Tiptree Award Auction
Friday Aug 19 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM (1 hour)
Kansas City Convention Center - Flexible Activities Space
Of course feminists have a sense of humor! Come to the Tiptree Auction to see it! Sumana Harihareswara, our auctioneer, could talk you into anything, from a first edition novel signed by Octavia Butler, a 25th Anniversary Tiptree t-shirt with a Freddie Baer silk-screen design, an unpublished musical score by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, Anne McCaffrey's Cooking Out of this World, or more. Also, the Tiptree Award mascot, Space Babe, will be represented by a hoodie and maybe even her blaster! There will be plenty of laughs and all for a good cause. Every dollar earned is donated to the James Tiptree Jr. Award -- an annual literary prize for science fiction or fantasy that expands or explores our understanding of gender. The aim of the award is not to look for work that falls into some narrow definition of political correctness, but rather to seek out work that is thought-provoking, imaginative, and perhaps even infuriating. The Tiptree Award is intended to reward those writers and other creative artists who are bold enough to contemplate shifts and changes in gender roles, a fundamental aspect of any society.