddie. She is the pilot who flew me into France - an Allied Invasion of Two.

We are a sensational team.

Code Name Verity

Starting Bid: 10 $

Notes: I'll be sending the book (which is on my desk in a pristine unread condition as I type this) worldwide, but you should be aware that I live in Germany so it's likely to take some time to get to a non-European winner.

E-mail: Estara at gmx dot net

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: Wardrobe refresher

Item Name & Description: Wardrobe Refresher

As some of you know, besides writing I enjoy fashion blogging, and am obsessive about following street style, finding new and strange places to shop, sustainable fashion, and vintage. And I love shopping for other people and making mood boards! So this is the offer: the winner will email me their needs and preferences as well as the budget, and in return you will get either a shopping list or a Pinterest board (your choice) of great items chosen from a variety of online retailers, from Etsy to indie boutiques to more mainstream retailers. I will custom-pick your pieces to suit your lifestyle, budgetary needs and ethical concerns, and in case of Pinterest board will also supplement it with styling suggestions and street style photos for inspiration. Whether you need a whole new wardrobe or just one thing for a special occasion, let me do the digging. All genders and sizes welcome!

Starting Bid: $15
Notes: depending on how long the consultation takes, expect your list/board within a week to ten days. I will work with you closely and will attempt to address all your preferences or concerns. I will certainly be willing to amend my initial suggestions if necessary.

E-mail: katsedia at hotmail dot com

ETA: due to interest, I will accommodate three bids over $50. Two additional threads with starting bids of $50 are started below.

Bidding is now open and ends Sunday, February 25, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. EST.
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Offer: signed Girlyman CD

Item Name & Description: A copy of Girlyman's latest CD, "Supernova," signed by all four members of the band.

Girlyman is "three-part harmony folk-pop" with gorgeous vocals and lyrics that can cut right through you. Lots of their songs (both live and studio) are up on Youtube; I especially recommend "Young James Dean".

Their latest album, "Supernova," was released a few weeks ago. This is their first album to include their drummer JJ. It comes in a cardboard gatefold album sleeve with a lyrics booklet, and the sleeve is signed in silver paint-pen by Ty, Doris, Nate, and JJ. The bottom corners of the album sleeve are slightly worn from shipping.

Starting Bid: $15

Notes: none!

E-mail: jazzfishzen at gmail.

Bidding is now open and ends Sunday, February 25, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. EST.
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Offer: The Steampowered Globe, Singaporean steampunk anthology

Item Name & Description: The Steampowered Globe, eds. Rosemary Lim & Maisarah Abu Samah.

This English-language steampunk anthology from Two Trees Pte Ltd contains seven short stories from Singaporean writers:

"Ascension" Leow Hui Min Annabeth
"No, They Dream Of Mechanical Hearts" Claire Cheong
"Morrow's Knight" Viki Chua
"Colours" Yuen Xiang Hao
"The Morning Glory Incident" Mint Kang
"Help! Same Angler Fish's Been Gawking for Eight Minutes!" Ng Kum Hoon
"Captain Bells and the Sovereign State of Discordia" JY Yang

Starting Bid: $5

Notes: Will ship anywhere, provided bid matches shipping cost!

E-mail: jhameia.goh(at)gmail.com

Bidding is now open and ends Sunday, February 25, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. EST.
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reminder: please post higher bids as replies to prior bidder

Just a reminder, all you bidders (thank you, lovely lovely bidders!): if you're bidding against someone, click "Reply" under their comment to raise the bidding as described in the how-to-bid post, so they know they've been outbid! If the bids get into different threads, I'll generally freeze the latest and ask you to re-bid, so it will save me some work if everything's in the right place to start. Thanks!
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Offer: Snow Crash hardcover

Item Name & Description: A hardcover of Neal Stephenson's Snow Crash. This is a Science Fiction Book Club edition, not the real first edition hardcover. Normally SFBC editions aren't of much interest to collectors, but the true first of this is so rare that people actually want book club copies. This is the first SFBC edition, not the later anniversary edition.

The book is in very good condition. The jacket has a little wear around the edges.

Starting Bid: $10

Notes: I will mail the book within a few days of the payment notification. I will mail it in the US for free, but outside the US I am afraid I will require reimbursement for costs over $5 - the elimination of surface mail has made international postage rather expensive.

E-mail: tool at panix dot com

Bidding is now open and ends Sunday, February 25, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. EST.

Offer: Elegant Industrial Earrings - One Pair

Item Name & Description: One Pair of Elegant Industrial Earrings

Starting Bid: $25

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Pictured: The Wisteria Earrings (larger images available here and here)
These earrings are made from stainless steel hardware linked with titanium waste from the aerospace industry. They are lightweight, very strong, and have a subtle shine (without any polishing required) -- perfect for space vehicles and comfortable fashion. The ear wires are titanium, one of the least reactive metals -- often used for medical devices such as pacemakers -- and is less like to cause irritation than gold.

Please let me know by Sunday, April 29th whether you would like these or a different pair of my earrings (you can see other earring designs at wraptillion.com), or contact me to discuss alternate options.

I can deliver these to you at WisCon, or I am happy to ship these anywhere in the world at no additional cost. I can ship them within one week of hearing from you.

Necklace offer here
Pin offer here
Pendant Necklace offer here

E-mail: wraptillion at gmail dot com

Bidding is now open and ends Sunday, February 25, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. EST.

Offer: Elegant Industrial Necklace

Item Name & Description: One Elegant Industrial Necklace by Wraptillion

Starting Bid: $50

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Pictured: The Scarab Necklace (larger image available here)
This necklace is made from stainless steel hardware linked with titanium waste from the aerospace industry. It is lightweight, very strong, and has a subtle shine (without any polishing required) -- perfect for space vehicles and comfortable fashion.

Please let me know by Sunday, April 29th whether you would like this necklace or a different necklace of my design (you can see other necklace designs at wraptillion.com), or contact me to discuss alternate options, such as the length you'd like. The Scarab Necklace is a brand new design for 2012.

I can deliver this to you at WisCon, or I am happy to ship this anywhere in the world at no additional cost. I can ship it within one week of hearing from you.

Earring offer here
Pin offer here
Pendant Necklace offer here

E-mail: wraptillion at gmail dot com

Bidding is now open and ends Sunday, February 25, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. EST.

Offer: Elegant Industrial Pin

Item Name & Description: One Elegant Industrial Pin

Starting Bid: $15

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Pictured: The Concentric Ring Pin (bigger image here)
This pin is made from stainless steel hardware linked with titanium waste from the aerospace industry on a silver-plated lapel pin. It is lightweight, very strong, and has a subtle shine -- perfect for space vehicles and comfortable fashion.

Please let me know by Sunday, April 29th whether you would like this pin or a different pin of my design (you can see other pin designs at wraptillion.com), or contact me to discuss alternate options.

I can deliver this to you at WisCon, or I am happy to ship this anywhere in the world at no additional cost. I can ship it within one week of hearing from you.

E-mail: wraptillion at gmail dot com

Necklace offer here
Earring offer here
Pendant Necklace offer here

Bidding is now open and ends Sunday, February 25, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. EST.

Offer: Elegant Industrial Pendant Necklace

Item Name & Description: One Elegant Industrial Pendant Necklace

Starting Bid: $15

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Pictured: The Amplified Concentric Pendant Necklace (larger image available here)
This pendant is made from stainless steel hardware linked with titanium waste from the aerospace industry and comes strung on high-quality black rubber tubing with silver ends and a titanium clasp. It is lightweight, very strong, and has a subtle shine -- perfect for space vehicles and comfortable fashion.

Please let me know by Sunday, April 29th whether you would like this pendant necklace or a different pendant of my design (you can see other pendant designs at wraptillion.com), or contact me to discuss alternate options, such as the length you'd like.

I can deliver this to you at WisCon, or I am happy to ship this anywhere in the world at no additional cost. I can ship it within one week of hearing from you.

Necklace offer here
Earring offer here
Pin offer here

E-mail: wraptillion at gmail dot com

Bidding is now open and ends Sunday, February 25, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. EST.
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Offer: Starters by Lissa Price (ARC)

Item Name & Description: One Advanced Reader Copy of STARTERS, a YA science fiction/futuristic thriller debut published by Random House Children's Books, Delacorte Press, not out until 3/13/12. You can read sample chapters and see the trailer at www.StartersBooks.com and at www.LissaPrice.com.

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Starting Bid: $10.

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

E-mail: knepveu@steelypips.org

Bidding is now open and ends Sunday, February 26, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. EST.
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Offer: Fair Coin by E.C. Myers (ARC)


Item Name & Description: One Uncorrected Advance Reading Copy of FAIR COIN, a young adult SF novel which will be published by Pyr Books on March 6, 2012.

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Sample chapters and a trailer are available at http://facebook.com/flipthecoin

Starting Bid: $10

Notes: North America only. Can be signed or inscribed at winner's request.

E-mail: me -at- ecmyers.net

Bidding is now open and ends Sunday, February 25, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. EST.