Help fund ASL Interpreters for Boskone

Boskone has a deaf attendee who would like to attend and providing ASL Interpreters is not in our budget.  They have contracted to get their own ASL Interpreters at the cost of about $1200 for the one day they are attending. We are creating a GoFundMe to raise money, to first give to them to pay for the Interpreters, and second (if we raise more than this year's Interpreters cost) to start a fund for future years should Interpreters be necessary again.  

We have been delaying opening this GoFundMe in the hope that we could register Boskone / New England Science Fiction directly with GoFundMe but we have run into a run-around.  First we were told we needed to register as a non-profit with Paypal.  We did that. Then we were told that we needed to register as a non-profit with Paypal Giving. Then Paypal Giving said they would not accept our IRS Determination / Re-Instatement Letter, but instead we had to be registered with Guidestar.  And Guidestar has yet to respond to us.  Our current IRS Letter is available at This has all be very frustrating and somewhat distracting as we work on other things to get ready for Boskone which starts this Friday.

So, please help if  you can to pay for this years ASL Interpreters and maybe even provide money for Interpreters in future years.   As I said above, Boskone starts Friday, so giving in the next 2-3 days would be best but of course we will continue to accept money after that.

Thank you,
Rick Kovalcik
Chair, Boskone 57

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Rick Kovalcik
Newton, MA

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