Published in the interests of the Trans-Atlantic Fan Fund by outgoing US Administrator Ron Ellik, 1825 Greenfield Avenue, Los Angeles, California, 90025.
The recent TAFF race, complete at midnight on Hallowe'en, elected Wally Weber to go [to] the British 1964 convention this coming Easter. Total votes were:
England U.S. Total Marion Bradley 47 118 165 Bruce Pelz 40 89 129 Wally Weber 38 165 203
A complete list of voters from both sides of the Big Pond, including write-in voters and person who contributed but did not vote, appears on the reverse of this sheet. There were write-in votes for Harlan Ellison, Bill Blackbeard, Bob Pavlat and J. S. Kennedy.
Wally is gradually assuming all the duties of American Administrator of the Fund, but because the next race overlaps his British trip, my name appears on the voting form. Please send your ballots to me or to Ethel and send them in in plenty of time -- last time, several last-minute votes weren't counted because the names were unknown to the Administrators and there wasn't time to check them out; only a few got left out this way, tho, and they wouldn't have changed the result.
Near the end of this last campaign, Ethel and I realized that the award could be realistically raised to six hundred dollars; with $950 on hand in the States and over $150 in England, Wally's trip is paid for and enough is left to assure us that the return l964 trip can be made on contributions with ballots. But that leaves TAFF a little tight for the 1965 trip (we hope to send an American to the 23rd World SF Convention in England) which must depend on its own revenues, the generosity of the 1964 conventions in both countries, and your contributions above the minimum voting fee; opinion was universally high in favor of raising the award, and we hope donations will flow accordingly.
If you have questions about TAFF, feel free to write to any of us; Ethel and I are at the addresses on the ballot, and you may write to Wally at Box 267, 507 Third Avenue, Seattle, Washington, 98104. ##Last summer the National Fantasy Fan Federation published a pamphlet by Len Moffatt and me as Fandbook #4, "The Trans-Atlantic Fan Fund." It's a brief explanation, intended to answer questions about the written and unwritten rules of TAFF that have grown up in over a decade. Copies are available from me for 20¢.
Each of the TAFF winners' reports is still available: Ron Bennett's COLONIAL EXCURSION (to South Gate, 1958) $1; Don Ford's TAFF BAEDEKER (To London, 1960) $1.25; Eric Bentcliffe's EPITAFF (to Pittsburgh, 1960) $1; Ethel Lindsay's THE LINDSAY REPORT (to Chicago, 1962) $1. All are available from any administrator; proceeds beyond cost go to TAFF.
VOTERS in the 1963 campaign which elected Wally Weber were:FJAckerman Jean Engel Larry McCombs Bjo Trimble Brian Aldiss Ted Engel P R McKnight John Trimble PSArcher D Ettlin Bob Madle E C Tubb KtSF FWArnold H Evermann Bill Mallardi E Turner MAshworth A Eversfield A Mercer P Turner EdBaker N Falasca E Meskys B Varley Wrai Ballard D M Faulkner N Metcalf F Varley Dave Barber E Firestone Chris Miller M Versins MDBarrett Don Ford P S Miller P Versins Liz Bennett M Ford Ellis Mills W W Weber Ron Bennett H Forman A Moffatt C Wells R Berman T Forsyth L Moffatt Jas White D Bisenieks Dave Fox Joe Navin T White B Blackbeard Don Franson G Ohmacht M Willis Burkhard Blum C Freeman K Otter W Willis J Boardman Don Geldart M Owings Art Wilson Jean Bogert Tony Glynn D Pardoe Ron Wilson A Boucher W Gonser Ella Parker C B Winstone Bill Bowers B Greenberg Ellen Parkes D Wollheim M Z Bradley James Groves K C Parkes E Wollheim J Broderick Al haLevy Fred Patten S Woolston W Breen O M Hannifen Bob Pavlat Ed Wyman R E Briney Phil Harrell D J Pearson G Wyman Rich Brown Dale Hart B E Pelz M Wyman Bob Brown G R Heap E BPerdue Bruce Burn M Helgesen Thom Perry B Busby J E Herzog Joe Pilati F M Busby RBHickey Bill Plott K M Carlson Stu Hoffman L A Price Ted Carnell Eve Hoke Fred Prophet G M Carr Dave Hulan Boyd Raeburn P Castora M Jakubowski G N Raybin Jim Cawthorn E R James Alva Rogers J L Chalker P R Jaskar Mike Rosenblum GATWCharters Terry Jeeves Bill Rotsler KCheslin Val Jeeves Vic Ryan Ed Clinton W J Jenkins Lee Sapiro Jessie Clinton Seth Johnson H S Schofield W R Cole T Johnstone S Schultheis Sid Coleman Eric Jones V Schultheis J W Coulson Len Kaye R Schultz R S Coulson Ben Keifer G Schwenn Art J Cox D T Keil Tom Seidman Ed Cox Miri Knight Bob Shaw S Cutrell John Koning Bob Silverberg V De Bra B Kujawa Don Simpson M Deckinger D A Kyle P Singleton H DeVore Ruth Kyle Ken Slater F M Dietz Jr Alan Lewis D G Small DEA Albert Lewis B Smith B Donaho B Locke R Sneary A Dupla G Locke Roy Tackett A Eisenstein B Lupoff Dale Tarr G Eklund P Lupoff M Thompson Jane Ellern H Lynch D Thompson W B Ellern P Mabey A Thomson R H Eney Ian McAulay B RTToskey J Engel
CONTRIBUTORS, who did not vote, include the following:
The Los Angeles SF Society
The 21st World SF Convention
The 1963 British SF Convention
The National Fantasy Fan Federation
The Morcon Committee War Chest
Claire Beck, John Below, CWBrooks, Bob Chazin, Ray Clancy, WDConner, Esther Davis, Don Fitch, JHarness Ron Hicks, Kenneth Lupoff, ALMiller, AMMiller, Dan Plachta, Reg Smith, Ed Wood, Linda Wyman, Rog Zelazny.