January 18th, 2016

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LepreCo‬n 42 Annual Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention Civil Rights Day Spotlight: Con or Bust

con_or_bust helps people of color/non-white people attend SFF conventions. It is administered by kate_nepveu as a project of the Carl Brandon Society, a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to increase racial and ethnic diversity in the production of and audience for speculative fiction. Con or Bust isn’t a scholarship and isn’t limited by geography, type of con-goer, or con; its goal is simply to help fans of color go to SFF cons and be their own awesome selves.

Con or Bust is funded through donations and an online auction held annually. One hundred percent of all donations to Con or Bust are provided directly to fans of color to help then go to SFF cons; all administrative expenses are donated, and everyone working on Con or Bust volunteers their time.  Con or Bust assists people of color who might not be able to afford all of the costs associated with attending a convention: specifically general memberships (but not membership add-ons), travel (plus travel insurance if needed), lodging, and/or food.