Our friends in NESFA asked us to pass this on:
In [John M. Ford’s] memory, the New England Science Fiction Association is delighted to announce the Mike Ford Memorial Auction & Extravaganza, to be held at Boskone 44, a regional science fiction convention in Boston, on Friday night, February 16, 2007.More information here. Needless to say, we’ll be there; I believe we’re slated to deliver some of the “snippets and vignettes”.
We are soliciting donations of items to sell during this auction to help keep Mike’s memory fresh and meaningful. Books, manuscripts, memorabilia, Tuckerizations, artwork, and other items of interest to science fiction fans will be particularly welcome.
As part of the auction, Boskone 44 will feature snippets and vignettes from Mike’s contributions to Boskone and to SF&F, including some of the songs from the two musical cabarets he wrote and we produced: Boskone 34’s “Another Part of the Trilogy” and Boskone 43’s “Grim’s Fairy Cabaret.”
All proceeds of the auction will be donated to the John M. Ford Memorial Book Endowment, a special fund of the Friends of the Minneapolis Public Library.