The World SF Travel Fund


Funding for: travel expenses

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Update: We've reached our fundraising goal of $3,000 ten days early! Wow. We'd like to thank everyone for making this possible! We are now aiming for a stretch goal of $4000, which will help us bring over even more people to a future World Fantasy Convention. Please contribute however you can, as every little bit helps!

Special Bonus: To thank everyone who donated, and to (hopefully) encourage even more people to donate, we're going to give everyone who signs up or already has, a special exclusive ebook: Jesus and the Eightfold Path by World Fantasy Award winner Lavie Tidhar. This e-book will only be available to donors to the Travel Fund and is not for sale elsewhere in ebook form!

In 2011, a combination of genre professionals and fans from the international scene and the United States gathered together to create the World SF Travel Fund. The fund was set up to enable one or two international persons involved in science fiction, fantasy or horror to travel to a major genre event. This year's recipients are:

Csilla Kleinheincz is a Hungarian-Vietnamese writer living in Kistarcsa, Hungary with her husband and daughter. She is the author of two novels and a short story collection. Her stories can be read in English in the anthologies Interfictions, Heiresses of Russ 2011, and The Apex Book of World SF 2. Some of her stories were translated into Portuguese, Finnish, Czech and Estonian. Csilla is also a translator of works by Peter S. Beagle, Kelly Link, Ursula K. Le Guin and Catherynne M. Valente. She currently works as the editor of the SF/F publishing house Ad Astra, and in her free time edits the Hungarian online SF magazine SFmag.

Rochita Loenen-Ruiz is a Filipino writer of science fiction and fantasy. A graduate of the Clarion West Writer’s Workshop, Rochita was the recipient of the 2009 Octavia Butler Scholarship, and the first Filipina writer to attend Clarion West. Her short fiction has appeared in a variety of online and print publications, including Interzone, Fantasy Magazine, Apex Magazine, Weird Tales, and the anthologies Robots: The Recent A.I., and The Apex Book of World SF 2. In the Philippines, her short fiction has been published in Philippine Panorama, Philippine Speculative Fiction 2, and Philippine Speculative Fiction 4. Rochita currently resides in the Netherlands with her husband and her two children. 

The Fund has set up a Peerbackers Project with the hope of raising $3000, enabling two years of running. The Board, tasked with selecting future candidates, is composed of Lauren Beukes, Aliette de Bodard, Nnedi Okorafor, Ekaterina Sedia, and Charles Tan, reflecting the truly international nature of the SF world today. For inquiries and further information please contact either co-administrators Lavie Tidhar or Sean Wallace at [email protected]

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  • elevator pitch

    To bring over Csilla Kleinheincz, from Hungary; and Rochita Loenen-Ruiz, from The Netherlands, to the 2013 World Fantasy Convention.

  • backer rewards

  • Level 0

    Get The Apex Book of World SF 1 AND the Apex Book of World SF 2 e-book editions! PLUS BONUS exclusive e-book edition of World Fantasy Award winner Lavie Tidhar's novella Jesus & The Eightfold Path.

    39 backers

    $10.00+ pledge
  • Level 1

    Get 5 e-books of your choice from the entire Angry Robot catalogue! PLUS BONUS exclusive e-book edition of World Fantasy Award winner Lavie Tidhar's novella Jesus & The Eightfold Path.

    55 backers

    $25.00+ pledge
  • Level 2

    Get 11 e-books of your choice from the entire Angry Robot catalogue! PLUS BONUS exclusive e-book edition of World Fantasy Award winner Lavie Tidhar's novella Jesus & The Eightfold Path.

    14 backers

    $50.00+ pledge
  • Level 3

    The big e-book bundle of 25 e-books from participating publishers Angry Robot Books, Solaris, Prime and others and a special BONUS exclusive e-book edition of Aliette de Bodard's new novella, ON A RED STATION, DRIFTING (only available here!) PLUS BONUS exclusive e-book edition of World Fantasy Award winner Lavie Tidhar's novella Jesus & The Eightfold Path. PLUS e-book bundle from Dagan Books!

    9 backers

    $100.00+ pledge
  • Level 4

    Massive 50 e-book bundle from participating publishers plus BONUS exclusive e-book edition of Aliette de Bodard's new novella, ON A RED STATION, DRIFTING (only available here!) PLUS BONUS exclusive e-book edition of World Fantasy Award winner Lavie Tidhar's novella Jesus & The Eightfold Path. PLUS e-book bundle from Dagan Books!

    0 backers

    $250.00+ pledge
  • Level 5

    100 ebooks from participating publishers plus BONUS exclusive e-book edition of Aliette de Bodard's new novella, ON A RED STATION, DRIFTING (only available here!) PLUS BONUS exclusive e-book edition of World Fantasy Award winner Lavie Tidhar's novella Jesus & The Eightfold Path. PLUS e-book bundle from Dagan Books!

    2 backers

    $500.00+ pledge
  • Level 6

    All the ebooks you could ever want OR a signed limited POSTSCRIPTS 10, with signatures by Joe Hill, Stephen King, and more.

    0 backers

    $1,000.00+ pledge
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about entrepreneur

Lavie Tidhar

Lavie Tidhar is the World Fantasy Award winning author of Osama, of The Bookman Histories trilogy and many other works. He also won the British Fantasy Award for Best Novella, for Gorel & The Pot-Bellied God, and was nominated variously for a BSFA, Campbell, Sturgeon and Sidewise awards.