Archive for November, 2014

Request assistance through TOMORROW, Nov. 25

Reminder: Con or Bust will be accepting requests for assistance from fans of color/non-white fans to attend SFF cons through tomorrow, November 25. (Requests must be timestamped on or before 11:59 p.m. Eastern; I may or may not be awake to turn the form off.)

Here’s how to request assistance, and here’s the list of upcoming cons for which specific assistance is available. Please spread the word!

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Assistance for new SFF cons: Chi-Fi, SMOFcon (very soon!)

Two more cons to which individuals can request memberships as well as other assistance—one happening very soon!

  • Smofcon 32, December 5-7, 2014, Manhattan Beach, CA, USA. Smofcon is an annual conference for the planners of science fiction & fantasy (SF&F) and other genre conventions.

    An individual has donated one membership.

  • Chi-Fi, March 19-22, 2015, Chicago, IL, USA. Chi-Fi is a convention celebrating geekdom in downtown Chicago.

    Chi-Fi has donated thirty passes to Con or Bust.

For the rest of the cons that specific assistance is available to, check the Upcoming Cons page; or request assistance now through November 25th.

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Con or Bust now accepting requests for assistance

From now through November 25, Con or Bust is accepting requests for assistance from fans of color/non-white fans to attend upcoming SFF cons. Here’s how to request assistance; and here’s the current list of upcoming cons for which specific assistance is available—including a new one, next year’s WorldCon.

Please spread the word!

  • ConFusion, January 16-18, 2015, Detroit, MI, USA. ConFusion is a local/regional science fiction convention based in the Metro Detroit area. Its Guest of Honor is Karen Lord; its Science Guest of Honor is Dr. Cynthia Chestek; its Music Guest of Honor is Heather Dale; its Gaming Guests of Honor are Monte Cook and Shanna Germain; and its Fan Guest of Honor is Aaron Thul.

    ConFusion has donated one membership to Con or Bust, which must be claimed by December 31, 2014.

  • Arisia, January 16-19, 2015, Boston, MA, USA. Arisia is New England’s largest and most diverse science fiction and fantasy convention. Its Author Guest of Honor is N. K. Jemisin; its Artist Guest of Honor is Lee Moyer; and its Fan Guest of Honor is Colette H. Fozard.

    Arisia has donated two memberships and a hotel room to Con or Bust.

  • FOGcon, March 6-8, 2015, Walnut Creek, CA, USA. Friends of the Genre (FOGcon) is a literary-themed San Francisco Bay Area SF/F con in the tradition of Wiscon. Its 2015 theme is The Traveler and its Honored Guests are Kim Stanley Robinson and Catherynne M. Valente.

    FOGcon has donated two memberships to Con or Bust.

  • Archipelacon, June 25-28, 2015, Mariehamn, Ă…land, Finland. Archipelacon is the Nordic SF & Fantasy convention (but its main language will be English). Its Guests of Honor are George R.R. Martin, Johanna Sinisalo, and Karin Tidbeck.

    Archipelacon has donated two memberships to Con or Bust.

  • Pi-Con, July 31-August 2, 2015, Windsor Locks, CT, USA. Pi-Con is “the friendliest little convention in New England”; its Guest of Honor is Tanya Huff and its Guest of Awesome is Vikki Ciaffone.

    Pi-Con has donated six memberships to Con or Bust.

  • (new!) Sasquan, August 19-23, 2015, Spokane, WA, USA. Sasquan is the 73rd World Science Fiction Convention (WorldCon). Its guests of honor are Brad Foster, David Gerrold, Vonda N. McIntyre, Tom Smith, and Leslie Turek.

    Sasquan has donated three attending memberships to Con or Bust. (These come with Hugo voting rights.)

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Request assistance to attend SFF cons from Nov. 15-25

Reminder: Con or Bust will be accepting requests from fans of color/non-white fans to attend upcoming SFF cons from November 15 through 25. Here’s how to request assistance; here’s the list of upcoming cons for which specific assistance is available.

Make your plans accordingly, and please spread the word!

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