Have you heard of Storybundle, and the Weird Fiction ebooks that are a fundraiser for Helsinki in 2017? Between now and December 24th, you can get amazing indie fiction at a name-your-price rate, and the proceeds help support the bid! Jeff VanderMeer is also a crazy-awesome person, and will WRITE A SECRET LIFE for three lucky people who purchase the ebooks at the bonus level! This is a great fundraiser for international fiction, a great opportunity to get awesome indie fiction for a price you can afford, and all-around awesome opportunity to LEARN ABOUT THE LIFE JEFF VANDERMEER PRESUMES TO GIVE YOU!!!
Why is this important?
Over at Helsinki bid headquarters, we’re trying to make sure as many Finns as possible can get to conventions around the world over the next nine months. In particular, as you might imagine, getting lots of Finns to Sasquan is important. It’s also expensive; the plane tickets are around $1300 according to today’s sale flight sites. Spokane is not a cheap airport to fly to, apparently! Your average Finnish fan is an academic writing papers about science fiction; that plane ticket is kinda prohibitively expensive for many, if not most. (I can sympathize; my round-trip tickets to Helsinki have only cost $750-$850, and that’s not nothing.)
This fundraiser helps us get Finns where we need them. Where they can convince people that voting is important, that this vote will put more WORLD in WORLDcon, and that we will have a truly AMAZING Worldcon if Helsinki in 2017 wins. You can help us. Please do.