Storycom is encouraging Chinese fans to take an active part in the Worldcons by offering grants for Chinese conrunners to attend Worldcon 76.
2 active Chinese fans will be selected and granted RMB 10,000 each, for their attendance in and work for Worldcon 76, which will be held in San Jose in August 2018. The beneficiaries should buy attending memberships for Worldcon 76, book their flights and hotels, as well as apply for visa by themselves, with the help of Storycom. The beneficiaries should also volunteer to work for Worldcon 76 and promise to take active part in attending and organizing both domestic and international science fiction activities in the future.
Some of the eligibility requirements are:
- The applicant must be a Chinese citizen and live in mainland China.
- The applicant should promise that he/she will help with future Chinese Worldcon bid if there is any.
- The applicant’s English proficiency should meet the requirements of working for Worldcon 76.
Judging the applications will be Sumin Yang , the winner of the Worldcon 75 Attending Funding (2017), and the Worldcon 76 committee
Full requirements and application guidelines are available at the link.
[Thanks to JJ for the story.]