The Carl Brandon Society has released a statement on the amount of money that was raised last Thursday and Friday. The summary is as follows:
- Nearly $8,300 for the general fund
- Over $5,000 for the Octavia E. Butler Memorial Scholarship
- Over $3,600 for Con-or-Bust
This is wonderful news, as it means that with the efforts of John Scalzi and others, the community has raised over $16,000 in funds for an organization that focuses on increasing diversity in the field on a day when one might otherwise expect nothing much to happen.