Archive for February, 2015

Request assistance through TOMORROW, Feb. 25

Reminder: Con or Bust will be accepting requests for assistance from fans of color/non-white fans to attend SFF cons through tomorrow, February 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!


Con or Bust now accepting requests for assistance; auction coming soon

From now through February 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.

In addition, Con or Bust’s annual online auction will take place in April this year, tentatively April 13-26. I will announce firm dates and the opening of auction item submissions in the next few weeks.

Please spread the word!


Very-last-minute free membership to Boskone—this weekend

ETA February 13: this membership has been claimed!

Any SFF fans of color/non-white fans in Boston this weekend: Con or Bust has been offered a transferred membership to Boskone, February 13-15, 2015, at the Boston Westin Waterfront Hotel. Its Guests are: Steven Brust, Guest of Honor; Charles Lang and Wendy Snow-Lang, Official Artists; Maya and Jeff Bohnhoff, Featured Filkers; Robert K. Wiener, Special Guest; David L. Clements, Science Speaker; and Vincent Di Fate, NESFA Guest.

Again, Boskone starts tomorrow, Friday, February 13, so if you’re interested, head to the Request Assistance page to request the membership! (Also, Boskone has free programming from 2:00-6:00 on Friday, so if you have the afternoon open and can get there, check it out!)


Maneki Neko Con: free memberships available soon

During February 15-25, fans of color/non-white fans can request assistance to attend upcoming SFF cons, including various cons that have donated memberships. The latest con to donate memberships is Maneki Neko Con, October 9-11, 2015, Matteson, IL, USA. Maneki Neko Con is an all-ages science fiction, fantasy, anime, gaming, comics, and miscellaneous geeky fandom convention in Chicago’s south suburbs. It has donated two memberships to Con or Bust.

For all the cons that have donated memberships, check out the Upcoming Cons page, and to request memberships and other assistance from February 15-25, see the Request Assistance page. And please spread the word!


Reminder: request assistance from Feb. 15-25

Reminder to fans of color/non-white fans: you can request free memberships to upcoming SFF cons, as well as monetary assistance, during February 15-25. Check out the Upcoming Cons page for the full list of cons that have donated assistance, and then take a look at the Request Assistance page to find out how Con or Bust works. Thanks, and spread the word!