Con Or Bust: Helping Fans of Color Attend SFF Cons

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[sticky post]Sticky Post: Welcome to Con or Bust!
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Welcome to Con or Bust, which helps fans of color/non-white fans attend SFF conventions. Con or Bust now has its own website. Its annual fundraising acount runs from Monday, April 20, 2015 at 12:01 a.m. Eastern (GMT -5) and end Sunday, May 3, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. Eastern; auction items and announcements are crossposted here but all bidding and offering happens in comments at the original post. Come check it out—all you need is an email address, no logins necessary.

Con or Bust is administered by kate_nepveu under the umbrella of the Carl Brandon Society. Learn more about its history.

If you are a fan of color/non-white fan, here is how to request assistance.

You may donate money to Con or Bust at any time with a PayPal account or credit card (more information):

If you represent a convention and would like to donate memberships or otherwise support Con or Bust, please contact

Because spammers are evil, comments are off; email any questions that aren't answered above.

Reminder: Oct.-Dec. request period starts Aug. 15; Darkovercon
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Reminder: requests for assistance to attend cons beginning in October, November, and December will be taken from August 15-25. Please see this post for details on how to request assistance.

I am pleased to announce that Darkovercon has donated a membership; it is held in Maryland, U.S. from November 25-27, 2011. Its Guests of Honor this year are Ellen Kushner and Delia Sherman; its Artist Guest of Honor is Shoshana Epsilon; its Illustrious Grand Master is Melissa Scott; its Musical Guests of Honor are Clam Chowder; its Steampunk Guest of Hoour is Mark P. Donnelly; and its Special Guest is Katherine Kurtz.

You can find a partial list of other cons at Locus. If you have a membership to donate or transfer, please contact me at And, of course, you may donate money at any time with a PayPal account or credit card (more information):

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