The Shimmer Program’s Worldcon Attending Fund for Chinese Fans is now accepting applications to attend Worldcon 77 in Dublin, Ireland. The fund is available only to Chinese citizens who live in mainland China.
Two active Chinese fans will be selected and granted RMB 10,000 each, for their attendance in and work for Dublin 2019 – An Irish Worldcon, which will be held in Dublin in August 2019. The beneficiaries should buy attending memberships for Dublin 2019, book their trip, as well as apply for visa by themselves, with the help of Storycom. The beneficiaries should also volunteer to work for Dublin 2019, be administrators of the future Worldcon Attending Fund and promise to take active part in attending and organizing both domestic and international science fiction activities in the future.
The judges for the program are Tammy Coxen and Colin Zhang. Deadline to apply is October 8, 2018 with winners to be announced in November. For more information, see the Shimmer Program’s announcement on Facebook.