October 20th, 2016

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new free memberships to OryCon (and others still available)

Originally posted at Con or Bust by Kate Nepveu. All comments must be made there.

Fans of color/non-white fans: free memberships are available to the following SFF cons that are happening very soon, including to one new con, OryCon:



  • World Fantasy Convention 2016, 27 – 30 October 2016, Columbus, OH, USA. The World Fantasy Convention is an annual gathering (almost a reunion) of professionals, collectors, and others interested in the field of Light and Dark Fantasy art and literature. The 2016 Guests of Honor are Mercedes Lackey, Larry Dixon, L.E. Modesitt, Jr, and Randal Spangler.

    Individuals have donated three transferred memberships to Con or Bust. (Another transferred membership has been claimed.) These must be claimed in time for the donor to write a letter transferring the membership and scan+email, fax, or snail-mail it to the recipient.



  • Windycon, November 11-13, 2016, Lombard, IL, USA. Windycon is Chicagoland’s oldest science fiction convention. Its Guests are: Author Guest of Honor: Adam Selzer; Artist Guest of Honor: Art Baltazar; Costuming Guest of Honor: Nerd Circus; Music Guest of Honor: Ookla the Mok; Fan Guests of Honor: Doc & Anne Passovoy; and Toastmaster: Tanya Huff.

    Individuals have donated three memberships to Windycon.



  • OryCon, November 18-20, 2016, Portland, OR, USA. OryCon is Oregon’s premier, fan run, annual science fiction/fantasy convention held in Portland since 1979. Its Guests of Honor include: Writer: David Weber; Editor: Diana Gill; Artist: David Mattingly; and Music: Mark Osier.

    OryCon has donated 10 memberships to Con or Bust, which must be claimed by November 5, 2016.




To learn how to request assistance, see the Request Assistance page. For the most up-to-date list of cons to which assistance is available, see the Upcoming Cons page.


Thanks, and please spread the word!

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reminder: request assistance November 15-25

Originally posted at Con or Bust by Kate Nepveu. All comments must be made there.

Fans of color/non-white fans: a reminder that you can request monetary assistance to attend upcoming SFF cons during November 15-25, 2016. To learn how to request assistance, see the Request Assistance page. For the most up-to-date list of cons to which assistance is available, see the Upcoming Cons page.


Thanks, and please spread the word!