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How fan funds began

By Petrea Mitchell| August 25, 2010 | Comments Off on How fan funds began

TAFF, the Trans-Atlantic Fan Fund, is the oldest of the various exchange programs which send fans from continent to continent to experience foreign conventions. An ongoing effort to digitize old UK fanzines has turned up this article from 1953 describing the founding of TAFF.

Coroncon, where the meeting described took place, was the 1953 Eastercon (UK national sf convention). “The San Francisco World Convention” was SFCon, held September 3-6, 1954. It was also the 1954 Westercon.

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