Marlee Jane Ward has won the Down Under Fan Fund (DUFF), to travel from Australasia to Worldcon 76. The fund is currently administered by Paul Weimer in North America and Clare McDonald-Sims in Australia. 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. Weimer says
Delegates are chosen as active members of the SF community whom fans on the other side of the Pacific would like to meet. The delegate travels as much as possible, makes friends, radiates goodwill, and becomes the administrator until replaced by the next delegate. There is an expectation (not always fulfilled!) that delegates will write a trip report during or after their trip. Delegates’ trip reports are sold to support the Fund.
Worldcon 76 will be held August 16-20, 2018 at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center in San Jose CA.
For more information, see the DUFF website.