The Alpha Young Writers Workshop is holding an auction to raise money for its scholarship fund. The auction, which will begin on Friday, January 13, includes titles by George R.R. Martin, Elizabeth Bear, Patrick Rothfuss, Cory Doctorow, Catherine Asaro, and critiques by Theodora Goss, Bruce Holland Rogers, Leslie What, and more.
Memorabilia from the estate of Forrest J. Ackerman will be going up for auction from April 30-May 2. These lots include a duplicate of the ring from the movie The Mummy, numerous autographed books from Ackerman’s collection, a model spaceship from Starcraft, a flying saucer from the film Ed Wood, and a replica of the Maria costume from Metropolis.
A mint condition, unretouched issue of Action Comics #1, which introduced the world to Superman, sold at auction for $317,200 to John Dolmayan, the drummer for the band System of a Down. The previous owner had purchased the comic second hand in the 1950s for 35 cents. Dolmayan is also a rare comic dealer and says he purchased it for an unidentified client.