LibertyCon News & Events
- Category: News
- Published: Tuesday, 08 October 2013 12:36
We have so much good news I hardly know where to begin! First of all, the amazing Jody Lynn Nye will be gracing us with her presence as our Literary Guest of Honor for LibertyCon 27!! For those of you who might not know her, Jody is a premier American science fiction writer who has authored or co-authored approximately forty published novels and over one hundred short stories. She specializes in writing science fiction or fantasy action novels and humor. Her humorous series range from contemporary to military science fiction. She is a truly wonderful lady and we feel honored to have her as our LGoH.
If that isn’t enough, at our October financials meeting we confirmed that we raised $3852 during the charity auction and then received another $336.93 from the Baen Barflies to add to that. We did the ‘Bolgeo’ math and came up with $6000 for the Chattanooga Food Bank! Our sincerest thanks go out to each and every one of you for your donations and purchases that have allowed us to donate this much to a great cause.
Speaking of charities... we also voted on the LibertyCon 27 charity. This one is quite special to us because it is in memory of a child of one of our own. Andrew Martin, son of David Martin and DeeDee Lessinger, passed away this year. He received services from the AIM Center, including housing, so this year our donation will be in memory of him. If you are not familiar with this wonderful charity, please take a few moments to look it up.