Archive for November, 2016

Ways to support Con or Bust on #GivingTuesday

On this Giving Tuesday, a quick reminder of the ways you can support Con or Bust and help fans of color/non-white fans attend SFF cons:

  • Donate money directly;
  • Shop at Amazon;
  • Donate con memberships; and/or
  • Buy a T-shirt.

Donating Money

If you have a PayPal account and would like to make a one-time donation, please consider following this link to the PayPal Giving Fund; through December 31, PayPal will add 1% to your donation (and deduct no fees).

One-time donations by credit card can be made by clicking the PayPal button below (PayPal deducts a reduced charity fee from these donations).





You can also make a recurring donation with a PayPal account:

How often would you like to donate automatically?

How many times would you to donate (including this payment)?

How much would you like to donate each time?



Or you can mail a donation to:

Con or Bust, Inc.
P.O. Box 9432
Niskayuna, NY 12309

Amazon Smile

If you shop at Amazon, you can have Amazon automatically donate a portion of your purchases to Con or Bust.

Click on the above banner, log in, and every time you start shopping from smile.amazon.com, a portion of your eligible purchases will be donated to Con or Bust.

Donating Con Memberships

You can donate SFF con memberships on behalf of a con or as an individual; please email katenepveu@con-or-bust.org with the following information:

  1. The con you are donating memberships to, or other support for;
  2. What information you need about the recipients to register them; and
  3. When you need that information by.

Buy a T-shirt

Finally, you can buy a T-shirt with Con or Bust’s logo.

Con or Bust, Inc., is a not-for-profit organization that is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, which means that donations to Con or Bust are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

Thanks, and please spread the word!

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reminder: request assistance through Friday, Nov. 25

Fans of color/non-white fans: request monetary assistance to attend upcoming SFF cons now through Friday, November 25, 2016 (yes, that’s the day after U.S. Thanksgiving). 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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Invisible 3 call for submissions

Jim Hines and Mary Anne Mohanraj have put out a call for submissions for essays and poems to be included in Invisible 3, an anthology whose proceeds benefit Con or Bust:

We’re looking for personal, first-hand stories between 400 and 1000 words talking about the impact of SF/F stories and what it’s like to see yourself misrepresented or erased, or relegated to the backgrounds. We’re also interested in the ways underrepresented and marginalized writers have worked to reclaim space in the genre.

While the primary focus is on these personal essays, we’d like to incorporate a few poems for this volume as well.

Proposals are due by December 1; head to Jim’s site for more details.

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reminder: request assistance November 15-25

Fans of color/non-white fans: a reminder that you can request monetary assistance to attend upcoming SFF cons during November 15-25, 2016. 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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