February 5th, 2013

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Signed Copy of IMPULSE & Character Appearance in Sequel

Originally published at Con or Bust by Steven Gould. Please comment there ( comment(s)).

Autographed and Inscribed 1st Edition hardback of Impulse (Jumper III) and if the bid exceeds $50 I will put you into its sequel, Exo as a named character.

Snowboarder silhouetted against sun while catching air.

Starting Bid: $15.00

Notes: free shipping in the US, but international cost will need to be covered by the winner.

Bidding opens on Saturday, February 9, 2013 at 12:01 a.m. Eastern Time and closes Sunday, February 24, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time. More Information.

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Signed galley copy of THE DAEDALUS INCIDENT

Originally published at Con or Bust by Mike Martinez. Please comment there ( comment(s)).

Item Name & Description: Signed galley copy of THE DAEDALUS INCIDENT, which is coming out May 7 from Night Shade Books. Get it months before it debuts! Plus, I’ll write a nice note praising your generosity along with the signature. You may even get a doodle. (Artistic talent not guaranteed.)

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Starting Bid: $10

Notes: I’ll take care of shipping so long as it’s on planet Earth or the ISS.

Bidding opens on Saturday, February 9, 2013 at 12:01 a.m. Eastern Time and closes Sunday, February 24, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time. More Information.

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Signed Copy of The Seven Markets

Originally published at Con or Bust by David Hoffman. Please comment there ( comment(s)).

Signed paperback copy of THE SEVEN MARKETS:

Item Name & Description: A paperback copy of The Seven Markets, signed and personalized however you like. If the bid exceeds $50.00, I’ll put you into The King’s Glamour, the sequel, as a named character.

More information about the book here.

Starting Bid: $10.00

Notes: Shipping is included to anywhere on the planet Earth. Other timelines, planets, or planes of existence negotiable.

Bidding opens on Saturday, February 9, 2013 at 12:01 a.m. Eastern Time and closes Sunday, February 24, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time. More Information.

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SF/F Short Story Critique

Originally published at Con or Bust by Julia Rios. Please comment there ( comment(s)).

Item Name & Description: Critique of a Science Fiction or Fantasy short story up to 9,000 words. I am one of the three fiction editors at Strange Horizons This critique is not an offer of publication in Strange Horizons, but if you’d like to talk about possible markets and whether your story is ready to be submitted, I’m happy to do that.

I’m willing to critique fanfic, but please check with me first regarding (a) fandom (my range here is limited) and (b) audience/subject material. I’m also not your best bet for horror; I squick really easily, so I am definitely not your target audience for stories with scenes of graphic torture, rape, or extreme violence. Other than that, I am very open to all subgenres of SF and Fantasy.

Starting Bid: $75.00

Notes: I’ll deliver your critique within 30 days of receiving your story. This offer is good for the duration of 2013, so feel free to bid even if you don’t have a story ready to send immediately.

Bidding opens on Saturday, February 9, 2013 at 12:01 a.m. Eastern Time and closes Sunday, February 24, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time. More Information.

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The Inexplicables

Originally published at Con or Bust by Cherie Priest. Please comment there ( comment(s)).

book cover Item Name & Description: First printing – The Inexplicables trade paperback. Signed however you like, to anyone you want.

Starting Bid: $15

Notes: US-only (apologies, but the USPS rates just jacked). Will ship within a day or two of Con or Bust informing me that all’s clear.

Bidding opens on Saturday, February 9, 2013 at 12:01 a.m. Eastern Time and closes Sunday, February 24, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time. More Information.

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Long Turquoise Bead Necklace

Originally published at Con or Bust by Mara H.. Please comment there ( comment(s)).

Long Turquoise Bead Necklace: A handmade 53″ long chain necklace composed of an assortment of turquoise, blue, green and purple beads on gunmetal grey links. Bead materials include: stone, glass, clay, resin, metal and swarovsky crystal. Each bead is unique. The necklace can be worn looped around the wrist as a bracelet, as well.

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Starting Bid: $15

Notes: I will pay shipping to anywhere in the U.S. and Canada. For international sales, buyer must pay shipping.

Bidding opens on Saturday, February 9, 2013 at 12:01 a.m. Eastern Time and closes Sunday, February 24, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time. More Information

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Offer: Chocolate Truffles

Originally published at Con or Bust by libitina. Please comment there ( comment(s)).

Item Name & Description: 24 Chocolate Truffles

I’ve been making chocolate truffles for 3 or 4 years now, and I only make them in the cold Winter months when I can work in a room colder than 50*F. They’re pretty darn tasty.

They can be either vegan (in the past I’ve just used deliciously fatty coconut milk, but I’ve had success this year working with soy and almond milks as well) or not (made with local heavy cream from my farmers’ market).

There’s a ganache filling, which can have almost any flavor at all. Just some of the options include: tea (I have some interesting black teas, matcha, and a few herbal teas that I keep for company but aren’t to my taste); curry/masala; scotch & honey; galangal & lemongrass; cardamom & black pepper; habanero; laurel (bay leaves); sage; chai … – really, almost anything that’s not too wet can be a flavor.

And then there’s a hand-dipped coating of even more chocolate! I try to match how light or dark the coating is to the flavors in the ganache, but I can also take requests. Note: for the coatings, I lack the skill of adding vegan dairy alternatives, so any mixing with milk chocolate will necessarily not be vegan.

Starting Bid: $12

Notes: I will mail to anywhere in the northern hemisphere (I’ve successfully mailed truffles to Europe and the UK, but I’m willing to try anywhere).

My schedule is incredibly busy from February 22nd-26th, so I might be a few days late replying to the winning bid. On the positive side, that means I’ll have more free time than usual to make the truffles right away.

Warning: Last year’s truffle-making was a little dodgy with warm weather, and I had some mold problems. I didn’t hear anything from last year’s recipient, so I hope that didn’t affect them. But if you are not satisfied for any reason I will make you another batch even if I have to wait until the next cold season to do so.

Bidding opens on Saturday, February 9, 2013 at 12:01 a.m. Eastern Time and closes Sunday, February 24, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time. More Information.

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Green Tea Yoda Oreos

Originally published at Con or Bust by Jackie M.. Please comment there ( comment(s)).

Green Tea Yoda Oreos. Or YODEOS, as I like to call them. These are green tea sugar cookies with vanilla icing centers, following the recipe from justJENN.

Starting Bid: $20

Notes: My Hyper-Expensive William Sonoma Star Wars Cookie Cutters (TM) also come with several other characters. So if you’d prefer chocolate Darth Vaders or vanilla Stormtroopers, or a mix of all three with some Boba Fetts thrown in for fun, I’d be happy to alter the recipe accordingly.

Offer is two dozen cookies. Last year we successfully shipped them to an APO address in Germany.

No blue milk will be provided, due to shipping constraints.

Bidding opens on Saturday, February 9, 2013 at 12:01 a.m. Eastern Time and closes Sunday, February 24, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time. More Information.