Here's a rare chance to help a few important voices in the global science fiction conversation — and help make conventions more interesting at the same time. The World SF Travel Fund aims to "enable one international person involved in science fiction, fantasy or horror to travel to a major genre event." The first recipient: Charles Tan, from the Philippines. Tan writes for his own Bibliophile Stalker blog, as well as the Nebula Awards blog, the Shirley Jackson Award blog, SF Signal and The World SF Blog. And he edited two online anthologies of SF from the Philippines.

The World SF Travel Fund is looking for backers right now, and this is a great chance to support a worthy cause and possibly help make your next convention experience more memorable. More details at the link. [Peerbackers]