March 18th, 2015

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WorldCon membership wanted / free memberships to other upcoming cons

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

First: Con or Bust is looking for someone who’s not using their Attending Membership to Sasquan, this year’s WorldCon, and would like to donate it (we’ve already used the memberships that Sasquan directly donated). Anyone who can do that, please contact me at

Second: free memberships are currently available, first-come first-served, to the following upcoming cons:

  • Edit: these memberships have all been claimed. WisCon, May 22-25, 2015, Madison, WI, USA. WisCon is the world’s leading feminist science fiction convention. Its Guests of Honor are Alaya Dawn Johnson and Kim Stanley Robinson.

    WisCon has donated six memberships and a dessert ticket to Con or Bust.

  • Edit: this membership has been claimed. Diversicon 23, July 24-26, 2015, Saint Paul, MN, USA. Diversicon provides great panels, discussions, readings and a really fun auction with a strong literate focus. Its Guest of Honor is Ytasha L. Womack and its Special Guest is Rob Callahan.

    An individual has donated one membership to Con or Bust in Ytasha L. Womack’s honor.

Head to the Request Assistance page to claim these memberships. Memberships are also immediately available for Archipelacon and Pi-Con; see the Upcoming Cons page for details.

Third: the following cons have donated memberships that will be available during the next assistance request period (May 15-25) and thereafter, if unclaimed, so make your plans now:

  • GeekGirlCon, October 10-11, 2015, Seattle, WA, USA. GeekGirlCon celebrates and honors the legacy of women contributing to science and technology; comics, arts, and literature; and game play and game design by connecting geeky women world-wide and creating community to foster continued growth of women in geek culture through events.

    GeekGirlCon has donated six passes to Con or Bust.

  • Boskone, February 19-21, 2016, Boston, MA, USA. Boskone is New England’s longest running science fiction and fantasy convention. Its Guest of Honor is Garth Nix; its Official Artist is Richard Anderson; its Special Guests are Arnie & Cathy Fenner; its Featured Filkers are Vixy & Tony; and the NESFA Press Guest is Bob Eggleton.

    Boskone has donated two memberships to Con or Bust.

Thanks for reading, and pass the word!

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