June 20, 2010, Posted by Cat in News 4 Comments
I got the biggest thrill this week when I checked my email and found a message from author Vonda McIntyre. She and I have never met or previously corresponded, but when I was a teenager I utterly adored two of her novels: Dreamsnake and The Exile Waiting. I’ve met so many well-known authors over the years but it’s always such a thrill to connect with one of your own personal heroes. I hope I never loose the capacity for small moments of fangirl squee.
Anyway, Vonda was emailing to offer me one of her beautiful beaded marine creatures as a prize in the Bring Peter Watts to Aussiecon appeal. Behold the mysterious and alluring beaded nudibranch!
It’s a cell phone piccy so you have to click and embiggen to see just how beautiful it is.
But that’s not all. Russell B Farr from Ticonderoga publications has most generously donated four signed hardcovers to the cause:
So if you were umming and ahhing about whether or not to donate, there are now five extra reasons to give it a go. Flick AUS $10 to firstname.lastname@example.org via paypal. You gotta be innit to winnit, as they say in showbiz.
disclaimer: technically speaking, this is not a raffle because Paypal does not allow raffles. I am asking for donations, then randomly posting items to people. Despite appearances, the two events are entirely unrelated…