This year, I offered something for Con or Bust‘s yearly online auction for the first time.
It was a unique bookmark made from a prototype to test the font and the placement of letters for the small social justice cross-stitch pieces in my Etsy shop. To my delight, the bookmark got several bids.
Since I know firsthand what it was like being on a miniature budget and having to limit my geeky hobbies accordingly, I decided to add Con or Bust to my list of things worthy of support. The experience has been thoroughly positive so far.
A sincere thank you to everyone who bid, and congrats to the winner!
Con or Bust, Inc., is a U.S.-based, tax-exempt not-for-profit organization that helps people of color/non-white people attend SFF conventions. Con or Bust isn’t a scholarship and isn’t limited to the United States, to particular types of con-goers, or to specific cons; its goal is simply to help fans of color go to SFF cons and be their own awesome selves. It is funded through donations and an online auction held annually.
Note: I wasn’t paid or perked to mention this; just passing along a good thing.