While most of Worldcon 76's expenses are funded by Membership, Dealers Room and Art Show fees, there are a number of opportunities for members or the public to assist with some special projects. Members can donate during the registration process, but we've added some links here for people who wish to help without going through the RegOnline interface. Donations are processed via the PayPal account of our parent non-profit, San Francisco Science Fiction Conventions, Inc (SFSFC)
Fan Fund Art Auction
On Sunday, August 19 at noon, the Fan Fund Auction will be held on behalf of TAFF (the Trans-Atlantic Fan Fund (http://taff.org.uk/)) and DUFF (the Down Under Fan Fund (https://downunderfanfund.wordpress.com/)). TAFF (est. 1952) and DUFF (est. 1972) serve to enable fans to travel to other countries to attend their major conventions and meet the local fans, people they may know only from letter columns, email, or chatty websites. And to get it all done, the funds depend on contributions of fans like you... and, of course, benefit auctions.
This is your chance to pick up any number of interesting things... art, books, fanzines, pulp magazines, t-shirts, things that somehow involve cats... the opportunity to be “Tuckerized” into a work of fiction... or other peculiar or “fannish” stuff.
Donations for the fan fund auction will be accepted at Worldcon76, and we also accept donations before the convention. Donations may be sent to:
FAN FUND AUCTION
750 Linden Ave
San Bruno, CA. 94066
LGBTQ Membership Initiative Assistance
This fund is to sponsor memberships as part of member Chuck Serface's LGBTQ Initiative to encourage more active attendance and participation by this often underrepresented segment of the fan community.
Inspired by John Picacio's Mexicanx campaign, Chuck explains the LGBTQ Initiative on his blog here.
If you'd just like to donate to Worldcon 76 to help us build a better convention, you may do so. You may indicate to what area you'd prefer we apply the funds, but final allocation of such donations will be determined by the Finance Division.
Mexicanx Initiative Assistance Fund
Mr. Picacio wishes to thank everyone who supported the Mexicanx Initative Assistance Fund. With your help, we were able to meet our goal sooner than expected. Thanks to your generosity, we are no longer soliciting donations to this fund.