As the name of this event might indicate, we are hoping to Increase Awesome in the world and we wouldn’t be Nerdfighters if we didn’t use this event to decrease some Worldsuck! Therefore, we will be running several exciting campaigns benefitting different causes.
So far, Con for Awesome has raised more than £1100 for the Foundation to Decrease Worldsuck, and we are excited to be able to raise even more in years to come!
Keep reading to see how you can help.
This book drive, backed by the Harry Potter Alliance, will accept all genres of books, as long as they are in good condition.
The donated books will be donated to Books2Africa, a wonderful charity that is educating people and saving the environment by collecting donated books and sending them to institutions of learning in
This year your clothes donations will go to the Notre Dame Refugee Centre which has been helping refugees and asylum seekers for more than 20 years. They offer emotional and practical support to people who often find doors closed to them elsewhere.
There will also be a bake sale happening, on a pay-what-you-want-basis, with all profits going to the Foundation to Decrease Worldsuck. So get baking, nerds!
Apart from that we will be raffling off some amazing Nerdfighter Art, posters and other donated items, including three signed copies of An Imperial Affliction! If you don’t get lucky, there will also be a chance to purchase chosen items separately – yet another great thing to look forward to!
Please have a look in your cupboards, bookshelves and attics to see if you can donate in any way and ask your family and friends for donations!
We are hoping to live up to our reputation as Nerdfighters, and decrease as much Worldsuck as we possibly can, but we need your help. So please spread the word.