If you are a fan of color/non-white fan, from now through February 25 you can request assistance from Con or Bust to attend cons in April, May, and June 2013.
These cons include—but are not limited to!—
- Balticon, the Maryland Regional Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention, which has donated two memberships to Con or Bust. Balticon takes place from May 24-27, 2013 in Hunt Valley, Maryland. Its guests are: Joe Haldeman (Guest of Honor); Rick Sternbach (Artist Guest of Honor); Nnedi Okorafor (Special Guest); Ada Palmer (Music/Filk Guest of Honor); and Sassafrass (Featured Filkers). Balticon will have sign language interpreters at all major events and on call as needed.
- The Steampunk World’s Fair, which has donated twenty (yes, two-zero) memberships to Con or Bust. The Steampunk World’s Fair takes place from May 17-19, 2013, in Piscataway, New Jersey. It is the world’s largest steampunk event and welcomes steampunk veterans or total curious bystanders, “no matter how you’re dressed, no matter what your background is, and no matter how much or little you’ve ever played with Steampunk!”
Con or Bust’s fundraising auction is now live and ends Sunday, February 24, at 11:59 p.m. Eastern. It is not too late to offer things to be auctioned, so please do if you’ve been thinking about it! (I will be putting a few items up later today, myself.)
Please spread the word that assistance is available!