Archive for August, 2016

last-minute free passes to Salt Lake Comic Con

Fans of color/non-white fans, the following free passes are available, first-come first-serve:

  • Salt Lake Comic Con, September 1-3, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT, USA. Salt Lake Comic Con is the largest comic con in North America per capita.

    An individual has donated (1) a Thursday-only pass and (2) two all-con children’s passes (require an adult with a wristband to accompany them). The recipient will need to go to preregistration on August 31 or register starting at 8:00 a.m. on September 1 to get a wristband for entry. Note that Mark Hamill and William Shatner will be on panels at an arena across the street from the con on Thursday, which the Thursday pass wristband will allow access to.

    These passes should be claimed by Tuesday, August 30.

To learn how to request assistance, see the Request Assistance page. For the most up-to-date list of cons to which assistance is available, see the Upcoming Cons page.

Thanks, and please spread the word!

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request assistance (including new con memberships!) through August 25

Fans of color/non-white fans:

Now through Thursday, August 25, request assistance to attend upcoming SFF cons. This includes the following free memberships:

  • World Fantasy Convention 2016, 27 – 30 October 2016, Columbus, OH, USA. The World Fantasy Convention is an annual gathering (almost a reunion) of professionals, collectors, and others interested in the field of Light and Dark Fantasy art and literature. The 2016 Guests of Honor are Mercedes Lackey, Larry Dixon, L.E. Modesitt, Jr, and Randal Spangler.

    An individual has donated a transferred membership to Con or Bust. (Another transferred membership has been claimed.)

  • Capricon, February 16-19, 2017, Wheeling, IL, USA. Capricon’s Author Guest of Honor is Beth Revis; Artist Guest of Honor is Nilah Magruder; and Fan Guest of Honor is Meg Frank.

    Capricon has donated two memberships to Con or Bust, and individuals have donated four memberships, to be claimed by January 15, 2017.

  • LexiCon, 2-4 June 2017, Taupō, New Zealand. LexiCon is the 38th New Zealand National Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention. Its Guest of Honour is Seanan McGuire (aka Mira Grant); its Fan Guest of Honour is John Toon; and its Ghost of Honour is Orville, a rat in the Hobbit films.

    LexiCon has donated two memberships to Con or Bust, to be claimed by May 25, 2017.

Request these memberships, assistance to attend these cons, other free memberships, or assistance to attend any upcoming SFF con, at the Request Assistance page. Thanks, and please spread the word!

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another last-minute membership to MidAmeriCon II (WorldCon)

Edit: the full membership has been claimed, the young adult membership remains available.

Another last-minute membership is now available, first-come first-serve, to fans of color/non-white fans:

  • MidAmeriCon II, August 17-21, 2016, Kansas City, MO, USA. MidAmeriCon is the 2016 WorldCon; its Guests of Honor are Kinuko Y. Craft, Patrick Nielsen Hayden, Teresa Nielsen Hayden, Tamora Pierce, and Michael Swanwick, and its Toastmaster is Pat Cadigan.

    An individual has donated a regular attending membership; another individual also has donated an attending young adult membership (16th birthday on or before 17 August, 2016 but will not have 26th birthday on or before 17 August, 2016).

To request either of these memberships, see the Request Assistance page. For the most up-to-date list of cons to which assistance is available, see the Upcoming Cons page.

Thanks, and please spread the word!

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last-minute: free young adult membership to MidAmeriCon II

The following membership is now available, first-come first-serve, to fans of color/non-white fans:

MidAmeriCon II, August 17-21, 2016, Kansas City, MO, USA. MidAmeriCon is the 2016 WorldCon; its Guests of Honor are Kinuko Y. Craft, Patrick Nielsen Hayden, Teresa Nielsen Hayden, Tamora Pierce, and Michael Swanwick, and its Toastmaster is Pat Cadigan.

An individual has donated a young adult membership (16th birthday on or before 17 August, 2016 but will not have 26th birthday on or before 17 August, 2016) to Con or Bust.

To request this membership, see the Request Assistance page. Thanks, and please spread the word!

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free memberships to Octocon

New free memberships are available now, first-come first-serve, to fans of color/non-white fans:

  • Octocon 2016, 14th- 16th October, 2016, Dublin, Ireland. Octocon is the National Irish Science Fiction Convention; its Guests of Honor are Rhianna Pratchett, Diane Duane and Peter Morwood and its 2016 theme is Rebellion.

    Octocon has donated two memberships to Con or Bust.

Many more free memberships are available now, and monetary assistance can be requested from August 15-25. To learn how to request assistance, see the Request Assistance page. For the most up-to-date list of cons to which assistance is available, see the Upcoming Cons page.

Thanks, and please spread the word!

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