Nnedi Okorafor Joins World SF Travel Fund Board
Award winning Nigerian-American author Nnedi Okorafor joins the board of the World SF Travel Fund. Lavie Tidhar will step down from the board but will remain in his capacity as administrator.
Okorafor joins Lauren Beukes, Aliette de Bodard, Ekaterina Sedia and Cheryl Morgan. The board is tasked with selecting and approving future candidates to be granted assistance from the fund.
The World SF Travel Fund has been set up to enable one international person involved in science fiction, fantasy or horror to travel to a major genre event. The first recipient of the grant is Charles A. Tan, from the Philippines, who will travel to the World Fantasy Convention 2011 in San Diego.
The Fund has set up a Peerbackers Project with the hope of raising $6000, enabling two years of running. Over $4000 have already been raised.
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