World Fantasy Judges Announced

The judges for the 2018 World Fantasy Awards, for work published in 2017, have been announced. Works should be sent to them prior to June 1, the earlier the better. The judges are David Anthony Durham, Christopher Golden, Juliet E. McKenna, Charles Vess, and Kaaron Warren. All the judges prefer hardcopy, although Durham will accept pdfs and Golden, McKenna, and Warren will accept .mobi formatted books. Copies should also be sent to Administrator Peter Dennis Pautz. The awards will be presented at this year’s World Fantasy Con in Baltimore, MD the weekend of November 1-4.

SMOFCon to Santa Rosa

SMOFCon 36 was awarded to Santa Rosa, California in an uncontested election at this year’s SMOFCon in Boston. Bruce Farr will chair the convention from November 30-December 2, 2018 at the Flamingo Conference Resort and Spa in Santa Rosa, CA. Patty Wells will be in charge of program for the convention.
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TAFF Race Underway

Johan Anglemark of Sweden, Fia Karlsson of Sweden, and Helena McCallum of the UK have declared they are running for TAFF, to travel to San Jose for Worldcon 76 in 2018. The voting deadline is April 3.
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DUFF Call for Nominees

The Down Under Fan Fund (DUFF) is looking for candidates for this year’s race to travel from Australia/New Zealand to the United States to attend Worldcon 76 in San Jose from August 16-20, 2018. Candidates should contact either Paul Weimer or Clare McDonald-Sims and have two North American nominators and three Australia/New Zealand nominators. Each candidate should also have a 100 word statement and be able to put up a $25 bond. The deadline for declaring candidacies is January 31. Send e-mail to Clare McDonald-Sims at or Paul Weimer at
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