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“Bookworm Butterfly” Terrarium Pendant
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kate_nepveu wrote in con_or_bust

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

"Bookworm Butterfly" Terrarium pendant
“Bookworm Butterfly” Terrarium pendant

“Bookworm Butterfly” Terrarium Pendant: tiny book-page butterfly with dried moss within a silver-toned metal and plastic capsule pendant. No watering/upkeep required. Measures approx. 1″ in diameter (quarter in photo shown for scale). Chain/cord not included.

Starting Bid: $20

Notes:Will ship via USPS priority mail within 1 week of auction ending.

Bidding is now open; it closes Sunday, February 23, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time.More Information.

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New free convention memberships and reminders about other assistance
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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)).

I’m delighted to report that two upcoming cons have donated memberships to Con or Bust, which are available immediately, first-come first-served as described on the Request Assistance page:

  • Escapade, February 28-March 1, 2014, Los Angeles, CA. Escapade is a multi-media slash convention with programming designed by the attendees.

    Escapade has donated one membership to Con or Bust, to be claimed by February 24, 2014.

  • Chi-Fi, March 29, 2014, Chicago, IL. Chi-Fi is a new con that will be holding a one-day event in 2014; it is conveniently located off of public transit. Its current guest list can be found here.

    Chi-Fi has donated ten memberships to Con or Bust. NOTE: pre-registration closes March 15, 2014.

In addition, the following cons are coming up soon and still have free memberships available immediately:

  • Potlatch, February 21-23, 2014, San Jose, California. Potlatch is a small, literary speculative fiction convention with a single track of programming. Its Book of Honor, chosen by vote of the members, is The City and the City by China Mieville.

    An individual has donated two memberships to Potlatch, of which one remains; another individual has donated two tickets to the Sunday morning banquet, of which one also remains.

  • JOFcon, March 28-30, 2014, Linthicum, MD (near BWI airport). JOFcon is a collaborative convention for those who are interested in learning about convention running, teaching about convention running, and talking about fannish conventions.

    JOFcon has donated two memberships to Con or Bust.

  • JordanCon 6, April 11-13, 2014, Roswell, GA, USA. JordanCon is a fantasy literature convention founded in honor of the late author, Robert Jordan. Its Guests of Honor are Patrick Rothfuss (Author), Larry Elmore (Artist), and the cast of TWoTCast (Toastmasters).

    JordanCon has donated two memberships to Con or Bust. NOTE: these must be claimed by March 1, 2014.

Finally, monetary assistance and memberships to cons later in the year can be requested from February 15-25, 2014. Check out the Request Assistance page and Upcoming Cons page for more information.


Complete Hardcover Wheel of Time
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kate_nepveu wrote in con_or_bust

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

Item Name & Description: Complete Hardcover Wheel of Time

Starting Bid:$30

The set includes all of the book in the main The Wheel of Time sequence, plus the prequel.

Complete Hardcover Wheel of Time

Complete Hardcover Wheel of Time

  1. The Eye of the World
  2. The Great Hunt
  3. The Dragon Reborn
  4. The Shadow Rising
  5. The Fires of Heaven
  6. Lord of Chaos
  7. A Crown of Swords
  8. The Path of Daggers
  9. Winter’s Heart
  10. The Crossroads of Twilight
  11. Knife of Dreams
  12. The Gathering Storm
  13. Towers of Midnight
  14. A Memory of Light
  15. New Spring

Notes: Books 1-10 are Book club format hardcovers; New Spring and 11-14 are standard hardcovers.

Shipping: Shipping is available domestically only, and will go out USPS Saturday, March 1. It’s extremely likely I will package the books into more than one box.

Bidding is now open; it closes Sunday, February 23, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. More Information.


Signed copies of Smoketown
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kate_nepveu wrote in con_or_bust

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

book cover Item Name & Description: Two signed copies of Smoketown by Tenea D. Johnson

Starting Bid: $10

Notes: Book description from Amazon:

The city of Leiodare is unlike any other in the post-climate change United States. Within its boundaries, birds are outlawed and what was once a crater in Appalachia is now a tropical, glittering metropolis where Anna Armour is waiting. An artist by passion and a factory worker by trade, Anna is a woman of special gifts. She has chosen this beautiful, traumatized city to wait for the woman she’s lost, the one she believes can save her from her troubled past and uncertain future. When one night Anna creates life out of thin air and desperation, no one is prepared for what comes next-not Lucine, a smooth talking soothsayer with plans for the city; Lucine’s brother Eugenio who has designs of his own; Seife, a star performer in the Leiodaran cosmos; or Rory, a forefather of the city who’s lived through outbreak, heartbreak, and scandal. Told through their interlocking stories, Smoketown delves into the invisible connections that rival magic, and the cost of redemption.

Long story short: This book is gorgeously written and received the 2011 Parallax Award from Carl Brandon Society. You need this book. You WANT this book. It will haunt your dreams until it’s yours.

(Admin note: top two bids win, each bid must increase over the last.)

Bidding is now open; it closes Sunday, February 23, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. More Information.