This page lists the ways you can support Con or Bust: spread the word; participate in the auction; donate money; donate con memberships or other non-monetary support; or buy a T-shirt.
Spread the Word
The simplest thing you can do to support Con or Bust is to tell people that it exists, that it helps fans of color/non-white fans attend SFF cons, and that it’s funded solely through donations and its annual online auction. Links to the about page are terrific.
Participate in the Auction
If it’s April or May, you can participate in the annual online auction by submitting something to be auctioned or by bidding.
At any time, you can donate money, either as a simple donation or to pay for an auction item. You can use either a credit card or a PayPal account; to use a credit card, after you click the button below, click “Continue” on the left side of the screen, above the credit card logos.
On the “review your donation” screen, please click “Add special instructions to the seller” (in small letters underneath “Purpose” and “Con or Bust – Carl Brandon Society”) and indicate whether this is a donation, payment for an auction item, or payment for something else. If it’s an auction item, also specify the seller & item.
Donate Con Memberships etc.
And at any time, you can donate con memberships or other non-monetary support, either as an individual or on behalf of a con. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Finally, you can buy a T-shirt by mail. Shirts are now $15 each with US shipping included (please email me to arrange shipping elsewhere). Please be sure to note the size, color, and any mailing instructions in the “Add special instructions to the seller” field in PayPal.
V-neck fitted T-shirts are available in purple in sizes M-2XL (size information):
Donations to Con or Bust are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law, because the Carl Brandon Society, which is Con or Bust’s financial agent, is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.