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Help Me Share the Awesome Side of SF/F

I’m thinking about trying to do a weekly blog post highlighting some of the positive and amazing things being done by various folks in the SF/F community. Sometimes it’s easy to forget how many wonderful, kind-hearted, generous people there are in our geeked-out slice of the world.

Take Pat Rothfuss’ Worldbuilders fundraiser. Pat has poured so much time and energy into Worldbuilders. (Yes, I know some of you would rather he poured all of that time into writing, but none of us can write all the time.) In the past seven years, Worldbuilders has raised more than $3.5 million for Heifer International, helping to reduce hunger and poverty in the world.

Or look at conventions like Windycon, where fans worked to raise $753 for the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Illinois Chapter.

So I need your help. Email me at jchines -at- sff.net (or use the Contact Form) and tell me about people or groups in fandom doing good stuff. I’ll do my best to research and write them up, with links and pics and maybe even a quick interview or quote or something. And we can try at least once a week to recognize that yeah, at its worst, SF/F fandom can be a hot, flaming mess … but at our best, we are Frakking Awesome.

Mirrored from Jim C. Hines.

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idancewithlife
Apr. 27th, 2016 03:13 pm (UTC)
I haven't been to a convention in a while. Are many of them still hosting blood banks?
reedrover
Apr. 27th, 2016 03:15 pm (UTC)
I don't know about "many," but I know that Arisia (Boston) still has the Heinlein Society blood drive every year.
mtlawson
Apr. 27th, 2016 04:02 pm (UTC)
This reminds me of how much I miss you're author spotlight on Fridays. I know that took a lot of effort, but it was still a fun read. (And I added a few novels on my TBR pile that way, too.)
deborahblakehps
Apr. 27th, 2016 04:37 pm (UTC)
What a great idea!
cgbookcat1
Apr. 27th, 2016 05:14 pm (UTC)
How about Con or Bust? It sends fans of color to conventions. I believe their annual auction is coming up soon.
selki
May. 9th, 2016 12:42 pm (UTC)
http://www.allhandsactive.org/2016/05/thanks-penguicon/ -- Penguicon 2016 raised over $3000 for an Ann Arbor 501c(3) maker space (teaching/learning space).
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