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|Tuesday, August 21st, 2012|
GUFF 2013 - Call for Nominations
GUFF – The Gone Under Fan Fund
Call for Nominations
GUFF is the Going Under (or Get Up and Over) Fan Fund which transports SF fans from Europe to Australasia (and vice versa). Nominations are now open for the southbound race, to transport a European fan (or fans) to Conflux [bit.ly/qoaFb9], the 2013 Australian National Convention (NatCon), to be held at the Rydges Capital Hill in Barton, Canberra, on 25th to 28th April 2013. Depending on the length of trip they're able to make, the winner could also consider attending Swancon [bit.ly/LS56VT] in Perth (29th March to 1st April) and/or Au Contraire 2 [bit.ly/O6BMe5] in Wellington (12th to 14th July). The winner will also be required to take over the administration of the fund for the next northbound and southbound races.
If you wish to stand, please contact us at the postal or email address below. You will then need three European and two Australasian nominators (who will each need to confirm their nominations), a 100-word platform to appear on the ballot, and a bond of £15/€20/AU$25 guaranteeing to attend the 2013 Natcon if you win. If you wish to stand and are unsure about how to go about getting any of these things, what the fund pays for, or the duties of a GUFF delegate and administrator, then feel free to contact us in confidence.
Nominations are open until Thursday 11th October 2012, and candidates will be announced on Saturday 23th October at Octocon [bit.ly/BXlhg] in Dublin. Voting will then run until Monday 7th January 2013, with the winner announced at GenghisCon [bit.ly/MyJKic] in Perth, Western Australia on 13th January.
Nominations should be sent to james [at] scifi [dot] ie or James Shields, 7 The Way, Highlands, Drogheda, IRELAND; or kylie_ding [at] hotmail [dot] com, or Kylie Ding, 80A Forrest Street, FREMANTLE WA 6160, AUSTRALIA.
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|Sunday, June 3rd, 2012|
DUFF Will Hold Over Funds
Yesterday the DUFF Administrators made the following announcement:
DUFF Will Hold Over Funds
by John Hertz and David Cake
This year's Down Under Fan Fund voting was counted on June 1, 2012, Pacific Daylight Time, by John Hertz the North America Administrator and David Cake the Australia - New Zealand Administrator.
Founded in 1972, and supported by donations from all over the world, DUFF each year votes for a delegate from NA to ANZ, or the other direction, in alternate years. Anyone active in fandom may vote.
The 2012 candidates were Juanita Coulson of the United States and Murray Moore of Canada. Moore in his platform urged voters to choose Hold Over Funds and said he would not go if elected.
The decision was clear from first-choice votes. Counting lower choices was not needed.
Hold Over Funds received 38 first-choice NA votes + 19 ANZ. Coulson received 24 first-choice NA votes + 1 ANZ. Moore received 11 first-choice NA votes + 2 ANZ.
Funds will be held over. No delegate will be sent in 2012.
Each Administrator received some out-area votes (e.g. Britain) which are included in the totals above.
A more detailed report will follow.
|Thursday, March 8th, 2012|
GUFF Fundraiser t-shirt (Diana Wynne Jones tribute)
I am the current GUFF (Going Up and Over Fan Fund) winner, and in a few weeks I'll be heading off to Eastercon in the UK. Part of the reason I was so excited about winning GUFF is that I get to go to the memorial event for Diana Wynne Jones (my most favourite writer ever, who died in 2011). I decided that I'd like to wear something special in memory of DWJ to the memorial. I have no artistic talent, but I have a friend who does does, and is a DWJ fan to boot! She took some ideas I had and produced some fabulous artwork.
I thought other people might be interested in having something special like this in tribute to DWJ. I have put the design up on a Cafepress store. The artist has donated the artwork, and I have obtained permission from DWJ's family to put the artwork on items for sale. All profits from the sales are going to go raise money for two causes. The first is for St Peter's Hospice, the place that cared for DWJ before she died. The second is GUFF. One of my duties as GUFF winner is to fundraise, and I feel honoured that I can offer such great items to do that, and also help with donations to the hospice.
Hopefully there are some fan fund supporters who are also Diana Wynne Jones fans out there who will like the items!
Here is the store:
Click on the artwork to go through to t-shirts, bags, mugs etc.
As I post there is a limited-time sale on that gives 30% discount on some of the t-shirts.
|Tuesday, April 6th, 2010|
|Candidate   ||Shields   ||Spencer   ||Hold Over Funds   ||No Pref ||Total|
|No. of votes    ||53 ||37 ||0 ||10||100 |
James Shields is selected as the GUFF delegate for 2010 and will attend Aussiecon4 in Melbourne, 2-6th Septemberhttp://www.aussiecon4.org.au/
|Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009|
New TAFF Delegates!
Anne KG Murphy & Brian Gray won the 2010 TAFF Delegacy with 49 votes. Frank Wu ended up with 30 votes, there were 13 No Preferences and 3 Hold over Funds.
You can find a full breakdown at TAFF.org.uk.
Congrats to Anne & Brian, and also to Frank for runnign a great race and raising more than 2 large for the FUnd during the race!
|Saturday, November 14th, 2009|
|Thursday, October 22nd, 2009|
|Monday, October 5th, 2009|
|Monday, September 7th, 2009|
GUFF Nominations open
GUFF is the Going Under (or Get Up and Over) Fan Fund and transports Fans from Europe to Australasia (and vice versa). Nominations are now open for the Southbound race to transport an European fan (or fans) to Aussiecon 4
the 68th World Science Fiction Convention in Melbourne, Australia.
If you wish to stand please contact me at the postal or email address below. You will need three European and two Australasian nominators, a 100 word platform as well as a bond of £15 (25 AUD). If you wish to stand and are unsure about how to go about getting any of these things, what the fund pays for or the duties of a GUFF delegate then feel free to contact me in confidence at the email address below.
Nominations are open until the Friday before Novacon 39
(13th November) and candidates will be announced on the Sunday (15th November). Voting will then run until the Monday of Eastercon 2010
Please disseminate widely.
post: 26 Hermitage Grove, Bootle, Merseyside, L20 6DR, UK.http://pcwww.liv.ac.uk/~lister/guff/
|Sunday, April 19th, 2009|
West Bound 2009 TAFF Race is Over! And the Winner is...
Thank you to all who have supported, nominated, voted, or stood in
this TAFF race. This has been a fine race, with 175 votes cast.
Steve Green (stevegreen) won on the first round with an absolute
majority of the first-place preference votes cast and is declared the
winner. Steve will travel to Anticipation, the Worldcon in Montréal,
in August, and is planning the rest of his itinerary.
Congratulations Steve, and commiserations Tom.
Total of first place votes
Candidate European votes North American votes Total
Steve Green 89 61 150
Tom Womack 6 9 15
No Preference 4 6 10
Hold Over Funds 0 0 0
NB 5 Rest of World voters have been rolled up into the North America
column to conceal their votes. This does not affect the result.
|Wednesday, November 26th, 2008|
| ||Barber and Clark||Ding||Krasnostein||No preference||Hold over||Total|
|Rest of world||-||1||-||-||-||1|
With more than 50% of the first preference votes, the GUFF administrators are happy to announce that barring force majeure Sue Ann Barber and Trevor Clark will attend Eastercon LX.
The administrators thank all the candidates, their nominators, and more than 100 members of the various fannish communities, for participating, and in the process raising around AUD1400.
It is possible that some of the regional attributions may be incorrect, and one or two votes may have been mislaid. Revised numbers may be published at a later date. Nonetheless, the administrators are confident that the decision of the voting populace is clear. In keeping with the traditions of the race, a list of voters names will be published in a paper fanzine... although obviously not how their votes were directed.
|Monday, November 24th, 2008|
|Tuesday, November 11th, 2008|
Voting closes on the 24th November so you've less than two weeks left to vote and choose which antipodean you'd like to meet at Eastercon LX next year.
Because of David Tennant's Hamlet I'll not be at Novacon but there will be ballots there. Alternatively you can download a voting form from here as well as a list of candidates:http://www.users.on.net/~juliettewoods/ballot2008.pdf
Remember that if you are a nominator you are eligible to vote and if you have been active in fandom since June 2006 you are eligible to vote. From European fans all we need is a minimum donation of a fiver made payable to me (Angela Rosin) or sent via paypal to Damien:http://www.users.on.net/~juliettewoods/guff2008.html
Please help if you can.
|Tuesday, August 26th, 2008|
|Monday, August 25th, 2008|
The next Get-Up-and-over Fan Fund is now open for nominations. If you know what this means, are an Australasian fan, and have a desire to attend the sixtieth British Eastercon, LX
then you need to contact me. You'll need to find three nominators in Australasia, two nominators in Europe, and send me a 100 word platform and an AUD25 bond.
Nominations will close on or around 8 September, and ballots will be immediately distributed. Voting will run until shortly after Novacon
Please disseminate widely.
|Tuesday, March 25th, 2008|
Eastercon: Orbital 2008
With the addition of a last minute couple of quid donation, we made £900 for the LFF at Orbital and £50 for Match It For Pratchet.
Thank you very much to everyone who donated money, donated stuff to sell, bought the stuff to sell, helped out with the selling of stuff and helped out with the collecting of money.
|Saturday, February 23rd, 2008|
Last call for NAFF
Just a quick reminder that the voting for NAFF finishes tomorrow night! Your vote directly supports the fan fund and bringing someone to Perth for this year's Natcon.
Votes cost $5, you can get details for payment here: www.swancon.com/naff
Paul Poulton Current Mood: tired
|Tuesday, February 19th, 2008|
Vote for NAFF!
The deadline for voting for NAFF draws near!
February 24th 2008 and it's done and dusted!
Three worthy candidates:
Votes cost $5 and go directly towards the funding of the delegate's trip to Perth. If you don't know the candidates, or aren't comfortable voting for them, but wish to support NAFF, a donation towards fundraising would be gratefully accepted.
Further details on voting can be found here: www.swancon.com
Comment if you have any questions or queries - feel free to email me also: firstname.lastname@example.org. Current Mood: cheerful
|Sunday, February 10th, 2008|
NAFF Voting Open!
I would like to announce that the Voting for NAFF is now open!
Votes must be received by the candidates or the administrators by Sunday 24th February.
Any Australian fan can choose to vote for the NAFF nominee. The voting process contributes to the fundraising - so each vote costs $5. There is no limit to the number of times you may vote.
Votes are being collected by Emma Hawkes (email@example.com), Grant Watson (firstname.lastname@example.org), Sue Ann Barber (email@example.com), Ju Landeesse (firstname.lastname@example.org). You can hand over cash or cheques to any of these people or pay by PayPal to Sue Ann Barber (email@example.com). Please email if you would like details for direct deposit.
Information on NAFF can be found: www.swancon.com/naff. Voting forms will be downloadable from the site this afternoon. ( Candidate information belowCollapse ) Current Mood: excited