As many of you know, John M Ford passed from this life on
September 25, 2006. He was long a vital part of the world of science
fiction. Brilliant writer, mad blogger, inventive gamer, impassioned
Klingon fanatic, impossibly gifted raconteur, and poet
extraordinaire, he illuminated the lives of all those who knew him.
We will all miss his light.
The Friends of the Minneapolis Library have established an
endowment in his honor. Every $500 we raise for the Endowment Fund
will allow the purchase of one new book each year. Each book
purchased by the John M. Ford Endowment Fund will have a special
bookplate in it, to indicate that the book has been donated to the
Minneapolis Public Library in his name.
We will be holding a silent auction at CapClave with the
hope of endowing at least one annual book purchase. In honor of
Mike's wide interests, the auction will have books both SFnal and
non, some dvds, a couple of gaming items, and a few unclassifiable
items. See the list thus far.
Donations for the auction will be accepted at the
convention. Tuckerization opportunities are welcome. We encourage you
to give. And for those who don't have an item you consider suitable,
we encourage you to bid. We will also be accepting cash donations for
Fred Ramsey is the Auction Administrator. He will have
rule sheets, bid slips, bidder registrations, and donation receipts
available at Capclave -- look for the Silent Auction table in the