Fans of color/non-white fans: during Con or Bust’s next request assistance period, August 15-25, you can request monetary assistance to attend upcoming SFF cons, and free memberships to cons a bit further in the future—such as this one:
- Satellite 5, 28th – 29th May 2016, Glasgow, Scotland, UK. Satellite focusses on the interface between science fact and science fiction; Satellite 5 heads back into orbit to look at science and SF relating to space stations, orbiting habitats, floating cities etc. The Guest of Honor is Jaine Fenn.
Satellite has donated one membership to Con or Bust.
Many more cons have donated memberships that can be requested in August; for your planning purposes, they’re behind the cut, but you can always find the full and up-to-date list of at the Upcoming Cons, and you can find out how to request them at the Request Assistance page! (For con memberships available now, also see the Upcoming Cons page!)
- Boskone, February 19-21, 2016, Boston, MA, USA. Boskone is New England’s longest running science fiction and fantasy convention. Its Guest of Honor is Garth Nix; its Official Artist is Richard Anderson; its Special Guests are Arnie & Cathy Fenner; its Featured Filkers are Vixy & Tony; and the NESFA Press Guest is Bob Eggleton.
Boskone has donated two memberships to Con or Bust.
- AnomalyCon, March 25-27, 2016, Denver, CO, USA. AnomalyCon is a steampunk and alternate history convention. Its featured confirmed special guests (so far!) are Shelley Adina, Elizabeth Bear, Delilah S. Dawson, Frenchy and the Punk, Jaymee Goh, Emmy Jackson, David Malki !, Lisa Mantchev, The Cog Is Dead, Chuck Wendig, and Brenna Yovanoff.
AnomalyCon has donated twenty (20) passes to Con or Bust, to be claimed by March 1, 2016. (Note that AnomalyCon has a policy of legal names on badges.)
(AnomalyCon also has a separate sponsored pass program for those experiencing financial hardship, so if you’re not a fan of color/non-white fan and need assistance to go to AnomalyCon, check it out!)
- Mancunicon, 25-28 March 2016, Manchester, England, UK. Mancunicon is the 2016 Eastercon, and its Guests are Aliette de Bodard, Dave Clements, Ian McDonald and Sarah Pinborough.
Mancunicon has donated three memberships to Con or Bust, of which one remains.
- Au Contraire 2016, 3-5 June, 2016, Wellington, New Zealand. Au Contraire is the 37th National Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention for New Zealand (NatCon for short). Its Guests include Stephanie Paul (Iron Sky), Martin Wallace (Treefrog Games), and A.J. Fitzwater.
Au Contraire has donated one membership to Con or Bust.
- Westercon 69, July 1-4, 2016, Portland, OR, USA. Westercon is an annual West Coast convention. Its 2016 Guests of Honor and Special Guests are: Writer Guest of Honor: John Scalzi; Special Guest: Charles Stross; Fan Guest of Honor: David D. Levine; Artist Guest of Honor: Theresa Mather.
Westercon 69 has donated ten attending memberships to Con or Bust.