free memberships: Dysprosium (Eastercon), JOFCon, Wincon

Fans of color/non-white fans interested in SFF and SFF cons, I have three new con membership donations to announce. Available now:

  • Dysprosium, 3-6 April 2015, Heathrow, UK. Dysprosium is the 2015 Eastercon; its Guests of Honor are Jim Butcher, Seanan McGuire, Herr Döktor, and Caroline Mullan.

    Dysprosium has donated two memberships to Con or Bust, of which one remains. ETA: in what has to be a speed record, this membership has now been claimed.

Available in the Feb. 15-25 assistance request period:

  • JOFCon MSP, October 9-11, 2015, Minneapolis, MN, USA. JOFs are Journeymen of Fandom, including Journeywomen, Journeypersons, Journeybots, Journeyfolk, Journeyfen, Journeyworkers, & Journeyplatypi. All are welcome, so long as they’re interested in learning more about fanac (“fannish activities”).

    JOFCon has donated two memberships to Con or Bust.

  • Wincon, October 15-18, 2015, Pittsburgh, PA, USA. Wincon’s mission is to bring together a diverse group of internet-based media fans in an inclusive environment to engage in fannish activities and foster meaningful connections. We aim to provide programming created and led by attendees, on topics drawn from a variety of sources and involving everything from detailed meta to wildly creative fanworks, encompassing all aspects of fandom culture.

    Wincon has donated ten memberships to Con or Bust.

Check out the full list of cons for which assistance is available now or in the upcoming request period, and spread the word!


  1. Hi Kate, are you going to have another auction soon ?
    I didn’t receive two items from last year’s auction, I know one person was having family pproblems, they emailed me to let me know they hadn’t forgotten about my item quite a while ago but I have not heard any more from them.
    The other person said they’d send my item when they got confirmation from you about my payment but I never received the books.
    Is there anything you could do to help ?

  2. Absolutely! Sending you email.

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