Big Bad Con is committed to cultivating a spectacular and diverse gaming community. Our Scholarship Fund goes towards travel, hotel, and badge fees for attendees from marginalized groups who need assistance. In 2017 we were able to give 11 scholarships, up from 7 in 2016, and 4 in 2015.
The deadline to apply is 8/15/2018. All funds will be distributed by 9/15/2018. Scholarship fund distributions will be based on our best effort to bring as many individuals as we can afford to the con. Awards will be announced privately to the recipients.
How to apply for scholarship funds
To support diversity at Big Bad Con, these funds will go to help financially challenged women, people of color, disabled, and lgbtqia+ individuals attend the con. We will use it to cover hotel rooms ($129+/night), convention badges ($60), and other necessary fees. Depending on the number of applicants, we may be able cover full or partial costs. To sign up for assistance, please fill out the form below:
If you would like to contribute to the Scholarship Fund, please click the donation button below. Any contributions made after 9/1/2018 will be set aside for next year’s fund. Thank you very much for your support!