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Con Or Bust: Helping Fans of Color Attend SFF Cons


Poem written for you by Jane Yolen
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kate_nepveu wrote in con_or_bust

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

(Posted on behalf of Ms. Yolen. —Kate)

Item Name & Description: I can offer a poem written for (and about) a person of your choice in a fairy tale setting of your choice. Two copies of the poem will be printed as a broadside on special paper and signed by me. All I will need from the winner is a fairy tale (Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, what have you) and some facts about the person to be in the poem (name, physical stuff, background, likes, dislikes, etc). Poem and printed broadside will take about two weeks for delivery.

Biography: Jane Yolen is the author of over 350 books, many of them poetry. Her books, stories, and poems have won two Nebulas, a Caldecott, two Mythpoeic awards, two Christopher Medals, the Jewish Book Award, two Golden Kites, the Rhysling, a nomination for the Pushcart Prize and the National Book Award among many others. She is a World Fantasy Association Grand Master Award winner as well as a Science Fiction Poetry Association Grand Master. Six colleges and universities have given her honorary doctorates. Her award from the New England Science Fiction Assn set her good coat on fire!

Starting Bid: $20.

Notes: Will ship anywhere.

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.


Reminders: Auction Items Wanted; Request Assistance Soon
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kate_nepveu wrote in con_or_bust

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

Reminders:

First: Con or Bust’s annual online auction, which is the main way it raises funds to help fans of color/non-white fans attend SFF cons, begins taking bids February 10, 2014. There are some amazing things up for offer already, and more are on the way, but additional goods/services are very, very much still wanted! Learn more about submitting items for auction, or go straight to the submit an auction page: all you need is an email address. And if you’re not in a position to offer something, it would also be incredibly helpful if you’d spread the word!

Second: From February 15-25, Con or Bust will take requests for assistance from fans of color/non-white fans to attend all upcoming SFF cons. A list of cons for which specific assistance has been donated can be found at the Upcoming Cons page. In addition, memberships only to Potlatch, JOFcon, and JordanCon 6 are available immediately; see the Upcoming Cons page for more detail. Learn how to request assistance, or find out more about Con or Bust.


Table Topper/Wall Hanging Quilt
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kate_nepveu wrote in con_or_bust

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

Table Topper/Wall Hanging Quilt: This is a scrap quilt and the finished size will be about 30 inches by 30 inches. The photo is of just the blocks; a border will be added and the back will be a neutral color/print.

ETA: an updated photo of the quilt (finished top now, with the borders):

Wall Hanging/ Table Topper Quilt
Wall Hanging/ Table Topper Quilt

Starting Bid: $20

Notes: I can ship anywhere in the world; if customs or VAT tax is applicable, recipient will be responsible.

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.