Lunacon 2016 Asks for Crowdfunding

Little Loonie LunariansLunacon, New York’s longest-running sf&f convention, is making a comeback in 2016 but needs more seed money to make it happen. The committee has started an Indiegogo appeal to raise $8,000.

As you may also know, Lunacon has gone through some trouble recently. We almost lost the convention altogether, but we managed to save it at the last minute. A new Lunarians corporation was formed, and is now under the leadership of our new Board President (Stuart C. Hellinger) and our 2016 Lunacon Chair (Mark W. Richards). We’re restructuring the Lunarians club and the Lunacon convention. We’re trying to bring back some members who have drifted away in recent years, draw in some new blood, and revitalize both the convention and the club as a whole.

However, we need your help. That’s where this fund-raiser comes in. All of this is rather expensive: not only are we paying to store all of materials for the masquerade, the art show, and all our other events, but we need to give deposits to our hotel and vendors, purchase food and materials for things like the con suite, cover expenses to bring in our Guests of Honor, and generally have some cash on hand in case of emergencies. Right now, we’re looking for $8,000 for our base goal, but if it looks like we’re getting there, we might add in some stretch goals as well!

Lunacon 2016 will be held March 18-20 at the Hilton Westchester with Guests of Honor Robert J. Sawyer, Rick Sternbach and Naomi Novik.

[Thanks to James H. Burns for the link.]