DUFF was founded in 1972 to create and strengthen links between North American and Australasian fandom by a TAFF-like exchange of elected delegates (See a sample ballot form for more.) This page on the (unofficial) British TAFF site doesn't pretend to be a complete DUFF source – just an archive of recent ballot forms where available, with occasional links to DUFF references in America and Australia. I will be happy to add HTML versions of missing ballots if anyone cares to send them. – David Langford
- North America: John Hertz, 236 S. Coronado St #409, Los Angeles, CA 90057, USA.
- Australasia: David Cake, 6 Florence Road, Nedlands, WA 6009, Australia. Email: dave at difference dot com dot au
Past DUFF Races
April 2013 DUFF 2013 ballot released. Northbound race from Australasia to LoneStarCon, the 2013 Texas Worldcon.
May 2012 DUFF 2012 voting opens, with highly controversial time-frame: just two weeks for voting, campaigning and fundraising; winner has at most one week to organize travel to the Australian National Convention. DUFF 2012 ballot
June 2011 David Cake is the winner of this year's DUFF race.
April 2010 John Hertz wins DUFF.
22 February 2010 Uploaded an amended PDF ballot with some typo fixes.
2 February 2010 The ballot page for this year's southbound DUFF race is under construction here (thanks to Jean Weber) and will soon be live.
December 2009 Nominations are open for the 2010 southbound race (North America to Aussiecon 4) and will close on 31 January 2010. Contact the NA administrators. There appears to be no official online presence for DUFF 2010, but here's a copy of the announcement at File 770.
March 2009 PDF ballot for 2009 race.
January 2009 The 2009 DUFF Race is announced – nominations close 15 March, voting 17 May.
February 2008 Steve and Sue Francis announced as 2008 DUFF winners.
December 2007 Southbound race announced with 31 January 2008 deadline. Ballot here.
November 2005 Norman Cates unveils the DUFF 2007 website.
April 2005 Joe Siclari is the winner of the 2005 southbound race.