TAFF Nominee Call

TAFF administrators Steve Green and Chris Garcia have called for candidates to stand for the 2010 TAFF race to bring a fan from North America to Europe for the 2010 Eastercon, Odyssey. Candidates need to have five nominators (3 North Americans, 2 Europeans), a written platform of 101 words, post a $20 bond, and a pledge to make the trip if they win. At least two candidates are required for the race to happen.

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Obituary: Abigail Frost

UK Fan Abigail Frost died on May 1. Frost wrote for fanzines and worked as a journalist, although her lack of computer skills limited her fannish interaction in recent years. Frost won the 1993 TAFF race, traveling to the US. Following her trip, Frost suffered financial setbacks and her use of TAFF funds raised red flags in the fannish community. Frost’s fanzines included New River Blues (with Roz Kaveny, 1979-81), Le Nouveau Revue Bleu (1984), Mexicon 2 – The Fanzine (with Pam Wells, 1986), and Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure (1989).

TAFF Winner

Steve Green has won the Westbound TAFF Race for 2009. Green beat out Tom Womack for the opportunity to travel to Montreal for Anticipation, this year’s Worldcon. TAFF was founded in order to help create closer ties between European and North American fandom.

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