Fans of color/non-white fans: during the next period to request assistance, November 15-25, free memberships will be available to ConQuesT, May 27-29, 2016, Kansas City, MO, USA. ConQuesT is an annual science fiction convention held in the Kansas City, Missouri area that is sponsored by the long-running (since 1971) Kansas City Science Fiction and Fantasy Society (KaCSFFS, pronounced kax-fuss). The convention is held to celebrate science fiction, fantasy, and horror “in all its various forms”, but with a nod toward the literary side of these related genres. The Guests of Honor are Nnedi Okorafor, Julie Dillon, Lindsay Ellis, Diane Lacey, and Seanan McGuire. ConQuesT has donated four memberships to Con or Bust.
Many other cons have also donated memberships; for ones in the next several months, the memberships are available first-come, first-served. The ones later in 2016, like ConQuesT, will be available from November 15-25 (and thereafter if unclaimed). Check out the Upcoming Cons page for the full list, or learn how to request assistance. And please spread the word!