ApocalyptiCon, or It's Not The End Of The World
ApocalyptiCon, or It's Not The End Of The World is a story written by Daifuku Hoyako. It ran in Issue 25 at http://s2b2.livejournal.com/137217.html, and is mirrored at http://www.shousetsubangbang.com/mirror/apocalypticon-or-its-not-the-end-of-the-world/.
From pinboard.in: "This is a fantastic scifi story in a universe after the apocalypse, or rather several apocalypses. Set at a convention with 2 friends Flynn (human) and Laura (Mah!rrot- like an inky ghost that lives in a human shell with some psychic/prophetic abilities). There's also political intrigue with White Hats vs. Black Hats. Martin Reyes (survivor of the Coral Plague and white hat activist) meets the two while running from some fans. But then an ambassador is murdered by a Mah!rrot and of course racism/speciesm rears its head, which manages to drive Martin and Flynn closer romantically and the three platonically to stick together. This really sucked me in."