Archive for November, 2013

Reminder: request assistance through Nov. 25

Reminder: through November 25, Con or Bust is accepting requests for assistance from fans of color/non-white fans who want to attend SFF cons in January, February, or March 2014.

These include:

  • Arisia, which is held from January 17 – 20, 2014, in Boston, MA, USA. The Author Guest of Honor is Tanya Huff; the Artist Guest of Honor is Lubov; and the Fan Guest of Honor is James Nicoll. The 2014 theme will be cross-culturalism. Arisia has donated two memberships and a hotel room to Con or Bust.
  • FOGcon, which is held from March 7-9, 2014, in Walnut Creek, CA, USA. The Honored Guests are Seanan McGuire, Tim Powers, and James Tiptree, Jr. The 2014 theme will be secrets. FOGcon has donated two memberships to Con or Bust.

Learn how to request assistance (please note: updated with information about monetary expenses), or find out more about Con or Bust.

Now taking requests to attend January-March cons

Now through November 25, Con or Bust is accepting requests for assistance from fans of color/non-white fans who want to attend SFF cons in January, February, or March 2014.

These include Arisia, which is held from January 17 – 20, 2014, in Boston, MA, USA. The Author Guest of Honor is Tanya Huff; the Artist Guest of Honor is Lubov; and the Fan Guest of Honor is James Nicoll. The 2014 theme will be cross-culturalism. Arisia has donated two memberships and a hotel room to Con or Bust.

Learn how to request assistance (please note: updated with information about monetary expenses), or find out more about Con or Bust.

Thank you, Mary Robinette Kowal and DAW Books!

The short version: Mary Robinette Kowal was one of five people pretending to be Patrick Rothfuss on Twitter (along with the actual Patrick Rothfuss), and she was so good at it that DAW Books is donating $1,000 to the charity of her choice, which is (surprise!) Con or Bust.

This is hilarious, delightful, and much appreciated. Check out the main contest page, the reveal of the winners, or the text analysis tricks behind Ms. Kowal’s win.

Thank you very much to Ms. Kowal and DAW Books!

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Reminder: Nov. 15-25, request assistance for Jan.-March cons

From November 15-25, Con or Bust will be accepting requests for assistance from fans of color/non-white fans who want to attend SFF cons in January, February, or March 2014.

These include Arisia, which is held from January 17 – 20, 2014, in Boston, MA, USA. The Author Guest of Honor is Tanya Huff; the Artist Guest of Honor is Lubov; and the Fan Guest of Honor is James Nicoll. The 2014 theme will be cross-culturalism. Arisia has donated two memberships and a hotel room to Con or Bust.

Learn how to request assistance, or find out more about Con or Bust.