About Con or Bust

This page contains a brief overview of Con or Bust; information on the current Board of Directors; links to current documents and reports; contact information; and information about its logo.

General Information

Con or Bust, Inc., is a tax-exempt not-for-profit organization (EIN: 81-2141738) that helps people of color/non-white people attend SFF conventions (how to request assistance). Con or Bust isn’t a scholarship and isn’t limited to the United States, to particular types of con-goers, or to specific cons; its goal is simply to help fans of color go to SFF cons and be their own awesome selves. It is funded through donations and an online auction held annually. Learn more about supporting Con or Bust.

Con or Bust was created in 2009. From 2010-2016, Kate Nepveu administered Con or Bust and the Carl Brandon Society acted as Con or Bust’s fiscal agent. Con or Bust became a separate corporation in April 2016.

Board of Directors

As of March 2017, Con or Bust’s Board of Directors is:

All Directors volunteer their time and represent only themselves, not their employers or anyone else.

Documents and Reports

Con or Bust, Inc.’s corporate documents, annual reports, and so forth can all be viewed in a public Google Drive folder. Here are direct links to its founding documents and its most recent reports.

More information, including the pre-incorporation history of Con or Bust, can be found on a separate page.


Kate Nepveu is the Secretary/Treasurer of Con or Bust and handles day-to-day business; she can be reached at katenepveu@con-or-bust.org. You can reach the Board of Directors at board.members@con-or-bust.org.

Con or Bust’s mailing address is:

P.O. Box 9432
Niskayuna, NY 12309


Con or Bust’s logo is a dinocorn, designed and donated by an anonymous artist. In 2009, some fans of color sarcastically adopted the label to refer to their supposedly-mythological existence. Also, dinocorns are awesome. (And on purchasable T-shirts.)

Last updated March 23, 2017.