Everyone loves the ConQuesT Benefit Auction, and we’re all set to do it again this year! Proceeds will benefit The Ad Astra Center for Science Fiction and Speculative Imagination at the University of Kansas.

About the Ad Astra Center

Led by award-winning author Chris McKitterick, KU’s Ad Astra Center for Science Fiction & the Speculative Imagination brings creatives, scientists, readers, educators, and fans of speculative fiction together to study and create work that changes the world.
The Ad Astra Center exists to:
  • Promote speculative fiction as a mode of expression across time, cultures, regions, and forms of media.
  • Give creatives, educators, librarians, students, and fans the tools to better understand and enjoy the speculative arts through talks, workshops, masterclasses, and more.
  • Build bridges between STEM fields and the arts by showcasing cutting-edge science and tech research and helping creatives engage with the forces changing the world.
Follow @AdAstraSF on Facebook, Tumblr, and Twitter, and check out the website: https://adastrasf.ku.edu

The Benefit Auction will again consist of both a silent auction and a live auction. The items that ger the most bids in the silent auction will be sent to the live auction for a final round of bidding.

How Can You Help?

  • Donate Items: Bring items to donate to the auction. All items should have a connection to science fiction, fantasy, horror, or other speculative fiction types. Look for the donation table and silent auction in the Dealers Room / Art Show space.
  • Bid Early, Bid Often: Bid on new treasures to bring home! Bid on items in the silent auction, then defend your bids (if needed) in the live auction. Check the program book for the exact time.

About ConQuesT

The 2022 ConQuesT is the 53rd con sponsored by the Kansas City Science Fiction and Fantasy Society. The event focuses on the literary and artistic aspects of the genre, but includes a broad selection of events for fans, cosplayers, and creators (such as writers, artists, filmmakers, etc.).

ConQuesT, Kansas City’s longest-running fan-run science fiction convention, will be held in person May 27-29, 2022, (Memorial Day Weekend) at the Sheraton Kansas City at Crown Center in Kansas City, Mo. marycatelynnc6.sg-host.com | https://www.facebook.com/ConQuesTKC

ConQuesT is sponsored by the Kansas City Science Fiction and Fantasy Society. https://www.facebook.com/groups/kacsffs/ | http://kacsffs.org