Category: Information

reminder: request assistance November 1st-10th (new dates)

Reminder: fans of color/non-white fans, you can request assistance to attend upcoming SFF cons from November 1st through November 10th (these are new dates, please take note!).

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.

Thanks, and please spread the word!

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Heinlein critical study by Farah Mendlesohn to benefit Con or Bust

Hugo award-winning critic and historian Farah Mendlesohn has successfully crowd-funded a book that is a major new critical study of the writings of Robert A. Heinlein, and her share of subsequent proceeds is to be divided between Con or Bust and The Foundation for America’s Blood Centers. You can still pledge to preorder the book, and get other awesome rewards, over at Unbound; the book will also be available for retail sale.

If you choose to pledge, the lovely people at Unbound have created a promo code for 10% off your pledge: enter CONORBUST10 at checkout to redeem it.

Thanks, and please spread the word!

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reminder: request assistance through Friday, August 25

Fans of color/non-white fans: a reminder that you can request assistance to attend upcoming SFF cons now through this Friday, August 25, 2017. To learn how to request assistance, see the Request Assistance page. (Please note the updated policy regarding travel insurance!) For the most up-to-date list of cons to which assistance is available, see the Upcoming Cons page.

Please feel free to comment with any questions, and please spread the word!

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request assistance now through August 25

Fans of color/non-white fans: you can request assistance to attend upcoming SFF cons now through August 25, 2017. To learn how to request assistance, see the Request Assistance page. (Please note the updated policy regarding travel insurance!) For the most up-to-date list of cons to which assistance is available, see the Upcoming Cons page.

Please feel free to comment with any questions, and please spread the word!

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updated policy regarding requesting monetary assistance

Fans of color/non-white fans: as of now, if you request monetary assistance from Con or Bust for non-refundable expenses, i.e., flights (or, occasionally, hotel pre-payment), you are required to purchase travel cancellation insurance.

Here is some background information on travel insurance: a short article from Consumer Reports; USA Today on comparing plans; and Frommers.com’s Top 8 Travel Insurance Providers. Con or Bust is requiring travel cancellation insurance, so we can get back at least part of the cost of your non-refundable plane tickets if you have to cancel. Any other kind of insurance is not mandatory.

Monetary assistance can next be requested August 15-25. Thanks, and please spread the word!

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Support Con or Bust when shopping at Amazon on Tues., July 11

If you already shop at Amazon, you can have Amazon automatically donate a portion of your purchases to Con or Bust:

If you click on the above banner or go to Con or Bust’s Amazon Smile page and then log in, Amazon will donate 0.5% of every eligible purchase you make to Con or Bust–as long as you start shopping at smile.amazon.com. (After you log in, it’ll give you some suggestions for doing that automatically, and also remind you from the website itself if you’re logged in.)

And if you’re an Amazon Prime member, there will be many deals exclusively for Prime members tomorrow, Tuesday, July 11, 2017; so if there’s something you had your eye on, check it out.

(As always, I realize that some people choose not to shop at Amazon; this is not meant as a request to reconsider those choices, but as information for those who’ve chosen otherwise.)

Thanks, and please spread the word!

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