May 12th, 2016

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The Chemical Wedding by John Crowley

Originally posted at Con or Bust by Gavin Grant. All comments must be made there.

Form 3 Entry 66 Fileupload 1Item Name & Description:One hardcover edition of The Chemical Wedding by John Crowley, illustrated by Theo Fadel, and designed by Jacob McMurray. Should our current Kickstarter not reach the goal, a paperback edition will be supplied instead.


Starting Bid: $10


Shipping: Will ship for free in the U.S. in October 2016.



Bidding opens on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 12:01 a.m. Eastern (time zone conversions). It will close on Sunday, June 5, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. (time zone conversions, countdown) unless bids are received in the last ten minutes (learn more).

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free memberships to be available to Sirens

Originally posted at Con or Bust by Kate Nepveu. All comments must be made there.

Con or Bust is pleased to announce that the following new free memberships can be requested by fans of color/non-white fans during May 27-June 6, 2016.



  • Sirens, October 20-23, 2016, Denver, CO, USA. Sirens is a conference dedicated to the diverse, remarkable women of fantasy literature: readers, authors, scholars, librarians, educators, publishing professionals, and characters. Its 2016 theme is lovers, and its guests of honor are Renée Ahdieh, Laurie J. Marks, and Kiini Ibura Salaam.

    Sirens has donated three scholarships to Con or Bust, which include a full registration to Sirens and a Sirens Shuttle ticket. The registration gives attendees access to everything from Thursday afternoon to Sunday, including all Guest of Honor keynote addresses. The shuttle ticket covers ground transportation to and from the Denver airport to the Inverness Hotel (more info, including schedule). The scholarships do not include tickets to the pre-conference events of the Sirens Studio and Sirens Supper; transportation to Denver; or hotel costs.


Many other free memberships are available, some immediately; please see the Upcoming Cons page for a list, or learn how to request assistance. Thanks, and please spread the word!