free memberships to StokerCon, Norwescon, Swancon

Fans of color/non-white fans: the following free memberships are available now, first-come first-served:

StokerCon, March 1st through March 4th, 2018, Providence, RI, USA (@StokerCon). StokerCon is the annual convention of The Horror Writers Association (HWA), the premier organization of writers and publishers of horror and dark fantasy. Its Guests of Honor are Ramsey Campbell, Craig Engler, Caitlín R. Kiernan, Victor LaValle, Elizabeth Massie, Sam Weller, and Jeff Strand.

StokerCon has donated six memberships, to be claimed by February 20, 2018.


Norwescon, March 29–April 1, 2018, SeaTac, WA, USA (@norwescon). Norwescon is the Pacific Northwest’s Premier Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention and one of the largest regional Science Fiction and Fantasy conventions in the United States. While maintaining a primarily literary focus, Norwescon is large enough to provide a venue for many of the other aspects of Science Fiction and Fantasy and the interests of its fans such as anime, costuming, art, gaming, and much, much more. Its Guests of Honor are Ken Liu (Writer), Galen Dara (Artist), Mathew Wedel (Science), and Green Ronin Publishing (Spotlight Publisher).

Norwescon has donated four memberships, to be claimed by March 1, 2018.


Swancon, 29 March 2018 to 2 April 2018, Perth, Western Australia, Australia (@swancon). Swancon is the Australian Natcon in 2018. Its Guests of Honour are Kameron Hurley, Ryan J Griffen, Emily Smith and Wolf Bylsma.

Swancon has donated the following, to be claimed by the start of the con (29 March): 5 full memberships; 5 Friday memberships; 5 Saturday memberships; and 5 Sunday memberships.


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.

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