Two fundraisers

One of these is a (mostly) happy thing, the other not at all.

The happier one first: Oghenechovwe Epeki is the first African editor to be nominated for a World Fantasy Award, and there’s a GoFundMe campaign underway to help get him to the con. (The slightly ungood aspect is that part of the fundraiser is to cover the unexpected costs incurred by visa and flight fuckery when he came to WorldCon for his Hugo Award nominations; more details at that link.) Jason Sanford, who’s running this campaign, has raised over three-quarters of the goal, but there’s still a bit to go!

The other, much less cheerful one is being run by Jim Hines on behalf of Lynne and Michael Thomas, the brilliant and much-lauded editors of Uncanny Magazine. Their daughter Caitlin suffers from Aicardi Syndrome, and she’s reached a point where there’s nothing doctors can really do but ease her passing. The campaign was set up to cover funeral expenses and to make it so that Lynne and Michael don’t have to worry about money in the final days of their daughter’s life or in the immediate aftermath; it has already blown enormously past its goal, a testament to the love and respect the SF/F community has for the Thomases, Caitlin included. But you can still contribute if you wish: money can’t ease their loss, but it can ease the burdens around it.

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