Fans of color/non-white fans: the following new memberships are now available, first-come first-serve:
To learn how to request 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.
In addition: for those who cannot access the Google Docs forms to request memberships & assistance, there are now locally-hosted backup forms that can be found at the Request Assistance page. (It makes my life considerably easier if people who can use the Google Docs form, do use the Google Docs form, however.)
Fans of color/non-white fans: Con or Bust has been donated the following new free memberships, available now first-come first-serve:
The following other memberships remain available:
- ConFusion, January 19th -22nd, 2017, Novi, MI, USA. ConFusion is the longest-running fan-run sf/f convention in Michigan and a premier event for publishing professionals and fans alike.
Three memberships are available: one of two donated by the con, and two donated by individuals. These must be claimed by December 31, 2016.
- 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.
Five memberships remain available: one of two donated by the con, and four donated by individuals. These must be claimed by January 15, 2017.
- MidSouthCon, March 24–26, 2017, Memphis, TN, USA. MidSouthCon is the longest-running annual ran-run multi-genre Science Fiction Convention in the Mid-South. Its GoHs are: Author GoH – Jack Campbell; Comics GoH – Tom DeFalco; Science GoH – Les Johnson; Artist GoH – Matt Stawicki; Gaming GoH – Keith Baker; Editor GoH – Allan Gilbreath; Toastmaster – Michael Bielaczyc; and Toastmaster – Paul Bielaczyc.
An individual has donated one membership to MidSouthCon, which must be claimed by January 31, 2017.
- Boskone, February 17-19, 2017, Boston, MA, USA. Boskone is an annual science fiction convention, the oldest in New England. Its 2017 Guests are: Guest of Honor: Brandon Sanderson; Official Artist: Dave Seeley; Special Guest: Maryelizabeth Yturralde; Featured Filkers: The Fabulous Lorraine & Lojo Russo; Hal Clement Science Speaker: Milton Davis; and NESFA Press Guest: Ken MacLeod.
Boskone has donated two memberships to Con or Bust.
- StokerCon, April 27-30, 2017, Long Beach, CA, USA. StokerCon is the annual convention of The Horror Writers Association (HWA), the premier organization of writers and publishers of horror and dark fantasy. This will be its second annual convention and will be held aboard the legendary (and haunted) Queen Mary in Long Beach, California. The Bram Stoker Awards (R) Banquet takes place on the evening of Saturday, April 29th. Guests of Honor include George R.R. Martin, Elizabeth Hand, Chuck Wendig, Peter Crowther, Bill Bridges, Tananarive Due, Gretchen McNeil, Becky Spratford, Stephen Graham Jones and Toastmaster Nancy Holder.
StokerCon has donated six memberships to Con or Bust, which should be claimed by March 15, 2017; one has been claimed.
- 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.
- Worldcon 75, 9-13 August, 2017, Helsinki, Finland. Worldcon 75 is the annual World Science Fiction Convention for 2017. Its Guests of Honor are John-Henri Holmberg, Nalo Hopkinson, Johanna Sinisalo, Claire Wendling, and Walter Jon Williams.
Seven attending memberships remain available: 6 of 25 donated by the con, and one donated by an individual.
To learn how to request assistance, see the Request Assistance page. Thanks, and please spread the word!
Fans of color/non-white fans: the following free membership is available now, first-come first-serve:
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!