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  • splanky

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.

Please disseminate widely.




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  • bort43

DUFF Will Hold Over Funds

Yesterday the DUFF Administrators made the following announcement:

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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.

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John Hertz

sultry

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:

http://www.cafepress.com.au/guffstuff

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. 

http://www.cafepress.com.au/dd/65709292

simpsons, Chris

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!
Chris
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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.

Ang Rosin
email: lister@liv.ac.uk
post: 26 Hermitage Grove, Bootle, Merseyside, L20 6DR, UK.
http://pcwww.liv.ac.uk/~lister/guff/