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When I first posted about this, I had no idea how much cool stuff was going to be auctioned off. And more keeps showing up!

Srsly, go here and take a look
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Con or Bust auctions running for one more week.

Clarion and Clarion West deadlines are both March 1st. It's crunchtime, people! Take Monday off of work and get your applications in!
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If you're going to Wiscon and want a cool sticker of your lj (or other locale) icon to stick on your name badge, post a comment on this thread.

You should totally read [livejournal.com profile] kehrli's open letter to the Washington Post. Counteracting the trans bigotry displayed in said paper.

And Laurie J. Marks's wife needs a new liver and the state of American health care being what it is, they need money. So, the state of sf/f fandom being what it is, there's an online auction. So you can bid on lots of cool stuff, or put up something of your own.

I just recently finished reading the Wiscon Chronicles 2 where Laurie Marks was one of the Guests of Honor. Her and Kelly Link's GoH speech was awesome. I wish I'd been there. Her books are worth checking out too (though I admit to only having read one so far!).

Bidding starts May 1st.
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Con or Bust auctions are now open. So head on over there and bid on anything that strikes your fancy. And tell other people about it.

Here's the info:


In conjunction with the Wiscon FOC Assistance Program fundraising effort, we are pleased to present [livejournal.com profile] con_or_bust, a fandom auction to support the program's sponsorships for fans of color attending Wiscon 2009.

What is the Wiscon FOC Assistance Program?

Started by [livejournal.com profile] kate_nepveu as part of [livejournal.com profile] fight_derailing, the FOC Assistance Program seeks to meet the needs of fans of color who would like to attend [livejournal.com profile] wiscon, but are unable to do so without some form of assistance. Assistance offered includes, but is not limited to, money for travel, a con membership, and/or lodging space. You can find more information about the project by visiting the announcement post.

How Can I Sign Up?

If you or someone you know is a fan of color who might benefit from this program, please check out the submission guidelines to submit a request for assistance... Parties who request assistance are not identified to donors. The project will do its best to meet needs that might otherwise prevent you or someone you know from attending Wiscon in 2009.

How Can I Help?

If you have space to share in your hotel room or suite, or otherwise feel that you can assist in this project, please take a look at the list of requests. Please let [livejournal.com profile] kate_nepveu know if you are able to meet the need for a space request.

Donations will be accepted through Paypal, Amazon gift checks, as well as check or money order. More info about donation options is available in the con_or_bust userinfo under "How Do I Pay?".

Any donations in excess of requests will be donated to the Carl Brandon Society.

Also, donations of items and promotion for [livejournal.com profile] con_or_bust are needed.

What's Con_Or_Bust?

[livejournal.com profile] con_or_bust, the fandom auction in support of this initiative, will begin March 18 and continue until April 11 or until all needs are met.

Please sign up for [livejournal.com profile] con_or_bust and encourage your friends to do the same, as we are already attracting offers of CDs, jewelry, and other goodies. Lots of good things will be on offer and you don't want to miss it!

We still need donations of auction items. Fanfic offers, editing and beta assistance are encouraged along with tangible items. All donations of funds or auction items, no matter how small, are accepted. Those who wish to do fixed-donation offers are also invited to participate.

Auctions may be posted now as a preview. Please review the auction template for details on posting your auction.

More information about types of offers, how to bid, etc. is available in the community userinfo. For ideas on what you might be able to offer, you can check out the vast array of things that have been offered in previous fandom auctions such as [livejournal.com profile] livelongnmarry or [livejournal.com profile] saveours00j.

Where Can I Find Out More?

Please feel free to contact [livejournal.com profile] popelizbet for any questions regarding the auction. Questions regarding aims of the project? Read [livejournal.com profile] kate_nepveu's original post about the idea, or visit [livejournal.com profile] fight_derailing for more info.

Thank you in advance for any help you can give! Please feel free to repost this wherever seems appropriate.


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