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The Brian Lumley Companion – Special Collector’s Boxed Edition
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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)).

Item Name & Description: The Brian Lumley Companion – Special Collector’s Boxed Edition, donated by Tor Books.

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Brian Lumley Companion – cover
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Brian Lumley Companion – as packaged

Description:

Edited by Brian Lumley and multiple Bram Stoker Award-winner Stanley Wiater,  The Brian Lumley Companion is an indispensable guide to the life and works of Brian Lumley.

In The Brian Lumley Companion, Lumley aficionados will find an overview of the author’s career; essays comparing Lumley and H.P. Lovecraft; a lengthy interview with Brian Lumley which delves into the heart of his relationships with the writers and editors who inspired him and the fans who support him; and analyses of Lumley’s short fiction and novels. An interview with Bob Eggleton gives insight into the development of his striking covers for the Necroscope series and other Lumley works.

The Companion also includes complete listings of the first publications of each of Lumley’s novels, short fiction, and poetry. Major attractions are the detailed concordances that focus on individual novels and series, including the three Psychomech titles, the Dreamlands and Primal Lands series, and each volume in the Necroscope series.

This is a limited-run clothbound edition in a collector’s boxed casing. This edition is now out of print.

Starting Bid: $30.

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


Rulla Bead Bangle made for you by Madeleine Robins
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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 Madeleine, who was having technical difficulties.)

Item Name & Description: I will make a bangle from rulla beads in colors of your choice. Rulla beads are cylindrical beads with two holes drilled across the barrel (rather than lengthwise) which allows for some nifty patterns. This is a sturdy bangle with a little bit of flex.

Rulla Bangle

Rulla-closei

Starting Bid: $10.

Notes: These are lightweight, so I can ship pretty much anywhere, within a month of the winner selecting the colors and finishes of beads.

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


Spiral Bead Bracelet made for you by Madeleine Robins
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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 Madeleine, who was having technical difficulties.)

SpiralItem Name & Description: I will make a bracelet in a simple spiral rope pattern, with beads of your choice. The picture below is made with two colors of 11/0 seed beads, but it can be made with two different size of beads. This is a neat, sturdy bracelet but not a bangle (that is to say, it drapes around, rather than circling, the wrist).

Starting Bid: $10.

Notes: These are lightweight, so I can ship pretty much anywhere, usually within a month of the winner selecting the colors, sizes, and finishes of the beads.

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


Dutch Spiral Bead Bracelet made for you by Madeleine Robins
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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 Madeleine, who was having technical difficulties.)

Dutch Spiral Item Name & Description:This is one of my favorite beading patterns to make. I will make a Dutch spiral bracelet of the three beads of your choice–the spiral can be very interesting with, for example, a slightly larger or differently shaped beads used for the spine. (The bracelet shown here is made from beige 11/0 seed beads, green matte finish 11/0 seed beads, and 11/0 silver-lined cylinder beads.)

Starting Bid: $10.

Notes: These are lightweight, so I can ship pretty much anywhere, usually within a month of the winner selecting the colors, sizes, and finishes of the beads.

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


An uncorrected proof of Benjamin Parzybok’s Sept. 2014 novel Sherwood Nation
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kate_nepveu wrote in con_or_bust

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

Item Name & Description: In drought-stricken Portland, Oregon, a Robin Hood-esque water thief is caught on camera redistributing an illegal truckload of water to those in need. Nicknamed Maid Marian—real name: Renee, a 20-something barista and eternal part-time college student—she is an instant folk hero. Renee rides her swelling popularity and the public’s disgust at how the city has abandoned its people, raises an army . . . and secedes a quarter of the city.

Even as Maid Marian and her compatriots build their community one neighbor at a time, they are making powerful enemies amongst the city government and the National Guard. Sherwood is an idealistic dream too soon caught in a brutal fight for survival.

Sherwood Nation is the story of the rise and fall of a micronation within a city. It is a love story, a war story, a grand social experiment, a treatise on hacking and remaking government, on freedom and necessity, on individualism and community.

And, it is not out until September!

Benjamin Parzybok is the author of the novel Couch and has been the creator/co-creator of many other projects, includingGumball Poetry, The Black Magic Insurance Agency (city-wide, one night alternate reality game), and Project Hamad. He lives in Portland with the artist Laura Moulton and their two kids.

[Admin edit: in comments, the author offers to send the winner "the winner a lovely postcard, probably with a drawing or two, that may be used as the book’s bookmark."]

Starting Bid: $5

Notes: US/Canada only

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


A box of books and goodies from Western Massachusetts in a large priority mailer box
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kate_nepveu wrote in con_or_bust

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

Item Name & Description: A box of books and goodies from Western Massachusetts in a large priority mailer box.

I loved Maria’s box of goodies from New Orleans so much that I thought it would be fun to offer this. The box will include our new Peter Dickinson kid’s book, Emma Tupper’s Dairy, Eileen Gunn’s new collection, Questionable Practices, and a couple of random Small Beer titles.
And! Maple syrup! Local chocolate (if I can find it!). Kale! (Ok, probably not kale.) And more and more local goodies until the box is full..

Starting Bid:$25

Notes: [admin note: priority mail means US only]

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