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
- April 6, 2017: request a membership to Nine Worlds, 4-6 August 2017, London, England, UK, in order to be registered in time to receive the hotel booking link (more information).
- April 20, 2017: request a membership to Ice & Fire Con, April 28-30, 2017, Pembroke, VA, USA.
- April 23, 2017: donate items to Con or Bust’s annual online auction.
The following cons have recently donated memberships to Con or Bust:
- Ice & Fire Con, April 28-30, 2017, Pembroke, VA, USA.
- Westercon 70, July 1-4, 2017, Tempe, AZ, USA.
- Nine Worlds, 4-6 August 2017, London, England, UK.
- Beach City Con, October 13-15, 2017, Virginia Beach, VA, USA.
- Ice & Fire Con, April 27-28, 2018, Mt Sterling, OH, USA.
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 not available to these cons.
- TGIF/F, April 7-9, 2017, Los Angeles, CA, USA (five passes available).
- Lunacon, April 7-9, 2017, Tarrytown, NY, USA.
- Norwescon, April 13–16, 2017, Seattle, WA, USA.
- Ice & Fire Con, April 27-28, 2018, Mt Sterling, OH, USA (two tickets available).
- StokerCon, April 27-30, 2017, Long Beach, CA, USA.
- Con or Bust published its 2016 annual report and the minutes of its recent Board meeting. Here are highlights and links to the full documents, along with a call for volunteers.
- Silvia Moreno-Garcia is tracking “all short fiction and novels published during 2017 only in English-language speculative markets by Latin American authors.” Here is the list, which also has a link to a form for people to submit data.
- Jack Jones Literary Arts, a multifaceted book publicity company, is hosting its first annual writing retreat in Eureka Springs, AR, from October 16–30, 2017. It is open exclusively to women of color; there are available nine fully-funded scholarships, travel stipends, and admissions fee reimbursements. The application deadline is May 1, 2017.
- Lethe Press is seeking reprint submissions for two anthologies with approaching deadlines: Heiresses of Russ 2017, edited by Dayna Ingram and Steve Berman, will publish “quality works of the fantastic, the weird, the wondrous involving women (cis- and trans-) who identify as lesbian” (deadline April 30, 2017); and Transcendent 2: The Year’s Best Transgender Speculative Fiction, edited by Bogi Takács, will publish “the best work of transgender-themed fiction with elements of the strange, the weird, the fantastic, horror and science-fiction” (deadline May 30, 2017).
And finally, here is a soothing link, to an article about the 3D abstract fractal art of Silvia Cordedda.
Thanks for reading! See you in a couple of weeks.