Membership Transfers


Membership Transfers

Detcon1 regrets that we are not able to refund membership fees. However, members are free to sell or transfer their memberships to others so long as we are properly notified and the following rules are adhered to. You may also donate your membership to the FANtastic Detroit Fund. This crowdfunded program will provide free memberships to individuals who would otherwise be unable to attend Detcon1, with priority given to Detroit and Wayne County residents.

Membership transfers can be processed by email prior to July 14, 2014. After that point, transfers may only be submitted in person at the convention registration desk. Transfers must be accompanied by a signed letter from the person transferring the membership, including the details of both the person giving and the person receiving the transfer. See the section on “So How Do I Transfer My Membership” below.

Who Can Transfer a Membership?

Supporting and attending memberships, including child and young adult memberships, may be transferred either prior to the convention or, in the case of attending memberships, in person at the time the member registers at the convention.

Memberships and admissions that entitle a person to attend the convention (attending, child, day admission) may not normally be transferred after the member has registered in person at the convention.

I Can’t Attend – How Can I Find a Buyer for my Membership?

There are many ways to sell a membership, especially via the Internet, and it is usually possible to recover most or all of your original membership fee, especially if you buy your membership early on when the rates are at their lowest.

The best place to start is our Facebook page and/or Facebook event. Other places to consider include SF-related newsgroups and mailing lists, and even auction sites such as Ebay.

If you would like to advertise a membership for sale on Facebook, but do not have a Facebook account, please send the details (number of memberships for sale, prices, and how to get in touch with you) to and we will make a post on your behalf.

What if I can’t find a buyer?

Please consider donating your membership to the FANtastic Detroit Fund.

What About my Voting Rights?

Adult, Young Adult and Child supporting and attending memberships include the right to vote on the final ballot for the Detcon1 Award for YA and Middle Grade Speculative Fiction.

Important: Our policy on transfers is that any unused voting rights associated with a membership are automatically transferred with that membership.

This means that you cannot choose to retain any unused rights when transferring your membership, although you can, where appropriate, use them before the transfer takes place. If you do use some of your rights in this way, the person taking over your membership cannot then take them over, i.e. used rights do not transfer and any vote you make will automatically continue to stand.

So How Do I Transfer My Membership?

To transfer a membership, Detcon1 must receive an authenticated request to transfer the membership, giving the name and contact information for both the transferor (seller) and transferee (buyer). It is up to the purchaser to find out if voting rights on a membership have been exercised.

Irrespective of the way in which the transfer is reported, we need the following information, which must be provided by the transferor. Please send the information to

Names, addresses (including email if available) and membership number(s) of seller(s)

Names, badge names (if required) and addresses (including email, if available) of buyer(s).

To help us check that transfer requests are genuine, sellers should where possible contact us from the email address they used to register, and provide full contact information that we can validate against our records.