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Silent Auction for the SWFA Emergency Medical Fund

Capclave is honored to have a silent auction again this year for the Science Fiction Writers of America Emergency Medical Fund which offers interest-free loans to members facing unexpected medical expenses. For writers, editors and others in the publishing industry who often have no medical insurance, this fund can be a true life saver. Past auction items have included autographed first edition books, memorabilia and SF related clothing. Peter S. Beagle and Tom Doyle, past winners of the WSFA Small Press Award, as well as Harry Turtledove, our Author Guest of Honor, have all agreed to donate Tuckerizations this year.

Donations for the auction will be accepted at the convention. Books, Tuckerizations, memorabilia and even science fiction clothing are welcome. Give a donation, bid in the auction: it is all for a great cause and there are some really cool items on the table. Forms will be available for those who prefer to give a cash donation.

The Auction Administrator will have rule sheets, bid slips, bidder registrations, and donation receipts available at Capclave -- look for the Silent Auction table in the Dealers Room.

To allow participation by those who might have to leave Capclave on Saturday, the Silent Auction will end on Saturday, October 17, at 5:00pm. Please make sure you check these exciting opportunities early and often!

If you want to let us know in advance what you are bringing (and get it listed on this page), please send email to our .

So far the list of items at the auction includes:

  • Signed Limited Edition copy of Reincarnations by Harry Turtledove; donated by the Washington Science Fiction Association
  • Signed paperback copies of Axis and Spin from author Robert Charles Wilson
  • A Droid Factory jacket
  • Harry Potter Weasley Clock donated by SFWA
  • Tao Te Ching: A Klingon Translation, signed by translater Agnieszka Solska; donated by Lawrence Schoen
  • Space Cadet hat donated by Fred Ramsay
  • Signed copies of 3 Jeffery Ford (previous Capclave GOH) novels donated by Bill Lawhorn
  • 1st ed. of Harry Turtledove's How Few Remain donated by John Sapienza

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