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DONATE BUTTON!!! No wait nevermind

Nevermind. There are technical difficulties apparently (I am bad at PayPal). AT SOME POINT IN THE NEAR FUTURE THERE WILL BE A DONATE BUTTON for realz.

*e2* Does anyone know if perhaps you aren’t allowed to post PayPal donation buttons when your blog is hosted through WordPress.com? If so I may need to look into new hosting…

Have you ever looked at this blog and gone “Wow, what quality writing! What effervescent personality! I would like to support this author, but alas! There is nowhere to send my money!!!”

WELL YOUR PROBLEMS ARE SOLVED. I have (finally) created a PayPal account, so now you may send me money, if for some reason you like to do that kind of thing.

AMAZING! ASTOUNDING!

Posts are slow because I have started a new semester so I have all the homework. I did (seriously) have a WorldCon reflection post and a post with all my sweet loot, but it’ll have to wait until I have some actual time again. Which will be long after Renovation is relevant. Sorry folks.

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Project: Funded! People: Awesome! Life: Beautiful!

Ladies and gents, beautiful news! My Kickstarter project for getting to Worldcon is fully funeded! WHEEEE!

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1301839524/unconventional-worldcon-2011-research/ <- right there, guys!

As promised, I'm going to put the names (first name only, to protect privacy) of those of you who donated up here on the website. IF I MISSED ANYONE PLEASE TELL ME ASAP!

Patrick, Sharon, Elizabeth, George, Kalen, Ken, Lucinda, Liz, Emma, Katie, Lily, Schala, Kassie, Alex, Michael, Lauren, Mindy, Virescens, and finally Shirley!

You're all amazing people and wonderful friends; I cannot thank you enough for what you've done for me in helping me get to WorldCon, and for your continued support of the project as a whole. I also know a lot of people couldn't donate for whatever reason, and that's cool too – your moral support always helps, as does retweeting, reblogging, and tumbling the stuff you find on this blog. I wish that I had more to give in return than the paltry rewards of photographs and words.

That said! Three of you donated enough to get ARTICLES! WRITTEN BY ME! As one of you requested that your name not be released yet, I won't be identifying who did, but I will be emailing you soon. Theoretically the articles can be on ANY topic, though I'd prefer they be on subjects related to the 69th WorldCon, Renovation, as that will get me off my bum and WRITING. Always a good thing!

Again, thanks to EVERYONE for your love and support. Thanks to you in August I’ll be blogging live from the con! Wooo!

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Facebook!?

Welp, I bit the bullet. UnConventional now has a facebook page:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/UnConventional-The-History-of-the-American-Fan-Convention/155429217863603?sk=info

Like it, signalboost it, bear with me as I mess with it.

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KICKSTARTER PROJECT LAUNCH

UnConventional - The History of the American Fan Convention

Look at that gorgeous image. Just. Look at it! That’s really all you need to know. Well, okay, no it isn’t.

The long and short of it is, I’ve started A Kickstarter project to help fund my trip to Renovation SF, the 69th Worldcon.

So, if you’ve wanted to help fund my project, now you can! I appreciate any help you can give – even $1. And if I get 100 people to donate just $6.60, I’ll reach my goal. $6.60! That’s probably less than what you had for lunch.

The gorgeous rocket drawing, by the way, was made by my friend Sandpuppeteer. She’s making a webcomic called Stark City Limits, and I highly recommend checking it out. You can see some preview images on her Tumblr for the project.

Thanks!

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Renovation and some help

I have fantastic news, and bad news.

The fantastic news: My school is awarding me a $500 professional development grant to go to Renovation! Whee!

The bad news: $500 is… not quite enough to cover the cost if I go alone. As in not even close. A breakdown: admission is about $140, plane ticket is likely to be around $300 if I’m lucky/good, hotel cost is probably going to run $150 a night for two to three nights (so at least another $300 – $450).

What I really need is someone to go with so that I can split the hotel cost. This would bring the extra cost down to something I can actually handle (so if, say, the hotel cost could be cut to just $150, that would put me $100 over budget – still a lot, but something I can more reasonably afford). Problem: While I have a lot of convention-going friends, most of them are not sci-fi fans, and most of them are not thrilled about the idea of paying $140 and flying to Nevada.

So I am turning to you, oh internets. Do you know someone who needs a roommate for Renovation? Are you going to Renovation and you wouldn’t mind a quiet graduate student in your room? Let’s talk.

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