GUFF: The Get Up-and-over Fan Fund

GUFF was created as The Get Up-and-over Fan Fund in 1978, to complete the triangle whose existing sides were TAFF (the TransAtlantic Fan Fund, which sends sf fans between Europe and North America) and DUFF (Down Under Fan Fund, running between North America and Australia). Of necessity, the name changes to Going Under Fan Fund for southbound trips. (See ballot for more.) This page is maintained, irregularly, by David Langford.

GUFF Archive

    Current Administrators
  • Europe: Mihaela-Marija Perkovic, Maksimirska 100d, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia – rantalica at gmail dot com.
  • Australasia: Kylie Ding – kylie_ding at hotmail dot com

Announcements

13 June 2014 Kylie Ding writes: "We would like to congratulate Gillian Polack, who is the winner of GUFF 2014. We would like to thank all the candidates for running an excellent race. We had over 100 votes cast, and the revenue from voting was $1332 in Australia, €78 (minus PayPal fees) and £95 (minus PayPal fees) in Europe. In addition there were auctions held at several conventions. Eastercon raised £195.10, Swancon $159, Continuum $750, Marsonikon €30, and Mihaela still has to total up several other auctions she ran. Thank you for your efforts to keep the fund in good financial shape! / The vote was very close, and we have checked and rechecked each vote, which is why it has taken a while to get back to you with a result."

22 April 2014 Australasian administrator Kylie Ding has now created a GUFF 2014: online voting form. As before, voting continues to 9 June 2014.

21 December 2013 The 2014 GUFF ballot is now available in PDF format. Voting continues to 9 June 2014.

22 November 2013 2014 candidates announced on Australasian administrator Kylie Ding's LiveJournal.

October 2013 2014 northbound race nominations are open, with nominating deadline 15 November 2013.

January 2013 Mihaela Marija Perkovic is the 2013 GUFF winner: official announcement here.

October 2012 The 2013 GUFF race is on: voting closes 7 January. Here are downloadable ballots in PDF and Word format.

August 2012 James Shields announces that nominations are open for the 2013 GUFF race.

22 October 2011 Now available: the 2012 GUFF ballot [PDF]. The candidates are Grant Watson and Kylie Ding. [Later: Kylie Ding was the winner and attended Olympus 2012, the UK Eastercon.).

September 2010 The Aussiecon 4 group photo of past and present GUFF winners.

15 August 2010 James Shields's GUFF trip website is now officially launched.

6 April 2010 James Shields wins GUFF.

March 2010 Irwin Hirsh's Australian Fan Funds page lost its original site and has a new home (as just linked) courtesy of Jean Weber. Updates continue.

November 2009 The southbound GUFF race is on, with candidates James Shields and Douglas Spencer. Official UK administrator page here, with links to PDF and online ballots. Here's a copy of the PDF version.

September 2009 New race announced, from Europe to the Australian Worldcon in 2010. Details here.

November 2008 Sue Ann Barber and Trevor Clark announced as winners of the current race.

September 2008 GUFF race announced, from Australasia to the 2009 UK Eastercon.

18 April 2007 Ang Rosin wins the 2007 GUFF race and will travel to the Australian National Convention in Melbourne: Convergence 2, 8-11 June 2007.

30 March 2007 At last, the 2007 GUFF race announcement and PDF ballot. The latter gives the voting deadline as 16 April 2007. Is this the shortest campaigning time ever to be allotted by a major fan fund?

January 2007 Damien Warman writes: "GUFF 2007 will convey a European fan or fans to Convergence 2, the 2007 Australian natcon. A bond of £10 or ¬15 together with the names of three European and two Australasian nominators is to be sent to either Pat McMurray (pcmcmurray at yahoo co uk) or Damien Warman (dmw at pobox com). Contact Pat or Damien for more information. Ballot to be available mid-February."

May 2005 Damien Warman and Juliette Woods are the 2005 GUFF winners.