Fans of color/non-white fans: assistance to the following new cons will be available during the next request period, August 15-25:
- Arisia, January 15-18, 2016, Boston, MA, USA. Arisia is New England’s largest and most diverse science fiction and fantasy convention. Its Author Guest of Honor is John Scalzi; its Artist Guest of Honor is Johnna Y. Klukas; and its Fan Guest of Honor is Pablo Miguel Alberto Vazquez III.
Arisia has donated six memberships and two hotel rooms (double beds, available Friday through Monday) to Con or Bust.
- CON.TXT, July 29-31, 2016, Arlington, VA, USA. CON.TXT is a media convention with a focus on fanworks; the proposed theme for its tenth anniversary is “Queering the Canon!”
CON.TXT has donated two memberships to Con or Bust, which must be claimed before May 2016. In addition, all attendees must be 18 or older on July 29, 2016.