The choice is clear-cut: Melbourne’s David McDonald is the only candidate in the race for the 2015 Fan Fund of New Zealand and Australia. Just the same, he needs your vote and your donation to make the trip to New Zealand for Reconnaissance, Easter 2015.
David McDonald is a Melbourne based writer who edits a magazine for an international welfare organisation. When not on a computer or reading a book, he divides his time between helping run a local cricket club and working on his novel. In 2013 he won the Ditmar Award for Best New Talent, and in 2014 won the William J. Atheling Jr. Award for Criticism or Review and was shortlisted for the WSFA Small Press Award. His short fiction has appeared in anthologies such as The Lone Ranger Chronicles from Moonstone Books and Epilogue from Fablecroft Publishing. David is a member of the Australian Horror Writers Association, The International Association of Media Tie-In Writers, and of the Melbourne based writers group, SuperNOVA.
David has been in fandom for a number of years, and has been nominated for a number of awards for his fan writing on Doctor Who and for his participation in the Aussie Snapshot – a comprehensive overview of the Aussie spec fic scene.
McDonald’s nominators are Norman Cates of New Zealand and Cat Sparks of Australia.
The voting deadline is December 15. Click the link for the FFANZ 2015 Voting Form (.pdf)