Recently, John Picacio raised enough money to send 50 deserving Mexicanx professionals and fans to Worldcon 76 happening in San Jose, California from August 16-20, 2018. Let’s replicate that success by opening the door for interested members of the LGBTQ community. Welcome to the LGBTQ Initiative for Worldcon 76!
You can participate in two ways.
As a Donor
Your donation will fund sponsored memberships for LGBTQ science-fiction and fantasy professionals and fans. We’ve begun accepting gifts already. So far we’ve gathered $1135, enough to fully fund seven memberships. Help us keep that momentum rolling! We’d like to help 50 individuals.
One adult attending membership costs $160.00, but you can donate as much as you’d like.
Click here to give: http://www.worldcon76.org/faq/donations
As a Sponsored Membership Recipient
To apply for sponsored memberships, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org telling me about yourself and why you want to attend Worldcon 76.
- You must identify as LGBTQ.
- You can be a professional writer, artist, or any kind of performer in the science-fiction and fantasy realm. Why do you want to attend Worldcon 76? Show me your enthusiasm!
- You can be a fan. If so, why do you want to attend Worldcon 76? Let’s see that passion!
I, Chuck Serface, will review submissions and select recipients. Please keep your statements under 500 words. I may ask follow-up questions, however. If you’re a professional, links to examples of your work would be helpful.
We realize that marginalized groups have felt reticent about joining us, and understandably so. But we need more representation from the LGBTQ community in science fiction fandom! Bring it!
Worldcon 76: San Jose, California, August 16 – 20, 2018. http://www.worldcon76.org