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One last Paul Haines fundraiser

And it’s a doozy! Very limited release, so you’d better get in real quick! Snurched from girliejones :

The idea behind Scary Food was to produce a slim volume of stories and disgusting recipes featuring food that can only be described as horrific. Imagine a recipe called Zombie au Gratin and you’ll get the idea — though some of the recipes get worse than that and they’re not fiction! Paul Haines’ own stories veer toward the disgusting and so such a book seemed like a fitting project.

Here is the excellent cover designed by Cat Sparks:

The book will be launched and on sale at Conflux this weekend and I will bring the remainder, if there are any, back to Perth to sell at Wastelands II. However, there is a limited print run.

The book will sell for $20 and the entirety of sales will go straight to the Paul Haines’ Fund through the awesome generosity of Cat Sparks. If you would like to prebuy your copy and pick it up in person at either of these cons or you want to buy a copy and bundle it into a purchase of either/and Angel Rising, Canterbury Tales 2100 or Creeping Reptile Flesh, click on the button below.

Purchase options within Australia
Pickup at Con $20.00Bundle into another book purchase $20.00Postage within Australia $21.30


Please email me at girlie dot jones @ gmail dot com if you are overseas and want to purchase this book or if you want to change a purchase that you have already made for books available at Conflux.

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Fundraising for Paul Haines

Please feel free to spread the word, especially to Melbourne folk… 🙂

You’re invited to

Drink to Paul’s health!

Knock one back at the Metropolitan Hotel on October 23


The night will feature live entertainment by Corrupted Funk and

New Zealand jazz sensation Kate Martin. There’ll be lucky door prizes,

a silent auction and a live auction of items including:


2 x Falls Creek 5 day lift passes


A tandem paragliding experience

.Tickets to the BBlue DDiamond RRacing Festival


Wining & dining vouchers


And much more!


The Metropolitan Hotel, 263 William St. Melbourne


: 7pm, Thursday October 23rd

RSVP: marney.dickerson at pacmicro dot com dot au

Please include credit card details for ticket payment.

Payment on the night is required for winning bidders.

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Cancer Art That Scares You finale…

So much awesome in our community. You guys rock.

A few people have been asking around the traps, so here’s the news: our official tally of bids is $4215. Now this may change slightly, or indeed be inaccurate (some of us were up very LATE last night tidying up loose ends) but that’s what we think it is. All in all, over 90 separate items sold, which is BEYOND AWESOME.

Assuming all bids are paid, that puts the Cancer is a Cunt fundraiser for paulhainesover the 20,000 goal we wanted to pay for his Avastin treatments. As said elsewhere, this means we can contribute a bit extra to Paul and his family to help them with their other expenses during this difficult time.

If you are paying for a winning item, please send your donation to the Paul Haines Paypal fund via a donate button and email artscaresyou@gmail.com with a copy of your receipt, your postal address and reference to which item you are paying for. The Paypal does not allow you to make any extra comments, which means that unless you email us, we might not know if your donation is connected to the auction.

Donators, hold tight – we’ll try to let you know who has paid for their items by the end of the weekend so you can have a frenzy of posting things out next week. We’ll contact you with addresses, etc. We have many, many people to contact, so please be patient with us.

This has been a brilliant project to be part of, and I think you’ll all have to agree it was a very fun way to raise some money! We even got a few last minute bidding wars happening in the last ten minutes which was very exciting.

I hope you all enjoy your gorgeous new acquisitions!



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Art Scares You finishes tomorrow!

Just one more day to get your bids in for the millions of items up in the artscaresyou fundraising auction for Paul Haines. Make sure you check on items you have already bid on too, to ensure you haven’t been outbid! Items have been added as recently as today.

There’s still awesome goodies up for grabs, and some lively bidding on some hotly contested pieces. Go be part of it!

You don’t have to have a Live Journal account to view or bid on items. The best place to start is at the Index post… http://community.livejournal.com/artscaresyou/16168.html

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ASIM goodies up for grabs


auction closes in four days and there are two ASIM items up for grabs in this fundraising initiative. A copy of the very rare and ever controversial ASIM #11 was donated by editor

and the ASIM Co-op donated a “hard” copy (PDF on CD ROM) of last year’s Andromeda Spaceways Best Of Horror anthology.

Now’s your chance to get your hands on some great reading and support a good cause while you’re at it. Every little bit helps…

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