Archive for May, 2014

Con or Bust accepting assistance requests through May 25

Reminder: Con or Bust’s quarterly period for fans of color/non-white fans to request assistance to attend upcoming SFF cons will end May 25, 2014. (Requests must be timestamped on or before 11:59 p.m. Eastern; I may or may not be awake to turn the form off.)

Specific assistance is available to attend ConGregate (July 11-13, 2014, Winston-Salem, NC, USA); Detcon1 (July 17-20, 2014, Detroit, MI, USA); Loncon 3 (August 14-18, 2014, London, England, UK); GeekGirlCon (October 11-12, 2014, Seattle, WA, USA); Sirens (October 16-19, 2014, Stevenson, WA, USA); and World Fantasy Con 2014 (November 6-9, 2014, Arlington, VA, USA). Learn more about these specific cons at the Upcoming Cons page.

To find out how to request assistance to these cons, or to any upcoming SFF con, head to the Request Assistance page. And please spread the word!

Con or Bust now accepting requests for assistance

Now through May 25, 2014, Con or Bust is accepting request for assistance to attend SFF cons from fans of color/non-white fans.

Specific assistance is available to attend ConGregate (July 11-13, 2014, Winston-Salem, NC, USA); Detcon1 (July 17-20, 2014, Detroit, MI, USA); Loncon 3 (August 14-18, 2014, London, England, UK); GeekGirlCon (October 11-12, 2014, Seattle, WA, USA); Sirens (October 16-19, 2014, Stevenson, WA, USA); and World Fantasy Con 2014 (November 6-9, 2014, Arlington, VA, USA). Learn more about these specific cons at the Upcoming Cons page.

To find out how to request assistance to these cons, or to any upcoming SFF con, head to the Request Assistance page. And please spread the word!

Con or Bust: request assistance soon; Worldcon memberships; Invisible anthology

Hello, all. Three pieces of news for you today.

First:

From May 15-25, Con or Bust will take requests for assistance from fans of color/non-white fans to attend all upcoming SFF cons. A list of cons for which specific assistance has been donated can be found at the Upcoming Cons page. Here’s how to request assistance.

Second:

Free memberships only to Loncon 3, the 2014 WorldCon, may be requested at any time (accompanying monetary assistance must be requested during May 15-25). Currently fifteen memberships remain available, so request away.

Further, thanks to a generous donation from Loncon, if you have an attending membership to Loncon 3 that you can’t use, you donate it to Con or Bust and can get a supporting membership in return (meaning, you keep your voting rights); Loncon will match the first twenty donated memberships. If you’d like to donate a membership, email memberships@loncon3.org with your membership number and some other non-public identifying information, such as your address, and state that you wish to transfer your membership to Con or Bust.

Third:

Earlier this year, Jim C. Hines hosted a number of blog posts about representation in SFF. You can still read them online, of course, but they’ve also been collected in an ebook titled Invisible, along with bonus essays and an introduction by Alex Dally MacFarlane. All proceeds from the ebook are being donated by Con or Bust. Find out more at Jim’s site.

Thank you for your support, and please spread the word!