Here are my donations for Con or Bust‘s yearly online auction for 2017: two sleep masks.
One is a sleepy critter. It’s made from brown polyester felt lined with a soft linen blend fabric; there’s also felt applique (ears and nose) and embroidery (eyes).
The other has a stylized dragon embroidered as an interlace pattern on black polyester felt lined with navy blue cotton.
Bidding will start in two weeks, on Monday, April 24, 2017.
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.
As I’ve had firsthand experience of being on a miniature budget and having to limit my geeky hobbies accordingly (i.e., not that much fun), I decided to add Con or Bust to my list of things worthy of support. This is my second time donating.
Note: I wasn’t paid or perked to mention this; just passing along a good thing.