Japanese Fan Org Changes Translation

The Federation of Science Fiction Fan Groups of Jappan (SFFAN) has announced a change in their translation of their name. The organization’s name should now be rendered in English as Science Fiction Fangroup’s Association of Nippon, which matches their acronym and URL. SFFAN’s organizational structure, purpose, and Japanese name remain the same.
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Montreal Joins 2017 Race

A group of fans have announced that they will bid to host the Worldcon in 2017 in Montreal, Canada. Japan has already announced a bid for that year. The last Japanese Worldcon was Nippon in 2007. The last Montreal Worldcon was Anticipation in 2009.