Genghiscon Book club – June 30

Convention quiet season getting you down? Wanting to get together to talk sci-fi and fantasy with other fans?

If so, we have some great news for you! Genghiscon and White Dwarf Books are partnering to bring you the Science Fiction and Fantasy book club.

The cost is $20 per month, which includes a free copy of next months book. Every month, we will be getting together at White Dwarf books to discuss a classic or significant work of Science Fiction or Fantasy that relates somehow to the theme of Genghiscon 2018 (“the Geek shall inherit”). All proceeds will go towards our new initiative “Fans funding fans”, which is designed to help to make Genghiscon even more accessible.

This month we will be looking at “A brave new world”, by Aldous Huxley (It is out of copyright and available freely, grab a copy in PDF or audio book format here). The meetup is set for 30 June at 6.30PM at White Dwarf books in Perth city (Facebook event: link).

Next months book is Dragonflight by Anne McCaffrey. If you sign up on Patreon by 14 June we will have a free copy of Dragonflight available for you at the first event.   If you sign up later, we will have a copy for you to pick up from White Dwarf prior to the July catchup. Speaking of White Dwarf, book club members get 10% off on the night! How great is that?

Hope to see you all there.

Fans funding fans

As you may be aware, the mission statement of Genghiscon is to make the most accessible science fiction, fantasy and gaming convention for fans from all walks of life.

We have put a lot of effort into this over the years, with the most affordable membership price of any Perth based weekend long convention (that we are aware of), as well as a range of safe spaces, diversity and accessibility initiatives.  In continuation of this fine tradition, we are very pleased to announce our newest initiative: “Fans funding fans”. You can check it out on Patreon here.

This is not a campaign to fund Genghiscon, the convention has always run from the yearly fundraising programme and memberships. This campaign is designed to facilitate memberships, transport or accommodation for fans who would not otherwise be able to attend.

“Fans funding fans” was inspired by the various convention fan funds (there is a pretty great index here, ozfanfunds.com/) and “Hackers helping hackers” (hackershelpinghackers.com, another grass roots convention initiative), to keep science fiction, fantasy and gaming events accessible to all fans.