Terry Carr is a Good Fan. This is obvious to anyone who has read INNUENDO,
or any of his material which is appearing at an everincreasing rate. Terry Carr
is also, in his own words, "About 80% of Carl Brandon." And Carl
Brandon was Fabulous. Terry was, in a large part, responsible for such faaanish
pieces as "My Fair Femmefan", "Cacher of the Rye" and "The
BNF of Iz". Terry has also been called "Seventh Fandom's Charles
Burbee", but he insists this is not true. He insists that he dates back to
Sixth Fandom. And he does for Terry Carr has been on the scene for over eight
years. In person he is as fabulous as he is in print, and in the same quietly
humorous manner. What more could you ask?
Don Ford began reading science fiction in 1930, and still reads it. He
attended the Toronto Convention in 1948. The following year he became known as "Mr.
Cinvention" due to his activity with the 1949 Cinvention. He was a founder
of the first Midwescon so that those who could not make Portland that year could
still meet and talk with fans. Don read Wm. N. Crawford's Marvel Tales
in 1935 and has been a fanzine addict ever since, even to the extent of
publishing his own. Don was the first USA administrator for TAFF. For four years
he worked to help put TAFF over. He has entertained and is a friend of the
British delegates to American conventions, and also corresponds with many other
British fans. He is well known in England and the USA. Don will make a good
representative of U.S. Fandom and can be counted on to follow through with a
written account of his TAFF trip.
Bjo (short for Betty-Jo) is an xlint bette for the Anglicon of 60. Bjo first
showed up at the Chicon II in 1952. Nexthing she was at the Worldcon in San
Francisco, and then one day she was in LA -- and Things Began To Happen. They
elected her Director of LASFA ... she originated and energized thru to success
the Futuristic Fashion Show ... she became a potent publisher with her whamzine
Mimsy ... her cartoons and artwork have graced fanzines the world over.
A good reason could be given for every freckle she's got why Bjo should go to
England as TAFF representative, but the main thing is how much our British
brethren would enjoy Bjo. Imagine a girl who knows how to snog in the
SMOG! When she hits London there'll be a riotous run on the Fog Banks!
Seriously, Bjo would be just the Anglofan's cup of Tea.
All candidates have signed a statement to the effect that if elected, God Willing, they will go to the British Convention to be held in April or May, 1960. Should the winner be unable to to go through reasons beyond his or her control, the second will be offered the opportunity, and then the third, provided he obtained more than 25% of the votes. If no-one goes, or if there is not sufficient money, the cash on hand will be held over until the following year.
Details of voting are kept secret.
Reproductions of this ballot are authorized (in fact, encouraged) provided an exact copy is made.
No proxy votes are allowed, Each voting fan must sign his own ballot.
Please write below your 1st 2nd and 3rd choice of a candidate to be sent to the British Science Fiction Convention to be held in April or May, 1960.
(Note: Your first choice will receive 3 points, your second 2 points, and your third 1 point. You may vote for any one candidate once only. If you wish to cast all your support for one candidate, you may place his/her name as first choice only, leaving second and third blank. Under no circumstances will more than 3 points be allowed any one candidate on any one ballot.)
Write-in votes are allowed.
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Overseas fans may send money and ballots to Ron Bennett, 7 Southway, Arthurs Avenue, Harrogate, Yorkshire, England.
I Enclose the sum of ____ as a contribution to the TransAtlantic Fan Fund.