May 15th, 2013

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Con or Bust taking requests to attend July-Sept. cons!

Originally published at Con or Bust by Kate Nepveu. Please comment there ( comment(s)).

Con or Bust, which helps fans of color/non-white fans attend SFF cons, is accepting requests for assistance to attend cons in July, August, and September 2013 from now until Saturday, May 25.

These cons include Readercon (July 11-14, 2013, Burlington, MA, USA), which has donated three memberships to Con or Bust. Readercon is “devoted to “imaginative literature” — literary science fiction, fantasy, horror, and the unclassifiable works often called ‘slipstream’”; its guests of honor are Maureen F. McHugh & Patricia A. McKillip, and its memorial guest of honor is Roger Zelazny. (Your humble Con or Bust administrator is also planning to be there.)

Edit: they also include Diversicon (August 2-4, 2013, Saint Paul, MN, USA), for which a kind individual has donated a membership. “Diversicon is a serious, nerdy SF/Fantasy convention” that aims for cultural diversity, diversity of fan groups, and diversity in media. Its guest of honor is Jack McDevitt; special guests are Catherine Lundoff and Roy C. Booth; posthumous guests are Cordwainer Smith and Peter Cushing.

Here’s how to request assistance. Please spread the word!