I’ve been meaning to post a couple of things that are SFF community related. I always enjoy getting something bookish for myself and supporting worthwhile causes while I do it.
1) There is a cool kickstarter campaign going on (6 days left to back it) for a calendar featuring authors in custom fantasy costumes. The photographer has secured a lot of famous names (Brandon Mull, Christopher Paolini, Gregory Maguire, Brandon Sanderson, Tad Williams, Patrick Rothfuss, Cassandra Clare, Holly Black, Lauren Kate, Lauren Oliver, Maggie Stiefvater, Gail Carriger, Tessa Gratton, and Brenna Yovanoff) for the calendar and needs funds for travel and special props. What the kickstarter page doesn’t say is that the calendar will raise money for First Book and Patrick Rothfuss’ Worldbuilders. There are a lot of cool gifts for pledging, including signed postcards from the authors of your choice.
2) Con or Bust has auctions on its website for a lot of cool stuff to raise funds to send fans of color to SFF cons. So many books and signed items, but there’s also one-of-a-kind handmade items up for auction too. Hurry, looks like the auctions end on Sunday.