Con or Bust Newsletter for April 18, 2017

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Dear all,

Welcome back to the Con or Bust newsletter, which, approximately twice a month, updates you on Con or Bust events and deadlines and brings you news related to diversity in SFF fandom (scholarships, workshops, calls for submissions, awards, and the like). Your email address will always be kept private and you can unsubscribe at any time, at the bottom of the email.

Con or Bust News

Upcoming Deadlines

New Conventions

The following cons have recently donated memberships to Con or Bust:

Here is the full list of conventions to which memberships are available, and here is how to request a membership.

Upcoming Conventions

The following cons donated memberships to Con or Bust (or, occasionally, an individual donated memberships), and are happening now or soon, in case you’re looking for last-minute plans. Unless otherwise noted, memberships are notavailable to these cons.

  • StokerCon, April 27-30, 2017, Long Beach, CA, USA.
  • Ice & Fire Con, April 28-30, 2017, Pembroke, VA, USA (two memberships available by April 20).
  • WisCon, May 26-29, 2017, Madison, WI, USA.

Other News

  • As mentioned in the deadlines section, Con or Bust is accepting items for auction now through Sunday, April 23. Bidding will run from April 24 through May 7. This is Con or Bust’s principal fundraiser for the entire year, so please consider offering something for auction, bidding, or spreading the word.

Fandom News

  • Anathema has published its first issue; it is a free, online tri-annual magazine publishing speculative fiction (SF/F/H, the weird, slipstream, surrealism, fabulism, and more) by queer people of colour on every range of the LGBTQIA spectrum.
  • The African Speculative Fiction Society has announced the short list nominees for the 2017 Nommo Awards, awarded to speculative fiction published in 2015 or 2016 by Africans. The awards will be announced and presented at the Aké Festival in Nigeria in November 2017.
  • Cat Rambo has increased the number of Plunkett scholarship slots for her online classes, with three now available for each, “the third of which is specifically reserved for QUILTBAG and POC applicants.”

And finally, here is a cute picture of a sea otter.

Thanks for reading! See you in a couple of weeks.

Kate Nepveu

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