2020GUFF Race Decided

该废话2020比赛的获胜者是英国的艾莉森·斯科特。

GUFF, the Get Up-and-over Fan Fund or the Going Under Fan Fund, depending on which direction it’s running, exists to provide funds to enable well-known fans from Australasia and Europe to visit each other’s national (or other) conventions and get to know each other’s fandoms better.

Marcin “Alqua” Klak, European GUFF Administrator, writes:

考虑到目前的全球形势,并在咨询废话候选人和CoNZealand的废话代表将在CoNZealand远程参与(七月29日至8月2日)。一旦有可能,安全出行再次废话之旅将组织。

And he adds, “The current GUFF administrators would like to thank the other candidates and all those who voted in the race. We would also like to thank Claire Brialey who helped us with many things.”

有收到的102个有效选票。另外,5 invalid votes were received (these were missing the voting contribution, additionally one voter claimed he didn’t vote.) Two fans provided the contribution but not the vote.

As one candidate withdrew from the race because of the current global situation ballots cast for them were allocated to the second preference. (Klak did not name that candidate in the press release.)

其他候选人科拉Buhlert(德国);希沙姆·埃尔 - 远东和李·弗莱彻(英国);汉娜Hakkarainen(芬兰);伊丽莎白·琼斯和克莱尔卢梭(英国);戴夫和拉里(英国)。

The votes were not tabulated in the initial press release [see update], but some other statistics were released.

There were voters from 12 countries: Australia – 17; Belgium – 1; Finland – 7; Germany – 2; Greece – 1; Ireland – 3; Netherlands – 2; New Zealand – 2; Spain – 1; Sweden – 6; UK – 48; USA – 12.

The total contributions (before PayPal claiming their fees) were: 210 AUD; 310 EUR; 558.95 GBP; 82.32 NZD.

Update 04/18/2020:The administrators have released the ballot count:

艾琳·安德伍德赢得DUFF

艾琳·安德伍德有won the 2020 Down Under Fan Fundand will become its new North American Administrator.

DUFF co-administrator Paul Weimer reports 60 ballots were cast. One of the ballots did not contain any voting information and the donation was just counted as a donation to the fund. Erin won an outright majority on the first round, with 37 first place votes.

However, with ConZealand being a virtual Worldcon this year and Corvid-19, Erin will not be traveling to New Zealand this year, but hopes to travel to Australasia in the DUFF tradition in 2021, health and world events permitting.

Shredded Orange TAFFeta: A Journal of the Plague Year

由迈克尔J.“橙色迈克” Lowrey的:As the 2020 TAFF delegate, I was booked to begin next week with Fantastika 2020, the Swecon (Swedish national SF/F convention), then going on to Turku and Helsinki in Finland; Warsaw, Katowice and Krakow in Poland, and Madrid and Barcelona, before carrying on to London, parts unknown in the UK, and eventually Birmingham for Eastercon (the British national con). Less than 24 hours ago, I posted a defiant determination to be fandom’s delegate across the Great Water.

Now Fantastika has been cancelled/postponed, and Eastercon may follow. All the meetings and stayovers and gatherings in between? They may be banned, or fans may simply consider it prudent to avoid such assemblies for now.

很抱歉如果任何人认为我之前attitude as one of irresponsibility; I thought of it rather as steadfast determination to fulfill the obligation I had undertaken to serve as fandom’s ambassador. I had all these invites from eager fans (they FELT like they were younger and more enthusiastic than the Old Fans and Tired I usually hang with) in places like Helsinki and Katowice and Barcelona, boldly seizing a chance to connect with the broader fannish world. I was looking forward to crashing on sofas in Krakow and Madrid and Turku. And now….

My heart is breaking as I face the probability that all this planning, all this enthusiasm, will prove to have been for naught. I am hoping that something can be salvaged from the wreckage, and in the meantime I thank all of fandom for their input, even those who criticized me most harshly.

Jeanne Gomoll Publishes Her TAFF Report

Jeanne Gomoll has released herTAFForensic Report: A cold-case investigation– about her journey to the UK as a TAFF delegate over three decades ago.

told Facebook readerstoday:

As winner of the 1987 Trans-Atlantic Fan Fund (TAFF) Race, I traveled for 3 weeks in England, Scotland and Ireland, visiting with UK science fiction fans and attending the 45th world science fiction convention, Conspiracy 87, in Brighton. This is my much-belated trip report — written and published 33 years after I returned home, reconstructed from audio tapes and photographs. Highlights include tales of my convention experiences, visits with Chuck Harris, Vincent Clarke, Walt Willis, James White, David Langford and Greg and Linda Pickersgill.

该报告可通过露露订购。页数:96页。本出版物的全部收入将捐献给TAFF

  • 印版(与B&W的照片)$ 15日;为了平装here
  • PDF version (with color photos) $8.99. Order PDFhere

[Thanks to JJ for the story.]

免费阅读:国土防线 - 媒介迷在英国(1939-1945)

The cover photo shows the remains of The Red Bull, the first pub to host London fandom’s meetings, after it was destroyed during an air raid on 16 April 1941. Photo courtesy of Holborn Library.

国土防线 - 媒介迷在英国(1939-1945),a massive fanhistorical compilation by Rob Hansen focusing on British fandom during World War Two, is available as a free download from theTAFF website。(Donations to the fund appreciated.)

汉森汇集了疣的第一手资料ime experience through fannish eyes, showing how the lines of communication between fans continued during that huge national disruption – and so, somehow, did the fannish sense of humor.

It chronicles how against all the odds a handful of dedicated individuals kept that community together in circumstances inconceivable to any who didn’t live through them. Despite being bombed out of their homes, called up to serve in the armed forces, or facing the hostility of tribunals in order to register as Conscientious Objectors, they somehow succeeded in keeping our eventually far-flung fandom together when it could all so easily have just faded away. Many of those who feature most prominently in家frontwent on to be the first post-war generation of British SF writers and there is much here that should be of interest to scholars of their work.

Hansen says “I’ve also included as a prologue Chuck Harris’s funny and evocative account of his 1930s childhood amid poverty and the British Union of Fascists in London’s long-gone Jewish East End.”

To accompany家front,他已建立了一个online photo galleryof fans in uniform during World War Two.

The Ansible Editions ebook is available in several formats. 161,500 words.

2020Trans-Atlantic Fan Fund Delegate Announced

“Orange Mike” Lowrey

通过杰瑞哈莉沙利文和Johan Anglemark:我们,2020年TAFF比赛的管理员,很高兴地宣布,Lowrey的迈克尔将成为2020年的TAFF代表。他将出席同心圆:Eastercon 2020年在英国伯明翰举行的2020年4月10-13日,(见他们的网站www.concentric2020.uk), and he plans to travel to Swecon (the Swedish national convention), continental Europe, and maybe Ireland before arriving in the UK.

FromTAFFish#1,here is some biographical information about “Orange Mike”:

“我偶然发现了U - 1970年代早期版本的。of Chicago SF club (there have been several over the eons) through the SCA in 1971, and thus learned about fandom. When I returned to Tennessee, I joined the good ol’, much-maligned N3F, which for this country boy was a lifeline to the broader world of fandom, including my first exposure to fanzines. When I got to Nashville, I discovered the local SCA and through them the Nashville SF club. Through the SCA I discovered D&D (thanx, Daishi-san!) and through the Nashville club I learned that there were SF cons I could go to! That first con (it was a Midwestcon) was a glorious revelation: this was my tribe, these were my people! I’ve been to well over a couple of hundred cons since then, and my opinion has not changed. It was in those Nashville years that I fell into the habit of wearing head-to-toe orange.”

Following his return home, Mike will become the next North American administrator of TAFF, and will conduct the 2021 TAFF race in association with Johan Anglemark, who has to suffer through yet another year of adminship.

Fans throughout Europe who may be interested in standing for TAFF in 2021 should make a point of talking with Mike and Johan at Swecon, Eastercon, or elsewhere on Mike’s trip, if at all possible, to begin the process of becoming involved in one of the best experiences a fan can have. The 2021 TAFF race will be westbound, going to Discon III, the 79thWorldcon.

And do not forget to attend the Fan Fund auction at Eastercon where you will find a wealth of fannish and sf-ish loot from across time and space. All proceeds benefit the fan funds. For more information about the Trans-Atlantic Fan Fund – past, present, and future – please visit David Langford’s excellent TAFF website atwww.taff.org.uk

Here is the breakdown of the voting results by first preference. As you can see, Mike won by simple majority in the first round of counting.

RESULTS

Candidate NA+RoW EuropeTotal

Michael Lowrey 五6 27 83
Ann Totusek 3 2
缓缴基金 4 0 4
No Preference 6 11
Total votes 69 34 103

We wish to thank Mike and Ann for a fun TAFF campaign, and hope that Ann stands again in the future. Our most sincere thanks to all who voted in, contributed to, or otherwise supported the 2020 TAFF campaign. See you in Birmingham!

该基金收到$ 866.55,£232.05和€176.14捐款(扣除PayPal的收费之前)。

2020Down Under Fan Fund

Down Under Fan Fund co-administrator Paul Weimer has announced the2020 DUFF选票是活。There are four candidates to become the fund’s delegate to CoNZealand, the 78th Worldcon, 2020, in Wellington, New Zealand – Richard Auffrey, Shaun Duke, James Davis Nicoll, and Erin Underwood.

The voting process is DUFF’s fundraiser, and votes need to be accompanied by a minimum contribution of at least $5 in US, Australian, Canadian, or New Zealand currency.

Vote by emailing a copy of the ballot to both the Administrators. Pay using PayPal or by Credit Card to Paul. Full voting instructions and payment options are in the PDF ballot which is onlinehere

The voting deadline is March 27, 20202 at 11:59 p.m. EST (Eastern Standard Time in the U.S.).

The candidates’ platforms and nominators are:

  • Richard Auffrey

Send the Passionate Foodie to New Zealand!

我参加过SFF约定了40年,其中包括2个世界缺点。每一年,我读的书250+,其中包括许多流派的小说,每年突出在我的博客我的最爱。此外,我之前采访numberous SFF作者为我的酒精,作者和荣誉系列。我也醉了老师系列,大约清酒专家遇到来自日本民间传说生物超自然惊悚片的作者。另外,我一直是个角色球员了40年,通常作为博弈大师,覆盖游戏融合了不同。这将是美国代表的影迷荣誉。

(提名人:北美:弗雷德Kiesche,保罗·摩尔,埃德代尔;大洋洲:阿娇波兰人,丹Rabarts)

  • Shaun Duke

I’m a host for the two-time Hugo Finalist podcast, The Skiffy and Fanty Show, and a global SF enthusiast. In 2014, I created the World SF Tour to celebrate non-US SF/F through interviews and discussions; at each of the three international Worldcons I have attended (London, Helsinki, and Dublin), I have recorded podcasts to highlight SF/F from around the world. If selected as the DUFF delegate, I will continue that mission by more deeply exploring fandom and SF/F in New Zealand and Australia at ConZealand. I’ve got a handheld recorder, a geeky mind, and a hankering for ocean crossings!

(提名人:北美:大卫Annadale,富康班伯里,仁辛克;大洋洲:乔伊斯Chng(更改),伊丽莎白·菲茨杰拉德)

  • 詹姆斯·戴维斯尼科尔

I would like to stand as a candidate for the 2020 DUFF. I have been an avid reader of speculative fiction for almost sixty years. I have attended cons, written thousands of reviews, served on diverse award juries, and provided the world with valuable safety hints [1]. If I am selected, I vow to embrace tradition and attempt to produce a humorous journal in the tradition of Walt Willis’ The Harp Stateside[2].

1: Persons concerned about sending me to a geologically active nation like New Zealand can rest assured that the Hawaii incident was probably a fluke.

2: With footnotes.

(Nominators: North America: Sean Fagan, Mike Glyer, David Goldfarb; AU/NZ: Jo Van Ekeren, Elaine Walker)

  • Erin Underwood

I’m a con runner and fan editor/writer from Boston, Massachusetts, USA, whose passion for science, fandom, and SF/F drives me to bring new voices to publications and convention programs. While I’ve worked pre-con for many Worldcons, I could only afford attending a few conventions that I helped to create. I’d love to attend ConZealand, sharing my passion for SF/F with New Zealand and Australian fans, while also learning from those communities. I’m editing a special edition of the fanzine, Journey Planet, highlighting New Zealand and ConZealand, and will promote fandom and DUFF through blogging, social media, and a summary report.

(Nominators: North America: Janice Gelb, Nancy Holder, Jim Kelly, Australasia: David McDonald, Garth Nix)

[Update 01/20/2020:Made changes to correspond with revised ballot.]

Lowrey Wins TAFF

跨大西洋帆基金管理者约翰Anglemark和杰瑞沙利文公司今天宣布:

These are the preliminary results. A final announcement with full voting results with be made shortly, but given the magnitude of the win, we’re able to confidently announce the 2020 TAFF delegate today.

103票数:67在北美,34在欧洲,和2在世界其他地方。

该票中,有11个为无特别偏好。剩下的92,83票数为迈克尔“橙色迈克” Lowrey的,谁用简单多数在第一轮投票中赢得了这场比赛。我们的管理人员,祝贺迈克在他的胜利!

我们也想感谢大家谁投了票,大家谁捐钱TAFF,大家谁分享我们的公告,以及最重要的是,安Totusek谁跑了反对迈克。谢谢你们!

诚征2020年DUFF种族候选人

Paul Weimer and Marlee Jane Ward, Administrators of DUFF, the Down Under Fan Fund, are寻找候选人为2020年比赛。The winner will travel from North America to ConZealand, the Worldcon in Wellington New Zealand and become the North American Administrator of the Fund.

提名是开放的,直到1月17日的候选人将被后不久公布。

To get on the ballot a fan needs three North American and two Australasian nominators (who will each need to independently confirm their nominations to the administrators via email), a platform of no more than 100 words, a bond of US$20/CAN$25 [The bond can be sent by PayPal tojvstin@gmail.com] and a guarantee to attend the 2020 Worldcon in New Zealand if you win.

Nominations should be sent via email tobothjvstin@gmail.com(Paul Weimer) ANDmarleejaneward@gmail.com(马莉简沃德)。