Category Archives: Make a Difference

Futuredaze Now has a Stretch Goal–Help Support Science Fiction for Young Adults

As you know, we have reached our Kickstarter goal of $1,700 for Futuredaze: An Anthology of YA Science Fiction, and we still have a week to go with our Kickstarter project. $1,700 is the bare minimum to cover a couple big … Continue reading

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Fight Cancer with Books: Vampire Book Club Auction (signed copy of Ghost Story by Jim Butcher)

We’ve all been touched in some way by cancer–a disease that took my mother. When my friend Chelsea contacted me about a fundraiser she is running on her blog (Vampire Book Club) to help raise money to support cancer research, … Continue reading

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Kickstarter Count Down, Futuredaze Submissions Closing Soon, & Book Cover Update

With 13 days left on our Kickstarter project, we are only $260 away from our goal. While we don’t want to count our chickens before they hatch, it looks like there is an excellent chance that we’ll hit our goal–which … Continue reading

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Buffy Fans: Slay-a-thon 2012…Supporting the Make-a-Wish Foundation

Here’s a SIGNAL BOOST for an event that you might want to know about, especially if you’re a Buffy fan who 1) live near Chicago, and 2) like to help make wishes come true. The Slay-a-thon is an annual fundraising … Continue reading

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Futurdaze Updates and Developments

Recently, I read a Kickstarter update from Amanda Palmer that really hit home for me. Kickstarter is a marketplace that brings together buyers and artists in a way that allows the project to be funded in advance, giving full creative … Continue reading

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Kickstarting Futuredaze

We’ve set up a Kickstarter project to help raise funds for Futuredaze and to also give people a way to preorder a copy now. Our Kickstarter project is only active until June 25th. If we don’t hit our goal, we … Continue reading

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Con Or Bust: Fans of Color Assistance Project

HELPING TO SPREAD THE WORD: Originally posted by Kate Nepveu via Live Journal on Feb 25, 2012. Please help spread the word. ~ less than 36 hours to go in Con or Bust’s auction Bidding in the Con or Bust … Continue reading

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Science Fiction Writer John Scalzi: Helps to Support Cancer Screenings

You may have heard that the Susan G. Komen Foundation has withdrawn its funding for cancer screenings for women who visit the Planned Parenthood clinics. This action has left a gaping hole in the medical assistance provided to poor and … Continue reading

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The World SF Travel Fund – Help to Make a Difference

The Internet has bridged many of the physical gaps that have kept fans, readers, writers, publishers, etc., from coming together as a worldwide community. Nowadays, it is common to interact with people all over the globe, chatting about great SF/F/H … Continue reading

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NPR’s New Poll: “Best Science Fiction, Fantasy Books? You Tell Us”

Okay, folks, this is it! Genre fiction, specifically science fiction and fantasy, has gone to some pretty terrific places before, but when it goes to NPR…. Well, we all should hitch a ride to see what’s going on. What you’ll … Continue reading

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