Some of my clients are participating in the Con or Bust auction. Con or Bust helps people of color/non-white people attend SFF conventions. It is administered by Kate Nepveu under the umbrella of the Carl Brandon Society, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization whose mission is to increase racial and ethnic diversity in the production of and audience for speculative fiction. Visit their website for more info.
Here’s what my clients have offered so far:
Be a Tea Merchant in Saladin Ahmed’s THE THOUSAND AND ONE (considering how much tea I have on hand, I’m thinking this might be an appropriate new career for me and I’m tempted to bid on it myself!)
Yoon Ha Lee is offering a signed copy of her amazing collection Conservation of Shadows which garnered a Starred Review from Publishers Weekly: “Lee’s short fiction has been lauded by respected anthologists and discerning readers; this fine collection of 16 stories (one original) gives Lee’s work the chance to reach the wider audience it deserves.”
Also, Yoon is offering a critique of up to 10,000 words of either a short story or a novel. A priceless opportunity to get some feedback on your work! Details here.
Also, also, she’s offering several additional assortments of goodies: Box o’ books #1; Box o’ books #2; Box o’ books #3; Box o’ books #4; Box o’ books #5; Box o’ books #6; Box o’ books #7, among others.
And speaking of books, Martha Wells is offering Signed copies of the three Books of the Raksura in trade paperback: The Cloud Roads, The Serpent Sea, and The Siren Depths and also Signed trade paperback copies of Emilie and the Hollow World and Emilie and the Sky World.
If these don’t hook you, there are lots of other great items on offer, including many signed and limited edition books and other goodies. Take a look!