Voting expert to Sasquan

TAX DEDUCTIBLE; see below.

I've been deeply involved with election theory for over a decade; and currently, I'm on the board of Electology.org (the Center for Election Science) and studying a doctorate in statistics at Harvard in order to further this interest. So when I heard about the problems with the current Hugo nominations, I had just the resources to help. On the guest posts by Bruce Schneier on the Making Light blog, I helped design and simulate a proportional voting system especially for the Hugo process's needs, and now I'd like to go to Sasquan so that I can help explain it in the business meeting.

If I raise at least $1000, I pledge to go to Sasquan. Any amount I don't use for the trip (whether it fails to fund, or whether it gets more than enough) will go to Electology.org, so we can help more people use similar kinds of better democratic decisionmaking as what I'm helping Worldcon use.

Because all of this is going through Electology.org, which is a valid 501(c)3, donations are tax deductible, and you will get an postcard from us acknowledging your donation.

Budget:
$210   Sasquan ticket/membership
$454   Round trip train ticket Boston/Spokane
$300   Food for 10 days
$300   Lodging for 5 days
$136   GoFundMe fees
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$1400

(The above is truly a "no frills" budget, based on the cheapest AirBnB price within walking distance of the con.)

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  • Abi Sutherland 
    • $20 
    • 48 mos
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    • $6 
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  • Catherine Faber 
    • $11 
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Organizer 

Jameson Quinn 
Organizer
Cambridge, MA
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