A group of genre professionals and fans both international and from the United States have joined together to found the World SF Travel Fund, an organization created to help one member of the science fiction, fantasy, and horror communities to travel internationally to attend a major genre event.
The fund has selected Charles Tan as its first recipient. Tan is an activist and blogger, known for his Bibliophile Stalker blog, as well as his contributions to the Nebula Awards blog, the Shirley Jackson Award blog, SF Signal and The World SF Blog. He has also edited two online anthologies of speculative fiction from the Philippines. The World SF Travel Fund award will allow him to travel from his home in the Philippines to attend the World Fantasy Convention 2011 in San Diego, California.
The Fund has set a fundraising goal of $6,000 through the Peerbackers Project website, which will enable it to run for two years.