TAFF Winners & Publications

The Trans-Atlantic Fan Fund is one of the longest-running institutions of science fiction fandom. It still magically wafts its democratically chosen delegates from Europe to North America, and vice versa, offering Cultural Interchange and an opportunity to see what those weirdos across the water are actually like. Not all winners have published the once traditional full-length trip report ... but portions of many incomplete reports exist, and should not be forgotten. Some may yet be completed. This document lists what is known. A shorter table of TAFF publications available on line appears here.

To give the illusion of rigorous research, TAFF winners are listed chronologically with pointers to indicate eastward (>>) or westward (<<) transatlantic trips.

The listing was compiled by Dave Langford, with inputs from Gary Farber, Kim Huett, Jerry Kaufman, Bruce Pelz, Joyce Scrivner, Pam Wells, the "Timebinders" e-mail list in general, and several more of the winners below. Information has been incorporated from the very useful "TAFF Winners and their Trip Reports" by Teresa & Patrick Nielsen Hayden in Sticky Quarters 12 ed. Brian Earl Brown, 1985. A version of the list containing extracts from various incomplete TAFF reports, but much less bibliographical detail, was published as issue 97½ of Ansible in August 1995. For other available issues of Ansible, click here.

Under Construction: Voting breakdowns were first added to this list in April 2005. If you can fill the remaining gap at 1973, or give more details of races where the geographical breakdown is incomplete (e.g. 1983) or missing (1956, 1996, 2001) please let me know! Huge thanks to Robert Lichtman [RL] for unearthing the figures for many 1950s and 1960s races, Rob Hansen [RH] for 1957 and 1970, Jim Linwood [JL] for 1960, Greg Pickersgill [GP] for 1956, 1960, 1969 and 1974, and Peter Sullivan [PS] for more on 1959.


1952 << Walt Willis

Technically pre-TAFF, but the start of it all. Since this was a one-off fund to bring Walt Willis to America, there were no other candidates and no voting.

Report: The Harp Stateside, 1957.

Newsletter: coverage in Hyphen and the accompanying Hyphenewsupplement; financial statement on 1954 ballot. Shelby Vick, who administered the US end of the fund, published reports, accounts, and a list of donors in his confusion 12 (1952). This includes Walt Willis's column "Plinth", looking forward to the trip and marvelling that "I happen to have been the accidental focus of the first concerted and successful effort of science fiction fandom."

Note: Walt Willis died in 1999.


1954 << Vince Clarke

Other candidates: Peter Campbell, Walter Gillings, Derek Pickles, Mike Rosenblum, Tony Thorne, James White. Ballot. Platforms.

Voting 1st place
votes
NA pts* Euro pts* Total Position
Peter Campbell 14 15 220 235 3
Vince Clarke 28 25 390 415 1
Walter Gillings 2 16 125 141 7
Derek Pickles 6 20 149 169 5
Mike Rosenblum 3 22 134 156 6
Tony Thorne 11 19 187 206 4
James White 15 25 267 292 2
Totals 79 (8 ballots) (71 ballots)

* As reported in Hyphen 8 (April 1954), candidates were allocated "7 points for a first place vote, 6 for second, and so on". [RL]

Note: Vince Clarke could not make the trip. Decades later, in the 1990s, TAFF found itself reasonably flush and suggested that he might now like to take his TAFF trip ... but he declined. Vince died in 1998.

The later tradition was for the Fund to be administrated by the most recent European and the most recent North American TAFF delegate. For these early races, Walt Willis (1952) acted as European administrator and Don Ford (1959) as North American administrator. The first printed announcement of this first race was in Willis's Hyphen 4 (October 1953).


1955 << Ken Bulmer

Other candidates: Eric Bentcliffe, Terry Jeeves, Stuart Mackenzie, Ken Slater, Ted Tubb. Ballot with platforms.

Voting 1st place votes Points* Position
Eric Bentcliffe 5 60 3
Ken Bulmer 38 138 1
Terry Jeeves 5 61 2
Totals 48

* As reported in Hyphen 14 (June 1955), candidates were allocated 3 points for a first place vote, 2 for second, and 1 for third. There were 44 British and 14 American votes, but no regional breakdown appeared. [RL] A candidate could be voted for in one place only (but see 1957). Results for lower-ranking candidates – who presumably shared the remaining 10 first-place votes – were tactfully not recorded.

Report: TAFF Tales – now published in volume form, 1998. See TAFF Home.

Newsletter: TAFF Steam.

Note: Ken Bulmer attended the 1955 Worldcon in Cleveland, Ohio. He died in 2005.


1956 >> Lee Hoffman

Other candidates: Forrest J. Ackerman, Gertrude M. Carr, Kent Corey, David Kyle, Hal Shapiro, Lou Tabakow, Wally Weber. Ballot. Platforms.

Voting Points* Position
Forrest J. Ackerman 177 2
Gertrude M. Carr 50 5
Kent Corey 8 8
Lee Hoffman 362 1
David Kyle 109 3
Hal Shapiro 10 7
Lou Tabakow 61 4
Wally Weber 37 6
Total 814

* As reported in Fantasy Times 242 (March 1956). [GP] Same points system as 1955. The points total implies at least 136 ballots cast.

Note: Lee Hoffman declined the TAFF trip and travelled privately instead. From the Fantasy Times report: "Since Hoffman has turned down the award, Don Ford, in charge of the Fund Committee, has notified Forry Ackerman, second highest. If Ackerman turns it down, another voting must be held." Greg Pickersgill adds: "According to [Harry Warner's] A Wealth of Fable, Ackerman didn't have the time to organize the trip, and Kyle was discounted as having too few votes. So as far as I can see no follow-up ballot was held. NB: on the same page of FT is a report of the marriage of Hoffman and Larry Shaw, March 6th 1956."

Lee Hoffman died in 2007.


1957 >> Robert A. Madle

Other candidates: Forrest J. Ackerman (withdrew soon after start of voting), Dick Ellington, Richard Eney, Stuart Hoffman, Ed McNulty, Boyd Raeburn, George Nims Raybin. No platforms appear on the 1957 ballot form seen here – just the candidates' and nominators' names.

Voting Points* Position
Forry Ackerman 65 6
Richard Ellington 158 4
Richard Eney 287 3
Stuart Hoffman 316 2
Bob Madle 486 1
Ed McNulty 54 7
Boyd Raeburn 135 5
George N. Raybin 44 8
Total 1491

* As reported in Contact #9 (17 July 57) ed. Jan Jensen. [RH] Rob Hansen annotates: "This was not the actual number of people who voted but the tally of 'points' under Ford's system whereby a 1st place vote got 3 points, a 2nd place 2 points, and a 3rd place 1 point, and you could vote for the same person in all three places if you wanted. Logic suggests that dividing 1491 by 6 would therefore give a more accurate estimate of the numbers who voted." The answer is 248.5, indicating at least 249 voters (248 allocating all 6 points plus one voting in first place only) and probably a larger number (e.g. 247+3, 246+5, 244+7 ...).

Report: A Fake Fan In London, 1976. This had previously been serialized in Lynn Hickman's JD and its successor JD-ARGASSY, issues 27-54 (1958-60).

Note: Robert A. Madle attended the 1957 London Worldcon.


1958 << Ron Bennett

Other candidates: John Berry, Dave Newman, Roberta Wild (withdrew during campaign). Ballot with platforms.

Voting Points* Position
Ron Bennett 287 1
John Berry 240 2
Dave Newman 229 3
Write-ins 19
Total 775

* As reported in TAFF Steam, which records that "Bobbie Wild also received quite a few votes before she pulled out due to health reasons and for no other reasons." There is no record or breakdown of how many votes were cast overall, but "received at Tresco [i.e. by UK administrator Ken Bulmer] were 102 ballot papers, not all of which were filled in, some people wishing merely to send in their donations, and others sending in their donations without a voting paper." [RL] The ballot specifies the same points system as 1955.

Report: Colonial Excursion, 1961.

Newsletter: much coverage in RB's newszine Skyrack.

Note: Ron Bennett died in 2006.


1959 >> Don Ford

Other candidates: Terry Carr, Bjo Wells (later Bjo Trimble). Ballot with platforms.

Voting NA Europe Points* Position
Terry Carr 235 96 331 2
Don Ford 399 100 499 1
Bjo Wells 198 90 288 3
Total

1118

* As reported in Fanac 50 (7 January 1960). The ballot specifies the same points system as 1955. There were "about 360" ballots, 50 from Britain. [RL] The regional breakdown, by points rather than ballots, comes from Skyrack 12, which remarks that "Several fans voting did not make use of all three spaces. There was one write-in vote giving BOB PAVLAT 3 points." [PS] Note that 1118/360 gives about 3.1 points per ballot rather than 6 as earlier. Research continues.

Report: TAFF Baedeker (2 parts), 1960 and 1961.

Newsletter: TAFF Report, 1957; note on 1961 ballot.

Note: Don Ford died in 1965. " Obituary in 1965 Worldcon Programme Book.


1960 << Eric Bentcliffe

Other candidates: Mal Ashworth, H.P. Sanderson ("Sandy" Sanderson). Ballot with platforms.

Voting NA Europe Points* Position
Mal Ashworth 151 126 277 2
Eric Bentcliffe 187 190 377 1
H.P. Sanderson 200 61 261 3
Totals 538 377 915

* As reported by Ron Bennett in Skyrack 20 (June 1960). Same points system as 1955. The geographical breakdown is unreliable, being based on votes received by each administrator: some US fans chose to vote through UK administrator Ron Bennett. [GP/JL]

Report: Epitaff, 1961.

Newsletter: TAFF Reporter; note on 1962 ballot.

Note: Eric Bentcliffe died in 1992.


1961 >> Ron Ellik

Other candidate: Richard Eney. Ballot with platforms.

Voting NA Europe Total
Ron Ellik 98 33 131
Richard Eney 49 25 74
Totals 147 58 205

As reported in Fanac 79 (6 October 1961). [RL] From the ballot: "Note that with only two candidates, the voting procedure has been slightly modified" – with the points system dropped in favour of a single vote for one's preferred candidate.

Report: The Squirrel's Tale, 1969 – subtitled TAFF 1962: 1961 race for 1962 trip.

Newsletter: TAFF Progress Report; #1, 1961; #2, May 1962; #3, 1962; #4, August 1963 with Ethel Lindsay; #5, December 1963.

Note: Ron Ellik finalized his TAFF report text in 1965 but died in 1968; Bruce Pelz published the report. British fan Ella Parker attended the 1961 US Worldcon (Seacon) under the auspices of the one-off "Parker Pond Fund", and was mistakenly named as the TAFF winner in at least one fanzine. " Ron Ellik's letters to Ethel Lindsay (below) and others about the 1963 and 1964 TAFF races.


1962 << Ethel Lindsay

Other candidate: Eddie Jones. Ballot. Platforms.

Voting NA Europe Total
Eddie Jones 35 28 63
Ethel Lindsay 81 41 122
Totals 116 69 185

Figures from Robert Lichtman: "My source here is a very unusual one – [US administrator] Ron Ellik's tallying copy of the 1962 ballot with handwritten information ..." [RL] Same single-vote system as 1961.

Report: The Lindsay Report, 1963. Second edition published 1992 by Joyce Scrivner, with significantly improved photos.

Newsletter: TAFF 1962; TAFF Progress Report August 1963, with Ron Ellik (his #4).

Notes: Ethel Lindsay died in 1996. The 1962 Worldcon she attended was Chicon III in Chicago; also in attendance were Walt and Madeleine Willis, brought over by the Tenth Anniversary Willis Fund.


1963 >> Wally Weber

Other candidates: Marion Z. Bradley, Bruce E. Pelz. Ballot. Platforms.

Voting NA Europe Total
Marion Z. Bradley 118 47 165
Bruce E. Pelz 89 40 129
Wally Weber 165 38 203
Totals 372 125 497

As reported in Starspinkle 24 (7 November 1963) [RL] and TAFF Progress Report #5 (December 1963) ed. Ron Ellik. A modified points system was used: "A first-place vote is worth two points; a second-place vote is worth one point." (from the ballot, which did not offer a third-place option). With at most three points per ballot, we can calculate that there were at least 124 NA and 42 Euro ballots – minimum total 166.

Report: Cry Abroad, a two-page "TAFF report synopsis" published June 1964 in Cry of the Nameless 174. The Carr/Schlück TAFF Progress Report #9 (11/66) reported: "... Wally Weber, after discarding his first draft of his report because of dissatisfaction with its quality, is working on another draft."

Newsletter: TAFF Progress Report #6, with Ethel Lindsay, 1964; #7, 1965.

Note: Wally Weber attended the 1964 UK Eastercon in Peterborough.


1964 << Arthur Thomson (Atom)

Other candidate: Phil Rogers. Ballot. Platforms.

Voting NA Europe Total
Phil Rogers 13 28 41
Arthur Thomson 63 32 95
Totals 76 60 136

As reported in Starspinkle 39 (4 June 1964). [RL] Same single-vote system as 1961.

Report: Atom Abroad, 1965.

Newsletter: TAFF Progress Report #8, with Terry Carr, October 1965.

Note: Arthur Thomson died in 1990. His nom-de-cartoon is often written ATom since it does look a bit that way, but he intended and preferred the lower-case T.


1965 >> Terry Carr

Other candidates: Bill Donaho, Jock Root. Ballot. Platforms.

Voting NA Europe Total
Terry Carr 168 39 207
Bill Donaho 71 18 89
Jock Root 95 19 114
Totals 334 76 410

As reported in Ratatosk 8 (4 March 1965). [RL] Same points system as 1963. With at most three points per ballot, we can calculate that there were at least 112 NA and 26 Euro ballots – minimum total 138.

Condensed report: "Beyond the Mnemonic Statute of Limitations", Raffles 8, 1984. ("It's the only TAFF report of my trip that I'm ever likely to write.") Atom's sketches of the TC trip appeared in Trapdoor 15, 1995, ed. Robert Lichtman.

Newsletter: TAFF Progress Report #9, November 1966, with Thomas Schlück; #10, January 1968, with Thomas Schlück; TAFF Bericht, in Streiflichter ed. Thomas Schlück, 1966.

Note: Terry Carr attended in 1965 London Worldcon. He died in 1987.


1966 << Thomas Schlück

Other candidates: Eric Jones, Bo Stenfors, Peter Weston. Ballot. Platforms.

Voting NA Europe Total
Eric Jones 17 22 39
Thomas Schlück 35 48 83
Bo Stenfors 2 3 5
Peter Weston 15 5 20
Hold Over Funds 2
2
Write-in 1
1
Totals 72 78 150

As reported in Ratatosk 32 (16 April 1966) [RL] and TAFF Progress Report #9 (November 1966) ed. Terry Carr and Thomas Schlück. This race introduced the "Australian" preferential ballot system and the "Hold Over Funds" option, as first described in TAFF Progress Report 8 (October 1965) and still used today.

Report: nothing traced, but ... "Part of Tom's report has already been published in German fanzines." (Ratatosk 47, May 1967, ed Bruce Pelz)

Newsletter: see 1965 above for collaborations with Terry Carr; TAFF Progress Report #1 (#11) with Steve Stiles, 1968; #12 ditto, 1969.


1968 >> Steve Stiles

Other candidates: Ed Cox, Ted Johnstone. Ballot. Platforms.

Voting NA Europe Total Round 2
Ed Cox 32 8 *40
Ted Johnstone 49 1 50 62
Steve Stiles 45 5 50 71
Hold Over Funds 1
*1
Write-in 1 1 *2
Totals 128 15 143 133

* Eliminated and second preferences reallocated.
As reported in
TAFF Progress Report 10 (January 1968). One inconsistency adjusted: the PR10 geographical breakdown showed just one (European) write-in vote while the combined figures had two.

Report: portions under overall title Harrison Country; collected edition published under this title with additional artwork, 2007.

Newsletter: see 1966 above for collaborations with Thomas Schlück. TAFF Progress Report #14, with Eddie Jones, 1970 ("I've no clue what became of #13" – Bruce Pelz); TAFF Terror Tales 1-3.

Note: TAFF Terror Tales 3 is a wondrous Krazy Kat pastiche which ought to be a sought-after collector's item. This was reprinted in Chunga 12 along with "The Cutty Sark Affair", the final instalment which in 2006 completed Harrison Country at last.


1969 << Eddie Jones

Other candidate: Bob Shaw. Ballot. Platforms.

Voting NA Europe Total
Eddie Jones 55 49 104
Bob Shaw 70 19 89
Hold Over Funds 2 1 3
Totals 127 69 196

As reported in Luna Monthly 2 (July 1969). [GP]

Report: none, according to fannish consensus.

Newsletter: see 1968 above for collaboration with Steve Stiles.

Note: Eddie Jones died in 1999.


1970 >> Elliot K. Shorter

Other candidates: Bill Rotsler, Charlie Brown. Ballot. Platforms.

Voting NA Europe Total
Charlie Brown 28 19 47
Bill Rotsler 70 9 79
Elliot K. Shorter 111 28 139
Totals 209 56 265

As reported in Locus 59 (July 1970). [RH]

Report: portions as TAFF Jottings.

Note: Elliot K. Shorter died in 2013.


1971 << Mario Bosnyak

Other candidates: Per Insulander, Terry Jeeves, Peter Weston. Ballot. Platforms.

Voting NA Europe Other Total
Mario Bosnyak 32 106
138
Per Insulander 27 20
47
Terry Jeeves 44 22
66
Peter Weston 51 33
84
Totals 154 181
335

As reported by Peter Roberts in Checkpoint 6 (22 July 1971).

Report: none. Mysterious claim by Mario Bosnyak that if he had published anything he'd have had to tell the truth and thus cause offence.

Newsletter: TAFF 1972.


1973 >> Len & June Moffatt

Other candidates: Howard DeVore, Frank & Ann Dietz. Ballot. Platforms.

Report: The Moffatt House Abroad, 1974.

Newsletter: TAFF News From The Moffatts, issued with Instant Message 129, 1973; TAFF News, 1976.

Note: Len Moffatt died in 2010.


1974 << Peter Weston

Other candidate: Peter Roberts. Ballot. Platforms.

Voting NA UK Europe Total
Peter Roberts 42 19 4 65
Peter Weston 62 60 32 154
Totals 104 79 36 219

As reported by Darroll Pardoe in Checkpoint 48 (1974). [GP]

Report:


1976 >> Roy Tackett, Bill Bowers (tie)

Other candidates: none. Ballot. Platforms.

Voting NA Europe Other Total
Bill Bowers 52 20
72
Roy Tackett 57 15
72
Totals 109 35
144

As reported by Ian Maule in Checkpoint 64 (February 1976).

Note: Bill Bowers could not make the trip.

Report: Roy Tackett published a brief 4pp summary only.

Newsletter: The 1977 TAFF Report; Terry Hughes Wins TAFF announcement, 1979.

Note: Roy Tackett died in 2003. Bill Bowers died in 2005.


1977 << Peter Roberts

Other candidates: Terry Jeeves, Peter Presford. Ballot. Platforms.

Voting NA Europe Total
Terry Jeeves 54 35 89
Peter Presford 10 2 12
Peter Roberts 61 43 104
Hold Over Funds 1 0 1
Write-in
1 1
Totals 126 81 207

As reported by Peter Roberts in Checkpoint 81 (April or May 1977).

Report: overall title New Routes In America, completed and published 1999. The final five chapters aren't yet on line but can be read in the printed report.

Newsletter: TAFF Talk 1-4. On line: #1, December 1977; #2, March 1978; #3, April 1979; #4, April 1980.

Notes: Peter Roberts attended Suncon in Miami, Florida, the 1977 Worldcon.


1979 >> Terry Hughes

Other candidates: Fred Haskell, Suzanne Tompkins. Ballot. Platforms.

Voting NA Europe Total
Fred Haskell 35 5 40
Terry Hughes 47 61 108
Suzanne Tompkins 30 10 40
Hold Over Funds

0
Totals 112 76 188

As reported by Peter Roberts in Taff Talk 3 (April 1979).

Report: one chapter and a fragment.

Newsletter: TAFF News, unnumbered.

Notes: Terry Hughes attended Seacon '79 in Brighton, England, the 1979 Worldcon. He died in 2001.


1980 << Dave Langford

Other candidate: Jim Barker. Ballot. Platforms.

Voting NA Europe Total
Jim Barker 15 23 38
Dave Langford 44 39 83
Hold Over Funds 1 1 2
Write-in
1 1
Totals 60 64 124

As reported by Peter Roberts in Taff Talk 4 (April 1980).

Report: The Transatlantic Hearing Aid, 1985, published by Inca Press (Rob Jackson). Full revised text now on this site:

Newsletter: TAFF Talk 5-11. On line: #5, October 1980; #6, December 1980#7, April 1981; #8, July 1981; #9, August 1981; #10, October 1981; #11, April 1982.

Notes: Dave Langford attended Noreascon II in Boston, the 1980 Worldcon.


1981 >> Stu Shiffman

Other candidate: Gary Farber. Ballot. Platforms.

Voting NA Europe Total
Gary Farber 36 7 43
Stu Shiffman 41 38 79
Hold Over Funds 2
2
Totals 79 45 124

As reported by Dave Langford in Taff Talk 6 (3 December 1980).

Report: one chapter published, plus an introductory fragment.

Newsletter: [yes, but I've lost my copies and even Stu can't remember his title! – DRL]


1982 << Kevin Smith

Other candidate: Rog Peyton. Ballot. Platforms.

Voting NA Europe Total
Rog Peyton 18 45 63
Kevin Smith 38 42 80
Hold Over Funds 1 14 15
Write-in
1 1
No Preference 5 1 6
Invalid
4 4
Totals 62 107 169

As reported by Dave Langford in Taff Talk 11 (19 April 1982).

Report: nothing.

Newsletter: TAFF Talk 12-14. On line: #12, June 1982; #13, December 1982; #14, ?September 1983.


1983 >> Avedon Carol

Other candidates: Grant Canfield, Larry Carmody, Taral Wayne. Ballot. Platforms.

Voting NA Europe *Unassigned Total
Grant Canfield 10 7
17
Larry Carmody 28 4
32
Avedon Carol 35 34
69
Taral Wayne 12 2
14
Hold Over Funds

1 1
No Preference

1 1
Write-in

1 1
Totals 85 47 3 135

* Hold Over Funds etc. were for some reason not assigned to either NA or Europe.

Report: fragments only.

Note: Avedon Carol drafted two chapters on disk, was too depressed to publish them in the wake of the 1984 TAFF wars, and may now have lost the files....

Newsletter: (part of) The Amnesia Report, 1984; TAFF Official, 5 January 1985.


1984 << Rob Hansen

Other candidate: D. West. Ballot. Platforms.

Voting NA Europe Total
Rob Hansen 60 41 101
D. West 19 41 60
Hold Over Funds 1
1
Write-in
1 1
Totals 80 83 163

Report: On The TAFF Trail, 1994. Instalments previously published:

Newsletter: TAFF-Eta 1-4. On line: #1, January 1985; #2, November 1985; #3, April 1986; #4, May 1986.


1985 >> Patrick & Teresa Nielsen Hayden

Other candidate: Rich Coad. Also, Martha Beck (nominated too late to appear on the ballot) was the subject of a significant write-in campaign. Ballot. Platforms.

Voting NA Europe Total
Rich Coad 42 9 51
Martha Beck (write-in) 183 6 189
Patrick & Teresa Nielsen Hayden 144 117 261
Hold Over Funds 10 2 12
Totals 379 134 513

Report: portions published.

Newsletter: TAFFluvia 1-10 plus an extra "Memo". On line: #1, January 1985; #2, August 1985; #3, November 1985; #4, January 1986; #5, April 1986; #6, May 1986; #7, August 1986; #8, November 1986; #9, January 1987; #10, April 1987; Memo re: TAFF 1986-1987.

Additional: "TAFF in Thirteen Paragraphs".


1986 << Greg Pickersgill

Other candidates: Judith Hanna, Simon Ounsley. Ballot. Platforms.

Voting NA Europe Aus Total Round 2
Judith Hanna 40 *16 5 61
Simon Ounsley 44 37 3 84 114
Greg Pickersgill 49 48 1 98 125
Hold Over Funds
2
**2 7
Write-in 3 1
**4
No Preference



***3
Totals 136 104 9 249 249

As reported by Rob Hansen in TAFF-Eta 4 (May 1986), and by the Nielsen Haydens in Taffluvia 6 (May 1986). This was the first TAFF race to use the "20% rule" modification described and explained in Taffluvia 2 (August 1985).
* Eliminated by 20% rule.
** Eliminated as trailing candidate.
*** No further preferences found in redistribution.

Report: it was Greg Pickersgill's avowed plan that his report should incorporate accounts of his visit by third parties, and hence ...

Newsletter: TAFF Vale 1-3. On line: #1, March 1987; #2, November 1987; #3, April 1988.


1987 >> Jeanne Gomoll

Other candidates: Bill Bowers, Brian Earl Brown, Mike Glicksohn, Robert Lichtman. Ballot. Platforms.

Voting NA Europe Aus Total Round 2
Bill Bowers *26 *4 1 31
Brian Earl Brown *25 *3
28
Mike Glicksohn 57 20
77 112
Jeanne Gomoll 86 42 4 132 202
Robert Lichtman *35 *11 2 48
Hold Over Funds 3

**3
No Preference



***5
Totals 232 80 7 319 319

As reported by Patrick & Teresa Nielsen Hayden in Taffluvia 10 (April 1987).
* Eliminated by 20% rule.
** Eliminated as trailing "candidate".
*** No further preferences found in redistribution.

Report: portions with overall title Always Coming Home.

Newsletter: TAFFiles 1-6 plus additional "3.1". On line: #1, Oct 1987; #2, Feb 1988; #3, April 1988; #3.1, May 1988; #4, Jun 1988; #5, October 1988; #6, January 1989. Also J.G. Taff Our Catalog, classy 38pp fanzine sale/auction list, and J.G. Taff Catalog Auction Results.


1988 << Lilian Edwards & Christina Lake

Other candidates: Martin Tudor, Dave Wood. Ballot. Platforms.

Voting NA Europe Aus Total
Lilian Edwards & Christina Lake 63 73 6 142
Martin Tudor *16 51 4 71
Dave Wood *11 43 0 54
Hold Over Funds 2 1
3
No Preference
1
1
Write-in

1 1
Totals 92 169 11 272

* Eliminated by 20% rule. LE&CL had a first-round majority in any case.

Report by Christina Lake: four portions published. To read the joint effort in chronological sequence, start here.

Report by Lilian Edwards: one chapter.

Joint newsletter: Two Times TAFF 1-5. On line: #1, ?October 1988; #2, 1989; #3, 1990; #4, November 1990; #5, May 1991.


1989 >> Robert Lichtman

Other candidate: Luke McGuff. Ballot. Platforms.

Voting NA Europe Other Total
Robert Lichtman 77 26 6 109
Luke McGuff 34 10
44
Hold Over Funds 5 5
10
Write-in
2
2
Totals 116 43 6 165

Report: portions published.

Newsletter: TAFF Door 1-5. On line: #1, June 1990; #1.1, October 1990; #2, January 1991; #3, May 1991; #4, September 1991; #5, February 1992.

Notes: Robert Lichtman attended Contrivance in Jersey (Channel Islands), the 1989 British Eastercon.


1991 << Pam Wells

Other candidates: Abigail Frost, Bruno Ogorolec. Ballot. Platforms.

Voting NA Europe Other Total
Abigail Frost 21 37
58
Bruno Ogorolec 22 11
33
Pam Wells 48 84
132
Hold Over Funds 2 1
3
Write-in 1 0
1
Totals 94 133
227

Report: Pam Wells announced in 1995 that she had published nothing, having forgotten her chapter about post-TAFF-trip blues....

Newsletter: TAFFervescent 1-8 (also circular to past administrators asking advice on the proposed abolition of write-in votes; duly abolished). On line: #1, July 1991; #2, September 1991; #3, November 1991; #4, February 1992; #5, June 1992; #6, November 1992; #7, April 1993; #8, May 1993.


1992 >> Jeanne Bowman

Other candidate: Richard Brandt. Ballot. Platforms.

Voting NA Europe Aus Total
Jeanne Bowman 56 27 4 87
Richard Brandt 57 23 1 81
Hold Over Funds 2

2
Totals 115 50 5 170

Report: condensed fragments, overall title The Almost Factual Fan.

Newsletter: Trans Atlantic Fan Fun[d] 1-3, not numbered: #1, July 1992; #2, December 1992; #3, March 1993.


1993 << Abigail Frost

Other candidates: Michael Ashley, Tony Berry, Ashley Watkins. Ballot. Platforms.

Voting NA Europe Other Total Rnd 2 Rnd 3 Final
Michael Ashley 31 *13 1 45 45 **47
Tony Berry *14 50 4 68 69 74 90
Abigail Frost 29 28 2 59 59 70 93
Ashley Watkins *5 *12
17 **17

Hold Over Funds 3

**3


No Preference 12 3
15


Totals 94 106 7 207 190 191(?) 183

As reported by Pam Wells in Taffervescent 8 (May 1993). The ballot wording for this race was changed from "... write-ins are permitted" to "'Write-ins' are not permitted", after deliberations announced in Taffervescent 4 (February 1992); subsequent ballots simply dropped any mention of write-ins.
* Eliminated by 20% rule, giving AF an immediate win. Pre-20% elimination also carried out "in the interests of historical continuity", with the same result.
** Eliminated as trailing candidate.

Report: portions as, mostly, The Frost Report.

Newsletter: TAFFerendum, ?June 1993; TAFF Talk (again), one unnumbered issue, Autumn 1994.

Note: See related commentary in Ansible 112 and from Gary Farber, both November 1996. Abigail Frost died in 2009.


1995 >> Dan Steffan

Other candidates: Samanda b Jeudé, Joe Wesson. Ballot. Platforms.

Voting NA Europe Other Total Round 2
Samanda b Jeudé 124 18 2 144 156
Dan Steffan 100 51 3 154 180
Joe Wesson 46 *9 4 *59
No Preference 7 1 0 8
Hold Over Funds


0 19
Totals 277 79 9 365 355

* Eliminated both by 20% rule and as trailing candidate: votes redistributed according to next preference.

Report: in progress, segments appearing as "TAFFragments" ...

Newsletter: A Special Message from TAFFboy (pre-trip); Journey into Fandom with TAFFboy, in (brilliant) cartoon form; TAFFboy 2 and 3.

Notes: Dan Steffan attended Intersection in Glasgow, Scotland, the 1995 Worldcon.


1996 << Martin Tudor

Other candidate: M.J. "Simo" Simpson. Ballot. Platforms.

Voting NA Europe Other Total
M.J. "Simo" Simpson


9
Martin Tudor


138
No Preference


2
Totals


149

Report: Have Bag, Will Travel – four instalments written and published during the actual trip, one-volume collected edition (with additional instalments, not yet on-line) completed for Easter 1998.

Newsletter: TAFFlon Tudor 1, 2 , 2.5, 3 and 4.


1998 >> Ulrika O'Brien

Other candidates: Victor Gonzalez, Vicki Rosenzweig and Tom Sadler. Ballot. Platforms.

Voting NA Europe Total Round 2 Final
Victor Gonzalez 39 14 55 60 77
Ulrika O'Brien 46 23 69 82 105
Vicki Rosenzweig 32 14 46 **57
Tom Sadler 31 *11 **42

Hold Over Funds 1 2 3

No Preference

9

Totals 149 64 224 199 182

* Eliminated by 20% rule.
** Eliminated and votes redistributed according to next preference.

Newsletter: Demi-TAFF Americain #1, February 1998; #2, May 1998; #3, August 1998; #3.01, 1999; #4, December 1999.

Report:

Notes: Ulrika O'Brien attended the 1998 British conventions Corflu UK, in Leeds, and Intuition (the Eastercon) in Manchester.


1998 << Maureen Kincaid Speller

Other candidates: Chris Bell and Bridget Hardcastle. Ballot. Platforms.

Voting NA Europe Other Total
Chris Bell 12 41
53
Bridget Hardcastle 14 27
41
Maureen Kincaid Speller 42 76 3 121
No Preference 7 1
8
Totals 75 145 3 223

Report: no formal report as yet, just trip notes written while on tour: Snufkin Goes West [1], [2], [3] and [4].

Newsletter: Taffkin's Bum #1, July 1998; #2, Autumn 1999; #3, Easter 2000.

Notes: This second 1998 race (from Europe to the 1998 Worldcon in Baltimore) was announced to "catch up" after the lack of 1997 race. Maureen Kincaid Speller attended Bucconeer, the 1998 US Worldcon in Baltimore.


1999 >> Velma "Vijay" Bowen

Other candidate: Sarah Prince. Ballot. Platforms.

Voting NA Europe Total
Vijay Bowen 47 8 55
Sarah Prince 12 3 15
Hold Over Funds 3 2 5
No Preference 10 6 16
Totals 72 19 91

Notes: Vijay Bowen attended Reconvene, the 1999 British national Eastercon held in Liverpool.


2000 << Sue Mason

Other candidates: Tommy Ferguson and Tobes Valois. Ballot. Platforms.

Voting NA Europe Total
Sue Mason 52 88 140
Tommy Ferguson 22 22 44
Tobes Valois 7 1 8
No Preference 6 31 37
Totals 87 142 229

Notes: Sue Mason attended Chicon, the 2000 Worldcon in Chicago.


2001 >> Victor Gonzalez

Other candidate: Tom Springer. Ballot. Platforms.

Voting NA Europe Total
Victor Gonzalez

56
Tom Springer

40
Hold Over Funds

3
No Preference

5
Totals

104

Notes: Victor Gonzalez attended Paragon, the 2001 British Eastercon in Hinckley, Leicestershire.


2002 << Tobes Valois

Other candidate: Chris O'Shea. Ballot. Platforms.

Voting NA Europe Total
Chris O'Shea 17 37 54
Tobes Valois 21 70 91
Hold Over Funds 3 2 5
No Preference 9 14 23
Totals 50 123 173

Report:

Newsletter: TAFF News Service, 20 March 2004 and June 2004.

Notes: Tobes Valois attended ConJosé, the 2002 Worldcon in San José, California.


2003 >> Randy Byers

Other candidates: Colin Hinz, Mike Lowrey and Curt Phillips. Ballot. Platforms.

Voting NA Europe Total
Randy Byers 45 28 73
Colin Hinz *10 *5 15
Mike Lowrey 22 *8 30
Curt Phillips 32 *9 41
Hold Over Funds
1 1
No Preference

0
Totals 109 51 160

* Eliminated by 20% rule.

Report: in progress, with working title The King of TAFFland's Bent Sprog.

Newsletter: The Weekly TAFF News: #1, April 2004; #2, October 2004; #3, July 2005.

Notes: Randy Byers attended Seacon '03, the 2003 British Eastercon in Hinckley, Leicestershire.


2004 << James Bacon

Other candidate: Anders Holmström. Ballot. Platforms.

Voting NA Europe Total
James Bacon 22 90 112
Anders Hölmstrom 23 59 82
Hold Over Funds 1
1
No Preference 13 6 19
Totals 59 155 214

Report: WorldConNomicon (40pp A4, small print with many photographs), "prototype" available at Corflu in February 2005 and finished version launched at Eastercon 2005.

Newsletter: trip plans; 2004 TAFF Diary, being online trip notes as it happened; announcements on this site, March 2005 and April 2006; Necronomigone July 2006.

Notes: James Bacon attended Noreascon 4 in Boston, MA, the 2004 Worldcon.


2005 >> Suzanne Tompkins (Suzle)

Other candidates: Chaz Boston Baden and Curt Phillips. Ballot. Platforms.

Voting NA Europe Other Total
Chaz Boston Baden 52 *4 1 57
Curt Phillips *24 11
35
Suzanne Tompkins 75 8
83
Hold Over Funds



No Preference 4 7
11
Totals 155 30 1 186

* Eliminated by 20% rule.

Report: Jerry's Suzle's 2005 TAFF Trip Report – Travels in the United Kingdom in 2005 (2009).

Newsletter: Two Year TAFF-Life: #1, December 2005; #2, July 2006; #3, September 2007;#4, January 2008; #5, June 2008; announcements on this site, May 2006, June 2006, September 2006, October 2006, April 2007 and July 2007.

Notes: Suzle attended Interaction, the 2005 Worldcon in Glasgow, Scotland.


2006 << Bridget Bradshaw

Other candidates: ½r Cruttenden and Mike Rennie. Ballot. Platforms.

Voting Europe NA Other Total
'Bug' – Bridget Bradshaw 86 59 1 146
'½r' – Arthur Cruttenden 46 8 0 54
'Sparks' – Mike Rennie 53 17 1 71
Hold Over Funds 0 1 0 1
No Preference 6 13 1 20
*Totals 191 98 3 292

* As reported in Necronomigone: "Four ballots were cast in Europe of possibly questionable validity in terms of voters' specific time/activity within fandom, but were allowed since they were in the spirit of TAFF and have absolutely no material impact on the outcome of the race."

Newsletter: joint responsibility for the 2007 announcements listed under Suzanne Tompkins, above.

Notes: Bridget Bradshaw attended LAcon IV in Los Angeles, the 2006 Worldcon. Her on-line trip journal is here.


2007 >> [no winner]

Candidates: Chris Garcia and Mary Kay Kare. Ballot. Platforms.

Notes: The winner would have attended Convoy, the 2007 Eastercon in Liverpool. Since this convention was cancelled late in the day, the TAFF race was postponed to 2008.


2008 >> Chris Garcia

Other candidates: Chris Barkley, Linda Deneroff and Christian McGuire. Ballot. Platforms.

Voting Europe NA Other Total
Chris Barkley 0 13 ? 13
Linda Deneroff 4 26 ? 30
Chris Garcia 41 66 ? 107
Christian McGuire 4 14 ? 18
Hold Over Funds 0 2 ? 2
No Preference 5 5 ? 10
*Privacy adjustment
-1 1
**Totals 54 125 1 180

* Since there was only one "rest of world" vote, it has been included in the relevant NA count so as not to reveal the voter's preference. [Administrator]
** Additional ballots turned up after the initial announced total of 174, but did not affect Chris Garcia's first-round win by a clear majority.

Report: Rockets Across the Waters, April 2008 (on-line).

Newsletter: President TAFF's Bathtub: #1, June 2008; #2, September 2008; #3, April 2009; #4, December 2009.

Notes: Chris Garcia attended Orbital, the 2008 Eastercon at London Heathrow.


2009 << Steve Green

Other candidates: Tom Womack. Ballot. Platforms.

Voting Europe NA Other Total
Steve Green 89 61 ? 150
Tom Womack 6 9 ? 15
Hold Over Funds 0 0 0 0
No Preference 4 6 ? 10
*Privacy adjustment
-5 5
Totals 99 71 5 175

* "5 Rest of World voters have been rolled up into the North America column to conceal their votes."[Administrator]

Report: in progress.

Newsletter: Taffline #1, April 2011 [PDF] #2, April 2011 [PDF]; announcements on this site, December 2010; January 2011.

Notes: Steve Green attended Anticipation, the 2009 Worldcon in Montréal, Canada.


2010 >> Brian Gray & Anne KG Murphy (now Anne Gray)

Other candidates: Frank Wu. Ballot. Platforms.

Voting Europe NA Other Total
Brian Gray & Anne KG Murphy 10 40 ? 50
Frank Wu 12 18 ? 30
Hold Over Funds 1 2 ? 3
No Preference 7 6 ? 13
*Privacy adjustment -1
1
Totals 29 66 1 96
*

From Chris Garcia's President TAFF's Bathtub #4, December 2009.
* The single Rest of World vote is included under Europe for the sake of privacy.

Report: in progress.

Newsletter: Taffline #3, Jan 2012 [PDF] and #4, Apr 2012 [PDF] with John Coxon below; announcements on this site, Aug 2011.

Notes: Brian Gray & Anne KG Murphy (now Anne Gray) attended Corflu UK in Winchester and Odyssey 2010, the UK Eastercon at London Heathrow.


2011 << John Coxon

Other candidates: Graham Charnock, Liam Proven and Paul Treadaway. Ballot. Platforms.

Voting Europe NA Other Total
Graham Charnock *20 20 ? 40
John Coxon 27 11 ? 38
Liam Proven 75 *9 ? 84
Paul Treadaway *10 *9 ? 19
Hold Over Funds 1 1 ? 2
No Preference 1 5 ? 6
**Privacy adjustment
-1 1
Totals 134 54 1 189

From Steve Green's Taffline #2, April 2011.
* Eliminated by the 20% rule – 27 European and 10 North American votes were required.
** A single Australian vote is included under North America for the sake of privacy.

Report: in progress.

Newsletter: Taffline #3, Jan 2012 [PDF] and #4, Apr 2012 [PDF] with Brian & Anne Gray above; #5, Aug 2012 [PDF] and #6, Apr 2013 [PDF] with Jacq Monahan below; announcements on this site, Aug 2011. Nov 2012, Jan 2013, Apr 2013.

Notes: John Coxon attended Renovation, the 69th World Science Fiction Convention in Reno, Nevada.

2012 >> Jacq Monahan

Other candidates: Warren Buff, Kim Kofmel and Jacq Monahan. Ballot. Platforms.

Voting Europe NA Other Total Round 2
Warren Buff *2 *28
30
Kim Kofmel 12 15
27 42
Jacq Monahan 8 27
35 45
Hold Over Funds 0 0
0
No Preference 6 2
8
**Privacy adjustment -1
1

Totals 27 72 1 100 87

From the administrators' joint Taffline #3, January 2011.
* Eliminated by the 20% rule; second choices redistributed to give Round 2 figures.
** A single Australian vote is included under Europe for the sake of privacy.

Report: in progress.

Newsletter: Taffline #5, Aug 2012 [PDF] and #6, Apr 2013 [PDF] with John Coxon above; TAFFtastic #1:1, Nov 2013 [PDF], #1:2, Mar 2014 [PDF] and #1:3, Apr 2014 [PDF] with Jim Mowatt below; announcements on this site Oct 2013.

Notes: Jacq Monahan attended Olympus 2012, the 2012 Eastercon at Heathrow, London.

2013 << Jim Mowatt

Other candidate: Theresa Derwin. Ballot. Platforms.

Voting Europe NA Other Total
Theresa Derwin 11 *5
16
Jim Mowatt 44 47
91
Hold Over Funds 0 1
1
No Preference 5 8
13
Totals 60 61 0 121

From the administrators' joint Taffline #6, April 2013.
* Eliminated by the 20% rule.

Report: in progress.

Newsletter: TAFFtastic #1:1, Nov 2013 [PDF], #1:2, Mar 2014 [PDF] and #1:3, Apr 2014 [PDF] with Jacq Monahan above; TAFFWorld #1, Aug 2014 [PDF].

Notes: Jim Mowatt attended LoneStarCon 3, the 71st World SF Convention.

2014 >> Curt Phillips

Other candidates: Brad and Cindy Foster (standing jointly), Curt Phillips, and Randy Smith. Ballot. Platforms.

Voting Europe NA Other Total
Brad and Cindy Foster 14 31
45
Curt Phillips 21 54
75
Randy Smith 2* 15*
17
Hold Over Funds 0 0
0
No Preference 2 0
2
**Privacy adjustment
-1 1
Totals 39 99 1 139

From the administrators' joint release dated 25 April 2014.
* Eliminated by the 20% rule.
** A single Rest of the World vote is included under North America for the sake of privacy.

Notes: Curt Phillips attended Loncon 3, the 2014 Worldcon in London.