Sullivan to Corflu

The administrators for Corflu 50, Rich Coad and Rob Jackson, have announced that they have offered Geri Sullivan a free membership to next year’s convention in Newcastle, UK. In addition to the membership, Corflu 50 is trying to raise the funds to fly Sullivan over to the UK for the convention. Members and non-members are invited to donate to help cover the costs. In the US, checks can be made out to Rich Coad, at 2132 Berkeley Drive, Santa Rosa, CA 95401; or PayPal to richcoad@gmail.com. In the UK, cheques can be made out to Rob Jackson, at Chinthay, Nightingale Lane, Hambrook, Chichester, West Sussex PO18 8UH, or by PayPal to jacksonshambrook@uwclub.net.

Coulson Wins DUFF

Juanita Coulson won DUFF (the Down Under Fan Fund) over Aurora Celeste. Wright received 42 votes to Celeste’s 24. Wright will travel to Australia for Continuum X, the 53rd Australia national convention, to be held on June 6-9. Coulson previously planned to run for DUFF in 2012, but that year, voters elected to Hold Over Funds.

Phillips Wins TAFF

Curt Phillips has been declared the winner of the Eastbound TAFF Race this year and will attend Loncon 3 as the North American delegate. Phillips won with an outright majority in a field that included Brad & Cindy Foster and Randy Smith.

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TAFF Is Underway

Brad and Cindy Foster, Curt Phillips, and Randy Smith have declared they are running for TAFF, to travel to London for Loncon 3 in 2014.

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DUFF Is Wright

Bill Wright won DUFF (the Down Under Fan Fund) over Clare McDonald-Sims. In a close race, Wright received 66 votes to McDonald-Sims’s 64. A total of 133 votes were cast, with the remaining split between “No Preference” and “Hold Over.” Wright will travel to North America to attend LoneStarCon 3, this year’s Worldcon.

TAFF Winner

Jim Mowatt has been declared the winner of the Westbound TAFF Race this year and will attend LoneStarCon 3 as the European delegate. He defeated Theresa Derwin. Release of tallies is pending

ETA Vote tallies
58 votes were cast from North America and 60 votes from Europe with 3 votes from the rest of the world.
Jim Mowatt received 47 NA, 44 Eur for a total of 91
Theresa Derwin received 5 NA, 11 Eur for a total of 16
Hold Over received 1 NA for a total of 1
No Preference received 8 NA, 5 Eur for a total of 13
(rest of world tallies included in NA numbers).

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TAFF Underway

Theresa Derwin and Jim Mowatt have declared they are running for TAFF, to travel to the United States for LoneStarCon 3 in 2013. The official ballot is on-line and voting runs through April 19.

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GUFF Winner

Croatian fan Mihaela Marija Perković won the Get Up-and-over Fan Fund (GUFF) to represent Europe at Conflux. Perković beat Julie McMurray with a tally of 49-30. Perković has been active in fandom since 1991. Fans from 15 countries participated in the vote.

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World SF Travel Fund

The World SF Travel Fund is being established to help a member of the SF community to travel to a major genre event. The fund is currently trying to raise $6,000 in an effort to fund its first two years of operation. Unlike traditional fan funds which vote on the recipients of the funds, the World SF Travel Fund has a board which will decide who the fund recipient will be. The board is comprised of Lauren Beukes, Aliette de Bodard, Ekaterina Sedia, Cheryl Morgan, and Lavie Tidhar. The fund hopes to raise enough to bring Philippines fan and editor Charles Tan to the World Fantasy Con in San Diego in October of 2011.

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Cake Takes the DUFF

David Cake won DUFF (the Down Under Fan Fund) over Paula McGrath. On his third race to come from Down under to North America, Cake received 80 votes to McGrath’s 57. A total of 148 votes were cast, with the remaining split between “No Preference,” “Hold Over,” and “None of the Above.” Cake will travel to North America to attend Renovation, this year’s Worldcon.