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Hanson Wins GUFF

Donna Maree Hanson (Australia) has won the 2017 Get Up-and-over Fan Fund (GUFF). The 2017 fund will send Hanson to Worldcon 75 in Helsinki, Finland. Other candidates on the ballot were Sam Hawke, Belle McQuattie, and Alexandra Pierce. GUFF is open to anyone who has been active in science fiction fandom before the start of […]

Ytterbium Wins Eastercon Bid

Ytterbium won their bid to host the 2019 British National Science Fiction Convention (Eastercon), in voting held at Eastercon 2017, Innominate. The convention will be held over Easter weekend, April 19-22, 2019 at the Park Inn in Heathrow, UK. Guests of honor will include “DC”, Frances Hardinge, Sydney Padua, and John Scalzi. Adult weekend membership […]

Waters Wins NAFF

Fe Waters is the winner of the 2017 National Australian Fan Fund (NAFF) and will attend Continuum 13, the 56th Australian National Science Convention (NatCon), to be held at the Jasper Hotel in Melbourne, Australia, June 9-12, 2017. The National Australian Fan Fund (NAFF) was created in 2001 to facilitate fans traveling across Australia to […]

Purcell Wins TAFF

John Purcell is the winner of the 2017 Trans Atlantic Fan Fund (TAFF) and will attend Worldcon 75, the 75th World Science Fiction Convention, in Helsinki Finland, August 9-13, 2017. In the second round, he received 68 votes out of a total of 135 votes. The Trans Atlantic Fan Fund (TAFF) was created in 1953 […]

2017 Scholarship From Hell Winners

The Horror Writers Association (HWA) announced the recipients of its 2017 Scholarship From Hell on April 4, 2017. The scholarship places writers in the intensive Horror University workshop, which will take place during StokerCon 2017. First place winner Billicent James San Juan will receive airfare to and from Long Beach CA, a four-night stay on […]

2017 DUFF Nominee

Paul Weimer was announced as the only candidate for the 2017 Down Under Fan Fund (DUFF) on January 28, 2017. The 2017 fund is intended to send fans from North America to attend Continuum 13, the 56th Australian National Science Fiction Convention, to be held at the Jasper Hotel in Melbourne on June 9-12, 2017. […]

Lord Named Worldcon Toastmistress

Worldcon 75 announced in their Progress Report #3 that “writer, teacher, and former diplomat, research consultant and part-time soldier” Karen Lord will be Toastmistress for the 75th World Science Fiction Convention to be held August 9-13, 2017 in Helsinki, Finland. Guests of honor for the weekend will include John-Henri Holmberg, Nalo Hopkinson, Johanna Sinisalo, Claire Wendling, […]

Smofcon 35 Announced

The 2017 Smofcon (Smofcon 35) will be held December 1-3, 2017, at the Back Bay Hilton in Boston MA. Laurie Mann is the convention chair. Attending memberships cost $50 until February 28, 2017, after which prices will change. For more information, see the official website.

2017 GUFF Candidates

Candidates for the 2017 Get Up-and-over Fan Fund (GUFF) were announced November 21, 2016: Donna Maree Hanson Sam Hawke Belle McQuattie Alexandra Pierce & Alisa Krasnostein (shared) The 2017 fund will send fans from Australasia to Europe to attend Worldcon 75 in Helsinki, Finland. GUFF is open to anyone who has been active in science […]

Worldcon 75 Co-Chair Resigns

Crystal Huff, co-chair of the 75th Worldcon, resigned her position on November 19, 2016, citing career and family priorities. Huff worked for four years on the bid for Worldcon 75, which will be held August 9-13, 2017 in Helsinki, Finland. She will continue to work for the convention in a smaller role. Jukka Halme will […]


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