Dear Necon Campers,
If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it — Christopher Golden wrote most of this copy a few years ago to solicit materials for the Necon Goody Bags, and it worked so well that we’ve updated the dates and recycled it every year since. So if this message feels like déjà vu all over again, please feel free to skip to the end for the address and deadline for goody bag donations.
Once upon a time, it was enough for us to contact the publishers, tell them about Necon, and ask them if they had any books they wanted to donate. That hasn’t worked in a very long time. For the past few years, we’ve written a little note like this one and every Necon Camper has reaped the rewards.
If you’re a publisher and you’d like to donate books, magazines, or promotional merchandise, that would be fantastic. If you’re an author or editor and would like to try to persuade your publisher to do the same, that’s wonderful as well.
Authors, if you’ve got that box of spare copies sitting around, send ’em along.
Remember, even though we cap attendance at 200, that doesn’t mean you need to have 200 copies to donate. The goody bags are always mix and match.
This year, the official deadline for us to receive goody bag donations is Friday, July 12th, 2019. Although let’s face it, that’s a soft deadline; if you write us in advance and ask to send your donations after the 12th, we’ll be more than happy to accommodate you. Please ship any materials you’d like to donate, including (but not limited to) books, bookmarks, magazines, and merchandise to —
ATTN: Goody Bags
365 Columbus Ave.
Pawtucket, RI 02861
Thanks and see you in July!
— Sara Booth & Matt Bechtel
Co-Chairs, Necon 39