Con or Bust Newsletter for March 22, 2017

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Dear all,

Welcome back to the Con or Bust newsletter, which, approximately twice a month, updates you on Con or Bust events and deadlines and brings you news related to diversity in SFF fandom (scholarships, workshops, calls for submissions, awards, and the like). Your email address will always be kept private and you can unsubscribe at any time, at the bottom of the email.

Con or Bust News

Upcoming Deadlines

  • April 6, 2017: request free membership to TGIF/F, April 7-9, 2017, Los Angeles, CA, USA.
  • April 23, 2017: donate items to Con or Bust’s annual online auction.

New Memberships

The following new memberships are now available:

  • Worldcon 75, 9-13 August, 2017, Helsinki, Finland. Two memberships are available, one of which is for a first-time Worldcon attendee only.

Here is the full list of conventions to which memberships are available, and here is how to request a membership.

Upcoming Conventions

The following cons donated memberships to Con or Bust (or, occasionally, an individual donated memberships), and are happening now or soon, in case you’re looking for last-minute plans. Unless otherwise noted, memberships are not available to these cons.

  • TGIF/F, April 7-9, 2017, Los Angeles, CA, USA (five passes available).
  • Lunacon, April 7-9, 2017, Tarrytown, NY, USA.
  • Norwescon, April 13–16, 2017, Seattle, WA, USA.
  • StokerCon, April 27-30, 2017, Long Beach, CA, USA.

Other News

  • As noted above, Con or Bust’s annual online auction is now accepting items for donation! Items should be submitted by Sunday, April 23; bidding will open Monday, April 24. Check out the blog for more information.

Fandom News

  • FIYAH: A Magazine of Speculative Black Fiction has published the 2016 Black SFF Writer Survey Report, which is “a contextualization tool” for past reports of anti-black bias in publishing: “With this survey, we are attempting to add what is probably the most neglected–and most important–perspective to the conversation: that of black writers themselves.”

And finally, here is a cute animal picture, of an otter sliding on its belly.

Thanks for reading! See you in a couple of weeks.

​Kate Nepveu

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