2018 Fan Fund Candidates

Voting is open for the DUFF, TAFF, and GUFF races.

The Down Under Fan Fund (DUFF) to send fans from Australasia to Worldcon 76, or to other major conventions in North America in 2018, has one candidate: Marlee Jane Ward. Voting is open until March 31, 2018. DUFF is open to “anyone who has been active in science fiction fandom” before the start of the previous year. Candidates for a northbound trip must be residents of Australia or New Zealand. “Anyone active in fandom” before January 1, 2018 may vote for the candidate and contribute to the fund.

The Trans-Atlantic Fan Fund (TAFF) to bring fans from Europe to Worldcon 76 has three candidates: Johan Anglemark, Fia Karlsson, and Helena McCallum (Adela Terrell). Voting is open until April 3, 2018. The 2018 TAFF is open to any European “fan active in fandom” before April 2016. “Anyone active in fandom” before April 2016 who donates at least £3.00 or $3.00 may vote.

The Get Up-and-over Fan Fund (GUFF) to send fans from Europe to Continuum XIV has two candidates: Marcin Klak and, jointly, Steve and Alice Lawson. Voting is open until April 3, 2018. GUFF is open to “anyone who has been active in science fiction fandom” before the start of the previous year. Candidates for a northbound trip must be residents of Australia or New Zealand. “Anyone active in fandom” before the start of the previous year may nominate and vote for a candidate.

Worldcon 76 will be held August 16-20, 2018 at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center in San Jose CA. Continuum XIV will be held June 8-11, 2018 at the Jasper Hotel in Melbourne, Australia.

For more information, including voting rules and ballots, see the TAFF website.


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