Every year, we try to help as many people as we can come to WisCon. It's the time of year when we ask you to please consider contributing to the member assistance fund this year. All contributions should be made to SF3 and sent to
Attn: WisCon Member Assistance Fund
P.O. Box 1624
Madison, WI 53701
SF3 is a 501.3 organization, so your donations are tax deductible. Every penny will be used to help potential WisCon members attend in May. You can also use Paypal and send the money to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are also accepting nominations for potential recipients of assistance. Nominate someone else or nominate yourself. Tell us why the potential recipient would be a good person to attend WisCon and give us an idea of what funds would make the difference between being able to attend and missing the convention. Typically, we give amounts between $200 and $500.
We have been asked whether a previous recipient of a assistance can receive help again. The answer to that is that yes, that is a possibility, but if we do not have enough money to help everyone who applies, we will give priority to people who have not previously received assistance. Depending on the number of nominations and the amount of donations, the WMAF committee will try to help out as many people as possible who would like to come to WisCon but need some support to do so.
All nominations need to be made by midnight, PST, February 15, 2014. Assistance recipients will be notified by March 15, 2014. These deadlines are timed to allow people who receive assistance time to sign up to be on programming. Nominations for the WisCon Member Assistance Fund should be sent to email@example.com.
Nominate away! And please, if you have a little money to help other people come to WisCon, donate!
Fandom: Vorkosigan Saga
Relationships: Gregor Vorbarra & His Empire, Komarr & Barrayar
Featuring: Gregor Vorbarra, Cordelia Vorkosigan, Ivan Vorpatril, Simon Illyan, Duv Galeni, Kommaran OCs, assorted Vor & their entourage
Word Count: ~1700
Summary: Komarr had been in uproar over the visit ever since its announcement. ImpSec had swarmed the Domes and taken a tooth comb to the station’s personnel for at least as long. Despite Marna's misgivings, boycotting the broadcast was not an option.
Notes: Divergent from canon in that this sadly didn't happen before Gregor met Laisa and would never have had the same effect after.
Fandom: Vorkosigan Saga - Lois McMaster Bujold, The Lord of the Rings - J. R. R. Tolkien, The Silmarillion and other histories of Middle-Earth - J. R. R. Tolkien
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: Graphic Depictions Of Violence, Major Character Death
Characters: Manwë, Varda, Original Characters, The One Ring, Vorkosigan Characters
Additional Tags: Crossover, Alternate Universe - Future, Alternate Universe - Fusion, Alternate Universe - Crack, Crack, Crack Treated Seriously, Original Character-centric, Alternate Universe - Science Fiction, Telepathy, Mind Control
Several months before the Barrayaran Emperor Gregor Vorbarra was to marry the Komarran heiress Laisa Toscane, the wormhole connecting the worlds of Komarr and Barrayar mysteriously collapsed, leaving the planet Barrayar isolated from the rest of the galaxy. Among those trapped on the lost world were Emperor Gregor and Lord Miles Vorkosigan. On the other side, Aral, Cordelia, and Mark Vorkosigan were left to hold the colony worlds of Sergyar and Komarr.
Hundreds of years later, isolated Barrayar has long since moved on, and the other worlds of humanity have become the stuff of legends. But when mysterious visitors begin to arrive from the stars, the forgotten planet finds itself drawn into a desperate quest to save humanity from destruction.
For the One Ring has returned. And it's on Barrayar.