Thanks to the magic of scheduled posts, bidding on Con or Bust’s annual fundraising auction is now open!
To find things to bid on, use the Google Docs index, browse the 2014 auction tags, or search over in the sidebar. (Note that the information on bids in the index is manually entered and usually not generated until about halfway through the auction.)
Then leave a comment with your bid in U.S. dollars. As long as you enter a working email address and your bid is higher than the last one (even for auctions where the top n bidders win), you’re all set! You can keep track of later bids by email: at the time you bid, check the box that says “Notify me of followup comments via e-mail,” or at any time, enter your email address where it says “Subscribe without commenting.” Bidding ends Sunday, February 23, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern (note: not the previously-traditional midnight; this is to make it easier for people from a wider range of time zones to put in last-minute bids.)
A precautionary note: publishers, authors, and other donors have generally donated books and other items on the understanding that they will be bid on by fans for their personal use, and not by resellers. Please respect this so that people will feel comfortable continuing to donate to the auction.
Finally: even though bidding has started, you can still offer items for auction, so please do! And more great stuff is coming throughout the week, so keep an eye out.