Lunacon Book Exhibit & Raffle
The New York Science Fiction Society-the Lunarians, Inc., in keeping with our educational purpose, has taken an active role in the future of the genre. In 1989, the Society established a scholarship fund whose sole purpose is to help beginning writers in science fiction and fantasy from the greater New York Metropolitan area attend either of the Clarion writers workshops held nationally as well as the Odysssey Writers Workshop. The scholarship fund was later renamed in memory of the late Donald A. and Elsie B. Wollheim, renowned fans, publishers and Society members. The Donald A. and Elsie B. Wollheim Memorial Scholarship Fund has been able to provide partial scholarships to well over two dozen aspiring writers since its inception.
The major source of income for the Fund is the Book Raffle held annually at Lunacon. Donations come from major publishing houses such as DAW Books and others as well as from society members and the public. The books donated are placed on display in Grand Assembly (near convention registration) and raffle tickets are sold at various points at the convention. Tickets are 1 for $1, 6 for $5, 15 for $10, 30 for $20, with a special rate of 200 for $100. The Raffle will be held on Sunday, March 20th at 2pm (Or after the Art Auction [which starts at 12:00pm] if it is still in progress at 2PM) in Grand North.
This Year we have an Extra Special contribution — A Shrink Wrapped Limited Edition (500 Copies Total) Hard Cover copy of LEGENDS II.
For details — see http://2011.lunacon.org/index.php?page=legends-ii.
|Lunarians Wollheim Scholarships to Clarion:|
|1990||Graham P. Collins||$500|
|Alexandra Elizabeth Honigsberg||$500|
|1992||Aime (Beth) Kratts||$500|
|1994||Michael A. Burstein||$1,000|
|Karen Z. Perry||$500|
|1999||Lisa Batya Feld||$500|
|2004||Eric Joel Bressin||$250|
|Lunarians Wollheim Scholarships to Clarion West:|
|1995||Robert Emmett Murphy, Jr||$1,000|
|1999||Sheree Renee Thomas||$500|
|2001||Pascale Philantrope (aka ibi aanu gbeyor)||$800|
|Kiini Ibura Salaam||$400|
|Lunarians Wollheim Scholarships to Odyssey:|
|2008||Don J. Shaw||$250|
|2009||Jenny Rae Rappaport||$350|