Get some awesome swag and help send fans of color to scifi conventions

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Science fiction and fantasy conventions are amazing places, where people settle debates in real time, play games, dress up and geek out about books, TV and movies. The one thing that makes cons even more awesome is when there's diversity among the attendees. And you can help with that!

Con or Bust helps fans of color to attend science fiction and fantasy cons, andits annual fundraising auction runs from Feb. 10 to Feb. 23. Currently, the items being auctioned include having a poem written for you by author Jane Yolen, a signed copy of The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison aka Sarah Monette, and a signed copy of various Jo Walton books. Peruse the items on offer here.

New stuff is being added all the time, so check back between now and the Feb. 10 start date. But what's also great is that you can add stuff to be auctioned as well — just use this handy form to submit your item, and you're all set. And then we can all help to make those late-night hallway arguments about Saruman versus Scaramanga even more excellent! (Speaking of which, Scaramanga would kick Saruman's butt.)