I aten’t dead!
I’ve just been busy being sick and doing politicky stuff and wooing a couple people and reading Twitter instead of Tumblr so I totally missed out on any Tumblr stuff and/or feminist blog things. But here’s a backlog of links:
Con or Bust is looking to commission a logo suitable for use on T-shirts, buttons, and other merchandise, as well as its websites. If you’re an artist, please read on; if you know artists, please link to this post where they’ll see it.
Con or Bust helps fans of color to attend SFF conventions, principally WisCon, a feminist SFF convention. It is administered by the Carl Brandon Society, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Funds are raised by donation and through a yearly online auction. You can find more information at this post.
If you’re interested in designing Con or Bust’s logo, please e-mail the following to knepveu at steelypips dot org with “Con or Bust Logo” in the subject:
- Your idea or ideas for a design.
- Links to specific previous work or works similar in style to your proposed idea.
- Your price.
- Anything else relevant.
Some past ideas for a logo subject were offered here, but you should not feel limited to those.
A reminder: bidding ends Sunday, March 6, 11:59 p. m..
The total of the current high bids is approximately $4,000, which is well short of both our goal of $7K and the requests for assistance to this year’s WisCon alone, which are currently approaching $9K. I don’t know how big a push we can make in the last two days and a bit of the auction, but let’s give it a shot.
Here’s a quick primer on how to browse auctions, many of which were posted several weeks ago now. And here are some auctions that have been modified or are neglected—no bids, only one bid, or fewer bids than I think they deserve. Please link this post or the general announcement post far and wide!
Items I think deserve more love than they are getting (feel free to add your own!):
Finally, if anyone reading this has a membership to WisCon that they are not going to be able to use and would like to donate to Con or Bust, please contact me at knepveu at steelypips dot org. Thanks very much.
- Time: 02 March · 19:00 - 21:00
- Location: Mission Creek Cafe, 968 Valencia St (between 21st St & Liberty St), San Francisco, CA
- WHO: All members of the Carl Brandon Society (or folks who are interested in becoming members) who are in the San Francisco Bay Area at the time.
WHAT: Let’s hang out and fill in some of the articles on CBS’s wiki!
Via badgerbag. Details on the Facebook page.
Hey everyone, today’s when bidding starts for the 2011 Con or Bust auction! Proceeds help fans of colour get to sci-fi cons.
Some of the stuff up for auction:
- Signed books by Ekaterina Sedia, Kate Elliott, Tobias Buckell, Jo Walton, Lois McMaster Bujold, John M. Ford, and more…
- Blog posts on a topic of your choice by oyceter, deepad, and James Nicoll
- Steampunk Mughal art by Shweta Narayan
- RPG handbooks for LOTR and Narnia games; podfics; carrot pie; truffles; hand-spun yarn; jewelry…
Read any good speculative fiction, by a writer of colour and/or dealing with race and ethnicity, published in 2010 (or translated into English in 2010)? Head on over and nominate it for the 2010 CBS Awards; you’ve got till February 28.
Carl Brandon Society Awards, Arisia 2011
From Aqueduct Press…
Description: L-R: Cecilia Tan, Vandana Singh, Andrea Hairston, and Tananarive Due. (Singh and Due are the ’08 winners.)
…and Victoria Janssen also has photos!
Description: Vandana Singh at the podium with Victor Raymond.
Signal Boost: Con or Bust is an annual auction run by the Carl Brandon Society, with the proceeds helping fans of colour go to Wiscon (and possibly Arisia, if there’s interest!). Head on over for the details!
Via Twitter, the 2008 and 2009 Carl Brandon Society Awards have been announced, and will be awarded at Arisia (an upcoming Boston con).
The Parallax Award (for sf by POC):
- 2008: Vandana Singh, Distances
- 2009: Hiromi Goto, Half World
The Kindred Award (for any sf dealing with race and ethnicity):
- 2008: Tananarive Due, “Ghost Summer”
- 2009: Justine Larbalestier, Liar