We'd like to nominate Ron Ellik for TAFF because we like him. His history with FANAC, which, during his co-editorship was awarded the fanzine 'HUGO' in '59, and his long service as an officer of the Fantasy Amateur Press Association (FAPA) prove him a capable publishing fan. He's a convention fan because we've seen him travel cross-country to attend World Conventions and Midwescons. He reads science-fiction because we questioned him to be sure he did; he even collects a little bit. He can associate with young-fans, and with old-guard-fans equally well. We would be proud to have Ron Ellik as a representative to Britain in l962; however, the best reason for nominating him, and sending him, is that the British fans will like him as well as we do.
Nominated by: Bjo Trimble, C.L. Barrett, MD, Larry T. Shaw, Arthur Thomson and Ron Bennett.
MONUMENTAL! That's the word for Richard H. Eney, whose praises I sing! MONUMENTAL: that's the word for his latest and greatest work, FANCYCLOPEDIA II. This alone reason to nominate him; this alone reason to elect him! Dick Eney: valued member of FAPA, OMPA, SAPS. Dick Eney: collector (and reader!), publisher, convention-goer, the fan's fan, complete to beard but minus guitar. London will be mad about him! (True he has some faults, but we're keeping that quiet.) Vital statistics: Male, single, age 27, height 6'3", beady of eye and ready to travel. Back your FANCY for TAFF!
Nominated by: Howard DeVore, Dean Grennell, Lynn Hickman, John Berry and Archie Mercer.
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I VOTE FOR
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