The Canadian Unity Fan Fund (CUFF) is taking nominations to select a fan delegate from Western Canada (Manitoba -> west) to attend CAN-CON 2019 / Canvention 39 the national Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention.
Can-Con 2019 takes place October 18-20 at the Sheraton Hotel, Ottawa, Canada with Canvention Guest of Honour Kelly Robson, Author Guest of Honour Charlie Jane Anders, and Agent Guest of Honour DongWon Song.
Kent Pollard, CUFF’s Western Administrator, adds, “The delegate is welcome, even encouraged, to stay longer than just the convention and hang out with the local fans.”
In exchange for funds that are likely to cover all of their costs for the trip, the primary responsibilities of the CUFF delegate are to:
- Attend this year’s Canvention and report back to your fellow fans on the event
- Assist in raising funds for the next year’s delegate as they are able
- Administer (with the assistance of a fan from the other side of the country) the process to select the next year’s fan delegate.
- Promote Canadian genre-related media and fan activities.
Prospective nominees must submit an application by June 20, 2019 to firstname.lastname@example.org. The application must have a minimum of three fan supporters from the east and three in the west (six total). It should contain a letter with a brief fan-related bio and how you hope to make this trip beneficial for you and the fan community. Complete guidelines plus details on the voting process are available in a public Google Document here.
Voting will begin June 21 and close July 15, in order to give the successful candidate enough time to work with CAN-CON programming and to schedule their visit.
[Thanks to Kent Pollard for the story.]