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Write-a-Thon Incentive Prizes

Rewards for writing, donating and just participating!

Not all of our Clarion Write-a-Thon sponsors are contributing cash. With the help of Write-a-Thon Incentives Czar Jim Shea, we have collected the following in-kind donations to light your writing fire and add to the success of the Write-a-Thon.

NOTE: no more than one raffle-related award per person.

FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS  |  FOR WRITERS ONLY  |  AUCTIONS

 

Rewards for Participating

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Just for participating as a writer...

...you'll be entered into a drawing for your choice of one of the following signed hardcover first editions: Karen Joy Fowler's The Jane Austen Book Club, David Brin's The Postman, or Thomas Berger's Being Invisible; or, in softcover, John Shirley's Bleak History.
Donated by Jim Shea, Kater Cheek and John Shirley.

 

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Just for participating as a donor...

...you'll be entered into a drawing for a signed first edition of Karen Joy Fowler's The Jane Austen Book Club.
Donated by Jim Shea.

 

Steampunk fridge magnets

Story Seeds packet

Write-a-Thon shirts and mugs

Participate as either a writer or a donor...

...and be entered into a drawing for:

A set of refrigerator magnets made from the keyboard Walter Jon Williams used to write The Rift. Contains 28 keyboard keys in bottlecaps from different beverages. Hand-crafted and donated by Clarion alumna Kater Cheek.

OR

A deck of Yukon-approved Story Seeds creativity cards. Writers whose fertile imaginations have turned up weeds will love Story Seeds. Out of a deck of 56, pick six randomized cards containing hidden plot elements. Slip them into magic decoder packets to reveal the seeds of your story: Time, Location, Area, Hero, Opposition, and Discovery. Here's a sample Story Seed that's ready to sprout: "This story takes place DURING THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION in A JUNKYARD found UNDERWATER. This story centers on A MEMBER OF ROYALTY who comes up against AN INVENTOR. At some point, someone discovers A KEY." Designed, published and donated by Clarion alumus Justin Whitney.

PLUS every Write-a-Thon participant gets $5 off special "Clarion Participant" coffee mugs and t-shirts.

 

Rewards for Writers

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Raise $75 or more in donations...

...and your name will be entered in a drawing for your choice of two collectibles, a new-in-the-box Six Fingered Man (Outer Limits) or a new-in-the-box Sebastian Haff (Bubba Ho-tep). Donated by Jim Shea and Kater Cheek.

 

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Raise $150 or more in donations...

...and we'll thank you with your choice of one item of Clarion Write-a-thon swag from CafePress, based on designs that have been permanently reserved for Write-a-thon awards. It's the only way to get a Write-a-Thon shirt or mug that says "WRITER," in big beautiful type.

 

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Be one of the top 12 fundraisers after the number-one winner...

...and we'll send you a 33%-off coupon for the purchase of a signed first edition by your favorite author, courtesy of Mysterious Galaxy and their thriving mail-order business, from their current stock or from an upcoming author event of your choosing.

 

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Be our top donation earner

...and we'll thank you with our Grand Prize, an Apple iPad 2 (16GB Wi-Fi) donated once again by a very generous Clarionite.

 

Auctions

Auctions are now underway on eBay! Check 'em out!

All proceeds benefit the Clarion UCSD Write-a-Thon scholarship fund, and are matched by Amazon.com.

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Signed poster from the 2008 Eaton Collection conference, "Chronicling Mars"

Signed by conference attendees Ray Bradbury, Gregory Bear, Gregory Benford, David Brin, Howard V. Hendrix, Geoffrey A. Landis, Larry Niven, Frederik Pohl, Stan Robinson, and several others, one of only four signed by the entire group (the other three are in the Eaton Collection). Bidding for this poster begins at $5,000. At any time prior to the placing of the first bid, the poster can be purchased for a flat sum of $7,500.

 

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Signed first edition of "The Time Traveler's Wife," by Audrey Niffenegger

Signed by the author for the Clarion Foundation. This was Niffenegger's first novel, made into a film starring Rachel McAdams and Eric Bana. Bidding begins at $250; at any time prior to the placing of the first bid, the book can be purchased for a flat sum of $500.

 

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Signed first edition of "Chocolat," by Joanne Harris

Signed by the author expressly to support the Clarion Foundation. Harris's classic of magical magical realism was made into a film starring Juliette Binoche and Johnny Depp. Bidding begins at $150; at any time prior to the placing of the first bid, the book can be purchased for a flat sum of $250.

 

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Signed first edition of "Everything is Illuminated," by Jonathan Safran Foer

Signed by the author expressly to support the Clarion Foundation. This was Foer's first novel, made into a film starring Elijah Wood. Bidding begins at $150; at any time prior to the placing of the first bid, the book can be purchased for a flat sum of $250.



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Updated March 04, 2017

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