The Fan Fund of Australia and New Zealand (FFANZ) is accepting nominations for the 2020 race.
This time around FFANZ will send an Australian fan to the 2020 World Science Fiction Convention, CoNZealand, being held July 29-August 2 in Wellington, NZ.
The full announcement can be found here and here and here – take your pick. They all contain the info needed to put yourself forward.
We could give a whole spiel about what a fan fund is and what the benefits and duties are, but this is the internet – just follow the link for the FAQ. Go on – learn a little bit more about fandom down under. There are other fan funds actually – find out about all the ones that apply to NZ over here.
The Fan Fund of Australia and New Zealand has a new web site. It contains news, history and delegate resources. You can find it here. You can sign up for email alerts if you wish.
Alternatively, FFANZ maintains a facebook page. You can find it here.
The Fan Fund of Australia and New Zealand (FFANZ) are very pleased to announce that the race for Melbourne has been won, and we are excited to have Lynelle Howell as our new delegate.
Lynelle has been a tireless champion of the New Zealand science fiction community for many years, and now she will be heading to Melbourne in 2017 to meet and greet with Australian fandom and share her knowledge and enthusiasm across the ditch.
Thanks to everyone who voted for Lynelle, and to all those who have otherwise supported or signal-boosted the fan funds. It is much appreciated.
If you would like to help in our mission to promote New Zealand and Australian fandom and writing and continue to strengthen the bonds between our communities, please contact the fund administrators, Dan Rabarts in New Zealand or David McDonald in Australia, to see how you can help.
We’re always open to donations which can be auctioned at cons, or any other creative means of raising funds and raising awareness and keeping good things happening. We can both be found on Facebook or Twitter.
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The FFANZ (Fan Fund of Australia and New Zealand) administrators have announced the ballot for the race for a Kiwi to attend the Australian National Convention 2017.
All the candidate and voting details can be found here.
This year’s FFANZ race is a westward bound one, facilitating travel by a New Zealand fan to the 56th Australian Speculative Fiction National Convention, Continuum XIII – Triskaidekaphilia, to be held in Melbourne, Victoria, over Queen’s Birthday Weekend, 9th-12th June, 2017.
Dan Rabarts has published his FFANZ trip report for his trip to Continuum X last year. The trip report is a key component of the Fan Fund of Australia and New Zealand administrator and it is also one of the core ways money is raised to keep these fan funds running. You can donate to to the fan fund on Dan’s trip report page and receive the report on epub, mobi and pdf formats for your reading preference convenience.
The FFANZ Trip report for Dan Rabart’s trip to Continuum X is available here as an ebook (pdf, epub, mobi).
All proceeds from the sale of fan fund trip reports go to the fan fund for the next trip.