Conquilt Fundraising Auction for Continuum!


Conquilt is a record of nearly one hundred of the attending authors, editors, publishers and illustrators to Aussiecon 4, the 68th World Science Fiction Convention held in Melbourne Australia in September 2010. Signatures (and the odd sketch) were collected throughout the convention and assembled into this colourful quilt by Rachel Holkner and award-winning quilter Jeanette Holkner, based on the pattern ‘Tribble Trouble’ by Martha Thompson. It measures 152 cm x 192 cm with a 5cm diameter rod pocket on the back for easy display..

Conquilt will be on display throughout Continuum 7. There will be an auction launch at 8.45pm on Friday 10 June in the Earth Room, so if you’re in Melbourne, you can come in and see it for yourself! The quilt will be auctioned on eBay beginning at 9pm on Friday 10 June 2011 and ending on 20 June. The exact URL will be posted on the official Conquilt page, or you can search simply eBay for “conquilt”.

All funds raised by this auction will benefit Continuum, Melbourne’s own annual Speculative Fiction and Pop Culture Convention.

I was lucky enough to be asked to sign one of the panels and feel very honoured to be included among such speculative fiction luminaries. Just look at all these amazingly talented folks who’ve put pen to fabric:

Alan Baxter    Alastair Reynolds    Alisa Krasnostein    Alison Croggon    Amanda Pillar   Andrew J. McKiernan    Angie Rega    Bill Congreve    Bob Eggleton   Carrie Vaughn    Cat Sparks    Catherynne M. Valente    Charles Stross   China Mieville    Chris Miles (an associate of H. I. Larry)    Chuck McKenzie   Cory Doctorow    Deborah Biancotti    Delia Sherman    Dirk Flinthart    Duncan Lay    Fiona McIntosh    Foz Meadows    Gail Carriger   Garth Nix    George Ivanoff    George R. R. Martin    Gillian Polack   Glenda Larke    Grace Duggan    Howard Tayler    Ian Irvine    Ian Nichols   Jane Routley    Jason Nahrung    Jay Lake    Jean Johnson    Jenner   Jennifer Fallon    Jetse de Vries    John Scalzi    Jonathan Strahan    Juliet Marillier    K. A. Bedford    K. J. Taylor    Kaaron Warren    Kaja Foglio    Karen Haber    Karen Healey     Kate Elliot    Kate Paulk    Kathleen Jennings    Keith Stevenson    Kim Stanley Robinson    Kirstyn McDermott    Kyla Ward    Lara Morgan    Leanne Hall    Lisa L. Hannett    Lucy Sussex    Marianne de Pierres    Mary Victoria    Matthew Hughes    Michael Pryor    Michelle Marquardt    Narrelle M. Harris    Nick Stathopoulos    Nicole R. Murphy    Paul Collins    Paul Cornell    Paul Haines    Peter M. Ball    Peter V. Brett    Phil Foglio   Richard Harland    Rjurik Davidson    Rob Shearman    Robert Hood    Robert Silverberg   Russell B. Farr    Russell Blackford    Russell Kirkpatrick    Seanan McGuire    Shane Jiraya Cummings    Shaun Tan    Sue Bursztynski    Tansy Rayner Roberts    Tehani Wessely    Tracey O’Hara    Trent Jamieson    Trudi Canavan

Just quietly, I think that’s going to be one hotly contested auction!

One thought on “Conquilt Fundraising Auction for Continuum!

  1. .Dystopian fiction often makes the progression from our now to some imagined future an easy one to follow but that still doesnt mean that its what the author believes or even warns will happen.

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