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helping fans of color attend SFF cons

2b-Green-dino-only-smaller-whiteIt’s Con or Bust time again! This auction raises funds to help fans of color attend science fiction and fantasy conventions. Naturally, I think this is a terrific cause, and I’m happy to support it and the Carl Brandon Society, the non-profit that runs it with the mission “to increase racial and ethnic diversity in the production of and audience for speculative fiction.” Good mission, right?

Last year, I was thrilled to contribute a signed ARC of my first novel, Fair Coin, which raised $25 for the fund. This year, I get to offer a signed first edition of the hardcover!

Fair Coin is in its second printing, so this is your chance to get the first edition, first printing for your collection. Shipping is international-ish (read the item description for more details), and even though it isn’t on the auction page, I’ll even throw in some signed bookmarks, postcards and a rare Fair Coin promotional coin case for the winner–I only have a handful of these left.

The auction ends on Sunday, Feb. 24 at 11:59 p.m. EST. There are tons of other great items and services being auctioned, so bid early and bid often!

Please bid on Fair Coin here. The bid is up to $20 so far, but I think we can do better…

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Thank you to everyone who entered the Goodreads giveaway to win an ARC of Fair Coin! There definitely will be other opportunities to get a copy. In fact, here’s one now…

The Carl Brandon Society, an organization that helps build awareness of race and ethnicity in speculative fiction, is hosting another charity auction to get fans of color to a convention of their choice: Con or Bust. There are some delightful items and services up for auction, including a variety of autographed books and ARCs, jewelry, and critiques. Take a little while to scroll through everything on offer–more is being added every day! Some of particular interest (to me, anyway) include:

I’m also offering an ARC (again, that’s an uncorrected Advance Reading Copy) of Fair Coin (Pyr, 3/6/12) to a good home, for a good cause. The bid is currently at $10. I’ll sign or personalize this copy for the winning bidder and mail it out ASAP. The auction ends on Sunday, February 25, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. EST. Alas, this ARC is only available to people in North America.

Con or Bust also welcomes PayPal donations if you want to help but eschew material goods.

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