February 29th, 2012

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con memberships available: Lunacon, Balticon, Odyssey Con

Separately from the usual assistance process, the following con memberships have been donated to Con or Bust to help fans of color/non-white fans:

Three memberships to Lunacon, March 16-18 in Rye Brook, NY (two from the con and one from an individual). Its guests are: Author Guest of Honor: John Ringo; Artist Guest of Honor: Howard Tayler; YA Writer Guest of Honor: Tamora Pierce; Gaming Guests of Honor: Andy & Kristin Looney.

Two memberships to Odyssey Con, April 20-22 in Madison WI (donated by the con); its Guests of Honor are Larry Niven, Steven Barnes and Kenneth Hite.

Two memberships to Balticon, May 25-28 in Baltimore MD (donated by the con). Guests: Guest of Honor: Jody Lynn Nye; Artist Guest of Honor: Jim Odbert; Music/Filk Guests of Honor: Heather Dale and Ben Deschamps; Science Guest of Honor: Dr. William D. Phillips Laureate, The Nobel Prize in Physics 1997. (Personal note: I've heard Dr. Phillips speak and he's terrific. Also, my husband did his PhD with his group.)

Important: please use the form at this link, not the usual link, to request the donated memberships. These will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis.

Please spread the word that these are available!