Down Under Fan Fund

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Name: Down Under Fan Fund
Date(s): 1972 - Present
Country based in: Australia, New Zealand
Focus: fan networking
External Links: Website, archive link
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Related terms: Fan Fund
See also: The SF/Media Fan Fund, GUFF, CUFF
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The "Down Under Fan Fund" began in 1972 and is still active today. [1]

DUFF is supported by donations from s-f fans all over the world, and it sends a delegate from North America to Australia – New Zealand, or the other way, in alternating years.


The 1986 fund was "to send deserving sf fen" to conventions in Australia and America. Voting fees were A$2 and were to be sent to J.R. Herman.


"Nominations are now open for a Down Under Fan Fund delegate from North America to the 51st Australia national science fiction convention Continuum VIII, Melbourne, June 8-11, 2012... Delegates are chosen as people whom fans on the visited side would like to meet. The delegate travels as much as possible, makes friends, radiates goodwill, and becomes the Administrator in turn on the home side until the next cycle. Delegates’ trip reports are sold to support the Fund." [2]


Erin Underwood Wins DUFF


  1. ^ 2012
  2. ^ File 770, posted 1 May 2012, accessed 2 May 2012