tbclone47 with his Big Pile o' Books. Note titles by kenscholes, jimvanpelt, and yours truly, among others.
Artist GoH Charles Vess drawing on the back of a signed Charles Vess print in the auction, thus presenting a terrible dilemma to the winning bidder.
Dave Howell (a/k/a snarke) sings "Rubber Duckie" as a love ballad. If Billie Holiday were to come back from the dead as a skinny white dude, this would be her. Trust me on this.
I commence auctioning a pair of F.M. Busby books kindly donated by Elinor Busby. Note the bid is $7, as signified by the fingers of klages and Dave Howell.
The bidding reaches $12.
This is what happened after klages dared the audience to go past twenty. At this point people are passing $1 bills to the lead bidder to force the price up.
As your mother would have predicted, it all ended in tears.
I am Beautiful™ in a kate_schaefer original. I didn't get to keep it, though.
If you ever get a chance to run an auction with Dave Howell and klages, run, don't walk, toward the front of the room.
All photos by lasirenadolce. As usual, more at the Flickr set